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Libby Haslam AIA, LEED AP (she/her)

Associate Professor



ARCH 3011 Architectural Studio II 

ARCH 6012 Land + Urban Intensive Studio 

ARCH 6014 Graduate Studio 


Libby Haslam, AIA, LEED AP is an Associate Professor (career-line) and the founder of Studio Long Playing, an architectural firm that practices many typologies of spaces. The firm’s current primary focus is on higher education. Studio LP is also engaged in restaurant design and residential work.  

Studio LP has an intent for collaboration with different artisans and art forms. Past collaborations include set design for modern dance, architectural space design for a short film, installations with floral artists, design work with wood, metal and concrete artists.  

Prior to running Studio LP, she was a Principal at GSBS Architects where she worked on large projects such as the SLCC Center for Arts and Media.  

Libby has been teaching at the School or Architecture at the University of Utah since she graduated from the same institution in 2001. She is constantly amazed and inspired by the fantastic students she works with. Her own experience as a student and young mother of two at the School of Architecture was rich: the ceaseless encouragement from her peers and professors was paramount in her continuing pursuit of a highly demanding, male dominated field. After receiving the faculty design award, she presented her thesis project “A Home/School for Street Kids in Sao Paulo, Brazil” to the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations.  

She grew up in Sao Paulo, arriving in Utah 1993. As an immigrant she has immersed herself and been welcomed into this new community by serving on several local boards: Salt Lake Art and Design Board, Spy Hop, 801 Creative Women, Women in Architecture SLC.  

As a student, Libby participated in the very first Design Build Bluff semester, a program where students design spaces for the Navajo and Bluff community. She continues to be heavily involved in the program: she and her husband ran the program in 2006, she taught the design class in 2017, and collaborates yearly through volunteering time, mentoring students, donations (both material and financial). 

Travel has been one of the ways she has chosen to continue her education. From attending/presenting at national and international Conferences; to design work in Rwanda; student trips; her own personal travel both to the depths of the breathtaking desert to South America and Europe, Libby chooses to see what different cultures and the world have to offer to enrich her practice, her teaching, her life.