About the Design Council of Saskatchewan


Design is all around us.


From our homes to the buildings where we work, from product brochures to billboards, from public parks to roads and bridges, the world around us has been shaped and molded for both function and beauty. Much of what we see in the world has been created by applied design professionals.

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A volunteer organization formed in 1983, The Design Council of Saskatchewan is the collective voice of six provincial associations representing design professionals working in the disciplines of architecture, planning, engineering & geoscience, graphic design, interior design and landscape architecture.

It was established to celebrate and promote public awareness and understanding of professional design in Saskatchewan. Hosting Design Week is a major initiative of the Council. It is an open invitation to the public to learn about the different areas of design through a speaker series.

The Council also recognizes design excellence in Saskatchewan through programs such as the Premier's Awards of Excellence in Design. Held in conjunction with Design Week, a jury of design professionals assembled in Saskatoon reviews entries to the competition based on criteria specifically appropriate to each of seven categories. All entries are displayed to the public and a gala evening is held, where a professional designer from each association is presented with an award.