Save the Date: 2024 Lean in Design Forum

Lean in Design Forum 2024

LCI Lean in Design Forum
May 1-2, 2024, Chicago, IL

The 2024 LCI Lean in Design Forum was a terrific event for designers, architects, engineers, and anyone involved in construction design. We came together for a valuable exploration of how design benefits from Lean thinking and practices. This unique event illustrated the potential of integrating Lean methods into designers’ workflows.

Leaning into Design Thinking

The 2024 Design Forum theme focused on the marriage of Lean and Design Thinking. Our LCI community discussed the advantages of integrating Lean into Design Thinking — a nonlinear, iterative process that promotes understanding of true human needs, challenges assumptions, and redefines problems to help create innovative solutions, prototyping, and testing. We also emphasized the importance of the Lean tenet Respect for People in effective Design Thinking. Lean and Design Thinking creates a mindset aided by but not based in tools. Attendees gained ideas and tools to accomplish more with fewer resources, drive added value, and better serve humanity through intentional design, while engaging in transformative presentations to discover new potential for Lean.

Join us.

Why attend Design Forum?

  • Explore Lean design principles and practices presented by the best in the industry.
  • Gain ideas and implementable tips to improve your workflows.
  • Connect with other professionals interested in Lean design.
  • Transform your career and practice by learning the latest in Lean design.
  • Build a competitive edge and stand out by adopting Lean in your work.
Who should attend Design Forum?
  • Architects, engineers, and designers
  • Owners, owners’ reps, and general contractors
  • Trade partners engaged in Design/Build and Design/Assist
  • Preconstruction managers
  • Design managers
  • Estimators
  • BIM/VDC managers
  • Anyone interested in or impacted by Lean in Design!

2024 Design Forum Resources


Pricing Sheet

Printable Agenda

Interactive Agenda

Sponsorship/Exhibit Information


17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Reach the Lean Design Community

As a sponsor and/or exhibitor, you will:

  • Gain opportunities for face-to-face engagement in a target market.
  • Communicate your company’s benefits across several marketing avenues with the potential to reach hundreds of thousands of people interested in your products or services.
  • Reach a valuable audience of owners, designers, trade partners, and general contractors within the Lean community by being featured on LCI’s website, social media channels, blog, and the Lean in Design Forum website.

Questions? Contact Ilene Goldberg.

Sponsor/Exhibit Brochure

Continuing Education

LCI is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number H561. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

The May 2 Design Forum program is approved for 6 AIA HSW learning units.

This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

DBIA and PDH credits: Design Forum attendees can self-report for DBIA and PDH credits.

2024 Design Forum Exhibitors

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Design Forum Sponsors

Featured Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Morning Coffee Break

Gold Sponsors

Advertising Sponsors

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