Exterior Sanofi-Aventis Research Center

Sanofi-Aventis Tucson Research Center

Sanofi-Aventis Tucson Research Center | Oro Valley, Arizona

DPR completed this 110,350-sq.-ft. pharmaceutical research facility, encompassing a mixture of chemistry and biology labs, associated support facilities and offices. This was a replacement for an existing research facility located in a nearby single-story office park. The new site was a previously underdeveloped property in the Rancho Vistoso neighborhood of Oro Valley, Arizona, with spectacular mountain views. The project achieved LEED Gold for New Construction by utilizing sustainable design elements and construction techniques, as well as having an emphasis on recycled construction materials. There are two levels above ground, along with a below-grade basement containing mechanical and support elements.