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Seamless integration into your existing design team

There when you need us…

Cornell Design’s expert Mechanical, Structural and Electrical Design drafters work with your engineering and design teams on or off-site.


Cornell Design’s most usual method of client engagement is through embedding our experienced designers into our client’s engineering or design department at times when they need some additional or specialist capacity. 

Working prototypes

Our collaborative approach guides clients through the process, especially when perhaps they have not been exposed to manufacturing before. 


Cornell Design’s structural design and detailing capability has grown through helping clients develop their structural design in line with their engineering specifications and guidelines. Our structural detailing capability allows clients to have NC1 files to streamline their manufacturing requirements.


Our electrical design services range from modifying existing drawings through to detailed design and drafting of new systems in conjunction with your engineering design team.

With Manufacturers

Cornell Design has deep and trusted relationships with a broad range of Adelaide’s finest and highest quality manufacturers.


Cornell Design’s core business is, and always has been to provide professional, mechanical and electrical design (drafters) into our clients’ engineering and design departments when they need some additional or specialist capacity. Unlike typical engineering or manufacturing companies that have drafting as one of many capabilities, Cornell Design solely provides design and drafting services tailored to each company’s requirements.

Most importantly, all our designers are full-time employees from time-served, trade backgrounds. We do not contract contractors and hence we have a very stable workforce that is invested in delivering great outcomes and maintaining the expectations and standards of our clients.

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Phil Cornell

Managing Director, Business Development Manager

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Don Davidson

Chief Financial Officer, Governance & HR Manager Chief Security Officer

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Nick Allen

Technical Standards Manager, Electrical Design Manager

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Peter Butterworth

Engineering Manager

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