2016 National Design-Build Student Competition Finalists

Katie Colten | October 26, 2016

DBIA is proud to announce the three finalists in its 2016 National Design-Build Student Competition. Student teams from the University of Colorado – Boulder, University of Oklahoma and Washington State University will advance to the final round of the competition.

The three student finalist teams will compete in front of a live jury and audience at DBIA’s upcoming Design-Build Conference & Expo on November 3 in Las Vegas. The teams will present before a panel of interviewers – mirroring the second phase of a true design-build competition – to answer questions and defend their design and construction plans for a parking facility with a recreational field and classrooms on a liberal arts college campus.

The competition began at the regional level with 31 teams of students from 23 universities from across the country competing.  Nine regional winners were selected to compete in the second phase of the competition based on their response to the initial RFQ. An RFP was then issued to those nine and the top three finalists were selected based on their responses.


2016 National Design-Build Student Competition Regional Winning Teams:

Iowa State University: Midwest
NewSchool of Architecture & Design: Western Pacific
Seminole State College of Florida: Southeast
Temple University: Northeast
University of Arizona: Western Pacific
University of Cincinnati: Central Northeast
University of Colorado-Boulder: Rocky Mountain
University of Oklahoma: Southwest
Washington State University: Northwest

The winner will be announced live at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas at the start of the closing general session on November 4.