Good design...buildings and spaces that are fit for purpose.

About Us: Company

DQI USA IS A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY OF OUR BUILT ENVIRONMENT.

The company has the construction industry’s first statistically validated design assessment tool, the DQI (Design Quality Indicator) and now the FSE (Functional Satisfaction Evaluation). The company was formed in 2006 and has already been applied to over 1900 projects by more than 30,000 people.

The DQI was created to provide metrics around "fit for purpose" or "how well does this building work for interested parties" ("stakeholders"). The DQI helps isolate and benchmark this elusive third pillar: design quality, enabling the delivery of high performance buildings that are innovative, fit-for purpose, foster productive work environments and are sustainable in the broadest sense.

The company was founded by Marc Sallette and Goran Lukic following their vision that better designed buildings are fundamentally more valuable and a better use of resources. History shows that poor design results in high costs and low value for money. By capitalizing on the economic, social and environmental benefits of improved building design, the case can be made to unlock potential value, increase economic activity and enhance productivity. Evidence shows that patients recover faster in better designed hospitals, children score higher in quality designed schools, and well designed neighborhoods result in lower crime. In short, investing in high quality buildings can improve the welfare of business and society.

MARC SALLETTE, Founder
marc@dqionline.com

Marc has over ten years of experience in various areas of real estate. His background has been a unique combination of engineering, architecture, real estate valuation, finance and private equity. He has worked for two of Sam Zell’s real estate companies, as well as Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Cushman & Wakefield and Morgan Stanley Properties. He holds a BS and ME in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, a certificate of completion from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and an International MBA from the University of Chicago.

GORAN LUKIC, Co-Founder
goran@dqionline.com

Goran has over ten years of experience in various corporate consulting and training capacities. He has consulted to such firms as Abbott Laboratories, Careerbuilder and Occidental Petroleum. He holds a BS cum laude in Education from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an International MBA from the University of Chicago. He is the first licensed DQI Facilitator in the US.

With “improving our built environment” as a motto, both Marc and Goran hold core beliefs and interests in social entrepreneurship: businesses can both be profitable and improve the general welfare.

Contact Information

DQI USA, LLC
806 Ingleside Place
Evanston, IL  60201
+1.312.371.7326 tel
+1.208.730.2720 fax
info@dqionline.com

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www.dqionline.com

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