The passing of John Haymaker has been felt extensively throughout our firm. John touched so many lives—his colleagues, his students, his academic partners, his industry collaborators, and everyday people in the communities we serve. As our friend, he listened, he cared, and he made us smile. As a researcher, he authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers which have been cited well over 3,000 times. As our Director of Research, he took our practice to the next level, keeping us endlessly curious and consistently cutting-edge. Indeed, John saw the challenges facing our profession—but he constantly pushed us to discover new knowledge to design a better world. He thought about design in ways no one else could.
As we honor John’s life, here are a few key contributions he made to our firm and our profession, the value of which are immeasurable.