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Driscoll / McKissak Joint Venture

The Construction Management and Building of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine is managed under a joint venture of LF Driscoll Company and McKissak & McKissak.

As the the Perelman Center construction management team, Driscoll/McKissak is a guide, acting as the liaison between the architects and planners and those who bring the project to life. They assure that each endeavor undertaken is a work of quality and value that is completed safely and on time from the initial concept through occupancy.

During the design stage of a the Perelman Center project, Driscoll/McKissak has acted as a consultant, advising the health system planners and architects on construction issues such as the availability of experienced construction labor, the ability of the local construction industry to handle particular construction techniques and the cost and availability of building materials. As the project progresses, they continue monitor the schedule, looking ahead for potential roadblocks that might delay project completion and develop solutions to any problems that may arise.

L.F. Driscoll Co.
L.F. Driscoll Co. is the largest regional construction management firm in the Philadelphia region with more than 76 years of experience and have been ranked annually by Engineering-News Record as one of the "Nation's top Construction Managers At-Risk”. Their experience includes a broad range of Owner/Builder contract types including Construction Management At-Risk, Agency Construction Management, Design/Build and General Construction arrangements.

The company's success has shown in the additions it has made to the city of Philadelphia and beyond. In addition to the Perelman Center, some of these notable projects include, Comcast Center, One Liberty Place, the city's premiere and most distinctive high rise; the high tech pharmaceutical research campus for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; luxury hotel projects such as the Ritz-Carlton and Loews Philadelphia Hotel; world class sports arenas such as the Wachovia Center and the Temple University Liacouras Center; and Philadelphia's latest landmark, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

McKissack & McKissack
McKissack & McKissack
is the oldest minority-owned professional design and construction firm in the nation with experience throughout the eastern and southern United States. For nearly a century, they have maintained an unmatched track record of success and a long list of repeat clients. McKissak & McKisssak provides construction management services for both new construction and renovation projects including program management oversight of design/build projects, owner's representative services, and construction inspection services.


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