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Researcher  |  Kent State University

Sharmin Kader


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 scholar at Kent State University. As a researcher, she has refined her skills on the mixed-method research design and has developed expertise on post-occupancy evaluation (POE) process. Throughout her academic and professional life, her work has received many recognitions. She has developed POE tool for hospice facility - Hospice Environmental Assessment Protocol (HEAP). She has worked at TreanorHL as lead design researcher and three of her practice-based research projects received the Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE). She has been serving as a Chair of the Board of the Environment Design Research Association (EDRA) since August 2020. She has presented in many international venues, and has served as a reviewer of conferences, AIA Convention, HERD Journal, and others.