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

Dave Gilmore

DFC Events | Featured Event

Design Futures Council reception
Upcoming Event
Leadership Summit on Technology &
Applied Innovation

April 21-22, 2021
La Jolla, CA


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

Restoration of Cottonwood Hotel Starts New Chapter

The Cottonwood Hotel in Omaha reopens this week after a $75 million restoration launched more than three years ago. “We now have a showcase for Omaha,” said Tom McLeay of Clarity Development, noting that other growing metro areas have historic hotels as central gathering points...

Foster + Partners unveils competition-winning design

Foster + Partners has won the design competition for Guangming Hub, a new Transport Oriented Development situated on the high-speed rail link that connects Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The proposal also integrates three new metro lines in the city and...

LEO A DALY - ‘Smart’ ORBT Stations Debut in Omaha

Designed by LEO A DALY, 24 iconic and state-of-the-art transit stations in Omaha now link some of the city’s premier destination districts and neighborhoods. Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) service is scheduled to start Nov. 18, with buses stopping at each of the stations, 12 in each direction...