The Design Futures Council has named five professionals as its Emerging Leaders for 2012.
DuPont Building Innovations Sponsors Program’s Scholarships
NORCROSS, Ga. – The Design Futures Council has named five professionals as its Emerging Leaders for 2012. These individuals received registration scholarships to attend the 11th Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design in Portland, OR Sept. 11-13. The scholarship is sponsored by DuPont Building Innovations.
“At DuPont, we’re focused on reducing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, and that’s one of the reasons why the Design Futures Council is important to us,” said Doug Baker, Americas director of DuPont Building Innovations and a Design Futures Council Executive Board member. “Providing scholarships for the Emerging Leaders initiative allows DCF members like DuPont in the energy, talent, and fresh perspective of young professionals who will influence and shape the future of sustainable design.”
The Design Future Council’s annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design brings together a delegation of 100 people from the world’s most influential architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) firms, along with educators and leading building product manufacturers to identify change drivers, analyze emerging data, and explore innovation in sustainable design.
One of the Design Futures Council’s missions is to identify and recognize future leaders who are having – and will increasingly have – an impact on design practices, design professions, and the community. The Emerging Leaders scholarship program, now in its fifth year, addresses this goal by selecting individuals who represent the future of design practice in terms of its broadening scope, service to society, sustainable design, and technological innovation.
The 2012 Emerging Leaders are:
About the Design Futures Council
The Design Futures Council is an interdisciplinary network of design, product, and construction leaders exploring global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of the industry and environment. Members include leading architecture and design firms, dynamic manufacturers, service providers, and forward-thinking A/E/C firms of all sizes that take an active interest in their future. DesignIntelligence, a bi-monthly journal of cutting-edge research, practical advice, and peer-to-peer information exchange, is the Design Futures Council’s official publication, published by Greenway Communications.
About the DuPont Building Innovations
DuPont Building Innovations, a strategic business unit of DuPont (NYSE:DD) helps residential and commercial builders, architects, general contractors, engineers and their teams determine the best, highest-performing solutions that meet the unique needs of their projects. From DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems to DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces, DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces and more, DuPont Building Innovations is committed to increasing the performance of building systems and creating more sustainable structures.