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Keith Diaz Moore, Ph.D., AIA (he/his)

Professor, Associate Provost for Institutional Design and Strategy


office: Rm 235, 375 1530 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112



ARCH 6010 Architectural Studio III G 

ARCH 6703 Professional Practice II 


Keith Diaz Moore, Ph.D., AIA is a Professor of Architecture, and served as Dean of the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah  from 2014 to 2023. At the University of Utah, Dr. Diaz Moore has also had the privilege of serving as Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Chief Sustainability Officer. He also served as co-facilitator of the Anti-Racism Task Force (2017-2019), was chair of the Community-Engaged Scholarship ad hoc Working Group (2016) and, as iSVPAA, appointed the Community-Engaged University Carnegie Reclassification Committee (2018).  His administrative work has consistently been dedicated to student success, sustainability, inclusion and community impact.   

Dr. Diaz Moore is an international expert in the connection between culture, health and place, particularly regarding design for people experiencing dementia with several books, over 40 refereed publications and more than 100 presentations on the topic.  Whether in his academic, professional or community roles, he is an ardent proponent for the power of good design to promote health and social wellbeing.  His leadership in this area has been recognized in his election and service as Chair of the Environmental Design Research Association (2006) and as President of the Architectural Research Center Consortium (2011-2014).  He was also elected to the USD 497 School Board of Education reflecting his community leadership and was instrumental in the passage of a $92.5 million bond.  In 2019, he served as President of AIA Utah.