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

MI ASLA Awards: Red Pole Park & Ford Credit Courtyard

HED is pleased to share that the Red Pole Park project and the Ford Credit Courtyard have each received a Design Merit Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). As part of a new pedestrian and bike path, the Red Pole Park is the first in a series...

Petersen Automotive Museum Wins Museum/Coll. of the Yr

The KPF-renovated museum in Los Angeles won the award in the 2020 Historic Motoring Awards. Petersen Automotive Museum is set on Museum Row and has become an icon along LA’s Miracle Mile for the sweeping exoskeleton KPF designed around the museum’s existing “chassis.”...

WSP Projects In America's Transportation Awards Top 12

WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, had 11 projects receive regional recognition by the America’s Transportation Awards. Four projects are among 12 finalists “credited with making travel across America safer, better, and more accessible to motorists...