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State-of-the-art facilities that work properly from day one.

Over the last 30+ years, Vaughn Construction has become an industry leader in the commercial construction of laboratory facilities for world-class research institutions like the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We bring industry best practices to bear on your project to help you attract the best talent to your institution.


Ask Thought-Provoking Questions for Real Solutions

As a commercial construction firm for millions of square feet of laboratory facilities, from dry labs, clean rooms, and computational labs, to wet labs and biosafety labs (including BSL-2, BSL-3, BSL-3E, ABSL-2, ABSL-3, and BSL-4), we can bring a wealth of knowledge to your project. During the planning phase, we  ask questions like:

  • What type of laboratory equipment, casework and services are required now and in the future?
  • What routes will chemicals and animals travel into, through and out of the building?
  • What type of select biological and viral agents will the lab service?
  • Are you seeking any accreditation from regulatory agencies?

Our goal as a commercial general contractor is to deliver a fully functional building that meets your researchers' needs.




Ensure the Building Works as Intended

Because these buildings rely on robust mechanical and electrical systems, we integrate commissioning planning through our entire laboratory construction process, from preconstruction through construction. We have an in-house commissioning team to make sure the building and all its equipment, including special systems like chemical effluent decontamination, acid neutralization basins, tissue digesters, and breathing air systems, function at their best. Your researchers demand the best. As a laboratory construction contractor, Vaughn can help you deliver.




“I have worked directly with Vaughn Construction on the successful completion of three large scale projects. These projects were highly specialized facilities with complex MEP systems, and Vaughn Construction was able to meet the challenges during construction with Owner requested changes, aggressive project schedules and the integration of complex research/medical equipment. Their team worked collaboratively with the design team and Owner's representatives, and coordination with their subcontractors appeared seamless.”

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Center for Oral Health Care and Research

Patrick C. Lew,
Director of Capital Projects

Completed Projects

Texas A&M University Medical Education and Research Building II

Lamar University Science and Technology Building

University of North Texas Health Sciences Center Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building


No Project Too Small or Too Complex

As a full-service institutional construction firm, we can serve all your construction needs on campus, regardless of size, from small renovations and additions, to enabling projects for larger construction initiatives, to new facilities. We offer a depth of resources and can scale our construction workforce to meet your project requirements.

More Vaughn Projects

We encourage you to explore our featured projects to learn about solutions we have provided to our clients.

Knowledge That Impacts You

The Vaughn Construction quarterly advisory informs you of the latest building construction-related news, such as material price escalations, new laws or construction methods that could impact your next project. We share our insights to help save time and money on your commercial building project.

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