Profile: 

Randy Deutsch AIA, LEED AP is the Associate Director for Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he oversees graduate student recruitment, admissions, yielding activities, the award of scholarships/fellowships, enrollment, orientation and advising; coordinating reviews in graduate design studios; collaborating in alumni development efforts; and, contributing to operational and strategic planning beneficial to the school and the Director. As Clinical Associate Professor he teaches Design Studio, Urban Design, Professional Practice, Construction Management, Building Technology and Digital Technology. Randy is a BIM authority, IPD advocate, and licensed architect responsible for the design of over 100 large, complex sustainable projects, and has appeared in Architectural Record, Architect Magazine, DesignIntelligence and other periodicals. Randy has served on Chicago Architectural Club's Board of Directors, AIA Chicago Board as Director and Vice President, and recently led an annual Executive Education program at Harvard GSD. Randy is recognized as a professional thought and practice leader, international and national keynote speaker and recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award - Chicago. Randy is the author of three books, most recently Convergence: The Redesign of Design (AD, 2017) on the nature of the ongoing convergence of technology and work processes. http://amzn.to/2xGkDcF Randy is also the author of Data Driven Design and Construction: Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data (Wiley, 2015) on the innovative individuals and firms who are leveraging data to remain competitive while advancing their practices; http://amzn.to/2fRPE4a and, BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice (Wiley, 2011) tracking the social and organizational impacts of the new technologies and collaborative work processes on individuals, organizations, the profession and industry. http://amzn.to/2hw5Ag3 Randy contributed a chapter in Workflows: Expanding Architecture's Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings (AD, 2017) http://amzn.to/2fRMxcs Randy is currently writing his next book, Superusers: An Architect's Guide to Design Technology (2019, Taylor and Francis) on design technologists driving architectural practice.

Education: 

M.S. in Architecture, North Carolina State University; 1985
B.Sc. in Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1983