The value of design already has a rich history to its name. The first initiative of organizing the symposium arose back in October 2002. The objective was to give Civil Engineering students more affinity with Architecture by means of a lecture with a well-known architect. Because the selection and attraction of the first architect, Frank O. Gehry, went so smoothly the first committee decided to attract more speakers. This way the idea of the ‘Value of Design’ symposium was born.