Elizabeth Grant, Ph.D., RA

Associate Professor

B.Arch., Virginia Tech

M.S. in Architecture, Virginia Tech

Ph.D. in Architecture and Design Research, Virginia Tech

B.Arch., Virginia Tech

M.S. in Architecture, Virginia Tech

Ph.D. in Architecture and Design Research, Virginia Tech

Elizabeth Grant is an associate professor at the School of Architecture + Design and the Associate Director of the Center for High-Performance Environments at Virginia Tech. Her book, Integrating Building Performance with Design: An Architecture Student’s Guidebook, was published by Routledge in 2017, and a second contracted book with Routledge will be published in 2022. She has published papers in Buildings & Cities, Architectural Science Review, the Journal of Green Building, the Journal of Architectural Engineering, 2A: Architecture and Art, Revista AUS, Interface, and Professional Roofing, and in the proceedings of many national and international disciplinary conferences, including those held by ACSA, ARCC, EAAE, ICBEST, IIBEC, and PLEA. She co-holds two patents for an omnidirectional roof vent and is active in research critical to roofing design.

As a registered architect, Dr. Grant’s design experience includes healthcare, civic, and educational work, and she serves on the Board of the Virginia Chapter of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants. She teaches architectural design, environmental design research, and environmental building systems, and her ongoing work focuses on environmental design, the building enclosure, and how best to teach architecture students these concepts.

elgrant2@vt.edu