Dedicated to the Betterment of the Built Environment Industry | Who we are

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The DFC brings together those who need to be together in a creative and curated environment for dialogue and learning...

The camaraderie and lack of competition that exist within the Design Futures Council and the desire for everybody to help raise everyone else up -- and raise the profession as a result -- is one of the most positive things that exists within the group.
Lauren Della Bella
President, SHP

Throughout the years of our involvement with Design Futures Council, my firm has greatly benefited from DFC's ability to look clearly and deeply into the future and bring that perspective to our firm, to help us transform our present. But it's not only about the immense knowledge and perspective that the DFC offers, but the incredible opportunities to be in the presence of like-minded leaders in the industry and forge friendships that run deeper and longer than any single event.
Thom Penney
CEO Emeritus, LS3P

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DFC Events | Featured Event

Design Futures Council reception
Upcoming Event
Design Futures Council Academy Webcast

April 8, 2021
1:00 – 2:30pm ET | 12:00 1:30pm CT  |  10:0011:30am PT


Details are coming soon!

Lifetime Achievement Award

Design Futures Council | Recognition Programs

An important part of the mission of DesignIntelligence is to encourage and support leadership at all levels in the built environment industry ranging from the exploration that begins in education to the summary of accomplishments of mature professionals.

Our members nominate their peers to various levels of distinctions and they are honored at our events annually.

Member News

Highlights from our DFC Members

Arch professor’s firm named Emerging Voices winner

Low Design Office (LOWDO), an architecture and integrated design firm co-founded by DK Osseo-Asare, assistant professor of architecture and engineering design at Penn State, has been named a winner of the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices 21 competition. Established in 1982...

DIALOG - #ChooseToChallenge on International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is Monday, March 8 and this year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge. We all have a role to play in creating a fair and equal society, and all of us have a choice to challenge inequality and gender bias. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s...

HS2's Colne Valley Landscape & Habitat Creation Project

An ambitious scheme, designed by HS2’s landscape architects, ecologists, engineers and soil specialists, including a Jacobs team, aims to reuse construction materials to create 127 hectares of new chalk grassland, woodland, wood pasture and wetland habitats that will substantially enhance...