RANDY DEUTSCH FAIA LEED AP
Randy Deutsch FAIA, LEED AP served as the Associate Director for Graduate Studies until 2019 and is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, teaching and conducting research in design, design futures, professional practice, building technology and digital technology. Randy is a +100X international keynote speaker, workshop leader, AI researcher and design technology authority. An architect responsible for the design of over 100 large, complex sustainable projects, Randy has been an Exec Ed program leader at Harvard GSD, has written for DesignIntelligence, and has been featured in ARCHITECT Magazine and Architectural Record. Randy previously served on AIA Chicago Board as Director and Vice President; on ARCHITECT Magazine’s 2018 R+D jury and AIA National Architecture 2023 Awards jury.
Randy is the author of six books including Superusers: Design Technology Specialists and the Future of Practice (2019); Convergence: The Redesign of Design (2017) on the nature of the ongoing convergence of technology and work processes in the profession and industry; Data Driven Design and Construction: Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data (2015) on the innovative individuals and firms who are leveraging data to advance their practices; and, BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice (2011, translated to Mandarin in 2018). Randy’s most recent books and audiobooks were published in 2020 and 2021. In 2020, Randy’s team received an NSF Grant and DPI Seed Grant for planning a first-of-its-kind institute for the application of AI in design, construction and operations of buildings and infrastructure. In 2020 Randy was elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. Since 2018 he has served on the University of Arizona CAPLA Futures Council and is the co-founder of the Built Environment Futures Council (BEFC) advancing the discourse and opportunities for AI in Architecture, Design, and Construction.