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Our Customers Life Sciences

Your Partner in Out-of-The-Box Thinking

Humanity owes its health and safety to the countless individuals who manage the world’s laboratories and research facilities, and who help bring life-saving medicines and therapies to market.

At DPR, we build cutting-edge spaces that challenge norms and foster discovery, equipping our heroes in lab coats and Tyvec suits to change the world.

When it comes to developing the next generation of treatments, vaccines and healthcare technology, time is a precious resource—especially today. That’s why we prioritize schedule certainty, cost predictability and swift adaptability to ensure project delivery that’s as efficient as it is innovative.

Our team also recognizes that the worlds of life sciences research and patient care are increasingly intertwined. We’re building more projects with R&D labs and patient care spaces under one roof as the healthcare industry strives to develop new treatments faster and more effectively. We understand this “bench to bedside” approach and the growing importance of data in life sciences research.

In Good Company

DPR has completed projects for a variety of life sciences customers, some of the most innovative and admired companies in the world.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities
  • Alexza Pharmaceuticals
  • Alza Corporation
  • Ambrx
  • Ameritox
  • Amgen
  • Amylin Pharmaceuticals
  • Applied Immune Science
  • ATCC
  • Atara Biotherapeutics
  • Axogen Corporation
  • B. Braun Medical
  • Biogen
  • BioLegend
  • BioMarin Pharmaceutical
  • Boehringe Ingelheim Chemicals
  • Braeburn Pharmaceuticals
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Caris Life Sciences
  • Catalent
  • Chiron Corporation
  • Codiak BioSciences
  • Covance
  • CSL Behring
  • Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Erytech
  • ForDoz Pharma
  • Genentech
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Illumina
  • Ionis Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kemira Chemicals
  • La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
  • LabCorp
  • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
  • Lyell Immunopharma
  • Max Planck
  • Merck
  • MicroVention
  • MilliporeSigma
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Navigate BioPharma
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Polykon Manufacturing
  • Roche
  • RTI International
  • Sanofi
  • Scripps Research
  • Seqirus
  • Takeda
  • U.S. Pharmacoepia
  • United Therapeutics
  • Vivex Biologics

My experience with DPR has been outstanding. Safety, quality, schedule execution and budget control are key measures that I rate contractors on and DPR is one of the finest firms. They balance all to a very high level. As a valued team member, DPR engages the owner, architect/engineer and key stakeholders to provide guidance, management and expert direction in a unique and much appreciated manner.

Jay Comire

Charles River Laboratories

Life Sciences Highlights

Commercial Real Estate Awards

Best Medical Project (2020)

Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation | Torrance, CA

Engineering News Record

Best of the Best, Manufacturing (2020)

BioLegend Campus Expansion | San Diego, CA

Los Angeles Business Journal

Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards, Best Medical Project (2019)

University of Southern California Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience | Los Angeles, CA

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Facility of the Year Award, Facility Integration (2018)

Shire Los Angeles Building 8 | Los Angeles, CA

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

Facility of the Year Award Category Winner for Operational Excellence (2018)

Shire Quality Control Laboratory | Los Angeles, CA

ENR Best of the Best Projects

Best Manufacturing Project (2017)

Biogen LSM 3X Capacity Upgrade | Research Triangle Park, NC

Bentley Systems

Winners of Year in Infrastructure Award (2020)

Biogen 2019 RTP DS LSM Upgrade | Research Triangle Park, NC

Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation
Exterior of USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
Workers in lab ppe, working in a room with tanks.
Lab stations in a QC lab room.
floor to ceiling piping

DPR has proven to be excellent at more complicated projects. Their expertise in biotech has helped us a lot. I keep going back to them time after time because of their experience and knowledge.

Pete Herold

The Scripps Research Institute

Rankings &


National Life Sciences Leadership

Scott Strom


Life Sciences Core Market Leader

Ever since he spent the summers of his youth working as a carpenter and framing houses, construction has come naturally to Scott Strom. Since he joined DPR in 1993, Scott has built strong relationships with some of DPR’s top life sciences customers. Sco…
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