Senior Fellows

Design Futures Council

Fellowship in the Design Futures Council is granted to outstanding individuals who have provided noteworthy leadership toward the advancement of design, design solutions, or the design professions. Senior fellows of the DFC are recognized for significant contributions toward the understanding of changing trends, new research, or applied knowledge leading to innovative design models that improve the built environment and the human condition.

Ava Abramowitz, Professor of Negotiations, George Washington University Law School
Harold Adams, Chairman Emeritus, RTKL
David M. Adamson, University of Cambridge, England
David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates, London
Ray Anderson*, Founder and Chairman, Interface Inc.
Rodrigo Arboleda, Chairman & CEO, One Laptop Per Child Association
James F. Barker, President, Clemson University
Peter Beck, Managing Partner and CEO, The Beck Group
Janine M. Benyus, Biomimicry & Sustainability Expert
Robert J. Berkebile, Founding Principal, BNIM Architects
Phil Bernstein, Technology and Professional Practice Authority, Yale University; Vice President for Industry Strategy & Relations, AEC Solutions, Autodesk
Peter Bohlin, Founder, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Friedl Bohm, Owner, White Oaks Partners
Penny Bonda, Eco Editor, Interior Design Magazine
John Seely Brown, Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation
Barbara White Bryson, Associate Vice President of Facilities, Engineering & Planning, Rice University
Carrie Byles, Managing Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Santiago Calatrava, Pioneering Forms and Spaces, Santiago Calatrava Architects
Robert Campbell, Architecture Critic, Boston Globe
John Cary, Advisor, TED Prize and Consultant
Wing T. Chao, Former Vice Chairman of Development, Walt Disney World
David Childs, Consulting Design Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
William Chilton, Founding Principal, Pickard Chilton
Clayton Christensen, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Steve Chu, Nobel Laureate and Secretary of Energy, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Daniel P. Coffey, Founder and President, Daniel P. Coffey & Associates Ltd.
Cindy Coleman, Partner, Frankel + Coleman; Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Carol Coletta, President and CEO, CEOs for Cities
James P. Cramer, Co-Founder, Design Futures Council; Chairman and CEO, Greenway Group
Michael Crichton*, Design Advocate, Author, Film Director
Sylvester Damianos, Architect, Sculptor, Damianosgroup
Nigel Dancey, Senior Partner, Foster and Partners
Clark Davis, Vice Chairman, HOK
Lauren Della Bella, President, SHP Leading Design
Betsy del Monte, Principal, The Beck Group
Frank Duffy, Co-founder, DEGW; Past President, RIBA
Williston (Bill) Dye, Branding and Entertainment Architecture, Las Vegas
Phil Enquist, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Del Eulberg, Booz Allen Hamilton; USAF (ret.)
Richard Farson, Ph.D., President, Western Behavioral Sciences Institute
Rick Fedrizzi, President and CEO, USGBC
Edward Feiner, Principal, Perkins+Will
Curtis Fentress, President, Fentress Architects
Martin Fischer, Director, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, Stanford University
Tom Fisher, Dean, College of Design, University of Minnesota
Steve Fiskum, COO and Partner, Hammel, Green and Abrahamson
Richard Florida, Author
Jim Follett, Organizational Growth Pioneer, Gensler
Lord Norman Foster, Founder and Chairman, Foster and Partners
Harrison Fraker, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Neil Frankel, Principal, Frankel + Coleman
Roger Frechette, President, PositivEnergy Practice
Ed Friedrichs, Entrepreneur and Author, Friedrichs Group
R. Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller*, Engineer, Inventor, Educator, and Architectural Innovator
Thomas Galloway*, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jan Gehl, Principal, Gehl Architects, Denmark
Frank Gehry, Architect, Gehry Partners
Arthur Gensler, Founder and Chairman, Gensler
Milton Glaser, Founder, Milton Glaser Inc.
Roger Godwin, Partner, DAG Architects
Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic, Vanity Fair
Al Gore, Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate
David Gottfried, Managing Partner, Regenerative Ventures; Founder, U.S. Green Building Council
Michael Graves, Architect, Michael Graves & Assoc.
Robert Greenstreet, Dean, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Director of Planning and Design, City of Milwaukee, Wisc.
Robert C. Grupe, Architecture & Technology Materials Innovator
Zaha Hadid, Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects
Gerry Hammond*, President and CEO, SHP Leading Design
Jeremy Harris, Former Mayor, Honolulu, Hawaii
Phil Harrison, President and CEO, Perkins+Will
Scott Harrison, President and Founder, charity: water
Craig W. Hartman, Design Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Paul Hawken, Founder, Natural Capital Institute
H. Ralph Hawkins, Chairman and CEO, HKS Inc.
Barbara Heller, CEO, Design + Construction Strategies
Jerry Hobbs, Former Chairman, ACNielson
Carl Hodges, Founder and Chairman, Seawater Foundation
Steven Holl, Principal, Steven Holl Architects
Bjarke Ingels, Principal, BIG, Copenhagen
Robert Ivy, Executive Vice President and CEO, American Institute of Architects
Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor & Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA
Jane Jacobs*, Urban Theorist, Author, Educator & Community Activist
Chris Jordan, Award-winning Photographer
Mary Margaret Jones, President and Senior Principal, Hargreaves Associates
Louis I. Kahn*, Architect and Educator, University of Pennsylvania
Blair Kamin, Architecture Critic, Chicago Tribune
Don Kasian, President and CEO, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning
Bruce Katz, Vice President, Brookings Institution
Larry Keeley, Thought Leader, Doblin Group
Tom Kelley, General Manager, IDEO
Stephen Kieran, Founding Partner, KieranTimberlake
A. Eugene Kohn, Founding Partner and Chairman, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Norman Koonce, Former CEO, American Institute of Architects
Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author, and Futurist
Theodore C. Landsmark, President, Boston Architectural College
Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, AECOM
Mary Ann Lazarus, Firmwide Director of Sustainable Design, HOK
Laura Lee, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University; Thinker in Residence, University of South Australia
Debra Lehman-Smith, Principal, Lehman Smith McLeish
Maya Lin, Artist and Designer, Maya Lin Studio
Amory Lovins, Chief Scientist and Founder, Rocky Mountain Institute
Lucinda Ludwig*, Design Forum Architect, Engineer, Design Integration and Value Innovator, Leo A Daly
Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight & Innovation, Arup
John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design
Marvin Malecha, Dean and Professor, College of Design, North Carolina State University
Janet Martin, President, Communication Arts Inc / Stantec
Bruce Mau, Chief Creative Officer, Bruce Mau Design Inc.
Thom Mayne, Founder and Design Director, Morphosis
Ed Mazria, Environmental Advocate and Founder, Architecture 2030
William McDonough, Architect, William McDonough + Partners
Alisdair McGregor, Global Sustainability Fellow, Arup
Steve McKay, Senior Principal, DLR Group
Richard Meier, Managing Partner, Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Sandra Mendler, Sustainability Leader and Principal, Mithun
Raymond F. Messer, Chairman and CEO, Walter P Moore
Gordon Mills, Architect and Policy Advisor, NCARB & NAAB
Glen Morrison, President, Alcoa Building and Construction Systems
Glenn Murcutt, Professor and Architect, Australia
John Ochsendorf, Associate Professor, MIT; MacArthur Prize Recipient
Liz Ogbu, Fellow in Residence,
Ruy Ohtake, Award-Winning Architect, Brazil
Doug Parker, Managing Principal, Greenway Group
Alexander (Sandy) Pentland, Ph.D., Educator and Researcher, MIT Media Lab
Renzo Piano, Architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
B. Joseph Pine II, Branding Strategist and Author, Strategic Horizons LLP
Dan Pink, Author and Economics Lecturer
William Bradley (Brad) Pitt, Actor and Environmental Advocate
Jane Poynter, Chairwoman and President, Paragon Space Development Corp.
Antoine Predock, Principal, Antoine Predock Architect PC
Richard Rogers, Architect, London; Pritzker Prize Laureate
Witold Rybczynski, Myerson Professor, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Moshe Safdie, Architect, Moshe Safdie and Associates
Jonas Salk*, M.D., Co-Founder, Design Futures Council; Founder, Salk Institute
Adele Santos, Dean, School of Architecture & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business
Peter Schwartz, Author and Co-Founder, Global Business Network
Kate Schwennsen, Chair, School of Architecture, Clemson University
Terrence J. Sejnowski, Ph.D., Brain Scientist, Salk Institute
Stephen J. Senkowski, CEO, Camino Modular Systems
William Sharples, Founding Principal, SHoP Architects & SHoP Construction
Scott Simpson, Principal/Senior Director-Cambridge, KlingStubbins
Adrian Smith, Principal, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Cameron Sinclair, Co-Founder, Architecture for Humanity
Alex Steffen, Co-founder, Worldchanging
Karen Stephenson, Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University; Founder, NetForm International
Cecil Steward, President, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities
RK Stewart, Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
Sarah Susanka, Architect, Susanka Studios
David Suzuki, Co-Founder, David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver
Richard N. Swett, Architect and President, Swett Associates; Former U.S. Ambassador
Susan Szenasy, Chief Editor, Metropolis magazine
Jack Tanis, Strategic Planning and Workplace Design Thought Leader
Marilyn Taylor, Dean, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
April Thornton, Leading Voice for Integrated Design Services
James Timberlake, Founding Partner, KieranTimberlake
Lene Tranberg, Head Architect and Co-Founder, Lundgaard & Tranberg
Alan Traugott, Principal, CJL Engineering
Robert Tucker, President, The Innovation Resource
John Carl Warnecke*, Architect and Contextual Design Advocate
Alice Waters, Founder, Chez Panisse Foundation
Alan Webber, Author and Founding Editor, FastCompany
Jon Westling, Professor, Boston University
Gary Wheeler, Architect and Workspace Design Leader, WheelerKänik LLP, London
Allison Williams, Principal, Perkins+Will
Arol Wolford, President, SmartBIM
Richard Saul Wurman, Information Architect; Founder, Access Guide and TED
Jocelyn Wyatt, Co-lead & Executive Director,
Scott Wyatt, Managing Partner, NBBJ
Nicholas You, Planner & Director, UN-Habitat


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