Data center interior with cabling.
What We Build

Mission Critical

When it comes to mission critical, there’s no such thing as 6x23

DPR consistently ranks among the top five mission critical facility builders in the country for a reason. Our dedicated mission critical teams know that speed to market is essential in this sector, but we also couple our agility with cost and schedule predictability clients can count on. By leveraging our preconstruction expertise, from site selection to cost modeling, we help advanced technology companies make strategic and informed decisions for their projects.
Mission Critical Expertise
Mission Critical


The relentless pace of technology waits for no one, so mission critical facility builders must be nimble. DPR offers the best of both worlds: regional teams operating with the dexterity and geographical knowledge of a local contractor, while also staffed with top-notch talent and resources of a preeminent global builder.

Photo: Confidential Colocation Data Center, Ashburn, VA



We help prominent companies with mission critical projects of all shapes and sizes, including greenfield builds, first-generation fit outs and retrofits of existing structures. Partnering with DPR, you get more than a general contractor—you have access to our expertise and capabilities in prefabrication, self-perform work and more. Plus, we have the technical talent to ensure a seamless commissioning phase, from emergency scenario planning to systems performance monitoring, so that your data center—and the business that depends on it—can hit the cloud running.

Photo: Digital Realty FRA12 Data Center, Frankfurt, Germany



In our connected, data-rich world, mission critical facilities must perform at 100% uptime, 24/7. That’s why DPR takes the long view when building mission critical facilities for the industry’s leading players. Instead of focusing only on a single project’s goals, we aim to be a business partner, offering a long-term, holistic plan to ensure the greatest value for the entire life of the facility and what it enables.

Photo: Facebook Prineville Data Center, Prineville, OR

By the



Year DPR completed its first data center project


Data center projects completed since DPR's founding in 1990


DPR’s overall company revenue from mission critical construction projects in 2020


DPR’s annual data center construction revenue from repeat customers over the last five years


Amount of mission critical construction work in 2020


Number of design-build data center projects completed

>1 gW

Amount of data center critical load capacity installed since 1997


In the last ten years, DPR has constructed and commissioned over $9 billion in mission critical facilities.

DPR exemplifies what we look for in a contractor, with a long history of high performance even on the most technically challenging projects. It’s nice to work with a partner whom we know aligns with our priorities,  goals, and has a common definition of success.

Daniel Kingman

Senior Director of Construction, Digital Realty

Industry Recognition
Rankings &


ENR Sourcebook (2021)
#3 Data Centers
#3 Telecom
#3 Industrial Process

BD+C Giants (2021)
#3 Data Centers

ENR Sourcebook (2020)
#4 Data Centers
#4 Telecom
#4 Industrial

BD+C Giants (2020)
#2 Science and Technology
#2 Telecommunications
#4 Data Centers

ENR Sourcebook (2019)
#3 Industrial
#4 Data Centers
#4 Telecom

BD+C Giants (2019)
#2 Science and Technology
#4 Data Center
#10 Industrial

Mission Critical

Project Awards

Engineering News-Record

ENR California Best Manufacturing Project Award of Merit (2021)

Vantage Data Centers CA2 Campus, Phases 1 & 2 | Santa Clara, CA

American Institute of Architects

AIA Design Excellence Award (2020)

Facebook Fort Worth Data Center | Fort Worth, TX

CMAA Project Achievement Award

CMAA South Atlantic Chapter Annual Award Board Choice (2019)

CODA at Tech Square | Atlanta, GA

Engineering News-Record

ENR Northwest Best Manufacturing Project (2017)

Infomart Data Center Fit-Out & Expansion | Hillsboro, OR

Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon

3rd Place Industrial Project of the Year (2017)

Infomart Data Centers Fit-Out & Expansion | Hillsboro, OR

Datacenter Dynamics

EMEA Awards Innovation in the Mega Data Center (2014)

Facebook Lulea Data Center | Lulea, Sweden

Engineering News-Record

ENR Mountain States Best Manufacturing Project (2014)

eBay, Inc. Salt Lake City Data Center | South Jordan, UT

Engineering News-Record

ENR Editor’s Choice & Green Project of the Year (2011)

Facebook Prineville Data Center | Prineville, OR


NAIOP Best of 2011 Industrial Build to Suite of the Year

National Oilwell Varco Goodyear Modular Data Center | Goodyear, AZ

Project Types
Mission Critical

Our Experience

  • Enterprise, Multi-Tenant, Wholesale, Supercomputer

    Whether it’s a greenfield development or data hall fit-out/refresh, we can provide a fast, efficient, and experienced team to address every aspect of your project from planning and budgeting through construction and commissioning. With your unique business objectives in mind, we can build a compute space that meets your budget and speed-to-market needs.

    Facebook Prineville Data Center, photo credit Facebook

  • Contact Centers, Law Enforcement, Firefighting & EMS Dispatch Centers

    Our teams are familiar with leading-edge technologies, such as carrier networks, voice/data communication systems, personnel productivity tools, and the workplace environment to foster happy and productive employees.

    Kaiser Permanente Palm Court II Call Center

  • Network Operations Centers, Command Centers, SCIF, Storage & Distribution Centers

    Special operations require specialized equipment and environments to ensure multi-departmental operations are coordinated and supported from all angles. We’ll ensure your facility is secure, reliable and performance driven.

    American Red Cross Emergency Operations Center

I’ve had the pleasure of working with DPR on multiple jobs all over the country. Everywhere you go, you find the same level of commitment, the same type of teams as far as the culture, urgency and commitment. That’s what I like about DPR – they always bring solutions, not problems.

Chip Scaglione

Program Manager, Design & Construction, QTS Data Centers

Meet Our Leadership
Global Leadership
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…

who we are

Account Manager

With 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including 22 with DPR, Andy Andres is a seasoned expert in working with customers to develop spaces that will help their businesses succeed. A USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and graduate from…

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Recent Projects

Meta Mesa Data Center

Digital Realty M1 Data Center

Databank ATL1 High Performance Computing Center @ Tech Square

Confidential Colocation Data Center Phase 1

Meta Fort Worth Data Center

CoreSite LA3 Data Center

Digital Realty 907 Security Row Data Center

Meta Henrico Data Center

Interxion a Digital Realty Company | Wilhelm Fay Strasse, Building 2

CyrusOne Building 4 Data Center, Phase 1

Confidential Client Data Center Conversion

CyrusOne Project Kincora Data Center

eBay Salt Lake City Data Center

Facebook Luleå Data Center



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