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Life Sciences

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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.

Our Customers
In Good


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

The Life Sciences construction market remains strong in 2023 but a sense of normalization to pre-pandemic levels is emerging across the broader market.

  • 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
Understanding The Market
Decades of Experience

In the Life Sciences Market

We're proud to have partnered with the nation's top-5 biotechnology and top-5 pharmaceutical companies. As the life sciences industry moves towards more individualized medicines, DPR is leading the way in building advanced therapeutic facilities.

We don’t just build these structures, though—we’re constantly learning and appreciating what happens inside of them, too. This grasp of evolving regulations, good lab practices, complex processes and the technology that makes it possible drives our success. Plus, our expertise goes beyond just the lab.

We can build state-of-the-art structures for the rest of your campus, including office buildings, data centers, parking structures and more. We know that recruiting and retaining top scientific talent calls for modern amenities and a space that encourages collaboration. DPR has the expertise to assemble an entire facility that not only puts the latest scientific technology in your hands, but makes your employees feel at home while at work.

Thanks to DPR, our new facility will also leverage cutting-edge technology to enable scalable and cost-effective manufacturing capabilities to clients around the world. Suffice to say, your entire team has made our monumental vision a dream come true. Not only do I thank you and DPR for the extraordinary job, but so do our future patients, whom we hope to give a second chance in life.

Frank Luh, M.D., M.S., M.H.A.

Executive Vice President, Theragent Inc.

Life Sciences Highlights
Life Sciences


ENR Best of the Best Projects

Best Manufacturing Project (2021)

NIH NCI Building T30 Cell Processing Modular Facility | Bethesda, MD

Commercial Real Estate Awards

Best Medical Project (2020)

Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation | Torrance, CA

Engineering News Record

Best Manufacturing Project (2020)

BioLegend Campus Expansion | San Diego, CA

Bentley Systems

Winners of Year in Infrastructure Award (2020)

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

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

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

Rankings &



Value of Life Sciences Projects Successfully Completed by DPR


2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

ENR Top Contractors

Science and Technology


BD+C Giants


Life Sciences Projects Successfully Completed by DPR

Meet Our Leadership
National Life Sciences Leadership
who we are

Life Sciences Core Market Co-Leader

Supporting life sciences customers in their work to help change people’s lives for the better is Dennis Kirkpatrick’s primary focus as Co-Leader for DPR’s Life Sciences Core Market. With experience in delivering best-in-class outcomes for biotechnology…

who we are

Life Sciences Core Market Co-Leader

Mike Marston’s construction career began when he was offered his first internship following a summer spent roofing houses. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Civil Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy, Mike joined DPR in…

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Life Sciences


Genentech Cell Culture Plant 2 (CCP-2)

Clemson University Life Sciences Buildings

Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building

NIH NCI Building T30 Cell Processing Modular Facility

USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience

Shire Los Angeles Building 8

Biogen | LSM 3X Capacity Upgrade

Scripps Florida

Braeburn North American Manufacturing Headquarters



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