Relax. Engage. Change The Future

Platform: A Retreat for Design Visionaries, September 18-20, 2019 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, will spark your curiosity and challenge your perspective by providing the opportunity to break away from your daily routine and engage with fellow leaders in the design profession. Specifically designed for the principals, partners, and owners (PPOs) of design firms, Platform convenes the best of the best, the true visionaries of the design community, for a summit that provides an arena for relationship building, interaction, and idea sharing that moves the entire industry forward as a united community. Platform is a catalyst for innovation and collaboration, and explores leadership through the viewpoints of influencers in business, technology, entrepreneurship, public affairs, and more, providing a forum for conversation about the future of design.

SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2019

Platform is intended for design principals, partners, and owners – those in decision making and influential positions within their organizations. To register to attend Platform, you must have an access code. If you do not have an access code, please apply here




A highly curated roster of speakers will bring fresh perspectives in interactive ways.


Singer | Beatboxer
Songwriter | Musician

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Author, “Everybody Lies”
Former Google Data Scientist
The New York Times Opinion Writer


When you attend Platform in San Diego, you’ll be among fellow visionaries and design industry thought leaders, building the relationships necessary to move a united design industry forward. Your curated experience will provide moments of meaningful engagement with peers and speakers, while unique dining events and intentional small group forums will encourage thought provoking discussions.

“Platform gave me a rare opportunity – a focused moment to reenergize with other leaders in the design industry, to reflect on my role as a designer, and to forge new relationships and partnerships to last beyond our time together.”

–Elizabeth Von Lehe, Allied ASID, Design + Brand Strategy Principal, HDR

“Platform was a breath of fresh inspiration. It was truly a retreat in that it allowed me to reset my creative energies, but it was also a phenomenal opportunity to connect with top talent and top thinkers. I learned a great deal about the big ideas impacting design today and made fabulous connections that I hope to maintain throughout my career.”

–John Cialone, ASID, NCIDQ | Design Director, Vice President, and Partner, Tom Stringer Design Partners

The Schedule  →

Tamie Glass, ASID
Interior Design Program Director
Tamie Glass, ASID
Interior Design Program Director
Tamie Glass, ASID
Interior Design Program Director




Entice your curiosity and be exposed to the topics that will shape the future of your profession. Be ahead of what’s next and challenge yourself to take what you learn to your practice.




Experience the rolling hills and beautiful seashore of San Diego, home to some of the best weather in the United States. Your home in San Diego will be the spectacular Rancho Bernardo Inn, a destination that will provide memorable experiences for you and your fellow Platform attendees. A place to play, relax, unwind, reconnect, and find a little time for yourself, every element, experience, and detail has been calculated to perfection at the warm and welcoming Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Venue + Travel →



Benjamin Moore=
Signature Kitchen Suite

            Media Sponsor


David Levo
Principal and Board Director, Perkins Eastman

Ken Wilson, ASID, AIA
Design Principal, Perkins+Will

Patty Dominguez
Vice President, Architect and Design Sales, Cosentino

Zach Elkin
General Manager and Senior Director, Signature Kitchen Suite

Christine Handy
Director, Architect and Designer Segment, Benjamin Moore & Co.

A.J. Paron-Wildes, Allied ASID, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP
National Architectural and Design Manager, Allsteel

Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, LEED Fellow
Senior Associate, MSR Design 

  • When

  • September 18, 2019 – September 20, 2019
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  • Where

  • Rancho Bernardo Inn
    17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
    San Diego, CA 92128
  • Presented By

  • ASID Events
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Tamie Glass, ASID
Interior Design Program Director
Tamie Glass, ASID
Interior Design Program Director

Tamie Glass, ASID
Interior Design Program Director


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