Mario Tutino

Mario Tutino

Laguna Niguel, CA, US



California licensed architect with over 20 years of experience as a Project Manager specializing in new construction and tenant improvements for Commercial, Retail, Office and Industrial buildings, and a respected leader that successfully managed an architectural Regional office in California


PM Deaign Group, Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Sr. Project Manager

Managed projects for new store development and remodel of existing ones. Performed due diligence and the coordination, direction, management and production for each individual project including budgets; conducted site surveys; responded to RFIs (Request For Information) in a timely manner; met with clients and contractors to clarify requirements and verify that the project’s criteria was being implemented; developed construction drawings with specifications and reviewed them for completeness; ascertained that all aspects of the project complied with the requirements of the client as well as the City, Planning, Zoning and Building departments as well as obtained timely approvals from all; communicated with various government offices both in person and on the phone to obtain approvals. Plan checked construction drawings to correct any deficiencies that may cause change orders during construction.

Oct 2015 - Oct 2016

Forever 21 - Corporate HQ, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager

Developed and maintained global store design schedules and monitored progress, for all international and domestic stores, based on possession dates and redirected workflow when necessary; implemented cost saving strategies (value engineering); performed due diligence in gathering site information prior to starting new store design; obtained tenant criteria, lease agreement, LOD and existing building plans; managed architectural teams in producing construction drawings and coordinating of outside consultants and monitored their progress and quality of work; issued RFP (Request for Proposal) to consultants and outside vendors; provided code check and plan check submittal requirements; reviewed and commented on construction drawings prepared by in-house staff or outside consultants; verified that all aspects of the project met the requirements of the City Planning, Zoning and Building departments and obtained approvals from all offices; coordinated any field conditions with our in-house construction department and site contractors; mentored in-house architectural staff as well as in-house construction department staff on method and means of construction, terminology, product research, detailing and writing skills.

Jun 2014 - Oct 2015


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Wesrbury, BArch, Architecture

Jun 1972 - Jun 1976

Areas of Specialization