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Rapidly evolving, complex technology facilities require fast-paced, innovative solutions.

We believe that lasting value is achieved through a successful combination of aesthetics and technical excellence, and that innovation can be achieved at any budget. 

Jacobs’ architects, engineers and technologists bring an inspired blend of collaborative creative excellence to clients in a broad range of niche advanced technology industries, universities and governments around the world. We understand the demanding needs of these facilities in a market that’s evidenced steady growth as more private and public-sector clients seek to build or upgrade research facilities.

The cornerstone of our success is the depth of resources and talent in our local offices and supporting regional offices, as our employees live in the communities they serve and have a vested interest in helping solve the toughest technical challenges to improve the quality of life. Each client works with a cohesive team of professionals who’ve completed many successful projects together, under the direction of a single, experienced project manager. Our services span the full range of facility work, from early planning and site selection through architecture, engineering, construction and facility operations, all tailored to specific client needs.

Life Sciences

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology products impact all our lives in some way. The projects that we execute deliver lifesaving products to patients globally.

With 50 years of experience as innovators in biopharma facilities, our more than 3,800 skilled architectural, engineering and construction professionals continue to work with our clients to drive innovations in the industry. We provide a single-source of responsibility for all services, from strategy and concept through site selection and evaluation, regulatory compliance, design, constructability, construction management, commissioning, validation and startup. We also provide operations support and asset management services, including plant engineering, maintenance optimization and traditional maintenance and turnaround services.

As the largest professional services provider to the biopharmaceutical industry, clients benefit from both our local presence and global reach. We offer a full range of design and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide, with a complete focus on providing maximum value for our clients.

Commissioning, Qualification, Validation (CQV)

As the largest provider of professional services in the biopharmaceutical industry, clients benefit from both our local presence and global reach.

We design, build, commission, qualify, and validate facilities right the first time — bringing clients’ products to market more quickly; this results in patients receiving the medicines they need and a faster return on your investment.

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Specialized Manufacturing

The world of manufacturing has become more cost-competitive and globalized; “commoditized” design firms are no longer adequate for those industry-leading manufacturers that seek to incorporate new manufacturing technologies and expand successfully in unfamiliar international markets.

Our automated manufacturing services include front-end design services utilizing virtual simulation tools for process optimization as well as systems integration services that convert designs into working manufacturing systems. We help clients extend the life of their facilities through smart, efficient maintenance processes that minimize downtime and promote efficiencies. Through sophisticated computerized tracking, we also help clients maximize facility investment and improve supply-chain efficiency.

From global consulting to seamlessly integrated engineering, architecture and construction management services, our decades of successful project performers have delivered innovative solutions for the most challenging manufacturing projects. We understand the technologies and best practices that drive success in competitive manufacturing markets. We understand that the success of our clients is about much more than well-designed facilities; it’s about well-designed strategies tailored for every market and every global location.


Electronics manufacturers spend billions every year to build new factories to make products that haven’t yet been designed, on processes that haven’t been invented, for markets that don’t exist - because they know the results will change lives for the better. Whether that result is access to education for the first time ever, making life more fun, convenient or comfortable, or creating a sustainable smart city, the modern world relies on these innovations and dedication.

Good manufacturing facility design is grounded in the needs of the manufacturing equipment and the people who operate it. Ranked No. 1 in Manufacturing – Semiconductor by Engineering News-Record, we’ve served the top ten semiconductor manufacturers for 30 years and have designed more than half of 300mm semiconductor fabs. 

Our more than 1,500 technical specialists in clean manufacturing facility and data center design, are supported by a global project delivery platform that delivers facility designs quickly and efficiently worldwide. Our world-class expertise in facility modeling, industrial engineering, cleanroom architecture and process, electrical, and mechanical systems provides a “one-stop shop” for integrated site/facility solutions. Our facility modeling and analysis team enables clients to model, test and compare potential solutions prior to major infrastructure investment at any stage of a project.

Advanced Facilities Innovations & Insights

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