Cordoba Corporation Founded

Cordoba Corporation was founded in 1983 by George L. Pla as a specialized urban planning firm with its first offices in the historic James Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles.



California Public Utilities Commission Supplier Clearinghouse

Leading the charge in establishing the first comprehensive database of disadvantaged small businesses and developing guidelines for their certification to open doors for increased participation for minority and women entrepreneurs in infrastructure projects.



Post-Los Angeles Riots Rebuilding

A joint venture consortium led by Cordoba Corporation provides program management services for the demolition and clean up of 186 unsafe structures resulting from the civil unrest.



Downtown Strategic Plan

Displaying its core expertise in urban planning, Cordoba Corporation participates in re-envisioning downtown Los Angeles as not only a regional employment center with five core industries, but as a complete neighborhood with potential for over 100,000 residential units.



Los Angeles  Metro Project Planning, Alternatives Analysis, and EIR/EIS

As Los Angeles County Metro initiates its first transit planning efforts in the region, Cordoba Corporation participates in developing alternatives analysis and the EIR/EIS on what was then called the Red Line Eastside Extension (now the Gold Line), the first landmark transit project connecting jobs in downtown and West Los Angeles to East Los Angeles residents.

“This project is a great example of how public transit impacts employment and promotes economic development.”

Maria Mehranian
Chief Financial Officer




Providing design and construction support for various aspects of the San Francisco BART’s multibillion-dollar expansion to San Francisco International Airport and Oakland Airport served as the company’s introduction to the concept of design-build and other alternative delivery methods

“Over the years Cordoba Corp has provided Tutor Perini Corporation with construction quality control and inspection services for several large infrastructure projects throughout California, including the San Francisco BART extension to SFO. They did an excellent job and I wouldn’t hesitate to call on them again.”

Ronald N. Tutor
Chairman and CEO, Tutor Perini Corporation


Harvard Business School Case Study

Before the term ‘start-up’ was coined, Cordoba Corporation was recognized by the Harvard Business School in a case study that identified the company as a new kind of emerging business model, where the brightest minds come to work for a company that sees the world differently than its major competitors.


Fruitvale Village Transit-Oriented Development Design Charrette

Cordoba Corporation organized and facilitated the original design charrette for the Unity Council, an Oakland-based social equity development corporation devoted to improving the quality of life in the Fruitvale area of Oakland, and BART at Mills College. Our outreach efforts enabled the local community to provide input to competing design teams to successfully plan our nation’s first transit-oriented housing development – Fruitvale Village.

The Fruitvale Village design charrette process is featured in a case study published by the UC Berkeley National Transit Access Center and is included in the book Transit Villages in the 21st Century by authors Michael Bernick and Robert Cervero.


Owens Dry Lake Bed Dust Mitigation Program

Cordoba Corporation joins a team providing environmental monitoring and management services to mitigate one of the biggest environmental disasters in the Western United states, adding to the list of historically significant projects in which Cordoba Corporation has participated.


Long Beach Community College District

Together with the Long Beach Community College District, Cordoba Corporation embarks on a multi-year, multi-billion dollar construction and modernization program to bring aging classrooms and facilities up to standard and provide a modern-day, cutting edge learning environment in response to the increasingly important role of community colleges in workforce development.

“Cordoba Corporation has provided the Long Beach Community College District with excellent program management services and consistently exceeds our expectations.”

Eloy O. Oakley
Superintended-President, Long Beach City College


California High-Speed Rail Project

Cordoba Corporation participates in the team providing program management services on the first ever state-wide high-speed rail project in the United States. It will connect the major regions of California and sustainably meet future travel demand. Our employees working on this project are located in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana.


San Bernardino International Airport

In its efforts to serve commercial as well as freight air travel, the San Bernardino International Airport Authority selects Cordoba Corporation to provide engineering services to create the necessary infrastructure to handle passengers, connecting people from the airport to the San Bernardino area and spurring development in one of the most challenging economic regions in the state.


Santa Ana-Garden Grove Fixed Guideway Project

Cordoba Corporation leads the planning and engineering effort on the fixed guideway project in Orange County, following a regional strategy to invest in cities with the most population density and highest potential ridership.


Laney College Athletic Field and Fieldhouse Project

Building on its tradition of statewide presence with local focus, Cordoba Corporation provides construction management services with the design-build team for the LEED® Gold Certified athletic field complex, complete with a photovoltaic-covered parking lot.

“…none of these successes could have been possible without the professionalism, innovation, and quality of service provided by the project team members. As the District’s representative, Cordoba Corporation did a good job overseeing construction activities and ensuring the best value was achieved for the District.”

Dr. Sadiq B. Ikharo
Vice Chancellor of General Services
Peralta Community College District


Thousand Oaks Reservoir Replacement Project

After working extensively with local residents and the surrounding community, the Calleguas Municipal Water District retains Cordoba Corporation for the replacement of two above-ground reservoirs with new, underground facilities, restoring native landscaping and vistas.


San Francisco Transbay Center

Cordoba Corporation is selected to participate in the construction of the statewide transit hub that will accommodate high-speed rail among numerous other transit systems, connecting northern and southern California in a location that creates a new neighborhood with housing, retail, and transportation.


Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project

As California pursues renewable energy strategies, Cordoba Corporation joins a team to provide civil inspections and QA/QC services on the major transmission line expansion project that will enable southern California utilities to tap into vast resources of renewable wind energy.

Timeline : 2012 TRTP


Space Shuttle Endeavour Transport Project

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Cordoba Corporation volunteers to lead the planning, engineering, and coordination efforts in the historic transport of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, successfully bringing to Los Angeles a national treasure to inspire future generations of scientists and engineers.

Timeline 2012 Space Shuttle


ENR Top 100 Firms

Cordoba joins the ranks of the industry’s top professional services firms, representing a milestone in how far the company has come in terms of technical expertise and international recognition.