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Mike Carmagnola

Michael J. Carmagnola, Jr., AIA

Director, Project Management and Construction Services

Mike has over 31 years of experience managing planning design and construction projects in institutional settings, including more than three years as director of PMCS at UT Austin.  As director, he leads a diverse staff of 145 architects, engineers, trades, administrative and other professional in the execution of nearly $100 million in design and construction annually across the university’s main campus and multiple off-site facilities across Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in business administration and is a licensed architect in four states. In addition, he is a graduate of the APPA Institute for Leadership in Educational Facilities.

Jill Stewart

Jill Stewart

Associate Director, Project Management Division
Phone: 512-475-7722
Alternate: 512-471-3042

Before being named associate director of the PMCS Project Management Division in 2017, Jill managed one of the department’s project management teams for over three years. Prior to joining The University of Texas at Austin, she worked as a senior project manager and architect in private practice, with much of her work focused on educational facilities. In addition, she has been involved in learning environment projects for private and non-profit organizations. Jill holds a bachelor's degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in architecture from Arizona State University. A licensed architect for over 20 years, she is also a LEED accredited professional. Jill is a graduate of the APPA Institute for Leadership in Educational Facilities.

C.J. Wiles

C.J. Wiles

Associate Director, Construction Services Division
Phone: 512-471-1549
Alternate: 512-471-7776

C.J. leads the university’s in-house construction and renovation program.  The Construction Services Division is comprised of eight specialty trade shops and the Project Planning & Production Control Section, which receives all client requests for facility renovation services and manages projects executed by the division. The division also manages major event support for the campus, working with colleges and departments to coordinate Facilities Services and PMCS shop support for recurring events such as Explore UT, Commencement and Gone to Texas, and major one-time events.  C.J. joined the former Physical Plant as assistant director of Planning and Construction in 1999. He became associate director of Construction Services with the reorganization of Physical Plant and creation of the PMCS department in 2006. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in facilities management.

Ana Thiemer

Ana Thiemer

Associate Director, Planning Division
Phone: 512-471-3767
Alternate: 512-471-3042

Ana joined PMCS in 2015, overseeing the university’s Replacement & Renewal (R&R) program. Her division now includes technical review, cost estimating, project planning, and design. In addition, she oversees the PMCS data and communication team, which provides technical and support services to the organization. Before beginning her employment with The University of Texas at Austin more than eight years ago, Ana held positions in private firms and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). She serves on several APPA task groups and is a faculty member in the APPA Institute for Leadership in Educational Facilities. Ana holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from UT Austin.

Nate Atkins

Nathaniel (Nate) Atkins

Manager, Technical Review Team
Phone: 512-475-6875

As the technical review team manager, Nate oversees a team of technical reviewers who provide quality assurance and quality control for projects on campus. Before joining the Planning Division in PMCS in 2016, he practiced as a structural engineer for nine years in the states of New York and Texas, and he is a licensed professional engineer in both states. Nate graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering. 

Trina Bickford

Trina Bickford

Manager, Contracts
Phone: 512-475-8452

Trina joined PMCS as contracts manager in February 2017. Her main duties are managing the solicitations and contracts for outside professional services and contractors as well as coordinating with internal services in support of the project management team.She has more than 30 years of purchasing and contracting experience, 24 of those at The University of Texas at Austin Purchasing Office. She also has experience in municipal procurement. Trina is a Certified Purchasing Manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UT Austin.

Neil Crump

Neil Crump

Manager of Plant Construction, Construction Services Trades Shops
Phone: 512-232-6595
Alternate: 512-471-4629

Neil manages the Construction Services Division’s eight specialty trade shops: Abatement, Carpenter, Electric, General Construction, Paint, Sheet Metal & Insulation, Sign, and Steam & Plumbing.  Employed with The University of Texas at Austin for more than 18 years, he has served in his current position for over nine years. He has 27 years of facilities management experience and is an APPA Certified Educational Facilities Professional, an International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Certified Facilities Manager, and a Master Electrician (TDLR). Neil holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Route to Business and a master’s degree in Human Dimensions of Organizations from UT Austin.

Lester Felder

Lester Felder

Senior Project Manager, J. J. Pickle Research Campus-Project Section
Phone: 512-471-3865
Alternate: 512-471-3867

Lester is senior project manager at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC), overseeing a project management team. In addition, he serves as the liaison for the Cockrell School of Engineering, an assignment he has held for more than 14 years. Lester is a registered architect with over 27 years of architectural and construction experience--more than 16 of those years with The University of at Austin. He is a certified LEED Green Associate and a member of the Construction Owners Association of America, serving for five years on the Membership Committee as a national representative for UT Austin. Lester holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design/architecture from Texas A&M University.

Robyn S. Green

Robyn S. Green

Manager, Communications & Relations
Phone: 512-471-7580

To ensure that PMCS delivers quality results and meets organizational goals, Robyn provides oversight to a diverse team whose functions include project management, coordination of the State of Texas' historically underutilized businesses involved with design and construction, strategic business analysis and process documentation, client satisfaction, and communication efforts in support of the entire PMCS organization. She has more than 27 years of professional experience, including over 16 years with The University of Texas at Austin. Robyn received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in architecture from UT Austin.

Shannon Hanney

Shannon Hanney

Manager, Project Planning and Production Control, Construction Services Division
Phone: 512-471-9463

Shannon manages Construction Services’ Project Planning and Production Control section, which assigns and plans work executed by the eight specialty trade shops. Before joining the university, he coordinated projects at general contracting firms, including projects for The University of Texas at Austin.  Shannon joined UT Austin in 2003, and was selected for his current role in 2010. He completed the Project Management and Construction Services Certificate Program through the UT Professional Development Center. He is a graduate of the Campus Planning and Facilities Management Executive Leadership Program and the APPA Institute for Facilities Management. Shannon holds a bachelor’s degree in geography, urban and regional analysis from UT Austin.

Mike Holeman

Mike Holeman

Senior Project Manager, Laboratory & Technical Projects
Phone: 512-475-7728

Mike is the senior project manager leading the laboratory and technical section of approximately seven project managers at PMCS. In addition, he serves as PMCS liaison with the College of Natural Sciences. Mike has more than 45 years of experience as an architect and project manage, over 17 of those with The University of Texas at Austin. In private practice his project experience included educational, governmental and technical industrial projects. He also served as general manager and vice president for an environmental consulting firm and director of technical resources at the Texas Facilities Commission. Mike is a licensed architect and a registered interior designer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from UT Austin.

Aziz Hussaini

Aziz Hussaini, P.E.

Manager, Facilities Engineering Services
Phone: 512-475-8412

Aziz leads the Facilities Engineering team, which manages engineering design and construction projects for university clients. He has more than 23 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, over seven of those at The University of Texas at Austin. Aziz is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas, a LEED Accredited Professional and a certified Project Management Professional. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, as well as a master's degree in architectural engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering, both from UT Austin. He is pursuing a doctorate in Construction Management.

Mike Kirkendall

Mike Kirkendall

Operations Manager
Phone: 512-475-7731

Mike oversees the department’s Administrative and Financial team. In addition to managing the administrative areas, he coordinates the financial actions that evolve from the various PMCS funding and expense groups. He has been with The University of Texas at Austin for more than 10 years, primarily in an academic support role.  Prior to working at the university he served with the University of Houston system in the Health Science Center and has nearly 20 years’ experience as an educational administrator. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in management from Texas Lutheran University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston.

Richard McDaniel

Richard McDaniel

Manager, Construction Coordination
Phone: 512-4232-5156

Richard manages approximately five PMCS construction coordinators, who ensure that all project construction is completed and documented in accordance with the project plans and UT Austin standards, from pre-planning through final construction. He also manages the department’s safety coordinator. He has been with The University of Texas at Austin for 12 years and has more than 40 years of construction experience. Richard attended the University of Houston.