Cornerstone Design, alone or in conjunction with
engineers and other consultants, can provide a wide array of services to meet
your building needs.
BASIC SERVICES INCLUDE:
Design: We will turn your program requirements into a design for
a building or space that meets your needs and budget
Red Hawk restaurant, near the UM campus in Ann Arbor, MI, opened in
1992. Cornerstone Design designed this project, which included renovations
for the main floor dining room and kitchen, the basement prep kitchen,
and a new historically sensitive façade.
- Construction Documentation: We will develop
your design into drawings and specifications that a contractor can use to
prepare a bid, submit for building permits, and do construction.
- Bidding: We will locate contractors qualified
to bid on your project, coordinate the bidding process, answer questions as
needed, and help you with final contract negotiations.
- Contract Administration: We will make periodic
site visits during construction, review submittals, certify contractor payments,
and review contract changes to be sure your interests are well-represented
during this most crucial phase of the project.
OPTIONAL SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Programming: Careful programming is the foundation
for cost-effective design. We will assist you in determining your spatial
needs, including sizes and relationships of various spaces, and other information
needed to begin design.
- Site Selection: We can help you evaluate potential
sites for your project by telling you what issues may affect a site, what
size of building the site can support, and what extra costs you might face.
By involving us early in the site selection, we can help you avoid costly
- Site Planning: Most local jurisdictions require
site plans for any site modifications, including building additions. In some
circumstances, we can prepare the site plans ourselves; sometimes we will
coordinate civil engineering and landscape design consultants doing the design
- Accessibility Evaluations: We are well-versed
in accessibility requirements under both state and federal law, and can help
you determine what changes you need to make to comply with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and other laws.
- Cost Estimates: We can
provide estimates of construction costs at various stages throughout the design
and documentation phases, to assist you in budget planning.