Digital design, planning and construction are becoming increasingly important. The engineering, planning and consultancy firm Basler & Hofmann has entered into a strategic partnership with ETH’s Center for Augmented Computational Design in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, known as “Design++”, with a generous donation spread over six years. The funding will go primarily towards establishing a new professorship in Augmented Computational Design. The aim of the partners is to develop digital tools and processes that simultaneously improve design, boost productivity in the construction process, raise the quality of buildings and reduce their environmental impact. They also hope that the latest findings in the fields of artificial intelligence and augmented reality will feed directly into architecture and civil engineering practice.