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DPR Celebrates Structural Milestone on New Medical Center in Pasadena for Shriners Hospital

DPR Construction (DPR), one of the nation’s leading technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects, today celebrates the completion of structural steel erection on the new Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena, set to open in mid-2017. DPR is the general contractor on the new state-of-the-art specialty outpatient medical center.

DPR is constructing a new, leading edge outpatient care facility that will include an ambulatory surgical center to house Shriners for Children Medical Center’s clinical, diagnostic, outpatient surgery and rehabilitation units, which will help bring exceptional specialty pediatric care to millions of children regardless of the families’ ability to pay. The project includes demolition of two existing structures and approximately 164,000 square feet of new construction, including three levels of subterranean parking and green roof terraces.

Construction on the new facility began in April 2015, after nearly 16 months of preconstruction. Leading up to today’s milestone, DPR partnered with the design team of SRG and CO Architects to deliver the parking levels one week ahead of schedule.

“We are pleased with the amount of work completed in this short timeframe. This milestone marks a major accomplishment in terms of safety and teamwork and we look forward to the next phase of work,” said Ryan Lippmann, Senior Project Manager for DPR Construction. “We couldn’t have done any of this without a supportive client, team-oriented design professionals, and top-tier trade partners—all of which we have on this team.”

About DPR Construction

DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, higher education and corporate office markets. Founded in 1990, DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with offices around the country, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of entrepreneurial success. DPR was ranked #1 Largest Healthcare Builder in 2015 by Modern Healthcare magazine.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Los Angeles

Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Los Angeles is a pediatric specialty hospital, providing comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children with orthopedic conditions, burn scars and cleft lip and palate. Its family-centered approach to care is designed to support the whole family during the acute and reconstructive phases of a child’s injury. Founded in 1952, our hospital treats children from all over the country and around the world, and has unique relationships with top hospitals and universities. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, congenital deformities and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, visit