Design Futures Council News



The View from Here: “Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man.”

by Paul Hyett
RIBA, Hon FAIA,
Vickery Hyett Architects, Founder-partner

March 2, 2021 | 9 min read

From the United Kingdom, Paul Hyett reflects on three challenges facing RIBA’s new president and Britain’s architectural profession: Brexit, The Grenfell Disaster’s Insurance ... 

Seeking Clarity

by Stevi McCoy
Director of Organizational Development, HKS
February 25, 2021 | 15 min read

HKS’ Director of Organizational Development, Stevi McCoy, discusses control, emotional intelligence, acedia, punctuated equilibrium, segmenting, the human spirit, and hope

Regaining Respect

by Barbara Heller
Founder, Heller & Metzger PC | Founder, CEO, Design + Construction Strategies LLC
February 17, 2021 | 15 min read

In this candid conversation, Barbara Heller reflects on the profession and speaks the truth about risk, reward, and default behaviors

Connecting Creatives

by Jason Schupbach
Dean, Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Feb 11, 2021 | 16 min read

In this candid conversation, Jason Schupbach, new Dean of Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, reflects on transcending disciplines and generations, and embracing...

Looking Back, Going Forward

by James Miner
CEO, Sasaki
Feb 5, 2021 | 19 min Read

Sasaki CEO James Miner reflects on a 100-year firm evolution, a 10-year transformation, understanding history, expanding disciplines, the quest for diversity, and next-generation leadership

Inflection Points

by Kelly Farrell
Corporate and Commercial Practice Director, NBBJ
January 22, 2021 | 15 min read

NBBJ’s Kelly Farrell discusses bold moves, timing, inclusion, leadership, and priorities — during challenging times

Talking About Transformation

by Dave Gilmore, Bob Fischer, & Michael LeFevre
December 30, 2020 | 16 min read

A discussion on the "5 Tiers of Change" and the principles of reinventing businesses.

Pace and Place, Planet and Purpose: Reinvention Required

by Paul Hyett
PPRIBA and Honorary Fellow of AIA
December 23, 2020 | 5 min read

Paul Hyett’s perspective on the pace of change gives pause for thought.

A Conversation with A Global Citizen

by Calvin Kam
FAIA, PhD, PE, LEED AP, Founder/CEO Strategic Building Innovation, bimSCORE, BIM Supporters Group, and PlanMeetDone.com
December 17, 2020 | 19 min read

Dr. Calvin Kam talks about his journey in technology evangelism: to reinvent and integrate the industry.

Economic Review: Reinventing in 2021

by Bob Hughes
Senior Economist at DesignIntelligence
December 15, 2020 | 9 min read

Historic. Unprecedented. Catastrophic. Disastrous.