Dr. Nanda’s health-related research focuses on design and health, healthcare architecture, sensory design, workplace wellbeing, neuroscience and architecture, and outcome-driven design broadly. In addition to her U-M appointment, Dr. Nanda is a Principal and Director of Research for HKS, a global architectural firm where she is responsible for spearheading and implementing research projects. Additionally, she serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit Center for Advanced Design Research and Education, and as a Board Member for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture. 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.
- Ph.D., Texas A&M University
- M.Arch., National University of Singapore
- B.Arch, National University of Singapore