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In order to maximize the learning environment, this course is limited to 25 participants.

Participants will recieve a download link to the presentation prior to the course.  Participants may download the presentation for viewing on a laptop or other personal device during the course.

Questions?  1-800-994-2622 or email COAA

Design Process Management - OTI Course


Harper Court Conference Room - 11th Floor
University of Chicago

5235 S Harper Court

Chicago, IL 60615 


April 24, 2019 - 8:00am- 5:30pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Registration Fees*

COAA Member $495.00
Non-Member $695.00
Registration rates increase $100 after 3/24/19.

Course Instructors

Howie S. Ferguson, former Owner, Executive Director, COAA
Cathy Roche, Architect, SchenkelShultz Architects
Sue Klawans, Contractor

Course Description

In this one-day course, you will learn why Owners must manage the design process and discover proven techniques for doing so.  Learn how to keep the design on schedule and achieve a project that you can construct within your budget, while mastering the delicate process of satisfying your stakeholders.  See the design process from the designer’s perspective ... understand what the design team needs from you ... and hear strategies for how to lead your project team through a successful design.

The course is interactive with group exercises and real life project examples providing insights that illustrate best practices.  The course is conducted by COAA’s signature experienced 3-person team of instructors led by an experienced Owner, joined by an architect and contractor.

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