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DesignIntelligence survey for hiring professionals

An important message for Davis College landscape architecture and design studies alumni follows below. This message will also be distributed via email on Thursday, May 11.

Dear Colleagues,

For the past 17 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted their annual survey of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools. I write today to ask for your participation in the 2017-2018 survey. If you are a person in your firm who hires architects, interior designers, landscape architects or industrial designers, you are invited to share your experiences and perspectives. These annual rankings are today’s leading resource to rank architecture and design programs on their ability to prepare graduates for professional practice.

The survey requires about 15-20 minutes of your time and can be completed in more than one sitting should you need to exit and return to complete it at a later time. The responding party must be in a leadership position qualified to hire employees. If you are not qualified to complete the survey on your firm’s behalf, we ask that you forward it to the appropriate person in your firm. Individual responses will be kept confidential but a listing of all responding firms may be published.

Please use the following links to access the surveys. If you hire in more than one discipline we invite you to complete a survey for each discipline for which you hire. The survey will close on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Landscape Architecture:

Interior Design:


Results will be published in the third quarter edition of DesignIntelligence Quarterly which will be released towards the end of September 2017. Last year we were unable to publish the results of the Industrial Design discipline due to insufficient participation. We hope to publish the results from all four disciplines this year. However, results will be published only if an adequate sample size is achieved.

If you have questions or comments you may contact DesignIntelligence Senior Research Analyst Darlene Penner at

Thank you for your thoughtful and confidential participation.


Judith Wasserman, MLA/MRP, Professor and Director, WVU Davis College School of Design and Community Development