Knox Tumlin
Chief Operations Officer


Tulane University in New Orleans

School of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture Degree – May 73

Master of Architecture Degree – October 2004


Over thirty six (36) years experience has been gained in Office Administration and Management, Project Design and Contract Administration including design work, specification development & writing, code analysis, construction administration, project scheduling and budget cost development, task development and personnel assignments, production budget development and adherence to projected project cost and accounting procedures responsibilities. Also from 1985 – 2004 experience was gained in providing expert testimony in numerous arbitrations and court cases including Federal Court in New Orleans and Civil Courts in Orleans and surrounding Parishes.


Louisiana Architectural Licensing Board: May 2003 – December 2008

Louisiana Fire Marshal’s Advisory Committee: February 2003 – December 2008

Louisiana Building Code Advisory Committee: July 2002 – February 2003

Chair of a subcommittee reviewing two model building codes

Jefferson Parish Technical Evaluation Committee: April 2000 – November 2002

for architectural & engineering services

Planning and Design Advisory Committee: July 1999 – December 2005

City of New Orleans

Louisiana State Architects Selection Board: January 1988 – December 1989

American Arbitration Association: January 1980 – Present

American Institute of Architects: October 1997 – Present

Construction Specifications Institute: February 1977 – Present



Hurricane Katrina Storm Damage Remediation, Ritz Carlton Hotel Complex

New Orleans, LA – $85,000,000

Hotel Forensic Analysis, Including Building Envelope, Interior Air Quality.

Life Safety Systems, Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Ritz Carlton Hotel Complex

New Orleans, LA – $20,000,000

Assistant to Owners for Project Development Coordination, Ritz Carlton Hotel Development,

New Orleans, LA – $60,000,000

Architect and Design Team Job Captain, University of New Orleans Lake Front Arena,

New Orleans, LA – $28,000,000

Architect on Design Team, Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Orleans, LA


Project & Scheduling Coordination for HVAC Central Plant Replacement City Hall, New Orleans, LA –


Historic Restoration of Gallier Hall, New Orleans, LA – $2,500,000

Architect on project design team, Louisiana Super Dome, New Orleans, LA


Project Management:

City Interface & Scheduling Coordination for Jazz Land Theme Park Development,

New Orleans, LA – $100,000,000

Construction Management:

Ritz Carlton New Orleans Interior Renovations, New Orleans, LA – $7,000,000

Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove Interior Renovation, Miami, FL – $4,000,000


Louisiana General Contractor’s License, No. 45705, May 2006

Louisiana State Architectural License, No. 2055, February 1976

NCARB Council Certification No. 20223, February 1978

Fellowship, Construction Specifications Institute, June 1996

Certified Construction Document Technologist


Bureau of Government Research

BGR Excellence in Government Award

Lifetime Achievement Award for 2001

President’s Plaque – Construction Specifications Institute

Recognition of Leadership Skills and Sound Business Practices

June 1997


December 2005 – Present Pascal Architects, LLC -Architect, Project Manager and Chief Operations Officer for firm. Became partner in July 2008
January 1996 – December 2005 Project Management Consultant -Acted as Owner’s Representative to coordinate design and construction work on large commercial construction projects such as hotels and shopping malls.
January 1996 – December 2005 Private Forensic Investigation Consultant -Work experience with forensic investigative work, using non destructive and destructive testing procedures, determining, tracking and the eliminating water infiltration through roofing systems, exterior masonry walls, exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS), and plaza decking systems in commercial buildings.
November 1979 – December 2005 Administrator, Capital Projects, & City ArchitectCity of New Orleans – Contract and department administration unit, contracting with over 50 outside consultant and contracting firms, and oversight of management and expenditure of a $250 million dollar capital budget.
January 1980 – December 2009 Registered Panelist, American Arbitration Association – Commercial and residential construction arbitrations
November 1979 – July 2008 Private Architectural and Consultant Work -Private Architectural Work, Specifications and ProjectManagement.
June 1970 – September 1979 Staff Architect – Architectural design, specifications, bid document work, and construction contract administration for New Orleans based architectural firms.