David Thurm

Executive Vice President, Lehrer, LLC

David brings more than 25 years of extensive experience in managing complex projects to Lehrer, LLC. David is leading the team at the Jacob K. Javits Center expansion as Project Director on behalf of NY State Empire State Development, driving construction through all phases including planning, execution and completion. He joins us most recently from the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was responsible for all operational aspects of the museum as Chief Operating Officer. David also held numerous leadership roles at the New York Times, including Senior Vice President for Operations, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Real Estate Development. David holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from New York University school of law. He is active in various architectural organizations including the Architectural League of New York and the American Institute of Architects.