June 9, 2020 8:00 am - 9:00 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we work, live and communicate with each other.  Establishing the best path forward during a time of uncertainty is very challenging, and how we procure, design, build and collaborate on projects will have to evolve.  Please join us for a panel discussion from PNW regional leaders on how the pandemic has challenged their companies and institutions, what they’ve learned, and what they are doing to prepare for the future.  You will have an opportunity to pose questions to the panelists and engage with others in the design-build community on how they are navigating the new  normal.

Date: June 9, 2020

Time: 8:00-9:00 AM

Registration Cost: FREE

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Brian Antonsen | Vice President, Mechanical Construction, McKinstry

Brian Antonsen is vice president of mechanical construction at McKinstry, a national contractor specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. He is responsible for all McKinstry mechanical construction projects and teams across Washington State. His work has helped shape the Seattle and greater Puget Sound skyline, including notable projects like the Allen Institute, Amazon HQ1, Seattle Children’s Hospital and several buildings at the University of Washington and Washington State University.


Bart Rickets | Chief Executive Officer, Lease Crutcher Lewis

Bart Ricketts is the fearless leader and CEO of Lease Crutcher Lewis. He believes Lewis’ people are the secret sauce to the company’s success and fosters genuine connections with his employees. He is known for his strategic thinking, accessibility to employees and his energetic leadership. Bart joined Lewis in 1995 and helped build their Portland office from a small start-up to a premier Oregon builder. He is the first CEO since the company became 100% employee owned and played a major role in Lewis’ transition from a closely held company to 100% ESOP owned. When he is not running Lewis, he can be found rooting on his beloved Oregon Ducks, golfing, skiing and fly fishing in Central Oregon with his family.


Brad Hinthorne, AIA, LEED AP BD+C | Managing Principal, Perkins + Will

Brad Hinthorne of Perkins and Will has over 30 years of experience in the practice of architecture, including leadership roles on master planning, programming and design efforts for a diversity of public and private clients.

In addition to his project responsibilities, as Principal of Perkins and Will, Brad ensures the unique needs and strategic aspirations of clients are met by bringing together the right people, skills, and strategic partnerships to every project pursuit and design endeavor.


Steve Tatge, LEED AP | Executive Director, Project Delivery Group, University of Washington

Steve Tatge is an architect and the Executive Director of the Project Delivery Group for the University of Washington’s Facilities organization. He directs a portfolio which often approaches a billion dollars and currently includes projects such as the $230M Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, the $100M Health Sciences Education Facility, and the $224M Behavioral Health Teaching Facility.

Prior to joining the University in 2004, Steve directed the quality control program for Walsh Construction’s Seattle office and managed capital projects for a Seattle biotechnology firm. He was the Senior Associate for the Miller/Hull Partnership and managed several AIA award-winning projects during his 11 years there. Steve attended the UW Masters of Architecture program and has a B.A. in Psychology from Knox College. He is President of the Western Washington Chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America Northwest Region.


Shannon Gustine | Director of Operations, Hensel Phelps

Shannon Gustine has 24 years of construction experience and a portfolio valued at $2.7 billion including significant design-build experience. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and Oregon State University, where she earne  d her Bachelor and Master of Civil Engineering degrees.