Hugh F. Warren, C.E.T, Associate Vice President, Operations and Maintenance, University of Alberta
With over 40 years’ experience in facility services, Hugh Warren provides leadership and management oversight to a team of professionals and trades staff. Operations & Maintenance is responsible for providing facilities maintenance, project management services for major renovation projects, internal design and technical services, internal safety codes / hazmat unit, commissioning/quality control for major capital projects, the operations unit (custodial, grounds and building controls), deferred maintenance/capital renewal project planning, campus fire safety, facility HAZMAT programs and the unit safety program. Hugh has been particularly recognized for his proven ability in innovative strategic long-term planning for facility renewal and integration of project work in a partnered approach with faculties and researchers to meet their specific needs while addressing campus deferred maintenance. He is highly regarded by government and industry for his leadership and track record in project quality control, team building, and innovative planning for the future.
Janet Koshuta is a registered architect and principal of HFKS Architects Inc. in Edmonton. Since joining HFKS in 2000, Janet has been involved with the design of numerous institutional projects. Her specialist consulting concentrates in the areas of healthcare, medical research, academic and institutional planning, architectural design and interior design. As a lead project architect, she works closely with facility users and stakeholders to effectively translate space requirements into cohesive design solutions within both renovation and new construction projects. Knowledge of laboratory casework, equipment coordination and mechanical and electrical servicing are some of her key design skills used on laboratory projects. Over the last several years, Janet has played a lead role in the renewal of research chemistry labs at the University of Alberta. Other lab design experience has been in the planning and coordination of various research and teaching facilities, including biological safety level 2 labs (BSL2), cGMP labs and vivarium.
Some of Janet’s notable projects include the Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research, Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation and the Medical Isotope & Cyclotron Facility – all at the University of Alberta.