Roya Rezaee



Ph.D. in High Performance Building, Georgia Tech
MA in Building Technology & Architecture, Iran University of Science and Technology
BA in Architecture, Shiraz University


Building Performance Analysis, Energy, Daylight, Data-Driven Design, Early Design Decision


Roya Rezaee is Perkins&Will Energy Lab co-director and member of Perkins&Will Process Lab. She has a PhD. in High Performance Building, with an expertise in design and broad areas of building technology including energy performance, daylight performance, water consumption, life cycle assessment, as well as parametric design, optimization, building information modelling (BIM), model-based system engineering, and risk assessment in performance prediction. Her main career at the firm focuses on the development of a novel integrated platform that enables designers to make an informed multi-disciplinary decision from the early stages of architectural design. She currently is involved in the development of the SPEED, which is a web-based parametric simulation platform for energy and daylighting analysis.

Rezaee, R., Brown, J., Haymaker, J., & Augenbroe, G. (2019) “A Novel Inverse Data Driven Modelling Approach to Performance-Based Building Design during Early Stages.” Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal-Elsevier

Rezaee, R., Brown, J., Haymaker, J., & Augenbroe, G. (2018). A new approach to performance-based building design exploration using linear inverse modelling. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 1-27

Rezaee, R., Brown, J., & Augenbroe, G., Kim, J. (2014). “Assessment of uncertainty and confidence in building design  exploration.” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, Special issue on Generative and  Evolutionary Design Exploration, Cambridge University Press.

John Haymaker, A. I. A., Bernal, M., Marshall, M. T., Okhoya, V., Szilasi, A., Rezaee, R., ... & Ewing, P. (2018).“Design Space Construction: A Framework to Support Collaborative, Parametric Decision Making.”   Journal of Information Technology in Construction. 

Rezaee, R., Marshall, T., Bernal, M., Saha, N., Haymaker, J. (2019). “Constructing and Exploring Building Configurations Based on Design and Multi Performance Criteria.” IBPSA Building Simulation Conference, Rome, Italy.

Rezaee, R., Bennett, A. (2017). “Collaborative Research, Tool-Making, and the Water Challenge.” GreenBuild Conference, Boston, MA. [Presented]

Rezaee, R., Brown, J., & Augenbroe, G. (2015). “The application of Bayesian inverse approach to the early stage of the performance-•‐based building design.” IBPSA Building Simulation Conference, Hyderabad, India.

Rezaee, R., Brown, J., & Augenbroe, G., Kim, J. (2014). “A new approach to the integration of energy assessment tools in CAD for the early stage of design decision‐making considering uncertainty.” 10th European Conference on Product & Process Modelling Proceeding, Vienna, Austria. 

Rezaee, R., Brown, J., & Augenbroe, G. (2014). “Building energy performance estimation in early design decision: quantification of uncertainty and assessment of confidence.” Construction Research Congress Proceeding, Atlanta, GA. 

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