Nicholas Watkins did health research during his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but it was during his Psychology 101 class that he “discovered” environmental psychology and Roger Ulrich’s groundbreaking research on how the built environment can affect health outcomes. Beware of “evidence washing.” “Society, academia, the media, design assignments, and other forces have high hopes that design studies will revealbig’ truths that can be applied to any project and reinforce what designers and clients already know.” According to Watkins, understanding how the field could meet basic physical and psychological needs gave architecture a “higher purpose.” “After graduating,” he honed his skills at various firms, including Cannon Design and HOK, before joining Gensler in 2017. So, ironically, design solutions are likely to be applied to a project without studying the needs and capabilities of that project. Research findings are incorporated into simple, successful design solutions that promote quality, empathy, altruism, or well-being without anyone noticing. My mind is seething with interesting ideas, research questions, statistical models, relevant interviews, and mixed-methods research. Several professors in the Departments of Anthropology, Architecture, Educational Psychology, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resources, and Psychology have welcomed me, encouraged my interdisciplinary interests, and believed in me. Design research in cancer centers and translational research centers while working at Cannon Design. Today, they are also “experimenting” with new career strategies when they take a break from their professional research. Seeing how the research empowered them and their solutions gave me chills and a very satisfying feeling. Perspective Stimulated by COVID-19, the growing adoption of care-based technology connects patients and healthcare providers like never before. His reading ranges from “Moby Dick” to “Cognitive Dysonance: Second Edition,” and at lunch he always eats chocolate-covered English toffee bought at the nearest candy store. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a big lake to walk across and before you know it, you’ll have a lifelong passion for collecting. Perspectives The center is adding resources to help create waiting rooms for people with dementia. Prospects As the post-pandemic reality becomes more tangible, our company is already turning into live events with promising results. 3 Sharp HealthCare: research-based master planning, principal investigator.