• Director of Bachelor of University Studies, Undergraduate Studies
  • Director of Spark Design Initiative, College of Architecture + Planning
  • Associate Professor, School Of Architecture


  • Bachelor of Science, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
  • Master of Architecture, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH


Jim Agutter is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture + Planning, the Director of the Spark Design Initiative and the Director of the Bachelor of University Studies in the Office of Undergraduate Studies.  He is the founder and past director of the Multi-Disciplinary Design Program and the CEO of Applied Medical Visualizations.  He has worked on innovation and information design challenges for more than 18 years.

Jim's research has focused on the application of 2D and 3D design concepts to large scale, real-time data environments.  He has published extensively in the area of information visualization and design challenges in healthcare and cyber-security.  In addition, he has numerous technology solution patents, many of which have transferred to industry.

Jim has received numerous awards for his work including the 2004-2005 Creative Achievement Award by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2009 University of Utah Honors Professorship, 2013 Early Career Teaching Award, 2014 University of Utah Beacon of Excellence Award and the 2016 University of Utah Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award.