Our People

At Design Group, the strength of our business is our professionals. We take a multi-faceted approach to leadership development and pride ourselves on having developed leading professionals in our industry. Professional development is accomplished, in part, through structured performance management, coaching, and training programs. Our objective is to empower all Design Group professionals to leverage the collective knowledge of the Firm in order to achieve their full potential.

Design Group University

As part of our Professional Development Program, every Design Group professional has the opportunity further their professional training and leadership development via courses offered in our internal Design Group University.

Design Group University (DGU) was developed to foster sharing of knowledge throughout our firm and to support the growth of all professionals in our organization. In addition to formal “university-style” training, Design Group professionals have access to knowledge through two primary sources:

  • The Design Group Knowledge Portal uses Microsoft SharePoint to gather and assemble knowledge from throughout the Firm and organize it in a centralized electronic repository. Professionals have access to document libraries and wiki sites that house the latest standards, tools, best practices, and templates for executing project activities, as well as technical resources to support personal learning and development.  Anyone in the ​firm may access the Knowledge Portal, and all of our professionals are encouraged to contribute by sharing their knowledge and best practices with others.
  • Communities of Practice provides an area for all Design Group professionals to communicate across the firm, using technical communities as a forum to solve problems, and share best practices within their specific field.


Each program was developed with the career equity of our professionals in mind.  At Design Group, our goal is to enable every individual to realize their potential with a sense of fulfillment every day.

For more information about Design Group University, please email DGU@bwdesigngroup.com