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2023 COAA-IL | I-NOMA

2023 COAA-IL | I-NOMA

Thursday, June 22, 2023
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

* Registration open until 6/21/23 at 12:00 AM (CST)

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Agenda

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Registration – Grab your badge and mingle with your fellow attendees.

3:15 - 3:30 PM

Welcome & Introduction to COAA - COAA-IL's Chapter President welcomes attendees, provides an overview of the day’s event, and speaks briefly on organizational news & issues. 

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Diversifying Institutional Design & Construction Leadership - This panel discussion will be an opportunity to hear from representatives of leading institutional construction owners and industry partners on topics such as program project pipelines, planning, designing, and building for diverse communities. The discussion will also cover challenges in recruiting owner's representation talent, frustrations with design and construction market diversity, and less common "owner side" career paths for emerging design, engineering, and construction professionals.

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Happy Hour - Meet, network, and socialize with your fellow attendees. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Brooke Anderson
Brooke Anderson CannonDesign (IL)
Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson Shive-Hattery (Chicago)
Greg Andre
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Greg Andre Partner K&L Gates LLP
Emily Bateman
Emily Bateman Architect CannonDesign (IL)
Jan Behounek
Jan Behounek FGM Architects (IL)
Toni Graham
Toni Graham Berglund Construction
Richie Hands
Richie Hands Lamar Johnson Collaborative (Chicago, IL)
Michael Hanley
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Michael Hanley Associate Principal Lamar Johnson Collaborative (Chicago, IL)
Marcus Hebron
Marcus Hebron CannonDesign (IL)
Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson
AJ Jacobs
AJ Jacobs Berglund Construction
Maria Kook
Maria Kook CannonDesign (IL)
Tom Longhi
Tom Longhi Principal, Health Sector Shive-Hattery (Chicago)
Agata Malkowski
Agata Malkowski Blue Cottage of CannonDesign
Krystal McDoom
Krystal McDoom Project Manager University of Chicago
Matthew McRaild
Matthew McRaild The Cleveland Clinic
Nimah Mohiuddinn
Nimah Mohiuddinn Lamar Johnson Collaborative (Chicago, IL)
Ann Panopio
Ann Panopio Senior Owner's Representative IFF - HQ
Mike Pedersen
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Mike Pedersen Strategy and Development Director Mortenson (Itasca, IL)
Chris Rogan
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Chris Rogan Director - Capital Programs Administration University of Illinois Capital Programs & Real Estate Services
Michael Rogers
Michael Rogers The NOMA Foundation
Cesar Santoy
Cesar Santoy Studio ARQ
Alejandro Stochetti
Alejandro Stochetti CannonDesign (IL)
Rick Stuckey
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Rick Stuckey Vice President CannonDesign (IL)
David Tharp
David Tharp Architect General Services Administration - Region 5 (Great Lakes, Chicago)
Nick Udchitz
Nick Udchitz Executive Construction, Inc.
Sara Urizar
Sara Urizar Gilbane Building Company (IL)
Ashlen Williams
Ashlen Williams President I-NOMA I-NOMA
Doug Williams
Doug Williams School of the Art Institute of Chicago & the Landscape Architecture Foundation
Leslie Williams
Leslie Williams Shen Milsom & Wilke
Larry Woodard
Larry Woodard K&L Gates LLP
David Yandel
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David Yandel FGM Architects (WI)
2 Other Registered Attendees

We are excited to invite you to a panel discussion hosted by the Illinois Chapter of the Construction Owner's Association of America and the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. The event will focus on diversifying institutional design and construction leadership and address the challenges, successes, and opportunities in creating a more representative industry. The panel discussion will be an opportunity to hear from representatives of leading institutional construction owners and industry partners on topics such as program project pipelines, planning, designing, and building for diverse communities. The discussion will also cover challenges in recruiting owner's representation talent, frustrations with design and construction market diversity, and less common "owner side" career paths for emerging design, engineering, and construction professionals.

As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to learn how owners are setting goals and objectives for their projects, ensuring their goals are achievable, and empowering industry partners to qualify, grow and thrive. The panelists will also discuss how owners are managing challenges in contracting reflective of the communities they serve and finding qualified partners in a tight labor market.

  1. Gain an understanding of the challenges, successes, and opportunities in creating a more representative design and construction industry, particularly in terms of program project pipelines, planning, designing, and building for diverse communities.
  2. Learn about strategies and initiatives implemented by institutional construction owners to set goals and objectives that are achievable, ensure contracting reflects the communities being served, and empower industry partners to qualify, grow, and thrive.
  3. Explore the challenges and strategies in recruiting qualified talent for owner's representation roles in the design and construction industry, particularly in a labor market with varying demands and competition from industry partners.
  4. Understand the less common "owner side" career paths for emerging design, engineering, and construction professionals, including the skills, education, and apprenticeship programs needed for managing and procuring services, and how these career paths can be rewarding professionally.

By attending the panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of diversifying institutional design and construction leadership, gain insights from industry experts, and learn practical strategies and initiatives that can be implemented in their own organizations.

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