The Reimagined Value of the Architecture & Design Industry

Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure by Design


July 2021

1 HSW CE Credit, AIA # DAS436-21 - 1 HSW LU, IDCEC # 114819 - 1 HSW CEU

About this webinar

Life happens in all the spaces we crete. Without design the way we experience our world would be diminished. Beyond design outcomes and aesthetics, how would reframing the value of design change the way you view the spaces we create? How would a new perspective of design equity design change our industry? How could it impact the wellbeing of human connectedness? To ultimately change the story of us. Join in to learn how to see the interior design industry through a new lens that will change the way you value design forever.

The content of this course has not been approved by the United Nations and does not reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

Hosted by Ian Rolston

Ian Rolston is a creative soul, inspired by connecting humanity to what matters most. After working for the world’s top brands and companies, he founded Decanthropy, a methodology and inclusive design consultancy that helps reimagine spaces for projects, places and people. As a thought leader, registered design professional and speaker, Rolston encourages relying on one’s sense of humanity to inform design solutions. His insights, studio workshops and project collaborations focus clients on establishing better. Better work, better play, better moments of connection and better care.

Upon completion, you'll be able to:

  • Understand what recent historical events have impacted the modern A&D industry, leading to increased competition, unrealistic expectations  and impossible workloads that can be harmful to physical and mental health.
  • Convey the benefits/impacts of inclusive design to create spaces that optimize cohesion, connections, health, and wholeness in support of productive living.
  • Explain the greater value and importance of design professionals as advocates for healthy built environments, safe neighborhoods, and the well-being of communities.
  • Discuss best practices of A&D professionals that enable humanity to thrive.

Entire 2024 series

$345 Single payment
12 HSW CE credits

Single session

$45 Single payment
1 HSW CE credit

Entire 2024 series

$29/month 12 Monthly payments
12 HSW CE credits

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Discover Actionable Strategies for a built environment that stands the test of time and nature.


  • Join Omar Degan, Principal of Do Architecture Group, and become part of a forward-thinking community that doesn't just follow trends but sets them by delivering architectural solutions attuned to today's needs and tomorrow's possibilities.
  • Each session in the 'Change by Design' series is meticulously curated, embedding insights and practical steps to prepare you to lead the change in the built environment.
  • Embrace the convenience of our series: whether you attend live online or on-demand, you will earn 12 AIA/IDCEC-approved HSW CEUs/LUs across 12 sessions, culminating in a comprehensive mastery of resilience in architecture. 

Building Resilience in Design & Architecture

"Change by Design" is where innovation meets practicality. This series goes beyond fulfilling CEU requirements; it's about integrating resilience in your designs so your forward-thinking projects stand out for addressing today's most pressing challenges and satisfying a market that demands it.

Why 'Change by Design'? Because it's where your expertise meets the pressing need for a built environment that stands the test of time and nature. It's where you gain CE credits and a competitive edge in a market that values foresight and responsibility. Each session is an actionable step towards mastering economically viable and environmentally sound designs.

Join a community that does not follow trends but sets them by delivering architectural solutions that meet today's needs and anticipate tomorrow's challenges.

Ready to elevate your practice? Secure your spot in a series that promises resilience amid fragility: "Building Resilience in Design and Architecture: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions." with Omar Degan, Principal, Do Architecture Group (live and on-demand).


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