Client Stater Bros. Markets

Corporate Offices and Norton Distribution Center

San Bernardino, California

Stater Bros. Markets, the largest privately owned supermarket chain in southern California, consolidated and replaced eight warehouses into a single 2.2 million-SF energy- and operationally-efficient distribution facility.

Located in a seismically active area, the project required design strategies to create earthquake-resistant buildings that ensure the safety and security of the occupants and assets. The design responds to logistical challenges to reduce cost of operation and maximize efficiency. Buildings incorporate bi-level lighting and skylights to reduce electrical costs and maximize natural light. Energy-efficient refrigeration design incorporates the latest controls technologies to further reduce operational costs. State-of-the-art data communication and security systems enable Stater Bros. Markets to efficiently and safely manage up to 200 visitors a day.

At a glance

2.2 million SF


Earthquake-resistant design

Sustainable design


Architectural Design

Engineering:  Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Civil


The first Stater Bros. grocery store was opened in  Yucaipa, California (San Bernardino County) during the Great Depression.


The Company currently operates 168 Supermarkets, and there are nearly 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.