Craig Shirra, AScT, GSC, PSQ , LEEDGA

Craig is currently the Director of Development at UBC Properties Trust, where he acts as the owner's project manager for all new capital projects at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus and Kelowna region.

Craig started his construction career as a steel stud and drywall tradesman working on some of Vancouver’s most significant projects pre-Olympics like the Richmond oval, BC place renovation, and Queen Elizabeth Theatre renovation. Craig then joined Task Construction Management, a boutique CM firm managing projects such as the Vernon Library and South Surrey Rec Center. In 2012 Craig joined Bird Construction where he was part of the team that delivered the new UBC Student Union Building, Kelowna RCMP, and the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre @ UBC Vancouver. Craig holds a degree in Construction Management and a Diploma of Technology as a graduate of the Architectural Building Engineering Technologies program, both at BCIT.

Craig is a LEED Green Associate, A registered Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS), and has earned his Gold Seal in project management. Craig is currently leading exciting projects such as the UBCO Interdisciplinary Collaboration &Innovation (ICI) Building, which is a 150,000-square-foot research facility, as well as the new UBCDowntown Kelowna Campus.