KPMG LLP has selected DPR Construction as the general contractor for its new $400 million learning, development, and innovation facility at Lake Nona, which it says will further enhance the world-class training capabilities the firm offers its partners and professionals.
The DPR team is responsible for all construction and work-site management, including a commitment to deliver the project on schedule and within budget.
Bill Flemming, KPMG’s managing director and head of construction management, will oversee DPR’s efforts. The contractor is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.
“Our state-of-the-art complex is a large investment in our people and devotes space to an innovation center to support both training and client engagement as well as meeting, classroom, residential, and dining facilities,” KPMG chief financial officer David Turner said in a statement. “The campus also will boast a heritage center to highlight KPMG’s rich history and culture.”
“DPR’s broad experience and cutting-edge approach to corporate office, campus, and hospitality projects dovetail exceptionally well with the nature of our campus,” said Flemming.
“Our execution team is 100 percent local, and we’ll run the project out of our Orlando office,” said Scott Lyons, who leads DPR’s Orlando office. “We’re so pleased and excited that we earned the trust of KPMG to deliver this state-of-the-art complex. Like KPMG, DPR is committed to continuous learning and development, and we’re looking forward to applying our technical know-how, experience, and innovative techniques to deliver exceptional results.”
DPR is familiar with the Lake Nona community and its master developer, Tavistock Group, having served as contractor for a number of projects there, including the recently completed United States Tennis Association National Campus.
Notably, DPR has collaborated on nearly 500 projects with Gensler, KPMG’s design firm for the campus. “DPR’s strong working relationship with Gensler helps ensure that our design vision is executed with the highest quality and greatest attention to detail,” said Flemming.
Meanwhile, KPMG has begun land preparation and mass grading on the 55-acre site, with plans to lay the foundation over the next 90 days.