Confidential Mega Headquarters Project, Cupertino, CA

Luster National, Inc.’s role, as a subconsultant to general contractor Rudolph & Sletten, was to provide Quality Assurance for the build-out of interior systems, assemblies and finishes. Major Projects Principal, Ron Brown, and QA/QC Senior Manager, Greg Miller, provided leadership of the Luster team on this massive project as we neared its scheduled substantial completion date of 1st Quarter, 2018. Luster’s onsite personnel were focused on punch-list items to ensure all installations were in alignment with owner-approved QA documents.

Luster’s team developed and administered the Quality Assurance Plan which executed mock-up and first-in-place review of every component, both hidden and seen, and documented findings for client review and acceptance that served as metrics to ensure delivery of consistent appearance throughout this 2.8 million square-foot project.  The primary project component, a 4-story “ring” of one-mile circumference, houses 320 office “Pods”, arranged in nine “Sectors”. Each “Pod” offers a customizable layout to suit program requirements for executive offices, conference facilities, general office, and research & development functions. Nine “Entries” separate the “Sectors”. Each “Entry” provides conference rooms, break areas and toilet rooms.

Exit stairways were glazed and designed to facilitate staff interaction as they circulate through the building.  Finishes were kept to a simple palette of exquisite surfaces – including precast, stone, terrazzo, glass & glazing systems, doors and hardware, wood-veneer paneling, custom lighting, work surfaces, and stainless-steel fittings – that underwent rigorous evaluation.

The 12,000 employees are served by amenities including a 4-story, 4,000-seat cafeteria (that can be opened to the exterior) and a 100,000-square-foot fitness center. The “park-like” setting incorporates two miles of walking/running paths, an orchard, a meadow, nearly 9,000 trees, and a large pond.

Building systems are thoroughly integrated into the building’s interior design and architecture. The building “breathes” and requires minimal heating or cooling. Additionally, rooftop solar panels provide the majority of the project’s electrical requirements.  All of these elements were carefully planned, designed and monitored (audited) throughout the construct period to ensure compliance with the client’s program and expectations.