Who we are
The Design Futures Council (DFC) is a DesignIntelligence gathering of development, architecture, design, engineering, construction, product, and technology leaders who explore global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C) and design. Each year the DFC convenes summits on issues of strategic importance to leaders: technology and applied innovation, collaboration, education and talent, sustainability, and the business of design.
The DFC is committed to supporting the A/E/C community by providing information and understanding of trends and future issues. The Council creates context in which leaders from member firms can work with one another—as well as leading thinkers from outside industries—to tackle complex challenges and opportunities in A/E/C.MembershipDFC Events
An important part of the mission of DesignIntelligence is to encourage and support leadership at all levels of A/E/C: from the exploration that begins in education to the summary of accomplishments of mature professionals.
More than 100 professional practices, educational institutions, and corporations participate in the Design Futures Council. Unlike many organizations, the DFC draws members from across the A/E/C disciplines, as well as education and industries such as technology and manufacturing. DFC member organizations are among the most influential in the A/E/C industry. Participation is by invitation only.
The DFC in the United Kingdom and Australia
The Design Futures Council is a global organization with a multinational presence. We actively serve A/E/C markets in both Australia and the United Kingdom. The DFC in Australia and the U.K. focus on the specific conditions and opportunities of local markets, helping inform best practices worldwide.