DesignIntelligence Articles


Redefining the Profession

Redefining the Profession

by George Johnston
Professor of Architecture at Georgia Tech and Principal of Johnston+Dumais
11 min read


In his new book, “Assembling the Architect”, author, historian, and professor George Johnston draws from the past to suggest future directions. An interview.

Design Education Resilience: CORONAVIRUS’s Impact and Beyond

Design Education Resilience: CORONAVIRUS’s Impact and Beyond

by Ashley Steffens
Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, University of Georgia, College of Environment + Design
6 min read

How to cope with largely-studio-based design education in a new world order?

Reframing Communications

Reframing Communications

by Chyenne Pastrana
Director of Marketing, DesignIntelligence
3 min read

Words are more than words – they represent the dynamic shift from empathy to action.

Business as Unusual: Reframing Firm Strategies

Business as Unusual: Reframing Firm Strategies

by Steven McKay
RIBA, LEED AP Global Design Leader, Managing Principal, DLR Group
7 min read

Reframing Firm Strategies for Transformation and Resilience

Digital Thrivers & The Digitally Unequipped

Digital Thrivers & The Digitally Unequipped

by Roberta Kowalishin
Director of Technology (CTO), DIALOG
12 min read

COVID-19 is going to sort design practices into two categories – the Digital Thrivers and the Digitally Unequipped. Where will you land? Observations about this massive disruption...

On Reframing… and The Digital Campfire

On Reframing… and The Digital Campfire

by Michael LeFevre
FAIA Emeritus, Managing Editor, DesignIntelligence 10 min read

Looking in new ways informs perspective. Can virtual tools and virtuous thinking lead us in our Kairos moment?

Does Strategy Matter?

Does Strategy Matter?

by Scott Simpson
FAIA and Senior Fellow, Design Futures Council 7 min read

A perspective on post-Covid recovery with actionable steps for firm leaders.

“Together Distantly” and Other Oxymorons

“Together Distantly” and Other Oxymorons

by John SanGiovanni
CEO, Visual Vocal

In this impromptu conversation with DI’s Michael LeFevre, technology entrepreneur John SanGiovanni offers a glimpse into the future and present of post-Pandemic collaboration and ways of working, via Minecraft, “Sculptural Sketching”, “Magic Windows”, and “Holo-portation.”

Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections

by Caroline Braga
Chair, Firm Culture, Sasaki

A look inside a culture-rich firm offers insight into the power of people, connection, obstacles overcome, and pleasant surprises.

Upside-Down Thinking, Inside-Out Expression

Upside-Down Thinking, Inside-Out Expression

by Dave Gilmore
President and CEO, DesignIntelligence

Can “right” be “wrong”? Can we upend legacy thinking?