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Dr Narjes Abbasabadi

[Dr Narjes Abbasabadi]

Assistant Professor, Architecture
Last Updated: October 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Sustainable Intelligent Built Environments, Urban Building Energy Modeling, Human-Energy Feedback Systems, Ambient Intelligence, Sensing and Computation, Environmental Technologies, Environmental Impact Assessment, Human Health and Environmental Quality

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Architectural Design, Performance-based Design, Building Science, Materials, Environmental Technologies, Computation, Research Methodologies, and specialized courses on Intelligent and Sustainable Buildings and Cities.

Biography

Biography

Narjes Abbasabadi, Ph.D., is an architect, researcher, and educator. She earned her Ph.D. in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). She also holds Master and Bachelor degrees in architecture from Tehran Azad University. Prior to joining UTA, she taught in the College of Architecture at IIT. Dr. Abbasabadi’s research investigates sustainability, environmental technologies, and computation in the built environment. Much of her work focuses on developing data-driven frameworks and tools to investigate urban building energy systems, human-energy feedback systems, ambient intelligence, and sensing to enable dynamic exploration of performance-based and user-centered design.

Dr. Abbasabadi received prestigious honors and awards, including “ARCC Dissertation Award Honorable Mention” (Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), 2020), “Best Ph.D. Program Dissertation Award” (IIT CoA, 2019), and 2nd place in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Race to Zero Design Competition (DOE, 2018). In 2018, she organized the 3rd IIT CoA International Symposium on Buildings, Cities, and Performance. She serves as editor of the third issue of Prometheus Journal, which received the 2020 Haskell Award from AIA New York, Center for Architecture. She has also received grants for the development of design codes and prototypes for low-carbon buildings. Her work has been published in premier journals, including Applied Energy, Building and Environment, and Energy and Buildings. She presented her work at academic conferences, including ARCC 2019 (shortlisted for Best Paper Award), SimAuD 2019, and the 2019 Rosenfeld Symposium, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She has also contributed chapters to books such as Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges. Dr. Abbasabadi has also practiced with several firms and institutions and led several design and research projects. Most recently, she practiced as an architect with Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), where she has been involved in major sustainable projects such as the 2020 World Expo.

Education

Education

    • 2019 PhD in Architecture
      Illinois Institute of Technology
    • 2012 MS in Architecture
      Tehran Azad University
    • 2008 BS in Architecture
      Tehran Azad University

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2020 to Present Assistant Professor
      College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, University of Texas Arlington (UTA)
    • 2013 to Present Board Member, Founding Partner, Architect
      ICAAUD Architects
    • 2019 to 2020 Adjunct Professor
      College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
    • 2017 to 2018 Architect
      Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG)
    • 2014 to 2018 Teaching/Research Assistant
      College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
    • 2006 to 2013 Managing Director, Architect
      AOA Consulting Architects & Engineers

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2020 Haskell Award sponsored by AIA New York, Center for Architecture
    • Feb  2020 ARCC Dissertation Award Honorable Mention sponsored by Architectural Research Center Consortium (ARCC)
    • Dec  2019 Completion of the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF-NHER, Wall of Wind Experimental Facility Research Planning Workshop sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF)
    •  2019 Travel Grant sponsored by College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
    •  2019 Travel Grant sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • Jul  2019 Completion of workshop for developing research agendas on “Sustainable Urban Systems: Predictive, Interconnected, Resilient and Evolving” sponsored by Northwestern University, Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago, Illinois Center for Urban Resilience and Urban Sustainability with support from the National Science Foundation
    • May  2019 Best Paper Award Candidate, short listed out of 87 accepted paper sponsored by Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
    • May  2019 Best PhD Dissertation Award sponsored by College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Apr  2019 A select audience for the Art Rosenfeld Symposium on Energy Efficient and Grid Interactive Buildings and so-called “The Next Art Rosenfelds” sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    • Apr  2019 Conference fellowship, the 2019 Art Rosenfeld Symposium sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    •  2018 Merit Scholarship, Teaching & Research Assistant sponsored by Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
    • Aug  2018 Dean Scholarship; organizing the 2018 IIT symposium and editing the IIT Architecture journal sponsored by College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Aug  2018 SISE Fellow sponsored by Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy, University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC)
    • Apr  2018 2nd Place, Race to Zero Design Competition sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    • May  2017 Completion of workshop for developing research agendas, “US DOE Envelope and Windows Roadmap Workshop” sponsored by US Department of Energy (DOE)
    • Jun  2013 1st Place, Design Competition, Five Star Hotel, Kish Island, Persian Gulf. sponsored by Rafsanjan Industrial Complex (IRC)., Team: ICAAUD Architects & collaborated with Civitel Hotels & Resorts, Athens, Greece.

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

Publications


      In Process
      • Book
        Performance-driven Design Intelligence: Methods and Tools
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi]. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.

      In Process
      • Book Chapter
        Energy performance of urban spatial patterns: evidence from building energy benchmarking data
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi]. Revising to Resubmit.

      2017
      • Book Chapter
        Towards an adaptive urbanism beyond hard control: The theories of Johnson and Lefebvre
        Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi, Couceiro da Costa, Manuel]. 1(1st Edition), 257–62. "London, UK: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group".

      In Process
      • Journal Article
        A framework for integrated energy and health assessment toward energy-conscious, healthy, and equitable cities
        [Ashayeri, Mehdi, Abbasabadi, Narjes]. Sustainable Cities and Society. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Generative Approaches for Performance-Based Optimization in Early Architectural Design: Critical Review and Outlook
        [Luitjohan, Seth, Ashayeri, Mehdi, Abbasabadi, Narjes]. Automation in Construction. Revising to Resubmit.
      • Journal Article
        Integrated Urban Building Energy Modeling and Retrofit (UBEM-R) via Remote Sensing and Autonomous Inspection
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi]. Remote Sensing. Working Paper.
      • Journal Article
        Integrated Generative Design and Performance Optimization (GDPO): A Novel Framework and Tool for Context-sensitive Solar Energy Buildings
        [Luitjohan, Seth , Ashayeri, Mehdi, Abbasabadi, Narjes]. Elsevier Journal of Building and Environment. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Reconciliation of Health and Energy Conservation in Built Environments: A Decision-support Framework for Designing Post-pandemic Natural Ventilation Using Artificial Intelligence
        [Ashayeri, Mehdi, Abbasabadi, Narjes]. TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD) Journal. Revising to Resubmit.
      • Journal Article
        Socioeconomic dynamics of public health and urban energy behavior
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi]. Nature Energy. Working Paper.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Predicting intraurban PM2.5 concentrations using enhanced machine learning approaches and incorporating human activity patterns
        [Ashayeri, Mehdi, Abbasabadi, Narjes, Heidarinejad , Mohammad, Stephens , Brent]. Environmental Research. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110423

      2019
      • Journal Article
        Developing a data-driven framework for multi-scale integrated urban building and transportation energy modeling
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes]. Prometheus.(Issue 03: Building, Cities, and Performance), 36–39. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ISSN 2688-0776
      • Journal Article
        An integrated data-driven framework for urban energy use modeling (UEUM)
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi, Azari, Rahman, Stephens, Brent, Heidarinejad, Mohammad]. Applied Energy. 253, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113550

      2018

      In Process
      • Conference Proceeding
        Energy justice, indoor air quality, and community resiliency against Covid-19 pandemic
        [Ashayeri, Mehdi, Abbasabadi, Narjes]. "Environments by Design: Health, Wellbeing And Place; AMPS: Architecture, Media, Politics, Society". Accepted.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Towards Healthy Built Environments: A Hybrid CFD and machine learning approach for modeling airflow and particulate matters around buildings
        [Ashayeri, Mehdi, Abbasabadi, Narjes]. "2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA". Submitted.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Unraveling nexus of mobility patterns, energy burdens, and health disparities in built environments using smart data: lessons from covid-19 pandemic
        [Ashayeri, Mehdi, Abbasabadi, Narjes]. ACSA Directory / Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture,. Accepted.

      2021
      • Conference Proceeding
        Socioeconomic determinants of public health and residential building energy use in Chicago
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi]. "27th World Congress of Architects UIA 2020 Rio".

      2019
      • Conference Proceeding
        A framework for urban building energy use modelling
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Azari, Rahman]. 386–94. "The Future of Praxis: Applied Research as a Bridge Between Theory and Practice, Proceedings of the ARCC Conference, Toronto. ".
      • Conference Proceeding
        A data-driven framework for urban building operational energy use modeling.
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes]. 71-77. "2019 Symposium on Simulation for Architecture & Urban Design (SimAUD)".
        http://www.simaud.org/proceedings/

      2012
      • Conference Proceeding
        Recognition of cultural identity and sustainable urban design: Case study Shah-Cheragh historical zone
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi]. "The first International Conference on Cultural Heritage and Identity Formation, Shiraz Azad University.".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Sustainability in architecture: The place of technology
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi]. "National Conference on Sustainable Development and Urban Construction, Esfahan Daneshpajoohan Institute of Higher Education.".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Energy management and environmental design: Towards sustainable architecture
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri, Mehdi]. "2nd National Conference on Environmental Planning and Management (EPM), University of Tehran.".

      2012
      • Other
        Design Code No.569: Documentaries & Bases for Design Code of Road Maintenance Station
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes , Ashayeri Jahan Kanemloo, Mehdi, Shali Amini, Vahid, Mofidi Shemirani, Majid]. "Vice Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision, Ministry of Road & Urban Development, Iran. ".
        http://tec.mporg.ir
      • Other
        Design Code No.571/1: A Prototype for Sustainable Road Support Center in Moderate & Humid Climate
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri Jahan Kanemloo, Mehdi, Shali Amini, Vahid, Mofidi Shemirani, Majid]. "Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision, Ministry of Road & Urban Development, Iran".
        http://tec.mporg.ir
      • Other
        Design Code No.571/2: A Prototype for Sustainable Road Support Center in Cold Climate
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri Jahan Kanemloo, Mehdi, Shali Amini, Vahid, Mofidi Shemirani, Majid]. "Vice Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision, Ministry of Road & Urban Development, Iran".
        http://tec.mporg.ir
      • Other
        Design Code No.571/3: A Prototype for Sustainable Road Support Center in Hot and Arid Climate
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri Jahan Khanemloo, Mehdi, Shali Amini, Vahid, Mofidi Shemirani, Majid]. "Vice Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision, Ministry of Road & Urban Development, Iran".
        http://tec.mporg.ir
      • Other
        Design Code No.571/4: A Prototype for Sustainable Road Support Center in Hot and Humid Climate
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri Jahan Khanemloo, Mehdi, Shali amini, Vahid, Mofidi Shemirani, Majid]. "Vice Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision, Ministry of Road & Urban Development, Iran".
        http://tec.mporg.ir
      • Other
        Design Code No.572: Salt & Brine Storage, Fuel Station, and Road Maintenance Facilities
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri Jahan Khanemloo, Mehdi, Shali Amini, Vahid , Mofidi Shemirani, Majid]. "Vice Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision, Ministry of Road & Urban Development, Iran".
        http://tec.mporg.ir
      • Other
        Design Code No.570: Road Maintenance Stations Design Code
        [Abbasabadi, Narjes, Ashayeri Jahan Kanemloo, Mehdi, Shali Amini, Amin, Mofidi Shemirani, Majid]. "Vice Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision, Ministry of Road & Urban Development, Iran".
        http://tec.mporg.ir

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Seth Luitjohan, (Architecture)
      Integrating Generative Form-Finding with Context-Sensitive Parametric Optimization of Solar Radiation
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Shadin Nimery, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      Did COVID 19 increase the digital divide in the vulnerable communities in the DFW metropolitan area?

Courses

      • ARCH 5670-001 ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO
        (Course Id: 100248)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ARCH 5323-001 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
        (Course Id: 100188)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2021
      • ARCH 3323-001 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS/METHODS
        (Course Id: 100043)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2021
      • ARCH 5670-002 ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO
        (Course Id: 100248)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ARCH 5670-900 ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO
        (Course Id: 100248)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ARCH 4395-003 SELECTED TOPICS ARCH
        (Topic: Sustainable Intelligent Cities | Course Id: 100121)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ARCH 5395-003 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE
        (Topic: Sustainable Intelligent Cities | Course Id: 100225)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ARCH 5395-901 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE
        (Topic: Sustainable Intelligent Cities | Course Id: 100225)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ARCH 5323-001 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
        (Course Id: 100188)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5323-900 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
        (Course Id: 100188)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 3323-001 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS/METHODS
        (Course Id: 100043)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 3323-900 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS/METHODS
        (Course Id: 100043)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 3553-006 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE I
        (Course Id: 100056)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 5323-001 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
        (Course Id: 100188)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ARCH 3323-001 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS/METHODS
        (Course Id: 100043)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2020 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Academic Grievances
    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      CAPPA Faculty Grants Review Committee
    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Curriculum Committee

Service to the Profession

    • 2021 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Elsevier Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society
    • June 2020 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, Specialty section: Urban Energy End-Use
    • June 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Nature Publishing Group, Nature Energy
    • Aug 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Elsevier Journal of Applied Energy
    • Aug 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Elsevier Journal of Building and Environment
    • 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Elsevier Journal of Energy and Buildings
    • 2018 to  Present
      Editor, Journal Editor
      Prometheus Journal. Issue 03: Building, Cities, and Performance. College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Jan 2018 to  Nov 2018
      Symposium Organizer (Chicago, IL,
      PhD Program in Architecture., College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Past to  Apr 2017
      Judge for evaluating the community innovation projects (Chicago, IL,
      2017 Global Leaders Program at Illinois Institute of Technology