Who We Are
DesignIntelligence (DI) is an independent company that is dedicated to the business success of organizations in architecture, engineering, construction and design. DesignIntelligence supports the success of its clients through the Design Futures Council leadership events and network; public and privately commissioned studies conducted by DI Research; and the publishing of practical research and thought leadership through traditional and digital platforms in DI Media.
Design Futures Council
The Design Futures Council (DFC) is a DesignIntelligence network of architecture, design, engineering, construction, product, and technology leaders who explore global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of the design industries and the environment. Each year the DFC convenes summits on issues of strategic importance to leaders: business of design, collaboration, sustainability, and innovation as well as design education and talent.
Deep dive research, commissioned by individual firms or organizations, that provides leaders the knowledge they need for the decisions that matter.
Since 1994, DI Media has evolved from a simple print newsletter to a multi-platform ecosystem of research-based publications. DI Media is focused on helping leaders and organizations to understand drivers of change and make more effective strategic decisions. Featuring articles, interviews and podcasts meant to redefine the future of the Built Environment Industry.
Who Relies On Us
“DFC is a deeply stimulating and engaging think tank for business and university leaders seeking to understand, define and positively influence the future of the design professions by sharing experiences, ideas, research and plans — all without ego or agendas. The additional support we receive from DesignIntelligence is equally invaluable, because it expands the foresight and research capabilities of our individual organizations by building on the collective knowledge and interests of the members.”
Lauren Della Bella
President, SHP Leading Design
“Our professions are in times of profound change. The DFC has provided a safe space to discuss the challenges we are facing, to hear about solution vectors which are being engaged and to meet those who are making those changes happen. DesignIntelligence is an excellent resource for us to read vetted content that is consistently of high quality and relevant.”
Dr. Chris Luebkeman
Arup Fellow and Global Director, Arup Foresight
DesignIntelligence Quick Facts
- Approximately 150 Colleges and Universities engage regularly in DI Research and Media initiatives
- More than 3500 professionals participate annually in DI Research studies.
- 50+ of the highest-ranked A/E firms in the United States participate in the DesignIntelligence Multinational Fees survey.
- The DesignIntelligence Quarterly annual “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” edition is most sought-after publication in the U.S. for design school ratings.
- The top A/E firms in North America refer to DesignIntelligence as the “board room gold standard for strategic foresight”
- DI Research is the trusted source for information, insight and trends tracking across A/E/C