Omni Houston (at the Galleria)

May 14 - 16, 2014
Houston, TX

April 18 - Rates will increase by $100 after April 18!  Guaranteed discounted room rate expires!

COAA is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education systems.  Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members.  Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are avilable on request.

Join Construction Project Owners and other industry professionals (contractors, architects, technology providers, attorneys) in Houston, TX for Owner-focused education, networking, tour and more! REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

2014 Spring Owners Leadership Conference

Celebrating 20 years in 2014, COAA will bring its 2.5-day Spring Owners Leadership Conference to Houston May 14 -16. 

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States (population of almost 2.2 million) and is the largest city in the state of Texas.  Houston boasts more than 40 colleges, university and institutions and has professional teams representing football, baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey.  Home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the city earned its official nickname, "Space City" in 1967. 

Always focused on the construction project Owner, the AIA-approved educational content provided will cover a variety of topics at a variety of levels, ensuring that there "truly is something for everyone."  COAA will offer limited exhibit space for suppliers that are interested (first come, first served), and everyone is welcome to enjoy the delicious meals and networking opportunities that are included in the registration price. 

Check out the highlighted speakers and sessions below or click on "Agenda" for the full program.  Register now and join us for this great conference!


Jack Mumma

Michigan State University

Jack Mumma is Construction Contract Administrator at Michigan State University.

Pete Strazdas

Western Michigan University

Mr. Strazdas is the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management at Western Michigan University.

Judson McIntire, AIA

Smithsonian Institution

Judson McIntire is the Project Executive for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

Ron Magnus

FMI Corporation

Ron Magnus is managing director of FMI's Center for Strategic Learning.

Gary Jelin

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gary Jelin is the Associate Director of Design Services in Facilities Management at Georgia Tech.

Brent Zern

Emory University

Brent Zern is the Assistant Director for Environmental, Safety and Maintenance Programs for Emory University.

Boyd Black

University of Chicago

Boyd Black is the Assistant Vice President of Capital Project Delivery Facilities Services for the University of Chicago.

Kevin McKenna

Clayco Inc.

Kevin serves as Executive Vice President and Shareholder at Clayco.

Michael Toole

Bucknell University

T. Michael Toole is Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Director of the Grand Challenge Scholars at Bucknell University.

Mark Cervenka

Texas A & M

Mark Cervenka is the Facilities Manager for Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Cathryn Horan

PhiloWilke Partnership

Cathryn Horan is a Partner at PhiloWilke Partnership.

Greg Hudgins

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Greg Hudgins is the Project Director for MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Full Agenda