Across DPR: Great Things Issue 10
This article is included in the Great Things: Issue 10 edition of the DPR Newsletter.
As its presence continues to grow in Atlanta, DPR, acting as owner, client and contractor has completed drawings for its Atlanta Regional Office, which was last renovated in 2015. Construction is set to begin in late 2023.
EIG support on the 794,000-sq.-ft. Domain 9 office building recorded zero incidents and a work permit submitted and approved months before energization. With a total of 25 Craft employees on the project at its peak, EIG produced an electrical feeder bank of 45 raceways underground, totaling 7,000 man hours.
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Virtual design and construction teams conducted an augmented reality site walk of a data center project using HoloLens technology to identify where future construction will take place.
United Therapeutics and the Project Lightyear project team including DPR, Hanbury, and AEI unveiled its new cGMP warehouse with a “cord-cutting” ceremony. Consisting of 55,000 sq. ft. of ambient and cold storage, the building is net-zero energy, fossil fuel-free, and features 1,186 solar roof panels, two Tesla Megapacks, and 40 geothermal wells.
East Brunswick, NJ
After five years in its inaugural location, DPR’s New Jersey office has relocated to a new 15,000-sq.-ft. space. The office features work areas for 45 people, ample hoteling area, conference and huddle rooms and a beautiful wine bar. Teams moved in on September 5.
Team members from Connecticut Children’s, DPR, CannonDesign, Salas O’Brien, Colliers and trade partners dressed as superheroes to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new eight-story tower at Connecticut Children's clinical tower expansion.
DPR and Florida International University’s College of Engineering and Computing held a topping out ceremony to celebrate the completion of the shell for the college’s new building. The interior of the six-story building, will house classrooms, labs and research spaces for almost 8,300 students.
The team at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix Phase 1 Ancillary Imaging Rooms has achieved zero defects. Despite some minor challenges due to existing conditions and delays beyond control, the team was able to turn over the rooms with the highest quality.
The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU began seeing its first patients in the new 23-story vertical expansion. Completed on schedule with the aid of prefab and collaboration between the city, VCU, and a team including HKS, JLL and DPR, the forward-thinking design was based on extensive research and testing.
After deploying an 80,000-sq.-ft. mud slab to proactively prevent potential schedule disaster resulting from extreme winter rainfall, DPR and the SmithGroup design-build team topped out the UC Davis Health 48X Complex, a new four-story ambulatory surgery center. The facility will be one of the most technically advanced ambulatory surgery centers in the country.
Santa Clara, CA
Beating the schedule by two weeks and with the City of Santa Clara in attendance, the Vantage CA3 Campus project team celebrated the topping out of Vantage’s third campus. The team built 7,000 tons of structural steel with zero injuries. Upon completion, the data center will boast 64MW of IT capacity.
DPR’s Asia Pacific team joined the U.N. Global Compact—a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. DPR joins more than 15,000 companies from over 160 countries working to align operations and strategies in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Baystate Medical Center celebrated the completion of its Surgical Operating and Interventional Suites. The team, including DPR and Perkins&Will, added new operating rooms and interventional suites, and streamlined location and patient flow to better serve patients and reduce critical wait times.
DPR took part in the annual 2023 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held in Washington, DC. DPR’s sustainability leader Ryan Poole participated in a discussion on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and an entire panel of DPR teammates led an information session on embodied carbon.
The team at the Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital expansion project topped out a new seven-story, 290,000-sq.-ft hospital tower, which will accommodate 102 beds. More than 600 local workers have worked 173,200 hours to achieve this milestone.
Posted on January 19, 2024
Last Updated January 23, 2024