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...

I always find the DFC Leadership Summit on the Business of Design to be the most rewarding workshop I attend throughout the year. The open dialogue amongst leaders of our industry and the blend of aspirational and pragmatic ideas give us rich content to take away to help us develop strategies for our own pursuits.
Dan Noble
President | CEO
HKS Architects

Being a member of the Design Futures Council has been invaluable to me as I prepare PDR for the future. Dave and his team are brilliant at putting together relevant, distributed content and hosting provocative Summit programs that enlighten and advance my thinking as I navigate our ever-changing world.
Lauri Goodman Lampson
President + CEO

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DFC Events | Featured Event

Design Futures Council reception
Leadership Summit on the Business of Design Built Environment Futures:
From the Client’s Perspective

November 11th & November 12th
1PM- 3PM ET | 12PM- 2PM CT | 10AM-12PM PT
a DFC Virtual Event

This virtual summit on the Business of Design will focus on the client's perspective and feature presentations on macro-economic overviews as well as specific industry insights on commercial real estate, healthcare, hospitality and an analysis of the future of workplace environments.

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

Warren Clinic Wins AIA’s 2020 Healthcare Design Award

The CRTKL-designed Warren Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been awarded an AIA 2020 Healthcare Design Award, presented by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH). “Our CRTKL team is so proud of the AAH AIA recognition for the Warren Clinic,” says Eurico Francisco, Vice President...

Google Unveils Plans for New Campus in San Jose, with KPF

Details of the new campus, known as Downtown West, were featured in The Architect’s Newspaper. Downtown West includes over 7 million square feet of office space, 4,000 units of housing, and 15 acres of parks, plazas, and green spaces, as well as 500,000 square feet of retail, cultural...

3 Marketing Communication Awards For GBBN

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) has recognized GBBN with three Marketing Communications Awards (MCAs). SMPS is the marketing and business development association for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. The annual MCAs are the longest-standing...