Daniel Luckhardt | NewSchool of Architecture & Design

Contributing Faculty, Construction Management

Daniel Luckhardt

dluckhardt@newschoolarch.edu or dluckhardt@swinerton.com | (858) 342-8017


  • Master of Art (Industrial Education), Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education, Eastern Michigan University

About Daniel

Daniel Luckhardt has thirty years of experience in the field of construction cost estimating and construction management. He is passionate about understanding new technologies such as cost loaded models, net-zero energy trends, and life cycle analytics. Daniel’s professional experience primarily includes Pre-Construction Cost Estimating. As an experienced Senior Cost Estimator, specializing in the mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and utility infrastructure disciplines, Daniel understands managing project cost from conception through completion.

Daniel received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Arts degrees in Industrial Education from Eastern Michigan University. His project experience includes commercial, industrial, manufacturing, biotech/pharmaceutical, and cGMP facilities, healthcare, correctional facilities, higher education, transportation, federal, wastewater treatment, domestic water transportation, and heavy civil.

Daniel Luckhardt is employed by Swinerton Builders as a Senior Cost Estimator. Founded in 1888, Swinerton’s success has been built on a foundation of shared values. Swinerton Builders is a 100% employee-owned company, so our people have a personal interest in the success of every project. With a culture of collaboration, we work toward a common purpose: to be the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market we serve, proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence.

Daniel has been an active member of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) since 1990 and he is a ‘Certified Professional Estimator’ (CPE). He is also a two-time recipient of the ‘Albert L. Vallin Estimator of the Year Award’ for the American Society of Profession Estimator’s local Chapter Number Four. He is currently serving on the ASPE Board of Directors as ‘Second Vice President.’ In addition, Daniel has been an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI).


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