Thomas P. Deering

Registered Architect
5252 37th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 522-2999 / (206) 856-2266

Professional Summary

The Portico Group - Seattle

2011 - 2012

Senior Technical Architect for aquarium and zoo building projects.

ECH Architecture - Seattle

2008 - 2011

Project Architect for small and medium Coast Guard and Airport retail projects.

SynThesis PC, Architects - Bellevue

2004 - 2008

Project Architect for small and medium industrial and corporate projects for large developers.

Callison Architecture - Seattle

2003 - 2004

Project Architect for small, medium and large healthcare projects.

ZGF - Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership - Seattle

1997 - 2002

Project Architect for small, medium and large institutional and corporate projects.

DLR Group • John Graham Associates - Seattle

1992 - 1997

Project Architect for new and remodeled projects - Retail, Navy, Educational

PC/CAD Manager

Published Design Projects

Computer Software Experience

  • AutoCAD Architecture 2011
  • 2010, 2009, 2006, & R14
  • AutoCAD tools: AutoLisp, Spanner
  • SketchUp, Revit
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • MicroStation J Version 7
  • Website tools

Registration, Education

CD Law, Inc. / Lexis-Nexis


Computer Programming Support - Part-time consultant support for start-up Seattle company that published Washington State law on CD ROM. Wrote and maintained database manipulation tools, install program, and shell for database search engine. Purchased by Lexis-Nexis in 2000.

Community Activities

Friends of Garfield Orchestra:    Second year as co-president of the parent group that provides significant financial support for one of this country's best symphony orchestras (directed by Marcus Tsutakawa).
Radost Folk Ensemble:    Founding member, dancer, musician, and board member. Radost performs professional dance and music concerts throughout the Northwest focusing on the folklore of Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Since its founding in 1976, Radost has performed in virtually every venue in the Seattle area.
KapKa Primary School:    Six year parent at this K-2 cooperative primary school. In addition to the required parent duties, developed and maintained public and private web site (public and private), and provided all computer programming support for annual benefit auction. Increased fund-raising revenue 400% in three years as development chair.


Available on request


Ocean Wonders: Shark! at the New York Aquarium

Coney Island, New York$98M

Technical Architect, CA Architect - 8/11-

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  • Coordinated construction documents for interior architecture and aquarium exhibit spaces.
  • Coordinated interior architectural spaces with clients interpretive design team.
  • Facilitated coordination of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, lighting, and LSS (aquatic life support systems) with exhibit spaces and building shell.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Command Center

San Francisco 13,365 SF, $22M

Project Architect / CA Architect - 6/09-1/11

  • Produced final contract documents for Coast Guard office building and command center.
  • Managed all phases of construction administration.
  • Coordinated final design, review, and approval of specialty items such as switch glass and access flooring.
  • As a LEED Sliver building, facilitated the switch from LEED 2 to LEED 3 between contract bidding and award.

Valley Avenue Business Park

Puyallup, Washington443,000 SF, 16 TIs

Project Architect/Project Manager - 3/05-8/08

  • Produced schematic, permit, and contract documents for five-building, 443,000 SF Puyallup warehouse industrial development in two phases.
  • Produced tenant improvement lease, permit, and contract documents for sixteen tenant build-outs.
  • Produced quick-turnaround lease documents for prospective tenants.
  • Developed prototype permit document CAD setup to facilitate quick submission to the City.

Technical Glass Products Manufacturing Facility

Snoqualmie RidgeBudget: $21M

Project Architect/Project Manager - 1/07-9/08

  • Produced construction and permit documents for 100,000 SF design-build manufacturing building with attached two-story office.
  • Coordinated building shell design with tenant-retained design interior architect (Callison).
  • Coordinated tenant-supplied window system design and detailing.
  • Worked closely with contractor to document all permit drawing changes for detailed review by the City.
  • NAIOP Industrial Development of the Year, 2008.

St. Patrick Hospital ASB

Missoula MontanaBudget: $40M

Project Architect/Project Manager - 1/99-3/02

  • Managed production of schematic design, design development, and construction documents for shell and core, conference center, lobbies, and all other public spaces.
  • Coordinated multi-state consultant team and associated Missoula architect.
  • Set up and managed complex AutoCAD document configuration, integrating work from two firms.
  • Laid out column grid and parking for two-level, below-grade garage. Set deck grades. Coordinated concrete and steel structural layout with garage grades and clearances.
  • Developed site grading and relationship to garage lid. Coordinated grading of the water feature and adjacent landscaping with supporting garage lid.
  • Reviewed and coordinated exterior building system shop drawings and submittals: veneer stone, curtain wall, metal panels, glazing, skylights, and architectural precast panels. Reviewed and coordinated interior architectural woodwork shop drawings for public spaces.

Trimble Residence Hall

University of Puget Sound, TacomaBudget: $12M

Project Architect - 2/01-7/02

  • Coordinated consultants during final phases of construction documents.
  • Handled all construction administration responsibilities: construction meetings, shop drawing and submittal review, and consultant coordination for issue resolution. Produced record drawings.
  • Managed permit application and resolution of code issues.
  • Participated in excellent working relationship between Owner, Contractor and Architect.

Jones Hall Renovation

University of Puget Sound, TacomaBudget: $6M

Project Architect - 8/00-9/01

  • Coordinated consultants during all phases of design and document preparation.
  • Designed and detailed window system to replace all existing exterior wood windows.
  • Handled all construction administration responsibilities.
  • Managed permit application and resolution of code issues.
  • Assisted construction/consultant team in meeting short three month construction schedule under budget.

Ala Moana Shopping Center

Honolulu, HawaiiBudget: $125M

Project Architect - 1992 and 1995-97

  • Coordinated in- and out-of-house staff and consultants during all phases of design and document preparation for 900 car perimeter parking garage expansion.
  • Set up and maintained CAD drawings for entire shopping center.
  • Managed document revisions after bid award for contractor-mandated structural system change.

Sears Store Remodels

Overlake and Washington Square (OR)Budget: $1.2M Each

Project Architect/Project Manager - 1993-94

  • Designed changeover from Sears/Catalog stores to Sears/Retail stores by adding escalators and egress stairs to lower levels and coordinating store layout.
  • Managed code review, permit application, and permit negotiation process.
  • Coordinated document preparation with in- and out-of-house consultants. Handled all construction administration responsibilities.

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