As Clinical Associate Professor Randy Deutsch FAIA, LEED AP teaches Design Studio, Urban Studio, Professional Practice, Construction Management: Virtual and Real, Building Technology and Digital Technology.

Randy is a 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, ARCHITECT Magazine R+D jury, an inaugural NCARB Professional Practice Scholar, and led an annual Executive Education program at Harvard GSD. Randy is recognized as a professional thought and practice leader, international keynote speaker (in the past 2 years he keynoted throughout the US and England, Italy, Finland, Australia, Beijing and Barcelona) and is the recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award - Chicago.

Randy Deutsch FAIA, LEED AP served as the Associate Director for Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2016 until 2019 overseeing 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.

On February 14, 2020 Randy was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (FAIA.) The Jury of Fellows selected Randy because of his "notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture." On May 15, 2020 Randy will receive his Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2020 in Los Angeles. The Investiture Ceremony will be held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on the same date as Randy's presentation, "How AI, Automation and Autonomous Design Will Impact Your Firm."

Randy is the author of four books, most recently Superusers: Design Technology Specialists and the Future of Practice (Routledge, 2019) and Convergence: The Redesign of Design (AD, 2017) on the nature of the ongoing convergence of technology and work processes. 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; 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. Randy contributed a chapter in Workflows: Expanding Architecture's Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings (AD, 2017)

Randy is currently writing two books in the first half of 2020, "Think Like An Architect: How to develop critical, creative and collaborative problem-solving skills" (RIBA Publishing, 2020) and "Adapt As An Architect: A Career Companion" (RIBA Publishing, 2021.) Both are a departure from his previous books on design technology.


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