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When Worlds Collide

by Michael LeFevre
Managing Editor, DesignIntelligence
September 21, 2022 | 7 min read

As world-builders — creators of real and imaginary environments — are we prepared to lead when conflict occurs?


Global Architecture and Urbanism

by Gordon Beckman
Principal, Sr Vice President and Director of Design Portman Architects
September 14, 2022 | 7 min read

Originally published on December 1, 2017. For many of today’s architects, working globally has become the norm.


The Pulse of the Planet

by Drew Wensley
CEO, Moriyama & Teshima Planners
September 7, 2022 | 3 min read

Perhaps we’re continuing to build in places that we shouldn’t be. Or maybe our infrastructure is taxed beyond its resources.


Beyond Buildings … to Well-Being

by Paul Hyett
Past President, RIBA, Hon FAIA Vickery Hyett Architects, Founder—Partner
August 31, 2022 | 7 min read

Paul Hyett examines the responsibilities of place-making and world building on human development — at two scales


How Do You Spell “Architecture”?

by Scott Simpson
Senior Fellow, Design Futures Council
August 24, 2022 | 3 min read

The case for an emerging global language of design


Impact (In Partnership)

by Amale Andraos
Principal and Co-Founder, WORKac
Professor and Dean Emerita, Columbia University

August 17, 2022 | 4 min read

Amale Andraos considers the potential of integrating practice and the academy


In a World Built by Machines

by Phil Bernstein
Associate Dean and Professor Adjunct, Yale University
August 10, 2022 | 12 min read

A DesignIntelligence conversation with Phil Bernstein about his new book, “Machine Learning: Architecture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”


Unlimited Pedagogy

Melanie Fessel (left)
Principal, TerreformX
Mitchell Joachim (right)
Co-Founder, Terreform ONE
August 3, 2022 | 5 min read

Urban design in the expanded field


A REVIEW: “Truth and Lies in Architecture” by Richard Francis-Jones

by Paul Finch
Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
July 27, 2022 | 5 min read

Letters from London: Paul Finch shares an examination of the veracity of world building


We Can Do This!

by Ed Mazria
Architect, Author and Educator
July 20, 2022 | 7 min read

The 2021 AIA Gold Medal winner calls for transforming the architectural sector


Rebuilding the Profession

by Mark Wight
Chairman and CEO, Wight & Company
June 13, 2022 | 10 min read

Wight & Company’s chairman and CEO discusses the firm’s culture of collaboration and how its integrated design led-design build model challenges the profession


Creating a Catalyst for Health

by Erin Peavey
Architect and Design Researcher, HKS
July 6, 2022 | 3 min read

HKS’ Erin Peavey shares a story of transformation


What’s Inside Comes Out

by Dave Gilmore
President and CEO, DesignIntelligence
June 29, 2022 | 4 min read

Knowledge Is One Thing, Knowing Is Another


Sustainable Design as Design

by Steven McKay
Global Design Leader, Managing Principal, DLR Group
June 20, 2022 | 10 min read

Commitment to sustainable design is fundamentally a change management issue


Driving Down Carbon: Beyond Responsibility — to Action

by Kathy Wardle
Principal & Director of Sustainability Perkins&Will
& Mary Dickinson
Associate Principal & Director of Sustainability, Perkins&Will
June 15, 2022 | 7 min read

Perkins&Will leaders urge bold collaborative change