Patricia Tzortzopoulos is Professor of Integrated Design, Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise and Director of the Innovative Design Lab research centre at the School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield.
She comes from an architectural background and her interests cover design management, lean Construction, value generation, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and the design of healthcare facilities. She developed research projects examining requirements management, evidence-based design, code checking in healthcare design, participatory design, BIM in the retrofit of social housing, among others.
Patricia has been an active member of the International Group for Lean Construction since 1998, having served as reviewer and conference editor/organiser. Patricia is a Board Member of the CIB – International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, a worldwide network of building and construction experts. Patricia is an executive committee member for the Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management Programs (GLF-CEM). GLF-CEM is intended to bring together professors from leading universities around the world who play a leadership and/or administrative role in their respective programs.
Patricia is associate editor of the Brazilian Journal Ambiente Construido, has supervised research students and published extensively.
More details on her activities are available at her institutional profile: https://pure.hud.ac.uk/en/persons/patricia-tzortzopoulos-fazenda