David A. Ball AIA, GC


David A. Ball AIA, GC

Architect, General Contractor

Mr. Ball is a licensed Architect and General Contractor who comes from a nuts and bolts’ construction background, having worked for several General Contractors early in his career. Working for a design build contractor also refined his knowledge of the intricate contractor and designer role in building high end custom homes in Tucson Arizona.

Mr. Ball graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
Mr. Ball went on and worked for several Architectural firms which he designed, prepared construction documents and specifications for various Single Family, Multi Family, Industrial, Retail/Mixed use and Commercial projects in California.

As a forensic Architect, Mr. Ball has worked directly with building owners and insurance companies to diagnose construction failures and prepare the repair protocol for the building envelope including the monitoring of the reconstruction process. These projects include large commercial, municipal, hotel and residential projects. He has also worked extensively on analyzing and developing repair scopes and cost of repair for catastrophic loss arising from Hurricane, Fire and Earthquake claims over the last 20 years.

As an expert witness in complex construction defect matters Mr. Ball applies his comprehensive construction and design background in order to determine the failure mechanism and cost effective solutions to assist in the mediation and resolution process. Mr. Ball has been retained for both the plaintiff and defense in complex construction matters. He also has represented General Contractors, Developers, Architects, Subcontractors, Material Suppliers and Manufactures over the years.

Mr Ball has participated in over 500 mediations, provided deposition testimony in over 200 construction related matters and testified in over 30 trials and arbitrations in California and Arizona.


  • Design, Construction documents and Specifications for a variety of building types.

  • Project/Construction Administration, Review of contracts, RFIs, Change orders, Payment application approval.

  • Building code, plan check, plan review, peer review and interface with city officials

  • Roofing, waterproofing and fenestration/building envelope failure analysis.

  • Construction defect, forensic analysis / Field inspections and destructive testing.

  • Construction repair drawings, recommendations and specs for a variety of building types.

  • Repair cost estimates; comparative cost analysis, value engineering and feasibility studies.

  • Evaluation and assessment of catastrophic structural damage related to earthquake, hurricane, wind and fire.

  • Design/Build, General Contractor services for single family custom homes.

  • Premise liability, personal injury, slip and fall evaluation, ADA review & code compliance.

  • Historic preservation, Hospitals, High rise, Residential, Mixed use, Commercial, Office and Industrial building consulting.


Architect, GC, Construction Consultant, 2011-Present
Core Consulting Group, Inc., CA, AZ, NV, CO, FL

Architect, GC / Construction Consultant, 1998-2011
Lombard Consulting Services, Inc., San Diego, CA

Architect, 1995- Present
David Ball, AIA, San Diego, CA

Architect / Construction Consultant, 1992-1998
Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA

Project Manager / Job Captain, 1987-1992
Schucard Associates, Inc., Architecture and Planning, San Diego, CA

Roofing Consultant, 1988
Ric Morales & Associates, Roofing Consultants, San Diego, CA

Architectural Designer / Draftsman, 1985-1987
Innovative Design Corp., Custom Home Builders, Tucson, AZ

Architectural Designer / Draftsman, 1984-1986
Robert Des Lauriers, A.I.A., Architecture and Planning, La Mesa, CA

Draftsman / Technician, 1982
Robert Carli Architects, Architecture and Planning, San Diego, CA

General Construction, 1980-1982
Roth Construction Corp., San Diego, CA

General Construction, 1977-1980
Roberts Construction, San Diego, CA



Bachelor of Architecture - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - 1987

Architecture / Engineering studies  - Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA - 1982

Associate of Arts, Business Administration - Grossmont College, San Diego, CA - 1981



AIA: American Institute of Architects
San Diego, California & National Chapters
AAMA: American Architectural Manufacturers Assoc.
RCI: Roof Consultants Institute, National Chapter NRCA: National Roofing Contractors Association
ASPE: American Society of Professional Estimators 1995-1997
AWCI: Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry #1124612
EIMA: EIFS Industry Members Association




Registered Architect #25533, State of California

Registered Architect #31273, State of Arizona

California General Contractor License #B-797854



Deposition testimony- over 200 cases in CA and AZ.
Mediations – over 500 cases in CA, NV, AZ, and CO.
Trial and Arbitration testimony – over 30 cases in CA and AZ.