John Haymaker, Ph.D., AIA, LEED AP serves as Perkins+Will’s Director of Research, overseeing areas of inquiry including materials, design process, building technology, resiliency, and regeneration for their education, workplace, laboratory, healthcare, and urban design practices. John works closely with the firm’s principals, knowledge managers, and designers to advance the firm’s knowledge-bases to enable state of the art of design. He collaborates with researchers and donors outside the firm to expand and communicate Perkins+Will’s knowledge. He oversees the firm’s Innovation Incubator, practice-based knowledge centers and research initiatives. John also leads AREA Research, a non-profit organization that conducts research related to the built environment for public benefit.