Design Futures Council News



Reinventing Communication

by Hamish Caldwell
Partner, Wireless Insiders Network
November 25, 2020 | 17 min read

Hamish Caldwell discusses the evolution of wireless networks, careers, agility, and communications – and their implications on strategy and practice.

Ripe for Reinvention

by Scott Simpson
FAIA & Senior Fellow in the Design Futures Council
November 17, 2020 | 6 min read

Scott Simpson posits “life cycle value” and service as new mindsets for design thinking in an industry ripe for change.

Reinventing Leadership

by Michael LeFevre
FAIA, Managing Editor DI Media Group Publications
November 3, 2020 | 15 min read

In changing contexts, we need new models and skills for an old role.

Reinventing Design Process

by Kirsten Lees
Managing Partner, Grimshaw
October 27, 2020 | 19 min read

Interrogating the Brief, Exploring, and Embracing Differences A Conversation with Grimshaw’s Managing Partner, Kirsten Lees

Reinventing the Firm

by Dan Noble
President, CEO, HKS
October 13, 2020 - 12 min read

Dan Noble reflects on HKS’s firm transformation using a values-based approach. An inside look.

Simulation for Sustainability: A Conversation with Dr. Dru Crawley

by Dr. Dru Crawley
Ph.d., FASHRAE, BEMP, FIBPSA, AIA, Bentley Fellow & Director, Building Performance, Bentley Systems Inc.
19 min read


Data modeling can change behavior. In this discussion

Getting Back to the Truth

by Dave Gilmore
President and CEO of DesignIntelligence
4 min read


Dave Gilmore reminds us that understanding and collective good are parts of a sound social contract. Independence requires dependence and respect.

Redefining Professional Practice Education: Speculations and Challenges

by Irene Hwang
Assistant Chair of Architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
16 min read


Irene Hwang shares anecdotes that provoke speculation and challenges...

What Won't Change

by Scott Simpson
FAIA, Contributor to DesignIntelligence, Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council
5 min read


Scott Simpson shares reasons for optimism by design thinkers.

Redefining Crowds, Space, Time - and Buildings?

by Paul Hyett
RIBA and Honorary Fellow of AIA
5 min read

Paul Hyett shares musings on life, togetherness and technology in the United Kingdom.