Guiding Principles is a publication that outlines shared aims that ensure equity, sustainability, resiliency, and healthy living are integral to the design and construction process. This publication directly supports Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 (DCE 2.0), our program that, through partnerships with renowned design and construction professionals, delivers innovative and enduring public buildings and infrastructure.
The aims specified in Guiding Principles encourage design teams to think deeply and creatively in their quest to achieve superior buildings and infrastructure through transformative design. These aims are not meant to be prescriptive but to encourage the development of solutions, ranging from minimizing greenhouse gas emissions to design that engages groups who may feel left out, that enhance building performance. Though there are 20 principles and five aims for each, Guiding Principles is not complete. It is a growing and flexible collection of aspirations to support a respectful and efficient design and construction process.