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Technical Assistance Panel

The Technical Assistance Panel will be comprised of leading experts from around the country. These experts will convene in Salt Lake City and ultimately produce a final document with observations and recommendations for Library Square and the surrounding Civic Campus.      

Juanita Hardy

Juanita Hardy is the ULI Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking. Her work supports the Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative by deepening and broadening ULI’s focus on creative placemaking through content, the ULI District Council network, and the Healthy Corridors grant program.

Ms. Hardy founded Tiger Management Consulting Group, LLC, a global training and business consulting services firm, after retiring from IBM in 2005. She has over 41 years of business experience, including 31 years with IBM, and over 35 years in the arts as a nonprofit leader, trustee, collector, and patron of the arts.

She is the former Executive Director of CulturalDC, a nonprofit committed to making space for artists and art organizations and fostering cultural and economic vibrancy in communities through its creative placemaking services. While at CulturalDC, she worked closely with area developers to integrate arts and culture into development projects across the Washington, D.C., area. She has also served as an awards program juror for the ULI Washington District Council’s Real Estate Trends Conference for two years.

Ms. Hardy has served since 2006 as an executive coach with Right Management, a global human capital development firm, and has served on many nonprofit art boards dating to the 1980s. She co-founded Millennium Arts Salon, an art education initiative, in 2000.

Check out this article authored by Juanita Hardy | Growing Value Through Creative Place Making

Craig Vickers

Craig Vickers, RLA

Craig is a dedicated, high-energy designer with over 20 years of experience with Civitas. His tireless passion for creating distinct, beautiful and lasting public spaces involve the integration of urbanism and health. Craig’s love for human expression through design, coupled with his passion for nature, brings meaning and authenticity to his work.

Craig’s experience is broad, ranging from public space design in complex urban environments to the planning and design of more contemplative environments of higher education and corporate campuses. His experience working across the country has given him tremendous insight into understanding cultural distinction and the ability to diagnose complicated problems rapidly - this is what makes Craig a valuable designer. His recent project work has focused specifically on urban regeneration and building cultural design expression. Craig’s leadership ability and drive for excellence is exemplified in projects such as Belmar Town Center, The Salt Lake City Government District Master Plan, The San Diego Convention Center Expansion, Museum Park Miami and the Stapleton Park Open Space System. Craig has won ULI, ASLA and AIA awards for a wide range of design projects including visionary and built work.

Craig is a Registered Landscape Architect with a Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University. He is actively involved in the community through his work on the City of Golden Parks and Recreation Board and other volunteer efforts. Outside of work, he enjoys flying paper airplanes and making origami animals.

Phil Jordan

Delaware Governor, Jack Markell (left) and Phil Jordan (right) meet in the lobby of the new Eccles Theater.

Phil Jordan has more than 35 years of management experience in venue operations, theatrical production, and special events. A committed arts and event management professional, Jordan is a Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) with the International Association of Venue Managers and a member of the IAVM Venue Management School Faculty and Board of Regents.

Since 2005, Jordan served as the Division Director for the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts in Salt Lake County, Utah. He managed a $12 million annual operating budget together with a 45 member team that administered the 2,800-seat Maurice Abravanel Concert Hall, 1,870-seat historic Capitol Theatre, 3 theatres at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), and ArtTix ticketing services. In November, 2016, the new 2,500 seat Eccles Theater was added to that portfolio following eight years of planning and construction specifically targeted for enhanced commercial programming in the Salt Lake regional market. Recently, Jordan was promoted to Cultural Planning & Projects Director to continue the County’s expansion of innovative community facilities and programs.

Prior to his engagement with Salt Lake County, Jordan worked for 18 years as the Director of Production for the Boston Ballet Company. He worked in Las Vegas with the Cirque du Soleil organization for the complex production and initial operations of “O” at Bellagio and managed the Soldier Hollow cross-country and biathlon competition venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

This page will be updated as more panel members are announced.