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VALERIE W. NAGASAWA

AIA, LEED AP
PRINCIPAL / director

Valerie is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada – one of the few and the proud. She came to SLC to study architecture at the University of Utah, graduated with a Master of Architecture in 1993 and worked for firms in both cities before joining GSBS in 2000. The daughter of an innovative educator, Valerie has a special interest in primary and secondary education projects. One of the highlights of her career to date was designing the middle school in her neighborhood, Hillside, which was subsequently attended by both of her children. Valerie’s focus is public architecture and one of her most significant challenges to date was managing the design of Salt Lake City’s award-winning Public Safety Building. She is a Principal and member of the Board of Directors of GSBS.

Valerie is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED accredited professional. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), Utah Chapter and the Fourth Street Clinic Corporate Council. She is also a long-time member of the Liturgical Art and Architecture Committee for the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake.

Notable Projects with GSBS include:
• Woods Cross High School Addition and Remodel
• Granite School District Elementary Schools Security Remodels
• Kauri Sue Hamilton Special Needs School Classroom Wing Addition
• Cottonwood Heights Municipal Center
• SLC Public Safety Building
• Natural History Museum of Utah
• Hillside Middle School
• West Valley City Animal Shelter
• Glendale Middle School
• Bonneville Elementary School

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