2006 Design Futures Council Senior Fellows

March 25, 2007 · by DesignIntelligence

The DFC honors a select group of individuals each year for significant contributions toward the understanding of changing trends, new research, and applied knowledge leading to innovative design models that improve the built environment and the human condition.

The DFC honors a select group of individuals each year for significant contributions toward the understanding of changing trends, new research, and applied knowledge leading to innovative design models that improve the built environment and the human condition.

Dr. Steve Chu, Nobel Prize winner and Director at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Chu is a leader in the macro fields of design and physics; his work focuses on ways to speed the implementation of global carbon-neutral energy sources. He was a key speaker at the 5th Annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design in Santa Fe, NM, in October 2006.

Harold Adams is Chairman Emeritus of RTKL, where he served for 34 years. Harold grew the firm from a single office to a practice with 10 offices and projects in more than 60 countries. He continues to lead professional and community groups and serves on the board of Legg Mason Wood Walker, among others.

John Cary is the Executive Director of Public Architecture and the Co-founder of ArchVoices. He oversees Public Architecture's pro bono design initiatives and is the national spokesperson for the 1% solution, an NEA-sponsored program through which firms pledge 1 percent of their billable hours to communities that could otherwise not afford design services.

Nigel Dancey, Senior Partner, Foster and Partners. Nigel is responsible for a wide range of projects including most recently the Swiss Re project in London and the Hearst Tower in New York City. He is also working on museums, stadiums, and research laboratories and is the leader of Foster and Partners sustainability initiatives. He was a delegate to the 5th Annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design held in Santa Fe, NM in October 2006.

Clark Davis, Vice Chairman, HOK. Clark serves on the board of the HOK Executive Committee and is a board member of the Design Futures Council. He also serves as Director of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, as trustee of the St. Louis Art Museum, trustee of the Whitaker Foundation, and on the board of advisors at both the University of Michigan and the University of Kansas.

Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and author of the groundbreaking book, An Inconvenient Truth, which documents the reality of global warming. He wrote the 1992 best-seller Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit and is Chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite television network. Gore also serves on the board of Apple Computer, Inc., and is a senior advisor to Google Inc.

Dr. Martin Fischer is an author, educator, and Director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is one of the world's experts in design integration and advanced technology applications.

Bruce Mau is the creative director of Bruce Mau Design Inc., Toronto. He has earned international recognition for work in areas of research, strategy, creativity, innovation, and design. He was awarded the Chrysler Award for Design Innovation, the Toronto Arts Award for Architecture and Design, and holds an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Emily Carr Institute. He co-authored SMLXL with Rem Koolhaas and authored both Life Style and Massive Change. Most recently he collaborated with NBBJ on the new book Change Design.

Ed Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, author, and lecturer. He is senior principal at Mazria Inc. Odems Dzurec, an architecture and planning firm, and founder of Architecture2030.org, a global movement to address the current climate crisis. His numerous awards include: AIA Design Innovation Award; Commercial Building Awards - Department of Energy; Landmark Designation Award - The Albuquerque Conservation Association; "Pioneer Award"- American Solar Energy Society; and Outstanding Planning Award - American Planning Association.

Gordy Mills, Chairman and CEO of The Durrant Group, Inc. An innovator and leading architectural expert in planning and construction, Gordy is the President-Elect of NCARB and serves on several boards, including the board of the Design Futures Council. He is active in international practice initiatives, sustainable design, and bridging education with professional practice.
For a complete list of DFC Senior Fellows, see the 2007 edition of the Almanac of Architecture & Design.

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