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CONTRIBUTOR - Ajla Aksamija, Ph.D

​​ BIO​​

Dr. M. Steven Doggett is the Principal Scientist and founder of Built Environments, Inc. an architectural & building science consulting firm specializing in building enclosure design. His background includes extensive field experience in analyzing complex building enclosure failures, particularly those involving air, heat, and moisture transport. He combines this experience set with innovative design practices to assist multi-stakeholders achieve resilient, higher-performing buildings.

Dr. Doggett is actively engaged in enclosure design, material & product research, and architectural applications in computational fluid dynamics, 3-D thermal modeling, and hygrothermal modeling.

He has served as the principal scientist on hundreds of projects involving all markets and all building types. He also serves as a technical consultant for building product design, development, and continuing education.

M. Steven Doggett, Ph.D. LEED AP 
Principal Scientist at Built Environments


Convective Heat Loss: A Critical Analysis of Conventional Rainscreen Design

Dr. M. Steven Doggett, Principal Scientist, Built Environments, Inc.
B.E.S.T. 5 Conference

Integration of Parametric Design Methods and Building Performance Simulations for High-Performance Buildings: Methods and Tools

Perkins+Will Research Journal


Dr. Ajla Aksamija, University of Mass
Dylan Brown

Thermal and energy performance of facade types in different climates

Ajla Aksamija, PhD
Department of Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Troy Peters
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Thermal, Energy and Daylight Analysis of Diffrent Types of Double Skin Façades in Various Climates

Dr. Ajla Aksamija, University of Mass


Thermoelectric Materials in Exterior Walls:
Experimental Study on Using Smart Facades for Heating and Cooling in High-Performance Buildings


Dr. Ajla Aksamija, University of Mass
Zlatan Aksamija
Christopher H Counihan
Dylan Brown
Meenakshi Upadhyaya