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Patricia Tzortzopoulos graduated in Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil and has industrial experience in collaborative design integration and management. Patricia is Professor of Integrated Design, Head of Department for Architecture and 3D Design, and Director of the Innovative Design Lab. Patricia joined the University of Huddersfiled on the 8th of May 2014. Her role combines research, administration and teaching activities. She has taught on the areas of Design Management, Value Generation and Building Information Modelling in architectural design, developed a number of research projects, supervised research students and published widely.
Patricia’s career encompasses design, architecture, new product development and the built environment, with a focus on multidisciplinarity, integration between design and construction through collaborative working, and value generation in design. She initially specialised in design management through a masters at the Postgraduate Programme of Civil Engineering -UFRGS, Brazil. As a design manager, she was responsible for managing client requirements and implementing process innovation to improve effectiveness and efficiency of design and its interfaces with contruction. This practical experience underpins her research and teaching interests.
Patricia’s PhD was awarded in 2004 by the University of Salford, UK, and focused on the design and implementation of product development process models in construction companies. Before completing her PhD, Patricia joined the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford as a research assistant on the EPSRC funded Salford Centre for Research and Innovation in the Built and Human Environment (SCRI). She became an Academic Fellow, developing research on the design of healthcare built environments, and developed the MSc Built Environment for Healthcare. Patricia was appointed as research coordinator at HaCIRIC (Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre, EPSRC IMRC). She has developed and lead the MSc BIM and Integrated Design, launched in 2011. Following, she became Director of the Design and Property Management Directorate at the School of the Built Environment.
At the University of Huddersfield, Patricia has held the roles of Head of Department for Architecture and 3D Design (between 2014-2018; 2021-ongoing) as well as the role of Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise in between 2018-2021.
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Research Expertise and Interests
- Design Management
- Healthcare Design
- Value Generation
- Lean design and Construction
- Requirements Management
- Building Information Modeling
- Social Housing
- Design front-end
- Participatory approaches in design
- Requirements capture and management
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Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility 2017
Delsante, I., Keraminiyage, K., Tzortzopoulos, P. & Malalgoda, C.
1/06/17 → 31/07/19
Mobility of Learners and Staff (Erasmus+)
Delsante, I. & Tzortzopoulos, P.
1/06/16 → 30/09/17
Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop: Managing complex social housing urban redevelopment through improved project management and value generation
Tzortzopoulos, P., Koskela, L. & Kagioglou, M.
1/08/15 → 31/07/16
None in Three: Emilio (Brazil)
Tzortzopoulos, P., Wager, N., Wu, S., Gallo, A. E. & Crivelaro, R.
1/01/21 → 31/03/23
S-IMPLER:Solid Wall Innovative Insulation and Monitoring Processes using Lean Energy Efficient Retrofit
Tzortzopoulos, P. & Koskela, L.
31/01/14 → 30/04/17
Implementation of continuous improvement cells: a case study from the civil infrastructure sector in the UKTezel, A., Koskela, L. & Tzortzopoulos, P., 1 Jan 2023, In: Production Planning and Control. 34, 1, p. 68-90 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Le BIM et le Lean Construction
Koskela, L., Talebi, S., Tezel, A. & Tzortzopoulos, P., 1 Jan 2023, Le BIM, Nouvel Art de Construire: données communes et modélisations partagées. Teulier, R. & Bagieu, M. (eds.). iSTE Group, p. 133-156 24 p. Translated title of the contribution: BIM and Lean Construction
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Automated Regulatory Compliance towards Quality Assurance in Healthcare Building ProjectsSoliman-Junior, J., Tzortzopoulos, P. & Kagioglou, M., 7 Dec 2022, In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 1101, 8, 9 p., 082012.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Designers’ perspective on the use of automation to support regulatory compliance in healthcare building projectsSoliman-Junior, J., Tzortzopoulos, P. & Kagioglou, M., 1 Feb 2022, In: Construction Management and Economics. 40, 2, p. 123-141 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Devising and Implementing Process Models Within Infrastructure Engineering DesignPedó, B., Nguyen, Q. A., Koskela, L., Tezel, A., Vrabie, E., Whitelock-Wainwright, A., Potter, D., Robinson, S. & Tzortzopoulos, P., 1 Aug 2022, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC30). The International Group for Lean Construction, p. 504-515 12 p. (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-reviewOpen Access
Replication data for: user-valued innovations for social housing upgrading through Trans-Atlantic living labs
Kowaltowski, D. C. C. K. (Creator), Kabisch, S. (Creator), Van Oel, C. (Creator), Tzortzopoulos, P. (Creator), Granja, A. D. (Creator), Silva, V. G. D. (Creator), Ruschel, R. C. (Creator), Koolwijk, J. S. J. (Creator), Freeke, A. (Creator), Kagioglou, M. (Creator) & Kowaltowski, D. (Contributor), Repositório de Dados de Pesquisa da Unicamp, 2020
DOI: 10.25824/redu/6swncm, https://redu.unicamp.br/citation?persistentId=doi:10.25824/redu/6SWNCM
Carnegie Trust: Review of PhD Applications
Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Participant)14 Mar 2023 → …
Activity: Other activity types › Other
External PhD Examiner
Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Examiner)Nov 2022
Activity: Examination types › PhD Examination
Living labs in social housing upgrades: The case of a pilot energy retrofit project in the United Kingdom
Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Joao Soliman Junior (Speaker), Samira Awwal (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Morolake Ayo-Adejuyigbe (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)6 Jul 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
CIB World Building Congress 2022
Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Participant)27 Jun 2022 → 30 Jun 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
A conceptual model for understanding the value hierarchy of healthcare built environments and services
Giulie Anna Baldissera (Speaker), Carlos T. Formoso (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)21 Jun 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
RIBA President Calls for Step Change in Gender Parity at Conference
Dilanthi Amaratunga & Patricia Tzortzopoulos
28/06/17 → 29/06/17
2 items of Media coverage
Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities