J. Stuart Eckblad

Director of Design and Construction, Director of Project Delivery for the Mission Bay, UCSF Medical Center

J. Stuart Eckblad, AIA
Director of Design and Construction
Director of Project Delivery for the Mission Bay Hospitals project

Stuart is Director of Design and Construction for the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Project Delivery for the $1.5 Billion Mission Bay Hospitals project.

He is a recognized leader in the area of Integrated Project Delivery.  With more than 30 years of experience in the field, Stuart has held numerous executive positions responsible for the planning, design and construction of major hospitals and outpatient facilities.  In his career, he has had the opportunity to develop, test and demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative methods for designing and construction of major capital projects and programs.  He has a history of developing and implementing innovative project delivery models, which promote the integration of owner, designers and builders and collaborative processes and systems to improve efficiency, reduce costs and optimize project results for private and public entities.

Stuart continues to pioneer the collaborative philosophy.  Stuart is a licensed Architect in California. He is the former Chair of the AIACC IPD Definitions Committee and the IPD Steering Committee.  He is a founder and President of The Center for Innovation (CIDCI)-an organization created to identify and accelerate adoption of innovation into the Design & Construction Industry.