February 11, 2020 7:15 am - 9:30 am
Owner’s Round Table: Hear From Owners How They See Design-Build
This February 11th, please join us for a facilitated panel discussion on the pros and cons of the design build process from an Owner’s perspective! This year we have a spectacular lineup of owners from the state of Oregon. Together the panel will discuss their experiences, both good and bad, with the design build process. They will also be discussing their upcoming capital projects and explaining why they are likely to choose particular procurement methods for each.Register Now!
Thane J Miller, RA, LEED AP | Program Manager | Bonneville Power Administration
Thane Miller is a registered architect and LEED AP who graduated from Ball State University with a degree in architecture and environmental design. He began his career with a focus on high performance, sustainable learning facilities, that promoted collaborative learning through experience and design. After the completion of numerus LEED certified schools in the northwest he transitioned into public service initially as a contractor and then as a federal employee for the Bonneville Power Administration. Early works in the public sector included a Green Globes certified critical facility, several Green Globes certified energy delivery buildings, and strategic planning initiatives targeting environmentally sensitive and sustainable redevelopment plans for regional DOE complexes. Resent work efforts include the design and implementation of a near net zero energy maintenance headquarters and a LEED Gold (trending) centralized maintenance garage that together form the backbone of a redevelopment program at the Bonneville Power Administration’s largest complex. This program is leading a transition in procurement methodology from predominantly design bid build to progressive design build.
Dr. Leslie Ogden, MD, MBA, FACEP |Chief Executive Officer| Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
Dr. Lesley Ogden has worked at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital since 2006, first as an emergency department physician and then as the assistant emergency department director.
Steve Witter |Executive Director Capital Projects and Construction | TriMet
Steve Witter directs all aspects of Engineering and Construction’s planning, development, design, construction and improvement of TriMet’s transit system, including many “state of good” repair efforts, the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project, and the Southwest Corridor light rail project.
He joined TriMet in 2001, working in various capacities on other capital projects, including conceptual design of the MAX Green Line (opened in 2009), the MAX Yellow Line (opened in 2004), WES Commuter Rail (opened in 2009) and planning work for the Columbia River Crossing. Most recently, Steve served as Program Manager on projects including the agency’s MAX Orange Line.
Steve has a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon and has taught design and graphics courses as an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Portland State University.
A lifelong Portland resident, he lives with his family in SE Portland’s Woodstock neighborhood.
Joe Kline |Assistant Vice President, Facilities Services – Capital| Washington State University
Having previously served as a construction manager and a project manager at Washington State University, Joe Kline currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Services – Capital. Before arriving at WSU, Joe worked as a construction manager and project manager at Iowa State University and the University of Idaho. Prior to his work in higher education, Joe delivered projects in his role as an officer in the US Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps, primarily in Northern California. He has been directly involved in the construction of over 20 major new facilities as a project manager and now manages a staff of 17 to deliver all public works projects for Washington State University. Joe has over 25 year’s experience delivering design-bid-build, GC/CM, and Design Build projects.
A registered mechanical engineer, Joe has worked with the US Navy, Iowa State University, University of Idaho, and Washington State University. Joe is also a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) through CMAA.
Linda Degman | Director, Planning and Capital Construction|Portland Community College
Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 7:15 AM -9:30 AM
Location: Sentinel Hotel 614 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205