Dr. Upali Nanda is Director of Research for HKS, a global architectural firm. She is responsible for spearheading and implementing research projects globally. She also serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation. Her doctoral work on “Sensthetics” has been published as a book available on Amazon.com, and she has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and main stream media. Widely published and quoted, her research has been awarded the European Healthcare Design Research Award and two Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) CORE awards. In 2015, Dr. Nanda was recognized as one of the top 10 most influential people in Healthcare Design by the Healthcare Design Magazine. Most recently, she was honored by Architectural Record with the 2018 Women in Architecture Innovator Award.