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DPR Construction Breaks Ground on New Medical Center in Pasadena for Shriners Hospitals for Children

DPR Construction (DPR), one of the nation’s leading technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects, today broke ground on the new Shriners Hospitals for Children® Medical Center in Pasadena, California, set to open in mid-2017. DPR is the general contractor on the new $60 million, state-of-the-art specialty outpatient medical center.

In partnership with CO Architects & SRG, DPR is constructing a new outpatient care facility that will include an ambulatory surgical center to house Shriners Hospitals for Children® Medical Center’s clinical, diagnostic, outpatient surgery and rehabilitation units, which will help bring exceptional specialty pediatric care to millions of children and families in the greater Pasadena area and across the Southwest, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. The project will include demolition of two one-story existing structures and approximately 75,000 square feet of new construction, including three levels of subterranean parking with 250 stalls and green roof terraces.

“We’re excited to break ground and continue our long relationship with Shriners Hospitals, helping them provide world-class care to children,” said Ron Rendina, Director of Healthcare for DPR Southern California. “DPR is committed to building state-of-the-art, high performance healthcare facilities using innovative technology.”

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. It ranked on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for five consecutive years and Ranked #1 Largest Healthcare Builder in 2014 by Modern Healthcare. For more information, visit

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 orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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