VALERIE W. NAGASAWA
AIA, LEED AP
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 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 interesting challenges 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 Membership Services Committee for AIA Utah and the Board of Directors of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), Utah Chapter. 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:
• 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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