When Wayne Perry was growing up in Richmond, California, he possessed an avid interest in architecture and engineering, but had no one with whom to share his creative inclinations. Wayne graduated from college and returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to start his professional career as facilities engineer and project manager in a public works engineering agency, and a Fortune 500 computer manufacturer. Several years later he established Cornerstone Concilium, Inc. (Cornerstone), a successful engineering and technology consulting firm. He also later established the Cornerstone Institute for Anointing which gave him the opportunity to become the mentor he never had.
Cornerstone Facilities, Technical Capabilities and Expertise
Cornerstone was established in 1986 to solve the challenges of managing projects involving complex, intelligent/smart building systems and infrastructure. Cornerstone’s staff of architects, engineers, program/construction managers and IT and systems design professionals work closely to make sure that all critical elements of a project are coordinated. Cornerstone provides professional expertise and guidance for a variety of capital improvement projects; including airports/airlines, transit and roadways, utilities, water/wastewater, storm drainage systems, sanitary sewer and other public infrastructure buildings/facilities. Cornerstone serves clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and New York with projects including the San Francisco International Airport Master Plan, the S.F. Municipal Railway, BART, Washington DC Metro, and United Airlines at over seventy airports throughout the United States.
Cornerstone Facilities Consulting
Cornerstone Institute, Community Building and Employment Training Cornerstone is passionate about supporting the economic and social vitality of the community it calls home. Chairman, Wayne Perry, currently serves as a director on several boards and non-profit organizations and is the founder of the Cornerstone Institute for Anointing. From inception in 1986, its initial purpose was to introduce at-risk teenagers to the career fields of architecture, city and urban planning, construction, engineering & technology, and real estate development. Today, the Institute graduates displaced workers, youths, military veterans, college students, business executives, and entrepreneurs.
The Cornerstone Institute for Anointing’s mission is to provide career training and employment opportunities to promote economic/self-sustainability in the lives of youths, adults, displaced workers, military veterans, women and other people who are often underrepresented in the workplace. We exist to enlighten and empower our students with the necessary insight and skills to successfully compete in a global job market. The Institute embodies community uplifting and public service by providing exceptional instruction and research that leads to economic opportunities for our students.
The Cornerstone Institute is the Professional Training & Workplace Development Division of Cornerstone. The Institute excels in producing world-class industry professionals trained to succeed in various engineering careers. Many of our graduates have gone-on to work for SFMTA, SFIA, SFDPW, SFPUC, SF Port and other San Francisco Bay Area municipalities. Most other graduates have been employed by Cornerstone industry partners such as AECOM, Parsons, Turner, Swinerton, Clark and Hensel Phelps in-demand job categories in the design, construction, and real estate development industries.
To date, the Institute has graduated over 450 students with a 100% industry employment rate after graduation from the program. The Institute has expanded its training programs and internships domestically and internationally, with collaborations with Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the Chinese University in Hong Kong and Zhejiang University in China.