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DAA Among Top 500 Design and Construction Firms

We are proud to announce that once again, Draper Aden Associates was included in the Engineering News Record’s (ENR) annual lists of top design and construction firms in the U.S. Companies are ranked according to revenue for design services performed in 2017. This year, Draper Aden ranked as number 350! ENR notes that the current market continues to be healthy and believes it will stay that way in the near term. According to the magazine, the Top 500 construction and design firms in the U.S. had a record overall design revenue of $93 billion in 2017, up slightly from 2016. Draper Aden Associates also show growth last year and moved up 91 spots in the ranking. Creating a Lasting Positive Impact through engineering, surveying, and environmental expertise is at the very core of what we do at Draper Aden Associates. It’s always a fulfilling feeling to know that our firm and talented...

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10 Years Later: VCU Health System’s Critical Care Hospital

Leaving a lasting, positive impact in the communities we serve is at the very core of our firm. But what does that impact look like long term? We wanted to find out and decided to have an occasional review on the blog of major projects and their impact over the years. There’s no better place to start than VCU Health System’s Critical Care Hospital, which transformed both the VCU Health campus and downtown Richmond, VA. First opened in 2008, the facility is Virginia’s only hospital devoted to critical care. The 15-level hospital includes over 365,000 square feet and represented a $184 million investment. The critical care tower significantly increased the critical care capacity at VCU’s medical center and was the largest capital construction project in the medical center’s history. Draper Aden provided surveying, construction stakeout, environmental, site planning, design, utilities, and transportation engineering services for the construction of this facility, including both...

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Earth Day: The VCU Rice Center

Creating a lasting, positive impact through engineering, surveying and environmental expertise is at the very core of what we do at Draper Aden Associates. With today being Earth Day, we wanted to highlight a past project that perfectly encapsulates that lasting, positive impact, especially when it comes to enhancing the environment. In 2008, Draper Aden provided civil engineering, design, and construction administration services for the VCU Rice Center. The Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences sits on a 343-acre property in Charles City County, Virginia, and is home to many natural resources and wildlife. When the property was donated by Mrs. Inger Rice, she requested that the building needed to make the most of green design elements. The Rice Center is situated on a hill overlooking the James River and takes advantage of natural day lighting as well as natural shading from the surrounding tree canopies. Draper Aden incorporated a number...

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