Exterior street view of the 7-story building of EmeryStation.

EmeryStation West

EmeryStation West | Emeryville, California

DPR Construction completed EmeryStation West, a new world-class 9-story core and shell life science building located in the Bay Area featuring 7-stories of laboratory, medical, and office accommodations over a 2-story transit and parking podium.


the Project

EmeryStation West is the one of the largest life-science developments to be built in the East Bay over the past decade and is the latest addition to the thriving EmeryStation Research and Tech Campus in Emeryville, CA.

Transit-Oriented Design

Connecting the building’s occupants to public transit is a key feature of this project. New bus bays were built on the ground level of the parking garage for access and loading, as well as a passenger platform joining the facility to the adjacent Amtrak station. In addition, a new bridge spanning the active train tracks connecting a public roof garden with an existing pedestrian bridge, further defines this feature.

Exterior Skin

A prominent attribute of the building is the 189,680 sq.-ft., design-built exterior skin. Due to the ‘L’ type occupancy of the tenant spaces being within 30 feet of the adjacent property, the exterior skin required a 2-hour rating for the metal panel system. In lieu of using a tube-steel system to connect the exterior metal panel skin, DPR implemented a prefabricated metal stud and exterior gypsum system which was installed by DPR’s self-perform group. This allowed the project to obtain the rating it required while shortening the construction schedule by 2 weeks.

Self-Perform Work

DPR self-performed the concrete, drywall and framing, doors, and acoustical ceiling scopes. Our Concrete group helped drive the schedule by staying on track with critical pours resulting in approximately 10% project cost savings.

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