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Life Science & Pharmaceutical Facility Construction

Dissatisfied with traditional design-bid-build and EPCM methods and driven to meet speed-to-market requirements for their business, life science and pharmaceutical manufacturers are turning to us to solve some of their most challenging manufacturing, research, construction and warehousing problems. By starting at site selection, our team of collaborative design/build managers, architects and structural engineers deliver front-end value before we ever break ground.

Life Sciences

In every building project in life sciences meeting we hear, “There’s got to be a better way to do this!”. This market is about life saving ideas, they deserve better. ARCO makes “better” real across all segments of this work.

Adapting the process that made us the #1 industrial builder in America, we created an approach to meet the sophisticated needs of groundbreaking research, curing disease and protecting against future pandemics. Simply put, the results are staggering.

50% reductions in project costs and timelines, all while maintaining optimum quality, we are now the trusted partner to CROs, CDMOs, Advanced Therapy Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Device Companies, Logistic Providers and Life Science Developers solving their greatest real estate and production challenges.

We’ve achieved “better” in life science.

Life Sciences We Serve:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • BSL-Rated Facilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Clean Rooms
  • Research & Development
  • Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
  • Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO)


We believe there should be a flexible, high-quality commercial facility solution available to novel therapeutic organizations to enable them to deliver their personalized medicine to patients faster and more cost effectively.This is why we created the ARCO FlexShell®.

FlexShell® is a flexible, high-quality, and cost-effective solution for new bioprocessing facilities. Our proprietary designs, developed from our extensive experience of over 5,000+ projects and our Design-Build approach, and our national network of partners make us the most flexible, cost-effective, and rapidly deployable core and shell solution available in the market today, that will change the future for companies in this space.

Simply Put, The Results Are Staggering

5 Months

From Start of Construction to Dry-in

50% Less

Smart & Less Expensive*

Future-Proof, Flexible & Scalable

Great for Both Developers & Manufacturers

*When compared to traditional EPCM models or using industrial development options.

Learn more about how ARCO FlexShell® can shape the future of your organization.

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ARCO's Advantage

Our proprietary approach is proven to reduce time-to-production by 50% and guarantee the best outcome for your project

Over 10 million square feet of life science related space designed and or constructed in the last 5 years

Nearly 1,100 acres of life science real estate master planned and under development by our team

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