PCA’s proactive partnering approach has helped garner the loyalty of some very stellar architectural planning and design clients throughout the San Diego area—from life-science giants like Gen-Probe to technology-driven industry leaders such as Northrop Grumman. One thing this diverse group of clients has in common is the confidence they have in PCA’s ability to deliver through:

  • Proactive partnering to quickly get to core issues
  • Creatively exploring alternate concepts that provide cost savings, while honoring technical requirements
  • Challenging consultants to come up with innovative solutions that meet the flexible needs of our clients over time
  • Tenaciously pursuing solutions to potential conflicts
  • And Fast-tracking the design process in order to efficiently achieve occupancy

    1. Because of our technical prowess and understanding of how to integrate mechanical, electrical, structural and plumbing components in a shell building, PCA has the ability to take a “systems approach” to life-science architecture, rather than isolating tenant improvements. This unique perspective, as well as PCA’s ability to explore alternative concepts and innovative solutions, has resulted in proven cost and schedule savings for clients.

      Our in-depth experience in designing shell and build-to-suit life-science projects provides an advantage in designing tenant improvements that integrate all aspects of a project. Modifying shell buildings in a timely manner is critical to the overall project—if these items are not targeted in the appropriate shell timeframe, inflated costs are often pushed into the tenant improvements, thus reducing the funds available for other tenant-improvement needs.
      Pacific Cornerstone Architects has provided over 4 million square feet of laboratory design and improvements in the San Diego County and outlying areas.