HB Cornerstone llc completes work on transformative expansion of the Strong Museum of Play

After five years of work as Owner’s Representative for the expansion of The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, the team at HB Cornerstone LLC is ready for playtime.

HB Cornerstone project managers oversaw the design and construction of the transformative expansion of The Strong, an ambitious project playing an integral role in the redevelopment of downtown Rochester.

The Strong’s $75-million project will add 90,000 square feet to the already renowned museum, including a 24,000-square-foot interactive gallery known as ESL Digital Worlds. HB Cornerstone also oversaw creation of an eye-catching 1,000-car parking structure.

“We are honored to have played a role on this amazing project, and it has been a pleasure to work with the creative and talented team at The Strong Museum and its carefully selected consultants. This was a once-in-a-lifetime project, and we could not be prouder of the results,” said David Crowe, president of HB Cornerstone, a subsidiary of Harris Beach PLLC.

“The vision and rationale for the expansion was incredibly strong back then and it has only grown stronger in the intervening years. The HB Cornerstone team congratulates The Strong and all its constituents on a project that reshapes the Rochester skyline and will draw so many into our region and downtown. The new museum represents the best Rochester has to offer.”

Among the additions to The Strong is a state-of-the-art visitor check-in, guest lockers, restrooms, gift shop and administrative offices, as well as a custom space for the video game hall of fame, outdoor play garden, climate-controlled collections storage, and outdoor plaza space.

Across the tenure of the project, HB Cornerstone assisted The Strong’s management team with developing the project scope, assembling and managing the project team, supporting the effort to secure funding, developing the schedule and budget, and coordinating work phases. The team also shepherded the creation of the new parking structure through construction and opening.

About HB Cornerstone LLC

At HB Cornerstone, our sole objective is to provide you with exceptional owner representation, planning and design, facilities consulting and move management services. When you hire HB Cornerstone, you have a single, informed, empowered, involved owner representative supervising all aspects of your initiative. Our services provide a filter for everyday details, allowing you to focus on the day-to-day activities of running your business rather than the business of planning, building or moving. We provide complete project management services that you will need to define your scope, build your budget, construct your schedule, coordinate communications, and get your project done, on time and on budget.