Development One is an architecture and project management firm based in Orange County, California. For over 25 years, the firm has used a winning combination of innovation, artistry, and attention to detail to serve a wide range clients in both the public and private sectors. The firm has a diverse portfolio that includes projects such as office buildings, courtrooms, aviation and aerospace facilities, I.T. centers, and laboratories.
Development One works with a team of trusted consultants to provide the following engineering disciplines:
Civil | Geotechnical | Structural | Mechanical | Electrical | Plumbing | Fire Protection | Environmental
Development One’s teaming philosophy focuses on developing long term relationships with all of our consultants. Some of these firms have been working with us for over 20 years. These long-term relationships allow our consultants to function as a seamless extension of our in-house team.
Building Information Modeling (B.I.M.)
Development One, Inc. utilizes Building Information Modeling (B.I.M.) to develop enhanced designs and drawings. Using Autodesk Revit and other software, the firm has used B.I.M. for everything from small repair projects to the design of new facilities. B.I.M. allows the firm to build each project three-dimensionally before it is constructed, allowing for unparalleled insight into infrastructure and building shell details not available with AutoCAD or traditional two-dimensional drawings. B.I.M. also improves coordination and communication amongst the various disciplines, thus increasing efficiency and accuracy in the development of design documents.
Feasibility Studies & Master Planning
Feasibility studies and master planning are at the core of Development One’s service offering. The firm has completed numerous large-scale feasibility studies and master plans, including the 20-Year Master Plan for the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Development One takes pride in its careful and extensive analysis of client’s needs, expectations and budgets, and uses this information to develop the most efficient and cost-effective space plans. The firm has completed projects that required specific attention to privacy, acoustics, and security, and we incorporate modular furniture and other furnishings and fixtures ideal for the space.
Sustainable Design / LEED
Development One. is a leader in sustainable design strategies, with numerous LEED-Accredited Professionals on staff. Whether LEED criteria or certification are required or not, the firm strives to incorporate “green” building practices whenever possible to contribute additional value to projects without adding frivolous costs.
Quality Control / Change Order Prevention
Change order prevention is at the root of Development One’s philosophy regarding quality control. As experts in change order prevention, the firm delivers an annual seminar on the subject. The course aims to inform design professionals of contractors’ techniques for generating change order claims, and offers strategies to successfully avoid them. All of our consultants are required to attend the seminar, and clients often attend as well.
Construction Management / Administration
Development One offers construction management and administration services, including: bidding and negotiation assistance, review and approval of shop drawings, inspections, reports, negotiation of change orders, and more. The firm has a wealth of experience performing construction management/administration services for both small and large projects.