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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Design Management
  • Lean Design and Construction
  • Healthcare design
  • Value Generation
  • Design front-end
  • Collaboration in Design
  • Participatory approaches in design
  • Requirements capture and management


Patricia Tzortzopoulos Fazenda has graduated in Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil and has industrial experience in collaborative design integration and management. Patricia is Professor of Integrated Design, Associate Dean for Research at the School of Art Design and Architecture, and Director of the Innovative Design Lab.  and Head of Department of Architecture and 3D Design from September 2014. Patricia joined the University of Huddersfiled on the 8th of May 2014 as Head of Department for Architecture and 3D Design (up to the 7th of January 2018). 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.


  • Architecture
  • Design Management
  • Healthcare Design
  • Value Generation
  • Product Devlopment
  • Lean construction
  • Requirements Capture
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Social Housing
  • Manufacturing
  • Architectural Design
  • Operations Management

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2002 2018

Building Shared Understanding During Early Design

Gomes, D. & Tzortzopoulos, P., 11 Jul 2018, 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, p. 473-483 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Office buildings

Continuous Improvement Cells in the Highways Sector

Tezel, A., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P., Talebi, S. & Miron, L. I. G., 11 Jul 2018, 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, p. 691-707 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Supply chains

Contradictions in architecture design studios: Reflections on the concepts of design embedded in architectural education

Gomes, D., Tzortzopoulos, P. & Meddings, C., 12 Jul 2018, Proceedings of the 5th International conference on Architecture and Built Environment S.ARCH 2018. Venice, Italy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

need structure
1 Citations
Open Access
Built Environment

Improving Transparency in Construction Management: A Visual Planning and Control Model

Brady, D., Tzortzopoulos, P., Rooke, J., Formoso, C. T. & Tezel, A., 10 Aug 2018, In : Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Construction management
Planning and control
Display devices

Activities 2015 2017

  • 4 Oral presentation
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

Collaborative Concept Design as Socio-Construction

Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Speaker), Michail Kagioglou (Speaker)
26 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Collaboration Through Shared Understanding in the Early Design Stage

Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Speaker)
24 Jul 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Managing Complex Social Housing Urban Redevelopment Through Improved Project Management and Value Regeneration

Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Organiser)
16 May 201620 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Building Information Modelling [BIM] for Energy Efficiency in Housing Refurbishments

Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Speaker)
21 Jul 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Using 4D BIM in the Retrofit Process of Social Housing

Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Speaker), Fernanda Justin Chaves (Speaker), Carlos Torres Formoso (Speaker)
22 Sep 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation