Ajla Aksamija  PhD, LEED AP BD+C, CDT

Ajla Aksamija, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, CDT is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Building Technology Researcher/Associate at Perkins and Will. Her research expertise includes building science and sustainable design, high-performance buildings, emerging building technologies, digital design and representations, and innovations in architecture. Dr. Aksamija formerly directed Perkins and Will's Building Technology Laboratory, one of the first practice-driven research laboratories focusing on advanced building technologies, high-performance buildings, computational design, and building facades. She has taught architectural design studios, advanced environmental building design, comprehensive studios and seminars. 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, and has published over seventy research articles and invited papers. She has presented at various national and international conferences, and is a frequent speaker at industry-based, scientific and academic conferences. She is the co-founder and editor of the Perkins and Will Research Journal.
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