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Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Licensed Architect  & LEED AP (BD+C) Project Manager with excellent analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills. Experienced leading collaborative teams producing cost-effective, quality projects in a timely basis.

  • Business Operations and Process Management (design firms, corporate and institutional environments)
  • Program, Project and Facilities Management
  • Strategic, Master and Occupation Planning
  • Site Feasibility Planning and Analysis
  • Architecture, Urban Design and Interior Design
  • Pre-Construction Planning and Bid Preparation
  •  Marketing and Client Relations

(Dual citizen USA & Germany/EC)
 

Employment 

URS Corporation, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Manager (Project Manager III)

• Program and design management for school design and site development for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) $20B capital investment including new construction, expansion and renovation building program.
• Reviewed and recommendations for school design focused on quality, durability, sustainability, cost-effective investments and compliance with the District’s design criteria, building code and educational regulatory requirements.
• Developed an Excel program for QAQC which expedited the review process allowing for more subjective design review and recommendations input for internal project mangers and their architects and engineers.
• Liaised with District Client Groups to present and review plans for their buy-in and approval.
• Managed the team conducting 125 post-occupancy reviews for compliance with District’s and regulatory requirements including Green design opportunities (LEED/CHPS), design quality and improved educational metrics.
• Developed and implemented changes to Design Guidelines/Technical Specifications and Procedures & Operations to improve school projects’ design criteria, specifications and construction procedures as member of “Lessons Learned” committee of technical and professional management.

Apr 2005 - current
 

Jones Lang LaSalle, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Project Manager

• Directed and reviewed the department activities of project management group for City National Bank (client).
• Produced annual capital plan, augmented occupancy plan and project scheduling for in-progress and proposed projects.
• Augmented JLL’s project standard accounting process to provide client with timely financial information tailored to meet client’s operational and capital budget reporting requirements for monthly and annual reports.
• Managed building projects for new, expansion and remodel projects inclusive of programming, design, construction, furniture, corporate branding items, fixtures installation and occupancy for both retail and corporate projects.
• Developed feasibility studies, preliminary plans and budgets for relocations and new locations.

Jul 2002 - Mar 2005
 

City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA, US, Facilities Commissioner

• Review of proposed City facility projects for compliance with City’s design, planning and strategic goals.
• Specific reviews included Master Plans for West Hollywood Park, Plummer Park and Kings Road Park.

(City Council appointed position)

Jan 2002 - Jul 2002
 

City Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Principal Architect-Partner

• Principal with responsibilities for design and project management inclusive of programming through construction.
• Developed proposals, staff work schedules, and budgets for design services.
• Responsible for maintaining client relations, marketing, business development and general operations.

Aug 1992 - Jul 2002
 

City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA, US, Planning Commissioner

• Review of proposed building projects and entitlements for compliance with the City’s General Plan & Specific Plans.
• Development of the “Sunset Strip” Specific Plan, a 20-year physical and economic developments plan.
• Represented Commission on the Santa Monica Boulevard Redesign & Eastside Redevelopment Committees”

(City Council appointed position)

Jun 1994 - May 1999
 

Klawiter & Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Director/Principal

• Reviewed and directed the activities of the design and project management staff.
• Lead project manager for design and construction process on larger projects and those requiring expertise in multi-bank locations for mergers, technical expertise and historical significance.
• Developed proposals, staff work schedules, and budgets for design services.
• Expanded client base and maintained client relationships; maintained accounting/revenue actuals and projections.

Nov 1989 - Aug 1992
 

Wells Fargo Bank (Bank Properties), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

• Developed strategic master plan for merger of Wells Fargo and Crocker Banks’ corporate and administrative facilities owned and leased properties for expansions, relocations and depositions. The Plan included a three-year implementation plan for California properties.
• Bank merger analysis process included schematic planning, property assessments, cost/value analysis, lease implications and target schedules for project completion to support Bank operations and merger goals.
• Developed feasibility studies/cost analysis for Bank’s real estate department for Bank’s corporate and retail locations.
• Managed building projects for new, expansion and remodel projects from programming phase through construction for retail and corporate projects with a corporate branding emphasis.

Oct 1983 - Oct 1989
 

Education 

Neighborhood Development Corporation (University of Kentucky), Six Historic Cuban Cities: Historic Preservation, Planning, Architecture and Sustainable Development,

Winter 1999-2000, 10 day Seminar conducted in five Cuban cities by the Neighborhood Development Corporation exploring the architectural legacy of the Cuban “Revolution” on historical restoration, architecture and planning.

Dec 1999 - Jan 2000
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Historic Architecture

Program of Short Courses in Historic Preservation - University of Southern California: Courses included Adaptive Re-Use; Structure and Preservation; Material Properties & Conservation; Preservation Law, Public Process & Property Development; and Neighborhood & Urban Revitalization

Jun 1993 - Jun 1993
 

Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, US, Masters, Business

Apr 1983 - Apr 1985
 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1972 - Jun 1977
 

Awards 

Santa Monica Boulevard Redesign Committee 1998; APA & California State Urban Forestry Award 2000, Award

The APA award for Urban Forestry was for the Boulevard redesign of West Hollywood’s “Main Street”. I was instrumental as both a specific committee member and Planning Commissioner.

2000
 

Sunset Specific Plan Advisory Committee 1990-93; APA-American Planning Association Award 1999), Award

The APA award was for Smaller Jurisdiction Planning. I was instrumental as a community member and as Planning Commissioner for West Hollywood,

1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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