Sharmin Kader PhD, AIA Associate

Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, Kent State University

Sharmin Kader, Ph.D. in Architecture, is a designer, researcher, and educator with over twelve years of work experience. Her project areas focus on healthcare facilities, student living-learning environments, and senior living. Currently, she is working as a research associate at Kent State University. As a researcher, she has refined her skills on a mixed-method research design. She has developed expertise on post-occupancy evaluation (POE) process and has developed two POE tools. Three of her practice-based research projects received Certificate of Research Excellence. She has been serving as a Chair of the Board of the Environment Design Research Association (EDRA) since August 2020. Recently, she presented a webinar on the “end-of-life care environment” organized by the Academy of Architecture for Health of the American Institute of Architects (AIA AAH). She has presented in many international venues, and has served as a reviewer of conferences, AIA Convention, HERD Journal, and others.