Chris Lovett, P.E.President & Interim Director of Electrical
Christopher Lovett, P.E.
Since 1994 Christopher Lovett has applied his experience in the design, specification, and construction of commercial electrical systems. His project experience includes custom homes, hospitality, government, medical, office, retail, high-rise, and educational facilities. Mr. Lovett is involved in the designs from the schematic design phase through construction administration. He provides extensive experience in project management, construction administration, scheduling, and cost estimating.
Notable projects include renovation work at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino, government renovation projects at Fort Hunter Ligget Dining Facility, healthcare facility work for the New Braunfels Rehabilitation Hospital, and educational facility work for Faith Lutheran Christian Schools.
Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, HI, KS, LA, MA, MO, MS, MT, NC, NV, NM, OH, OR, TX, UT, WA
International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
What motivated you to start Revolution Engineering?
For me it was a chance to try some new ideas as far as how the company treats employees and the clients. I’ve also had a notion that if the employees are the focus of the company, instead of revenues and profits, then the company will be successful. It’s obviously important to make money, but when it comes at the expense of the employees’ well being, I don’t think it’s worth it in the long run.
What is one of your favorite projects and why?
Cosmopoltian was a project I worked on with Dave and Brian in our office. It was a little crazy at times, but there are so many great aspects to the building. It has a basement parking garage with stacked valet parking, and a 6th level pool deck with a nightclub.
What first you got into engineering growing up?
I was first interested in engineering in high school. I was always interested in electrical engineering because I was fascinated by how radios and telephones worked. My senior year I signed up for Aeronautical Engineering and was super excited that I could take an engineering class. I found out later it was ROTC for the Air Force. We learned more about marching and Air Force history than aeronautical engineering, so I switched classes at the end of the first semester.
What is a Las Vegas project you admire that you didn't work on?
From an engineering standpoint, I was always amazed by the Fountaine Bleau tower at the north end of the Strip. It was never completed, but the electrical systems on the project were amazing. The project was a combination of parking garage, pool area, meeting space, casino space, restaurants, condominiums, and hotel rooms. At $3B, it would have been second to only City Center as the highest priced project on the Strip. I was lucky enough to be a part of the electrical design team, but unfortunately never saw the fruits of our labor as it sits empty waiting for a new operator. The other building I like is the Bellagio. I only did a bit of drafting on the project as it was ending the construction phase, but to me it reinvented Las Vegas at the time. A truly amazing property.