The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Ryan Smith

ITAC Director

Ryan E. Smith is Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement and an Associate Professor at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning.  Smith directs the Integrated Technology in Architecture Collaborative (ITAC) that is a subsidiary of the CEPD.  Smith’s research focuses on built ecologies.  He is an international scholar in sustainable construction methods including prefabricated wood building design and delivery.  He is author of Prefab Architecture (Wiley, 2010) and co-author/editor of Building Systems (Routledge, 2012), Offsite Architecture (Routledge, 2017), and Leadership in Collaborative Architectural Practice (Wiley, 2017).  His industry integrative teaching and research has been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture  Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Environmental Protection Agency, Modular Building Institute, Engineering News Record and the National Institute of Building Sciences.  Smith is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Offsite Construction, Edinburgh Napier University in the UK.