LCI Lean in Design Award

Call for Entries

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The LCI Lean in Design Award recognizes delivering outstanding design while advancing the industry through collaborative Lean project delivery. The purpose of this award is to encourage Lean in Design and recognize the architects, engineers, designers, clients, and constructors who work together to improve the design and construction process and produce design excellence in the built environment.


Nominees may come from any profession; but must include the design team. Any LCI member may nominate projects on behalf of the design team.  Projects substantially completed after Jan 1, 2019 are eligible. Projects must be completed and built. There is no limit to the number of projects that may be entered by a firm, and all materials included in the submission must be cleared for public reproduction. Entries must be submitted by an LCI member with approval of the client and must credit all members of the design and construction team.


The winners of the 2021 LCI Lean in Design Award will be notified prior to the 2021 LCI Congress in Phoenix, Arizona in October.  Award winners will be announced and award presented at the Award Ceremony on October 20, 2021. Nominators are requested to notify their client and project team that the project will be receiving an award, and are encouraged to invite them to Congress awards celebration. 


LCI is pleased to acknowledge the 2021 LCI Lean in Design Award planning team for helping us create this new award program as a benefit to the design and construction industry:

Diane Anglin, Clark Construction Group, LLC; Bernita Beikmann, HKS, Inc.; Stan Chiu, Gensler; Michael Murray, The Beck Group; Romano Nickerson, Boulder Associates; Victoria Navarro, Advocate Aurora Health; Neelanjana Sen, HGA Architects and Engineers; Andrea Sponsel, HKS, Inc.

Submission Details

1. Submit through the form below

2. Include supporting documentation (images, diagrams, any additional text if required) in a single pdf, max 10MB, not to exceed ten (10) 11x17 inch pages. Text is limited to labeling the images. Consider including process imagery that showcases Lean as well as final project photography. Avoid including company logos on imagery.

3. Email Joan Piccariello with any questions on the submission process.