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The Transforming Places, Practices, and Pedagogies Collaborative (TP3C) is a research unit within the School of Architecture at the University of Utah, dedicated to conducting architectural research. Our mission is to develop new knowledge, tools, processes, and spur innovation in architecture. We engage in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research that addresses current challenges in architecture. We strive to bridge the gap between architectural profession and research, and engage with the industry and other partners in collaborative research projects.

News and Publications

New Project on Energy-Efficient Retrofits of Multi-Family Residential Buildings in Utah

TP3C is teaming up with FunForm and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to investigate energy-efficient retrofits of existing multi-family residential buildings in Utah. The project focuses on an existing residential complex in Murray, built in 1960’s, and eight units within this development. The overall goal is to investigate how modular design/construction and automation can be […]

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Ajla Aksamija to Keynote an International Conference

Ajla Aksamija will be a keynote speaker for the STEPGRAD 2024: Contemporary Theory and Practice in Construction XVI conference, organized by the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 12 and 13, 2024). Her presentation will focus on innovations in architecture, and relationships between architectural design, research, and advanced […]

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CoStar Impact Awards

Ajla Aksamija participated as a judge for the 2024 CoStar Impact Awards, Salt Lake region. The CoStar Impact Awards recognize exemplary commercial real estate transactions and projects completed in 2023 with significant influence in neighborhoods across various regions in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The winners of the 2024 CoStar Impact Awards […]

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Ajla Aksamija to Present a Webinar on Innovations in Facade Systems

Ajla Aksamija will be presenting a webinar for professionals on May 16, 2024, focusing on innovations in facade systems. Registration is required for this free continuing education course, and participants will receive 1 LU/HSW (participants may provide their American Institute of Architects number during registration to receive certificate of completion).

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Journal of Architectural Engineering Features TP3C Research Study

A recent article published in the Journal of Architectural Engineering (JAE) has been featured in the Editor’s Choice section of the journal. The article is titled “Condensation Study: Thermal Analysis of Aluminum-Framed Window Systems under Different Environmental Conditions.”

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Post-pandemic Office Spaces: Considerations and Design Strategies for Hybrid Work Environments

“Post-pandemic Office Spaces: Considerations and Design Strategies for Hybrid Work Environments” investigated renovation considerations and design strategies for post-pandemic, hybrid office environment within an academic institution. The focus was on two case-study office spaces that are part of the same organization at the University of Utah, where the existing physical space was insufficient for future […]

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Sustainable Retrofitting Strategies for Culturally Significant Brutalist Buildings

“Sustainable Retrofitting Strategies for Culturally Significant Brutalist Buildings: Energy-Efficient Strategies for a High-Rise Residential Complex in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina” investigated energy-efficient (EE) retrofit strategies for a historically and culturally significant residential building complex. The objective was to evaluate existing building performance and propose delicate, EE retrofit strategies while preserving the original design character. The […]

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International Symposium on Circular and Digital Transition in the Built Environment Presentation

Ajla Aksamija presented at the Transforming the Built Environment: Accelerating Circular and Digital Transition Symposium, organized by the Istanbul Technical University Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture – Circularity in Built Environment Research Group, in collaboration with ITU Architectural Design Computing Graduate Program and Napier University. Her presentation focused on methods for achieving net-zero energy […]

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AIAU Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) Presentation

Ajla Aksamija presented a webinar “Decarbonizing the Built Environment: Improving Building Performance through Regenerative Design” for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) online learning platform AIAU, which provides courses and continuing education programs for architects, design professionals, and the AEC industry. The presentation was hosted by the AIA Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC), and it […]

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