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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to Hire 100 Researchers in $45 Million Expansion


9/16/2013 2:32:00 PM

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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center chooses McCarthy Building Companies to manage construction for $45 million expansion

St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been selected as construction manager for the $45 million expansion of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, originally built by McCarthy that opened in 2001. The 79,000-square-foot expansion will cost approximately $45 million and is set to begin in early 2014. The space will include flexible research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment as well as core facilities and additional growth chamber space. The expanded facility is expected to open in 2015.

Plans call for building a three-story addition that will be attached to the west side of the Danforth Center’s existing building in Creve Coeur, making room for more than 100 additional researchers. That is in addition to the Center’s 227 current employees, including 172 scientists and staff, who attract an average of $13 million in grants each year. Situated on a 40-acre site, the Danforth Center recently added a $9.5 million,16,520 square-foot greenhouse range, increasing its growth capacity by 40 percent.

“It is exciting to continue our relationship with the Danforth Center,” said McCarthy Vice President of Science & Technology, Kevin Williams, PE, LEED AP. “Our work with the biotech industry in St. Louis dates back to the original Danforth Center building project, and it is important for McCarthy to be engaged in this space as it continues to grow and its impact on the shape of the St. Louis region continues to expand. When you have a client whose mission includes ‘Feed the hungry and improve human health’ it is easy to get out of bed and go work hard on their behalf.”

“The Center’s expansion project is a major step in our long range plans to increase our impact through plant science,” said Danforth Center President Dr. James Carrington. “The new addition will improve the capacity for high-level science in crop improvement, bioenergy, sustainable agriculture and plant biology. The new facilities will also help attract the best scientific teams as we expand in the years ahead,” said Carrington.

The $74 million, 169,250-square-foot Danforth Center, currently houses 20 scientific teams; 44,220 square feet of greenhouse space; 38 growth chambers and 51 custom growth rooms.

About the Danforth Center

Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Research at the Danforth Center will feed the hungry and improve human health, preserve and renew the environment, and enhance the St. Louis region and Missouri as a world center for plant science. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants and contract revenue from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates and Howard G. Buffett Foundations. More information is available at www.danforthcenter.com.

About McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Recognized as one of the nation’s premier true builders, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of America’s leading science and technology builders and has been building in the science and technology market for more than 50 years. The company is committed to the construction of high performance green buildings; progressive job site technology, and safer, faster and more cost-effective execution. Based in St. Louis, McCarthy has full-service offices in Kansas City, Collinsville, Ill., Atlanta, Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Newport Beach, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco. McCarthy is 100 percent employee-owned. Visit the company’s website at www.mccarthy.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mccarthybuilding and Twitter at / https://twitter.com/McCarthyBuild.

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