Rose Grant, AIA, CPCU is an architectural consultant and immediate past-chair of the AIA’s Disaster Assistance Committee. She has been active in disaster research for over two decades conducting field evaluations of hurricane and tornado damage, as well as ice storm and hailstorm investigations. From 1995 to 2018 Rose was engaged as a research architect in State Farm’s Technology Research And Innovation Laboratory (TRAIL). As a research architect Ms. Grant identified construction trends and conducted research to determine performance attributes of buildings exposed to natural hazards. She was responsible for liaison activities within the building research community and assisted with policyholder and public education on risk recognition and hazard mitigation.
Rose has served on numerous national committees, most recently the National Institute of Building Science’s Multihazard Mitigation Council and the Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate as well as the NIST Community Resilience Panel. Rose holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Illinois and is a licensed architect. Ms. Grant is a California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) certified disaster Safety Assessment Program (SAP) trainer. She has earned the insurance industry Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. And, Rose has been awarded several insurance / building related patents.