Randy Deutsch, FAIA, LEED AP

Professor | University of Illinois

Randy Deutsch


Randy Deutsch FAIA, LEED AP, is an educator, author, international keynote speaker, AI researcher and a licensed architect having designed +100 large, complex sustainable projects for which he received the AIA Young Architect Award Chicago. Since 2011, Randy has authored six books, most recently “Convergence: The Redesign of Design” (AD, 2017); “Superusers: Design Technology Specialists and the Future of Practice” (Routledge, 2019), “Think Like An Architect: How to develop critical, creative and collaborative problem-solving skills” (RIBA, 2020) and “Adapt As an Architect: A Career Companion” (RIBA, 2021). 

In addition to teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago starting in 2001 and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign starting in 2012, until 2019 Randy served as Associate Director for Graduate Studies in the School of Architecture. Randy previously served on AIA Chicago Board as Director and Vice President; on ARCHITECT Magazine’s 2018 R+D jury; and led an annual Executive Education program at Harvard GSD. In 2020, Randy was part of a team that received an NSF Grant and DPI Seed Grant for planning a first-of-its-kind institute for the application of AI in design, construction and operations of buildings and infrastructure. Earlier this year he was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects