The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Whitney Ward

Whitney Ward, AIA LEED BD+C

There is an emotional, physical, and environmental impact created with each building we build and space we create. As designers and building professionals, we have a responsibility to make each place the best it can be for the people who live in it, the community it serves, and the land it sits on. 

Whitney, an associate principal at VCBO Architecture, is an advocate for sustainable design and provides expertise in the design and documentation process for sustainable buildings. She has extensive experience in programming, facility planning, and community master planning. Whitney embraces a holistic design approach that ensures that functionality, flexibility, and durability are at the forefront of the projects that she works on. While at VCBO, Whitney has expanded her knowledge and experience through her work on projects such as Unified State Laboratory Phase I, the Westminster College Extended Campus Master Plan, and SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

Whitney has been with VCBO since 2007. She graduated in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Architecture and a focus in Community Design from Montana State University, and in 2015 from the University of Utah with a Master’s of Real Estate and Development.