DesignIntelligence Surveys

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UPDATE, April 15, 2020: DesignIntelligence has suspended this year’s rankings program due to the COVID-19 health emergency.


For the past 20 years, DesignIntelligence has conducted its annual survey of architecture and design schools. The survey asks hiring professionals, current students, and recent alumni to provide their perspective on the strengths of U.S. architecture and design programs.

Learn more about the survey and see our 2019 rankings.

The DesignIntelligence survey should be taken by hiring professionals working at firms and by current students and those who have recently graduated.

These annual rankings are the leading resource to assess architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture programs on their ability to prepare graduates for professional practice.

Survey results are very important to prospective students and their families, especially those considering schools in the Pacific Northwest.

Your input is invaluable in providing prospective students and their families with a clearer understanding of their educational options.


Professionals Survey

If you are a person in your firm who hires architects, interior architects or designers, or landscape architects, you are invited to share your experiences and perspectives.

The survey takes 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, but be sure to save your progress before exiting the survey. Individual responses will be kept confidential but a listing of all responding firms may be published.

If you are involved in hiring for more than one discipline, you're encouraged to complete each applicable survey.

DesignIntelligence has suspended this year’s rankings program due to the COVID-19 health emergency.


Student and Recent Graduates Survey

If you are a current student or someone who graduated in the past 24 months, please complete a survey to share your experience. We are interested in how you evaluate the program and your preparation for practice. It should take about 15 minutes to complete. Please note that once you begin the survey, you must complete it in one sitting. It will not allow you to exit and continue later.

DesignIntelligence has suspended this year’s rankings program due to the COVID-19 health emergency.


If you have questions or comments on the surveys themselves or the methodology behind them, contact Mary Pereboom (mpereboom@di.net) at DesignIntelligence.