DesignIntelligence Articles


Simulation for Sustainability: A Conversation with Dr. Dru Crawley

Simulation for Sustainability: A Conversation with Dr. Dru Crawley

by Dr. Dru Crawley
Ph.d., FASHRAE, BEMP, FIBPSA, AIA, Bentley Fellow & Director, Building Performance, Bentley Systems Inc.
19 min read


Data modeling can change behavior. In this discussion

Getting Back to the Truth

Getting Back to the Truth

by Dave Gilmore
President and CEO of DesignIntelligence
4 min read


Dave Gilmore reminds us that understanding and collective good are parts of a sound social contract. Independence requires dependence and respect.

Redefining Professional Practice Education: Speculations and Challenges

Redefining Professional Practice Education: Speculations and Challenges

by Irene Hwang
Assistant Chair of Architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
16 min read


Irene Hwang shares anecdotes that provoke speculation and challenges...

What Won't Change

What Won't Change

by Scott Simpson
FAIA, Contributor to DesignIntelligence, Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council
5 min read


Scott Simpson shares reasons for optimism by design thinkers.

Redefining Crowds, Space, Time - and Buildings?

Redefining Crowds, Space, Time - and Buildings?

by Paul Hyett
RIBA and Honorary Fellow of AIA
5 min read

Paul Hyett shares musings on life, togetherness and technology in the United Kingdom.

Reframing the Value Propositions of Building

Reframing the Value Propositions of Building

by Phil Bernstein
Associate Dean & Professor Adjunct at the Yale School of Architecture
12 min read


Phil Bernstein investigates agency, project delivery, and building performance as future value proposition paths

On Redefining: New Rules

On Redefining: New Rules

by Michael LeFevre
FAIA Emeritus, Managing Editor of DesignIntelligence
5 min read


To spring forward from concurrent crises, DI’s Managing Editor issues a call for new rules—and the courage to break the old ones.

Redefining Sustainability Through The Triple Bottom Line

Redefining Sustainability Through The Triple Bottom Line

by Liz York
Senior Architect and Design Strategist for Healthy Design Collaborative, LLC a healthy design consultancy
8 min read


Can we find a new word for Sustainability? Do we need to? Liz York, FAIA shares three case studies that achieve ...

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?