Fred B. Lott, AIA, ARA, CSI Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Additional States: California, Florida, Indiana, New York, and Texas
  • Company: Fred Lott Architect
  • Phone: (917) 371-5149
  • Cell: (917) 371-5149
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Architecture and Construction Defects

Keywords/Search Terms:

Architect & Engineer Negligence, Construction Defects, Fraudulent Change Orders, Construction License Agreement, Antitrust Complaint, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Warehouse Thermal Comfort, Bid Steering, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards


Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University; Large Scale Integrated Project Management, Middlesex University; Multi Protection Design, Department of Defense

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

Various Types of Legal Matters that Have Benefited from Fred’s Involvement: Architect & Engineer Negligence, Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, Failure to Tender Payments Due & Owing for Contract Work Performed, Fraudulent Change Orders, Faulty Movie & Sound Recording Studios Construction, Faulty Sound Attenuation & Faulty Soundproofing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Roofing Failure & Related Building Damages, Industrial Climate Control Engineering, Thermal Comfort, & Labor Law, Aiding & Abetting Fiduciary Duties, Labor Union Disputes, Fraud, Bribery of a Public Official, Criminal Coercion, Construction Defects, Standard of Care Responsibility & Compliance, Adversary Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Antitrust Complaint - Sherman Antitrust Act, Treachery & Self-Dealing Related to Professional Practice Industry Standards, Quantum Meruit, Defamation Per Se, Responsibility for Failure to Maintain a Building, Fraudulent Claim for Insurance Coverage of Fire Damages, Misappropriation of Funds, Conversion, Unfair Business Practices, Bid Steering Fred’s extensive studies, training, insightful analytical skills, and out of the ordinary professional journey for over four decades have positioned him as a consulting expert and expert witness for many interrelated subject matters beyond his base studies and experiences as an architect and construction executive. Expert Witness & Dispute Resolution 34 years Registered Architect 44 years Construction Executive 28 years Owner Representative 24 years Fred leverages his in-depth experience of leading cross-discipline teams of design & engineering professionals and construction management teams when presenting detailed opinions and support information in an understandable way. Fred’s work has included community boards, governing agencies, investors, General Services Administration - Offices of the Inspector General, FBI, multiple state courts (including Indiana, Illinois, California, Georgia, Florida, and New York), the New York County District Attorney’s Office (Labor Racketeering Unit, Construction Industry Strike Force), the New York City Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings, and the City of New York Police Department (District Attorney’s Office Squad). Fred is detailed with investigative summary work and intuitive with Providing Resolve for Architectural Contract and Construction Contract Language Issues, Defining Licensing Agreement Language & Responsibilities, Evaluating Sequencing of Operations, Reviewing Zoning and Code Interpretations, and Detecting Fraudulent and Coercive Activities. He is adept at evaluating and executing complex projects and associated claims, while protecting the best interests of sometimes conflicting agendas of competing stakeholders. Market Sector Experience Hotels: High Rise, Full Service Luxury Boutique, Extended Stay, Condo Hotels, & Suite Hotels Retail: Wholesale Warehousing, eCommerce, Regional Shopping Centers & Showrooms Movie and Sound Recording Studios Construction: Sound Attenuation & Soundproofing Aviation Maintenance Facilities: Service Hangars, Hydraulic Systems, Wing Docks, & Nose Docks Government Facilities: Federal Courthouses, Mental Health Facilities, Correctional Facilities, Post Offices, State Capital & Historic Monuments Renovations Food Service: Airline Food Service Suppliers, Restaurants – Fine Dining & Casual Dining, Private Clubs, Brasseries, Banquette Facilities, Cafeterias, Food Concession, Food Processing & Packing, Cold Storage, & Bulk Food Preparation Entertainment & Performing Arts: Amphitheaters, Convention Centers, & Arcades