Who We Are…

The Design Futures Council is a gathering of individuals from selected firms and institutions across the many built environment industry disciplines who are dedicated to the betterment of the industry through founded foresight and applied insight.

Design Futures Council


The Design Futures Council (DFC) is a gathering of development, architecture, design, engineering, construction, product, and technology leaders who explore global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of architecture, engineering, construction and design. Each year the DFC convenes summits on issues of strategic importance to leaders: technology and applied innovation, collaboration, education and talent, sustainability, and the business of design.  The DFC is part of the parent company, DesignIntelligence, which is dedicated to the business success of organizations in the built environment industry.

The Design Futures Council is committed to supporting the built environment community by providing information and understanding of trends and future issues. The DFC creates context in which leaders from member firms can work with one another—as well as leading thinkers from outside industries—to tackle complex challenges and opportunities.



DesignIntelligence


DesignIntelligence (DI) is an independent company that is dedicated to the business success of organizations in architecture, engineering, construction and design. DesignIntelligence supports the success of its clients through the Design Futures Council leadership events and network; DI Strategic Advisory a benefit that helps guide firm’s leadership through opportunities and challenges; public and privately commissioned studies conducted by DI Research;  the publishing of practical research and thought leadership through traditional and digital platforms in DI Media.

Design Futures Council - committed to supporting the built environment community by providing information and understanding of trends and future issues. The Council creates context in which leaders from member firms can work with one another—as well as leading thinkers from outside industries—to tackle complex challenges and opportunities in the built environment industry.

DI Research - dedicated professional researchers employing multiple research methods to yield intelligent, applicable, and actionable outcomes. Both public and private research initiatives are conducted annually.

DI Media - a multi-channeled publication and communication platform leveraged to “get the word out” regarding industry intelligence. From the robust DesignIntelligence Quarterly featuring weekly article publications, to special editions that “deep-dive” into trending topics to our timely and engaging podcast, ThisIsDesignIntelligence, which presents insight from some of the industry’s true change agents, DI Media is a key voice of influence across the built environment industry worldwide.

DI Strategic Advisors - a strategic partner that comes alongside to support the built environment industry decision makers through four practices: futures, leadership, identity, and technologies. Comprised of business savvy, strategically aware professionals, DISA is focused exclusively on the built environment industry with dedication to member organizations of the Design Futures Council.