The Design Futures Council (DFC) brings built environment leaders and thinkers together to evaluate current trends and predict design futures. The Design Futures Council comprises member firms and schools selected by the executive leadership of DFC for outstanding contributions to design, engineering, construction, development and design education.
It convenes several times a year to discuss technology & applied innovation, collaboration, education & talent, sustainability, and all things business. The conversations and collaborations that happen within the DFC influence the ever-evolving design industry and proposes sustainable solutions for design futures to come.
RECOGNITION PROGRAMS | Supporting Leaders At All Levels
The Design Futures Council encourages and supports leadership at all levels in the built environment industry, from the exploration that begins in education to the summary of accomplishments of mature professionals.
Each year, the DFC recognizes and awards professionals through the following programs: Emerging Leaders Program, young professionals within the first 10 years of professional practice; Senior Fellows Program, professionals with a minimum of 20 years in practice; Exceptional Educator Program, innovative educators; and the Lifetime Achievement Program, leaders who have practiced architecture continuously for a minimum of 40 years.
EVENTS | Leadership Summits and Webcasts
Leadership Summit on the Future of Environmental Responsibility
Legislative & Regulatory Implications to Environmental Responsibility
Washington, DC | September 12-13, 2022
DFC International Leadership Summit
Our Collective Responsible Response to Crises
Madrid, Spain | September 27-29, 2022
DFC Leadership Summit on the Business of Design
Owning Leadership Responsibilities
Boston, MA | November 14-15, 2022