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WHAT WE BUILD Research & Development

Breaking ground for your groundbreaking research

Whether you’re studying cells, robotics or chemicals, DPR is committed to understanding what you need to conduct safe, thorough, groundbreaking research. We partner with companies through every step of the journey, from identifying strategic goals and planning the space, to accommodating the utilities and equipment required.

Our Understanding

As technology advances at an ever-increasing rate, so do the needs of your facility to stay on the cutting edge. Our comprehensive understanding of R&D systems and their costs lays the foundation for a reliable, time-sensitive build with room for future adaptations—because change is coming, and you want to be prepared when it arrives.

People working in a lab.

Confidential Life Sciences Client

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

Our Commitment

Whether you need a clean room, or a heavy chemical R&D environment, DPR has the knowledge and experience to apply advanced ventilation and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems to keep your scientists and facility safe and your building up to code. Our builders are experts in designing and constructing R&D centers with gas and chemical delivery systems.

No matter where your work falls on the scientific spectrum, the DPR team is committed to helping you turn hypotheses into breakthroughs.

Lab interior.

Penn State University Agricultural and Bio-Engineering Building Renewal

Rankings & Recognition

By the Numbers

CRE Award

Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation

2020 Commercial Real Estate Awards, Best Medical Project

Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards

University of Southern California Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience

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

ENR California, Award of Merit South for Green Project

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Crime Laboratory

2019 ENR California, Award of Merit South for Green Project

ISPE Facility of the Year Award

Shire Quality Control Laboratory

2018 ISPE Facility of the Year Award, Facility Integration

ENR Southwest Best Projects

University of Arizona Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building

2017 ENR Southwest Best Projects, Higher Education/Research

USGBC-LA Sustainable Innovation Award

California Institute of Technology Jorgensen Laboratory Renovation

2013 USGBC-LA Sustainable Innovation Award

National Design-Build Awards

UCSF Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building

2011 National Design-Build Awards, Excellence in Design

Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation
Exterior of USC Michelson Center
Exterior of San Diego County Sheriff's Crime Lab
Interior lab space and work areas
University of Arizona Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building
California Institute of Technology Jorgensen Laboratory Renovation
Exterior view from road of UCSF regeneration medicine building.

DPR is good at what they do. They get done what needs to be done in the specified timeframe. They finished on time, which was like a miracle, considering what everyone needed to go through!

Al Egan

Edward Life Sciences

Research & Development Our Experience

National R&D Leadership

Scott Strom

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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