Ajla Aksamija



Ajla Aksamija's Profile
Dr. Ajla Aksamija is a building technology researcher. She leads Perkins+Will Tech Lab center for research of building technologies. Her interdisciplinary research approach spans architecture, engineering, material and computer science. She received PhD in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with an emphasis on technology and environment. Prior to joining Perkins+Will, she worked at the US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Construction Engineering Research Laboratory. Her research expertise includes building science and sustainability, emerging technologies, digital design and representations, information modeling, and high-performance buildings. She has worked on developing building analysis and modeling applications, implementation of novel materials in architectural design, development of computational models, and has collaborated with researchers from material science, civil and environmental engineering and computational design. Dr. Aksamija has contributed to several books (The Skyscraper and the City: Design, Technology and Innovation and Knowledge Management: Research and Applications); has written numerous research articles and invited papers, published by Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing Journal, International Journal of Architectural Computing, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal and Complexity Journal, and has presented at various national and international conferences (such as CAAD Futures; ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute Conference; Design Computing and Cognition; Architectural Research Centers Consortium Conference, etc.). She has received several awards, notably Francis J. Plym Doctoral Fellowship in Architecture and Edward L. Ryerson Traveling Fellowship. She is the founder and editor of the Perkins+Will Research Journal. Dr. Aksamija is a member of AREA' Steering Committee and is involved in its Technology channel, promoting research relating to advanced building technologies and high-performance buildings.
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