Unifying Design and Construction Disciplines to Better Serve You

For most builders, the construction process begins at the competitive bidding process.  We know, in fact, that construction must be considered during the conceptual stage of any project.

Design/Build is the team approach to a construction project. It marries the design, engineering and construction professional at the conceptual stage of a project, which becomes a single entity. This allows for value engineering, cost control, timely completion, quality control and effective risk management. In a nutshell, it allows for a design process to meet the owner’s available time frame and budget, which puts them in control.

Cornerstone’s Design/Build program will become part of your project development team to create a plan that will identify hidden conditions, establish priorities, objectives and any special restrictions inherent to your project. Our design capabilities are unique. Our in-house design staff, along with independently contracted architectural firms, are utilized to deliver our clients the most comprehensive – yet cost-efficient –approach available in the industry today.

This approach to building projects allows for effective planning and communication and allows the client to maintain a higher level of control, which results in overall reduced costs.

Representative Design Build Projects:

Torrance, CA
Collaborative Engineering & Manufacturing Space
Expanded engineering space into manufacturing workspace: Used clean room expertise to keep offices in operation. Developed design documents for department of building and safety which included upgrading AC, mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems, and handling a parking study to evaluate adequate parking for expansion. Structurally modified building to add AC, install electrical sub panels, build walls, framing, and soundproofing.

Santa Monica, CA
Kennedy Child Care Center
Upgrade the facility with budget restrictions: Complete renovation, while in operation; upgrade the entire building to ADA standards; AC, electrical, and all new finishes. Complex design process for code compliance – older building with limitations on space. For child safety, set-up security area.

Torrance, CA
Training Center
New Imaging Center: Repurposed existing 20,000 sq. ft. of office space into nursing and EPIC training space. Brought offices up to ADA compliance; installed new fire alarm system, and sound-proofed each room. Developed private offices and classrooms; installed ceiling-mounted patient lift; re-worked electrical, all ceiling lighting; all bathrooms upgraded and retiled.

Fountain Valley, CA
East Tower Imaging Center
New Imaging Center: Site prep to receive new imaging equipment, R&F room, administrative offices, dark rooms, exam rooms, restrooms, storage and new lobby. Complete upgrade of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and lighting; and all new finishes throughout.

Irvine, CA
Cardiac Surgery Catheterization Lab
Fast track design, engineering and site preparation to receive Innova 2000 G.E. Cardiovascular Imaging System. Project completed while keeping surgery in operation. Area was sealed off from the rest of the hospital. Access was achieved by removing the exterior windows located at the construction area, erecting scaffolding and accessing the job site from the outside. The scaffold was also erected over a shipping/receiving area, which was kept in operation.