Group Seeks Emerging Leaders in Sustainable Design

The Design Futures Council (DFC) is seeking nominations from DFC members for its annual class of Emerging Leaders. Winning nominees will receive registration scholarships to attend the 8th Annual Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design in Chicago, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. The DFC seeks to identify and recognize emerging leaders who are having – and will increasingly have – a profound impact on design practices, the profession, and the community.

Successful candidates will represent the future of practice in terms of its broadening scope, service to society, sustainable design, technological innovation, or other areas deemed relevant by the nominator. Nomination criteria includes the following:
•    Nominees must be within their first 10 years of professional practice.
•    They may come from any area of the design professions.
•    They must be playing a role in designing a more sustainable future.
•    The nominator must be a member of the Design Futures Council.

The DFC is a global network of design community professionals whose collective mission is to: explore trends, changes, and new opportunities in design, architecture, engineering, and building technology. Members include leading architecture and design firms; dynamic manufacturers; service providers; and small, forward-thinking AEC firms taking an active interest in their future.

For more information on the Emerging Leaders program, visit