DPR worked with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach to replace an existing 55-year-old medical building located at 301 Old San Francisco Road in Sunnyvale, CA with a fully-modernized, three-level, world-class cancer treatment center. It includes a linear accelerator, diagnostic imaging center, diagnostic laboratory, patient exam rooms, fifteen infusion stations, medical offices, 250,000 sq. ft. of below grade parking and a separate 150 stall-above grade parking structure.

Because this project was next to a residential neighborhood, the residents were understandably concerned about increased construction traffic and noise. DPR developed quick response (QR) code delivery tracker software in-house to keep construction traffic and deliveries off of neighboring streets. Each supplier that brought materials to the worksite had to log in to a special website managed by DPR where they received a delivery map, indicating where not to drive in the neighborhood. This contributed to keeping relationships in the community friendly and open.

Check out time-lapse footage of construction here (just click the "Time-Lapse" button at the top of the screen).

BIM Features

Key design and trade partners signed a joint agreement to share in both the reward and the risk of the project’s performance, incentivizing deeper levels of collaboration.

The team's use of BIM resulted in the following benefits: 

  • resolving clashes and coordination issues;
  • prefabrication, which helped save cost and maintain quality; 
  • inserting the decks prior to the concrete placement, which resulted in schedule savings and a safer jobsite; and
  • receiving permits on fabrication drawings.


  • SEAONC Engineering Awards Program Award of Merit (2014)
  • Fiatech CETI Award: Intelligent & Automated Construction Job Site (2015)
  • Award of Merit (2014)
    Structural Engineers Association of Northern California


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