Dear colleagues, alumni, and friends, 

For the past 20 years, Design Intelligence has conducted their annual survey of hiring professionals. I write to ask for your participation in this year’s survey. If you are a person in your firm who hires architects, interior designers, and/or landscape architects, you are invited to share your experiences and perspectives.

These annual rankings assess architecture and design programs on their ability to prepare graduates for professional practice.  In 2019, Gibbs College’s Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design programs were among the top ranked programs. Learn more here.

If you hire in more than one discipline we invite you to complete a survey for each discipline for which you hire. Please note that the survey will close on Friday, June 5th, 2020.

Please use the following links to access the surveys: 

  • Architecture Survey: Click here
  • Interior Design Survey: Click here
  • Landscape Architecture Survey: Click here

About the Surveys
Each 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. 

Results will be published in an upcoming edition of 2020 America’s Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools

If you have questions or comments you may contact Design Intelligence Senior Research staff member Mary Pereboom at

Thank you for your thoughtful, honest and confidential participation.


Hans E. Butzer, Architect, AIA, AK NW, LEED AP

Dean and A. Blaine Imel, Jr. Professor
Mabrey Presidential Professor of Architecture and Urban Design
Recipient of the American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture
The University of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture