July 26, 2001

Construction Company's Fairfax County Office Relocates to Larger Space to Accommodate Continued Growth

DPR Construction, Inc., a forward-thinking commercial building contractor/construction manager, has been recently awarded nine new projects, totaling more than 160,000 sq. ft. DPR's Fairfax County office is beginning projects for Arcus Data Security, Bank of America, the Bernstein Companies, Culligan Water, the DeVry Institute of Technology, Lam Research, the Urban Institute, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Verity. Recently ranked number 15, moving up 10 spots from the previous year, in ENR's list of the "Top 400 Contractors," DPR has also relocated its Fairfax County office to a new space in Falls Church, Va. Built by DPR, the new space provides the construction company with an additional 5,000 sq. ft.

In addition to its new office, DPR recently kicked off construction of Bank of America's new corporate office in Rockville, Md. The three-floor, 56,000-sq.-ft. office is located in the Tower Building on Wootton Parkway along the I-270 Tech Corridor. DPR also has started an 80,000-sq.-ft. project for the DeVry Institute of Technology in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Va. With DPR self-performing the drywall and acoustical tile ceiling work, this project will consist of the buildout of 30 classrooms, labs, bookstore, and student and administrative services spaces.

"The award of these nine projects is a testament to the diversity of the clients we are able to service. For example, we recently completed the five-story, Springfield, Va. and just started construction of a 2,300-sq.-ft. tenant improvement for Lam Research in Manassas, Va.," said Herman Diebler of DPR's Fairfax County office. "No matter the type of industry or the size of the project, we dedicate ourselves to redefining the construction process to best suit our customer's individual needs."

For DPR's own new office, the need was a modern, sleek look that combined the high-tech flare of the growing Dulles technology hub with the monumental traditions of Washington D.C. Featuring a granite, chrome and glass façade, DPR's new 8,500-sq.-ft. office, located at 2941 Fairview Park Drive in Falls Church, Va., was designed by Hickok Warner Fox and accommodates 25 employees.

"Our new larger space will allow us to continue our growth. In just our first year, our projects totaled more than 800,000 sq. ft. and approximately $98 million. As we embark on our second year, we are planning to exceed that success," said Diebler.

A local builder with global capabilities, DPR has been "building great things" since it was founded in 1990, including technically demanding projects in such high-growth industries as healthcare, high-end corporate, mission critical, biotech/pharmaceutical, entertainment, warehouse/distribution, and semiconductors. In 11 years, the company has grown to more than $1.9 billion in annual revenue and 17 offices, as well as been recognized for its unique collaborative approach in both local and national markets and is a recipient of Arthur Andersen's 2001 Global Best Practices Award for its customer management. Founded by Doug Woods, Peter Nosler and Ron Davidowski (a.k.a. "the initials" or D, P and R), the company currently employs more than 3,000 professional staff and union crafts persons.

DPR's Fairfax County office has been building great things in the Northern Virginia area for over a year, including such projects as a 15,000-sq.-ft. renovation of office space for Aspect Communications, a 15,000-sq.-ft. main telecommunications center and digital cable network site for COX Communications, a 33,000-sq.-ft. office and laboratory facility for Gene Logic, a 600,000-sq.-ft. retail/warehouse building for IKEA Property, Inc., and a 140,000-sq. ft. medical center for Inova HealthPlex. DPR's Fairfax County office is located at 2941 Fairvew Park Drive, Falls Church, Va. and can be reached by phone at (703) 698-0100 or by email at [email protected], or on the Web at http://www.dprinc.com.