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Life Science & Laboratory

Essential workspace for science

Our expert engineers apply their collective knowledge in designing high-end office buildings to produce the robust, interactive work environment expected from life science buildings. We aim to educate stakeholders on the impact of design choices, ranging from environmental and structural performance to overall cost and schedule.

Our work

DCI Engineers is the industry leader when it comes to efficient laboratory and office complex design. Our proactive approach to refining floor loading performance criteria to maximize framing efficiency allows for reduced structural costs and faster construction schedules. Our experience has allowed us to deliver biological-technology and medical office structural systems that achieve extremely high-performance criteria - while also being very cost-effective to construct.

Intellectual Venture Laboratory

Seattle's Emerging Life Science Market Positions Region to be the Next Major Industry Hub

Key Considerations

  • Tenant improvement
  • Adaptive reuse
  • New construction
  • R &D facilities
  • Commercial manufacturing facilities
  • Hybrid lab & office space
Swedish Issaquah Hospital

DCI's Integrated Project Delivery

DCI has seen an increase in proposal opportunities for integrated project delivery (IPD) work. Healthcare developers and decision makers are relying on IPD to change the way they hire designers and builders to maximize teamwork efficiencies, promote continuous improvement and accountability, and optimize project results.

To help an IPD team succeed, we draw from our decades of collaboration experience with multi-discipline professionals and bring our seasoned engineering leaders to find the best-in-class solution for the client. We have a “one team, one objective” outlook when we look for design improvements beyond the structural criteria – holistic solutions versus contractual boundaries. We consider cost and availability of concrete, steel, and mass timber to recommend early material procurement advantages and optimization opportunities, such as early permit drawings

Life Science & Laboratory Leaders

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Ryan Slaybaugh

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Eric Pope

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Jeff D. Brink