HED is excited to share that our Chairman and CEO, Peter Devereaux, FAIA, LEED AP, has been named a 2020 Senior Fellow by the Design Futures Council (DFC)!
The Design Futures Council (DFC) is a 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 and design. Each year the DFC convenes summits on issues of strategic importance to leaders such as technology and applied innovation, collaboration, education and talent, sustainability, and the business of design. By convening summits on central issues, including sustainability, education, and business leadership, the Council promotes collaboration across multiple disciplines. Together, its members and senior fellows uncover insights that move the built environment industry toward social and environmental wholeness.
The Senior Fellows program, which now includes some 200 distinguished leaders, honors its members’ significant contributions to the built environment industry disciplines. The council introduced the newest group of inductees to this exclusive program during their two-day online Leadership Summit on the Business of Design, held on November 11th and 12th.
"The Design Futures Council regularly brings together a diverse and engaging group of thought leaders connected to the built environment for an exchange of ideas that spark innovation," says Devereaux. "I’m so proud to be associated with this organization and the discussions we have on technology, sustainable design, the business of design and design education. I am humbled and honored to be included in this year’s class of DFC Senior Fellows.”
To be inducted, candidates must have a consistent and successful career in built environment industry professions extending a minimum of 20 years while achieving indisputable leadership in business, design, education, technology, and/or innovation that has raised the performance of the organizations they have led, as well as be recognized by peers at the Design Futures Council as actively contributing to move the whole community forward.
The council’s Senior Fellowship includes noted architects, designers and educators, as well as thought leaders from other disciplines and practices, including David Adjaye, Steven Holl, Frank Gehry, Sir Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin, Bruce Mau, John Maeda, Milton Glaser, Jan Gehl, and Al Gore.
"Peter’s induction to the Senior Fellows of the Design Futures Council is a well-deserved recognition for his significant contributions to the architectural profession and the built environment," says Tania Van Herle, Corporate Systems Leader with HED, "Serving as a mentor to me over my career, Peter embodies the key traits of a Senior Fellow: leading our firm and others in addressing the complex issues facing our industry, driving innovation in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and serving as a voice for the importance design plays in our world."
Please join us in congratulating Peter on this great distinction!