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

Coming Soon

The Future of Market Sectors Through the Covid-19 Impacted World
November 12th | 1PM-5PM EST | Virtual

The Design Futures Council is committed to supporting the built environment community by providing information and understanding of trends and future issues.

This year’s Leadership Summit on the Business of Design will focus on the various impacts of Covid-19. The summit will include insights from groundbreaking leaders of the industry.

Additional Details & Registration will be announced shortly.

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

Walter P Moore Honored at Houston Business Journal

In a virtual event on September 24th, Houston Business Journal announced its 2020 Landmark Awards, recognizing the city’s top commercial real estate projects of the previous year. Projects in 19 categories are recognized for excellence in land planning, design, construction, economics, marketing...

LPA Beats AIA 2030 Commitment For 2nd Year

Orange County-based integrated design firm is again the largest architecture firm in the U.S. to reach the industry’s key energy reduction standard. IRVINE, CA—Integrated design firm LPA was the largest firm in the country to meet the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment...

NY Honors Town Of Dover As Climate Smart Community

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) announced that the Town of Dover is among the communities certified as a Climate Smart Community (CSC). WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, assisted the Town of Dover...