Innovation 2050: Building Owner's Perspectives

How do Building Owners think about Innovation?  

Innovation will improve many of today’s environmental, efficiency, and worker safety challenges. So why aren’t we seeing more innovation?  What are the obstacles for an owner to embrace true innovation?

Join us for day three of the 2022 Fall Forum!

About the Speakers

Kristine Kenney

University of Washington

Kristine is an accomplished and dedicated steward of the University of Washington campus, where she directs the planning and physical development of the built environment, both inside and out. With a strong commitment to solving complex issues through creative solutions, Kristine is adept at strategically navigating and cultivating cross-functional discourse amongst campus leaders, trade experts, and design professionals to effectively balance limited resources with unlimited ambitions.

Within the design profession, she has earned great respect for her tenacious advocacy and encouragement to continually strive for design excellence, resulting in numerous project design awards at the University of Washington. One of her proudest accomplishments is the vision and insight she provided over a ten-year timeframe, resulting in the revitalization of the lower Rainer Vista, an iconic and campus-defining landscape.

Stuart Eckblad

Center for Innovation President

Stuart is the founder and President, of the Center for Innovation (formerly CIDCI), an organization to accelerate invention in the Design and Construction industry. Career promoting and creating project teams inspired him to innovate integrated and collaborative processes to design and construct healthcare facilities. Stuart introduced and launched his first Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) for UC and UCSF Health. He leads IPD for UCSF's new $3.8 B Parnassus Heights Hospital program.

Angel Dizon

General Services Administration

Mr. Dizon is responsible for overseeing all facets of the planning, design, engineering, cost development, and project coordination and management of over $20B of worldwide diplomatic capital construction projects in development.  OBO is the single real property manager for all U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world, managing a portfolio of properties in over 291 locations around the world, valued at over $73 billion.  ​Mr. Dizon has over 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry and has previously served in the real estate and design and engineering offices at the U.S. Department of State.  He has been recognized with numerous awards for leadership and superior performance at the Department of State.

Patricia Tillman

Senior Manager for Lean Project Development at Boldt

Patricia is a Senior Manager for Lean Project Development at the Boldt Company. She is driven by a desire to maximize value generation in the construction industry. Having both academic and industry backgrounds, Patricia helped owners, general contractors, and trade partners in different countries to adopt collaborative practices that aim to improve project performance and maximize value delivery. Patricia has a degree in Architecture and Urbanism, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Construction Management.