Director of Buildings and Grounds, Blue Springs School District, Blue Springs, Mo.
Will is in his 30th year working in public education. He has served as associate principal for Blue Springs South High School, and now is the director of buildings and grounds for the Blue Springs School District. Two years ago, with the help of outside vendors, he coordinated a $14 million performance contract for energy upgrades to aid in conservation and budget planning. Will is working now on an $86.5 million construction and renovation project at 11 schools. Will is a member of National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP), Council of Educational Facility Planners, International (CEFPI), and Missouri Plant Managers (MPM).
Patrick A. Guinnane
Director of Operations, Lower Merion School District, Pa.
Pat's responsibilities include supervising all building and grounds maintenance, custodial and transportation services within the district. He also oversees the district's capital-improvement program, currently consisting of building two new LEED-certified high schools. Pat holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, and a master's degree in management, and is a registered professional engineer. Prior to joining Lower Merion, he spent 22 years in the Army with the Corps of Engineers, involved in a variety of construction projects, facilities maintenance and operations.
Caroline Lobo, LEED AP
Associate, Orcutt | Winslow, Phoenix
Caroline heads the Education Studio at Orcutt | Winslow, which specializes in K-12 and higher-education projects. Having received her doctorate in environmental design from Arizona State University, Caroline also leads the firm's sustainable-design team. Caroline is passionate about designing meaningful, inspiring learning environments and works with project teams to strive for excellence in education facility design. She has published and presented papers at various conferences and serves on numerous local and national boards; currently she is serving on AIA's Committee on Architecture for Education Leadership Group.
Ray Mirizzi, EFP
Director of Facilities, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Ray is responsible for providing leadership for the execution of about $5 million of services annually, providing five major areas of services with a staff of 42 people for the operation of its main campus, and two satellite campuses. The campuses total more than 85 acres with more than 1.3 million square feet of floor space in six major buildings. He is a member of APPA and MAPPA (the Midwest APPA organization), and the Professional Grounds Management Society. He has given numerous presentations on facilities-related topics.
Ray received an associate's degree in ornamental horticulture and an associate's degree in business management from Cincinnati State College, and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Ray's most recent interest has been focused on developing a comprehensive facilities information system for Cincinnati State to support short- and long-range planning, security operations and routine facility services.
Steven M. Shiver, AIA, LEED AP, NCIDQ
Associate Principal, NAC|Architecture, Seattle
Steve has spent the greater portion of the last two decades managing the design and construction of publicly funded K-12, higher-education and state facilities. He has bachelor's degrees in architecture and in fine arts in interior design from the University of Idaho. His current work at NAC|Architecture focuses on the educational planning, design and construction project phases. Several of Steve's recent projects have received national and regional awards.
He now is managing the design of a unique secondary learning center that will blend several middle and high school at-risk student programs into a single magnet facility. Steve co-chairs the American Institute of Architects' Committee on Architecture for Education PreK-12 subcommittee.