2019 Lean in Design Forum

Driving Design Excellence through Innovation & Collaboration

Lean in Design Forum -- May 29-30, 2019

Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone: 312-726-7500

The Palmer House room block closed on May 2nd. For your convenience, we have secured a resource to help you easily book rooms at options near the LCI Lean in Design Forum. Please use the "map view" via this link to book your room close to the host hotel, Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel. A range of price points are available.

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in Design can help you continue to exceed expectations! Lean methodologies help design and construction companies in the U.S. and around the world become more efficient while increasing client satisfaction, cutting costs and eliminating re-work.

The 2019 Lean in Design Forum will address common challenges members of the design community often encounter such as:

  • Transforming a firm's culture holistically
  • Implementing Last Planner System® in design effectively
  • Making sound decisions collaboratively
  • Onboarding team members consistently

Meet your keynote speaker!

Cliff Moser, LEED, AIA, CSM, PSPO is the Author of "Architecture 3.0: The Disruptive Design Practice Handbook," which describes the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of design; with and without design professionals. Cliff’s thirty years as a licensed architect has made him a fierce advocate for the design professional’s role in leadership beyond the built environment.

Explore Architecture 3.0 during his keynote address on Thursday, May 30!


Cliff Moser, Stanford Healthcare -
New Stanford Hospital Design and Construction


The annual 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and AIA is a unique event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies. Industry-leading design practitioners will present on how Lean techniques free up time for creative decision-making and innovative problem-solving on current topics affecting the design community.

2019 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:

  • Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
  • Interactive learning roundtables
  • Lean in design phase educational sessions
  • Networking among Lean practitioners with passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery.

Join your colleagues in the design community at this year’s Lean in Design Forum in Chicago — the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Your registration fee includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 29, plus full breakfast and lunch on the days you are registered for.


"When I attend the Lean in Design Forum each year, I learn new innovations to Lean processes that enable more collaborative solutions to challenges we face as designers. I look forward to exploring how Lean can be used during the design phase on any project to drive design excellence when participating in interactive sessions of all experience levels. Lean makes the design process better, minute by minute, project by project."

Todd Henderson, Principal, Boulder Associates


For questions about Design Forum programming, please contact Joan Piccariello, Director of Program Development, at [email protected]


LCI is an authorized provider of the AIA Continuing Education System (CES). Attendees can earn up to 8 AIA CES with the learning sessions
on Day 1, May 29.


Ed-CM-LeanAGC of America recognizes the Lean in Design Forum as qualifying for 8 continuing education (CE) hours for Day 1 May 29 and 6.5 CE hours for Day 2 on May 30 towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Attendees can self-report up to 14.5 CE hours total for the full conference.


2019 Lean in Design Forum Pricing Guide (pdf)
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Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Interested in getting your company’s name in front of the leaders in Lean design? Become a Lean in Design Forum Sponsor or Exhibitor*!

Contact Ilene Goldberg, [email protected], for more information.

Sponsorship / Exhibitor Brochure

2019 Lean in Design Forum Sponsors

Cocktail Napkin and Coffee Cup Sponsor
Lanyard Sponsor
Gold Sponsors

2019 Lean in Design Forum Exhibitors

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* Limited number of exhibit tables available!