Design Futures Council

Dialog Insights - The future of student housing

It’s safe to say 2020 isn’t ‘back to school’ in the normal sense. With the arrival of fall, higher education students and institutions are faced with uncertainty around the availability of affordable housing and adapting housing facilities to current panademic safety measures...

SmithGroup’s Tiffany Brown is Breaking Barriers in Arch

Tiffany Brown isn’t one to skirt difficult or uncomfortable issues. In fact, the project manager for SmithGroup and Executive Board Member for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) has built a design philosophy around addressing inclusion by facing exclusion head on...

4 Ways Healthcare Design is Impacting Higher Ed Design

In conceptualizing the reprogramming of the building to serve its new functions, adjacencies with many of our healthcare projects became clear. Stressors affecting students who will use this facility are similar to those experienced by patients within healthcare facilities, from having to...