Interior manufacturing space with equipment and workspace.
What We Build

Manufacturing Facilities

Delivering complex projects to address complex needs

When building sophisticated pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical or advanced manufacturing facilities, DPR knows how to fit all the pieces together to get the facility up and running—fast. We take time to understand the intricacies of our customers’ businesses, tailoring each project to accommodate the unique mosaic of equipment and processes that must work together from commissioning, qualification and validation to facility startup.

Manufacturing Expertise
Understanding

Business Drivers & Goals

We don't just erect steel and concrete structures and call it a day. We partner with you to focus on what happens inside each building, diving into the details so owners can realize their business visions for their facilities.

Understanding and prioritizing owners’ needs empowers DPR to shepherd projects from groundbreaking to commissioning with as little time and money invested as possible. And we build with scalability in mind so that you’re prepared to pivot and grow when demand for your product surges.

Photo: Genentech CCP 2 Fermenter Room

Fermenter room tanks at the Genentech CCP 2 manufacturing facility.
Simultaneous Equipment

Procurement and Construction

In the manufacturing industry, equipment procurement and design/construction often happen simultaneously.

Our relationships with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and our virtual design and construction (VDC) expertise allow us to manage these critical aspects of the project smoothly, even when that requires starting construction before all equipment specs are in hand.

Photo: BBRaun WFI Skid Upgrade Project

Manufacturing piping in equipment room.
Understanding The

Importance of CQV

When it comes to commissioning, qualification and validation, our manufacturing teams have one goal in mind: to deliver a facility that is transparent and predictable to the Owner and operators. We know how to make sure all systems are integrated, functioning properly, and tuned for optimal conditions to maximize the performance and minimize the cost of the facility.

Photo: United Therapeutics | Solid Dose Facility

Hallway at the United Therapeutics manufacturing facility.
Fermenter room tanks at the Genentech CCP 2 manufacturing facility.
Understanding

Business Drivers & Goals

We don't just erect steel and concrete structures and call it a day. We partner with you to focus on what happens inside each building, diving into the details so owners can realize their business visions for their facilities.

Understanding and prioritizing owners’ needs empowers DPR to shepherd projects from groundbreaking to commissioning with as little time and money invested as possible. And we build with scalability in mind so that you’re prepared to pivot and grow when demand for your product surges.

Photo: Genentech CCP 2 Fermenter Room

Manufacturing piping in equipment room.
Simultaneous Equipment

Procurement and Construction

In the manufacturing industry, equipment procurement and design/construction often happen simultaneously.

Our relationships with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and our virtual design and construction (VDC) expertise allow us to manage these critical aspects of the project smoothly, even when that requires starting construction before all equipment specs are in hand.

Photo: BBRaun WFI Skid Upgrade Project

Hallway at the United Therapeutics manufacturing facility.
Understanding The

Importance of CQV

When it comes to commissioning, qualification and validation, our manufacturing teams have one goal in mind: to deliver a facility that is transparent and predictable to the Owner and operators. We know how to make sure all systems are integrated, functioning properly, and tuned for optimal conditions to maximize the performance and minimize the cost of the facility.

Photo: United Therapeutics | Solid Dose Facility

Industry Recognition
Manufacturing Milestones
#2
Electronic Assembly

2023

ENR Sourcebook
Consistently ranked in ENR top 5 since 2021

#3
Manufacturing & Industrial

2022

#3 Rank in Manufacturing & Industrial construction by Engineering News-Record

#1
Pharmaceutical Construction

Since 2017

DPR ranked #1 in pharmaceutical construction by ENR magazine every year since 2017.

#1

DPR's rank on BD+C’s 2023 list of top science and technology sector construction firms

$7B

Volume of DPR’s life sciences work completed over the last five years

#2
Industrial Process

2023

ENR Sourcebook
Consistently ranked in ENR top 5 since 2017

ENR Best of the Best Projects

Best Manufacturing Project (2021)

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

ISPE Facility of the Year Award

Shire Building 8

2018 ISPE Facility of the Year Award, Facility Integration

Bentley Systems

Winners of Year in Infrastructure Award (2020)

Biogen 2019 RTP DS LSM Upgrade

building exterior with outdoor stairs leading to first and second levels
People in protective gear working
Interior vat and piping.
building exterior with outdoor stairs leading to first and second levels
ENR Best of the Best Projects

Best Manufacturing Project (2021)

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

People in protective gear working
ISPE Facility of the Year Award

Shire Building 8

2018 ISPE Facility of the Year Award, Facility Integration

Interior vat and piping.
Bentley Systems

Winners of Year in Infrastructure Award (2020)

Biogen 2019 RTP DS LSM Upgrade

Overall, DPR's strongest attribute: there are no issues. They are always on top of things. It happens daily...there's never a worry.

Chris Herman

B. Braun Medical

Project Types
Manufacturing

Our Experience

  • Large interior manufacturing warehouse space.

    Energy Storage, Solar Cell, Lithium Battery

    Whether your facility is producing, storing or distributing clean renewable energy, or manufacturing and assembling products to support these types of facilities, you need a team that not only understands how the products work, but also how the equipment functions together in order to reduce negative environmental impacts.

  • Large interior manufacturing space with equipment.

    Appliance, Automobile, Electric Vehicle, Semiconductor, Transportation

    The intricacies of manufacturing and assembly facilities are as vast as the data carried by the product’s hardware. We have developed a deep knowledge base and methodologies to ensure that we maximize upfront constructability and eliminate all potential lag times.

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Manufacturing Facility

  • Biopharm technology.

    Biologic, Drug, Cosmetic, Food and Vitamin, Medical Device

    There’s a reason why the nation’s top biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies work with DPR. We understand that technical competency and speed of project delivery are key elements in the successful construction of a cGMP manufacturing facility. We are committed to be the best at what we do.

    National Institutes of Health NCI Building T30 Cell Processing Modular Facility

  • Construction in progress

    As the pharmaceutical industry moves towards more individualized medicines, the market has seen an explosive growth in cell and gene therapy manufacturing facilities. DPR is leading the way in constructing these facilities, with $1.5B of projects completed or underway.

    National Institutes of Health NCI Building T30 Cell Processing Modular Facility

  • As speed-to-market remains paramount for the Life Sciences industry, one of the essential schedule drivers – the procurement of a facility’s process equipment – is also one of the most complex. Our in-house experts will execute the buyout, expediting, and inspection services of your process equipment, lab equipment, valving, and instrumentation. DPR’s investment in developing a supply chain program with professionals who bring broad and varied expertise provides best-in-class solutions to deploy and manage the entire procurement process.

    Shire Los Angeles Building 8

Meet Our Leadership
Manufacturing Leadership
Line drawing of a table top with computer and equipment in a life sciences lab.
Photo of Dennis Kirkpatrick
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…

Line drawing of a room in a life sciences lab.
Mike Marston portrait
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…

Line drawing of a data center hall.
John Arcello
who we are

Advanced Technology Core Market Leader

Some people go through life never realizing their passion—John Arcello is not one of those people. He found his love of construction in high school working as a carpenter. Evolving from a rough carpenter to Advanced Technology Core Market co-leader, John…

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