Six up-and-comers identified as future change drivers and awarded scholarships to sustainable design event

The Design Futures Council has named six professionals its Emerging Leaders for 2010. These individuals will receive registration scholarships to attend the 9th Annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design in Atlanta Oct 5-7. The 2010 scholarship is sponsored by DuPont Building Innovations.

“What are the implications of sustainable building design now, 10 years from now, and on into the future? We are pleased and excited to help enable this discussion forum of current and future thought and action leaders to address this critical topic,” said Doug Baker, Americas Business Director of DuPont Building Innovations.

The Design Future Council’s annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design brings together 100 delegates from the world’s most influential A/E/C firms to identify change drivers, analyze emerging data, and explore innovation in sustainable design at this unique meeting.

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 fourth 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.

Chosen by a jury of past delegates to the Summit, the 2010 Emerging Leaders are:

  • Monica Chadha, Studio Gang
  • Ben Gates, Central City Concern
  • Charrisse Johnston, Gensler
  • Michael Murphy, MASS Design Group
  • Amit Price Patel, David Baker & Partners Architects
  • Kristine Royal, Architecture Royal

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, building product manufacturers, and service providers that take an active interest in their future.