December 15, 2002

Leading National Construction Company Awarded New 33,000-Sq.-Ft. Medical Office Building, Kicks Off Construction on White River Amphitheater

With more than $75 million worth of projects in the Puget Sound region, DPR Construction, Inc., one of the nation's leading general contractors and construction managers, announces the recent award of a new ground-up, 33,000-sq.-ft. medical office building (MOB) for Rainier Orthopedic Institute in Puyallup, Wash. The new two-story MOB, designed by Taylor Gregory Architects and scheduled to break ground early 2003, will house four suites, including a 10,534-sq.-ft. Ambulatory Surgery, 3,525-sq.-ft. Physical Therapy, 12,939-sq.-ft. Clinic, and 2,206-sq.-ft. MRI/Imaging Center.

DPR also recently began construction on the White River Amphitheater in Auburn, Wash. for Clear Channel Entertainment and the Muckelshoot Indian Tribe. Designed by Heller Manus Architects, as an open air pavilion with capacity for 20,000 people, the amphitheater will consist of 10,000 seats, a bermed lawn area for open seating, cafes, luxury boxes, backstage areas and headliner dressing rooms. The 98-acre site will also include approximately 6,000 surface parking spaces, as well as access roads, surface water infrastructure systems and extensive wetland mitigation. With an anticipated completion in time for a 2003 summer season, the White River Amphitheater will become Western Washingtons largest outdoor concert venue.

"Healthcare and entertainment are two of DPR's core markets, and were excited to be working on two significant projects that will serve people in our communitieshelping to meet their health and entertainment needs," said David Aaroe, regional manager of DPR-Seattle, who recently joined the office along with Kevin Brettmann and Jeff Van Sickle. Our list of projects, combined with our strong team of experienced professionals and extensive technical construction capabilities, put us in a solid position for 2003 as we continue to grow in our primary markets, such as healthcare, entertainment, education and biotech, and further expand our presence in the Pacific Northwest.

About DPR Construction, Inc.:

A local builder with national operations, DPR Construction, Inc. has been building great things in the Pacific Northwest since 1994, including:

  • Great forward-thinking teams with more than 40 talented and experienced professionals in the Seattle office, who share knowledge and expertise with individuals in DPRs 14 other offices across the nation.
  • Great projects such as office buildings for Hughes Northwest, new West Wing Addition for Good Samaritan Community Healthcare, corporate headquarters for Onyx Software, process development facility for Immunex Corporation (now Amgen), corporate headquarters for WatchGuard Technologies, and multiple projects for Lewis & Clark College.
  • Great results consisting of more than $300 million worth of work completed in the last five years in the Seattle area, an Outstanding General Contractor Award for Safety (100,000-225,000 Hours) from the Associated General Contractors of Washington, and ongoing recognition for its collaborative approach, use of technology and green building practices.

Specializing in technically demanding and environmentally sound projects, DPR provides quality service to customers in biotech/pharmaceutical, healthcare, corporate office, education, entertainment, mission critical, semiconductor, broadcasting and warehouse/distribution industries. A privately held, employee-owned organization, DPR-Seattle is located at 157 Yesler Way, Second Floor, Seattle, Wash. For more information, please call (206) 292-4800 or visit DPRs Website at