Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

  • Client The Burnham Institute
  • ArchitectFerguson Pape Baldwin Architects
  • Owner The Burnham Institute
  • Location La Jolla, California
  • Duration 16 months
  • DPR Office San Diego, California
  • Core Market Life Sciences
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Located on a nine-acre extension to its existing research campus, this two-phase project consisted of 93,000 sq. ft. of laboratory space in two buildings with full scientific research tenant improvements, a three level parking structure and a central mechanical plant. DPR self-performed the concrete work on the cast-in place parking structure as well as the exterior metal stud framing, interior framing, drywall and taping.

To meet the completion date and accommodate the move-in of an army of researchers, the team installed the HVAC and plumbing in one lab without utilizing a traditional shop process. Instead, the team relied on the design documents, which were coordinated by the subcontractor, MEP designer and DPR, and completed the 2nd phase 10 days ahead of schedule. Both phases of the project were completed on time and under budget.

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