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Terri Peters, PhD, Architect ARB, WELL AP, LEED GA

Assistant Professor
Toronto Metropolitan University

Terri Peters is an Assistant Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) in the Department of Architectural Science. She teaches and supervises graduate students in both the architecture and building science programs. Dr. Peters is a registered architect in the UK, holds the WELL AP designation, and is a member of the 2021 WELL Concept advisory for Lighting. Her current research focuses on building performance in health environments, pre- and post-occupancy evaluations, and intersections between architectural quality and inhabitant quality of life in long term care homes.

She is an affiliated researcher at Institut du Savoir Monfort in Ottawa, Canada. She is co-author of the publication MURB Design Guide: Enhancing the Liveability and Resilience of MURB (with Ted Kesik and Liam O’Brien, v2., 2019), co-author of the book Computing the Environment: Digital Design Tools for Simulation and Visualization of Sustainable Architecture (with Brady Peters, John Wiley and Sons, 2018) and editor of Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture (John Wiley and Sons 2017). She has authored more than 20 peer reviewed publications about sustainable housing. Her recent paper “Biophilic Design Strategies in Long-Term Residential Care Environments for Persons with Dementia” was published in 2021 in Journal of Aging and Environment with co-author Dr. Stephen Verderber.