Corteva Agriscience

Completion Date: Phase I - January 2012, Phase II - December 2014
Size: Phase I - 200,000 SF, Phase II - 185,000 SF
Location: Johnston, Iowa
Type of Project: Build-to-Suit, Agriculture Research & Development, Office
Ryan Responsibility: Development, Design-Build Construction, Real Estate Management, Capital Markets

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Project Overview

Corteva Agriscience's Beaver Creek facility boasts state-of-the-art laboratories for 400 researchers, allowing Corteva to expand its cutting-edge plant genetics research and help farmers increase agricultural productivity. Open communication, clear expectations and a collaborative approach were essential to creating a facility that met Corteva’s need for a highly-specialized space on an expedited timeline.

Bringing architectural, structural, civil and MEP design-build partners together with Corteva design representatives and Ryan ownership, we made sure everyone was aligned so there would be no surprises later on. This understanding went beyond simple project planning; it created a shared vision that all parties could embrace and work toward. With two separate construction phases over a span of five years, the team needed to stay abreast of changing industry practices and procedures. Achieving the ideal outcome required constant communication and accurate financial updates to Corteva and clear expectations for subcontractors undertaking various aspects of the project.

The result is a beautiful facility that serves as a key investment in the Corteva global growth plan. Successful completion of the Beaver Creek facility was essential to accommodating the company’s rapidly growing business, and Ryan more than delivered.

What our customers are saying

  • The entire process from preconstruction through turnover was top notch. All members of the team took ownership to ensure that project goals were met. I was impressed with the use of technology to improve efficiency, avoid re-work and reduce waste. It is clear that Ryan instills a culture of safety, which matches Corteva Agriscience’s core values.

    Eric Sanders, Global Project Management Office Leader, Corteva Agriscience

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