Thomas Luhrs

Thomas Luhrs

Chula Vista, CA, US



Organized, efficient and achievement-oriented professional Architectural / Construction Project Manager utilizing diverse experiences enhanced by a formal and hands-on specific expertise in architecture, interior design, construction management, site development, construction documentation and CADD team leadership.

• Proven USGBC LEED Professional Facilitator with experience in monitoring and coordinating LEED consultants in decision factors needed for all USGBC LEED certification rating systems.
• Extensive qualifications in staff training and leadership, resource management, project planning and management and documentation with a solid history as a focused designer and project manager of themed, resort hotels, gaming/casino, military bases, commercial and educational projects. Who understands, maintains and applies the technical knowledge of scaled plans, project specific construction details, and construction documentation.
• Results-oriented problem solver with a defined appreciation for quality assurance standards and scheduling while providing cost containment.  Ability to foresee project obstacles early in the process to prevent or minimize their effect.


Fontainebleau Resorts Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, US, Architectural Project Manger

Provided project support and oversight for the new construction of the resort base building and tower high rise design development. Management of project design teams including General Contractor and MEP subcontractors, Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers for budget, processes and procedures, deadlines, concerns, possible gaps of information and potential project risks and ensuring quality standards of assigned projects. Other duties included analyzing building codes, space and site requirements, construction documents and specifications to determine their effect on the architectural design. Client management duties included preparing sub consultant‘s and negotiating revisions, and additions, to contractual agreements with the architect and sub consultants. Oversaw change order process, including possible changes of design intent and any variables that may have changed impact and overall budgets and scheduling of assigned projects. Responsibilities included directing and facilitated daily operations, department and team meetings for strategic development and direction of assigned projects. Provided support to ownership with all integral decisions and information involving LEED consultants for the properties Gold and Silver USGBC LEED certification ratings.

May 2007 - Jun 2011

Perini Building Company, Las Vegas, NV, US, Assistant Project Manager / Project Engineer

Managed the construction contractors interactive project FTP site, project shop drawings, prepared, reviewed and processed request for information and submittals, forms and logs, construction sequencing and schedules and expediting of FF&E equipment and fixtures. Researched and prepared field change requests to solve design issues with the architects and engineers. Also, obtained building, county and dust permits.
Significant projects include:
• Forum Shops Phase III – Las Vegas, NV
• The Resorts High Rise Hotel and Casino – Atlantic City, NJ

Jan 2004 - May 2007

MGM Mirage Design Center, Las Vegas, NV, US, Project Manager / Designer

Responsible for design, management, implementation and coordination of third party architects and interior design firms for numerous tenant improvement projects for the New York New York Hotel and Casino.
Significant projects include:
• Bar at Times Square Renovations - New York New York Hotel and Casino
• Hotel Guest Room and Suites Renovations and Upgrades - New York New York Hotel and Casino
• Zumanity Cirque Theater - New York New York Hotel and Casino

Dec 2002 - Jan 2004

Bergman Walls & Associates, Ltd, Las Vegas, Project Manager / Job Captain

Provided coordination of project planning, design & construction documentation associated with applicable trade packages. Reviewed all design deliverables, bid packages and contract documents related to the coordination and conformance to the project requirements. Oversaw design progress/coordination/review meetings. Created and reviewed presentation documents for public meetings and submittal to county offices.
Significant projects include:
• K thru 12 - Clark County School District Renovations and Upgrades – Las Vegas, NV
• Stations Hotel and Casinos – Las Vegas, NV
• Pala Hotel and Casino – San Diego, CA
• The Ritz Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, NV (hotel and parking garage, spa building)

Apr 2000 - Dec 2002


NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego, CA, US, High School, Architecture / Construction

Mar 2011 - current

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