Research Keywords

  • Sustainable Design
  • Environmental Health
  • Architecture

Research Groups

  • Healthy Aging Resilient Places (HARP) Lab, Research Professor. University of Utah Center on Aging. 07/01/2021 - present.
  • From Sheltered in Place to Thriving In Place, Research Professor. College of Architecture & Planning. 02/01/2021 - 05/31/2022.
  • Center on Aging, Research Professor. 09/14/2020 - present.

Creative Research

  • Design Drawings & Proposal for a renovation to the women's area at the Pacific Garden Mission, the oldest homeless shelter in the City of Chicago. Adaptation, submitted 03/26/2021.
  • Exterior facade renovation study for a mid-century modern home Commission, completed 02/03/2020.


  • Design for Intergenerational Aging: A Multidisciplinary Approach - This session highlights a design investigation into intergenerational design that was conducted through collaboration with the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at Washington University in St. Louis and the Sau Po Centre for Aging at Hong Kong University. Both provided multidisciplinary perspectives, support, and feedback for the design process. Several themes emerged including adaptability and flexibility. The social and cultural dimensions related to stereotypes, diversity, and inclusivity ranged, and the cross-cultural comparison between dynamics in St. Louis and Hong Kong provided rich territory for dialogue and exchange. Presentation, Presented, 09/20/2021.
  • Co-Diagnosis: Designing for Behavioral and Physical Health; Presentation to the Healthcare Design Conference (HDC) in collaboration with Emily Johnson, Virginia Pankey and Donna Ware. Presentation, Presented, 10/26/2020.


  • Greer, Valerie & Diaz Moore, Keith (2021). Autonomy, Identity & Architecture: Design in the COVID-19 Era. Springer. Accepted, 04/05/2021.
  • Greer, Valerie & Johnson, Emily; Hsu, Josephine (2020). Variables and Outcomes in Patient Room Design: A Study of Design Hypotheses. Health Environments Research & Design Journal. 20. Published, 09/15/2020.