Laboratories & Research

While we strive to provide highly technical, comprehensive solutions that bring value and efficiency to your organization, we understand that buildings must be in compliance with many codes and regulating authorities. From GLP validation to Fire Safety to AAALAC, our designs must meet the requirements of evolving codes and standards to provide you with functional, efficient, and safe working environments.

Our team is highly specialized in a small number of building types. In constant pursuit of excellence, we stay deeply involved in day-to-day project work while researching the latest codes and industry standards, and keeping our teams, partners, and clients informed and up to date.

DHE has provided engineering and commissioning services for more than 2 million SF of laboratory & research space in the last 5 years

Mayo Clinic - Integrated Education Research Building (IERB)

Phoenix, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ

New 150,000 SF, three-story facility, inclusive of education and advanced research space.

Infrastructure included over 200,000 CFM of supply air to provide flexibility for future researchers.

Confidential Project


20+ projects spanning 9 years, $45 million completed with over $100 million in design and construction.

Work includes infrastructure upgrades, animal housing, radiology, surgery, laboratories, and archival sample storage.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Davis Research Building - Equipment Replacement

Los Angeles, California

Project provided a new rack washer, pure water system and oxygen generator system.

The design was completed indicating phasing to ensure continuous operation of the services. Due to the density of equipment, elevations with piping and device locations indicated the exact heights.

Yuma Regional Medical Center - Clinic Lab

Yuma, Arizona

20,000 SF build-out of shell space within an active hospital for a new clinical lab which included a BSL-3 lab, cytology lab, microbiology lab, chem lab, and blood processing lab.

The project evaluated multiple redundancy options and provided provisions for preventative maintenance with minimal impact to the operations.

Confidential Project


$75 million greenfield laboratory and vivarium including surgery, compounding pharmacy, and necropsy. Construction starting Q1 2023.

Other Projects

  • Charles River - M1 & M2 Building Addition and Renovation
  • Charles River - Necropsy Suite
  • Henry Ford Allegiance Health - Center for Health Innovation
  • Mayo Clinic - BioRepository Lab
  • Mayo Clinic - Folmes Lab
  • Northern Biomedical Research - New Building
  • Northern Biomolecular Services - Adaptive Renovation
  • Sparrow Health - Reference Laboratory Assessment and Renovation Planning
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center - Lab Expansion
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center - Pathology Lab
  • Zoetis - B300 Laboratory