Principals Roundtable: Managing Design with Michael LeFevre


Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am


Ansley Golf Club – Midtown
196 Montgomery Ferry Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Join AIA Atlanta in welcoming architect and author Michael LeFevre, FAIA Emeritus for July’s Principals Roundtable! Register now for a great conversation on his new book over a hot breakfast buffet.

About the presentation

Managing Design and Crossing The Line: Confessions of a Dual Agent

In this presentation, Michael LeFevre presents a cross-industry, 50-year perspective. With 30 years as a practicing architect, he has seen significant practice evolution.

In “crossing the line” to join one of the country’s best national construction management firms, he created a new position in managing design. As the founder of the company’s BIM and Planning & Design Support services, he pioneered a role enabling collaboration between design and construction, over the past 20 years, working with more than 70 of the world’s best design firms.

Sharing research from his new book, “Managing Design: Conversations, Project Controls and Best Practices for Commercial Design and Construction Projects,” he shares interviews with 40 industry thought leaders. Through the voices of others, he offers a collective vision of the future, in search of design management excellence.

In his Project Design Controls framework, he offers best practices for managing design. In this inclusive, empathetic look, he employs vivid imagery and personal case studies on projects such as the new Apple Park Campus and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In this inspirational, interactive talk, LeFevre offers a “self-help book” for designing, building, and industry transformation – a call to action, connection, and “doing the impossible”: managing design.

Learning objectives

  1. Learn issues and opportunities facing practitioners from 40+ industry thought leaders.
  2. Enhance skills in empathy and understanding through the eyes of others.
  3. Take home a proven Project Design Controls Framework to apply on project collaborations.
  4. See project case studies and success stories that have successfully used these techniques.
  5. A Call to Action for personal, firm and industry change and renewed relevance and value.

Read Michael’s bio >