2019 Design-Build Award Winners Announced

There’s a Better Way to Build – And These National Design-Build Award Winning Teams Prove It

2019 DBIA Awards Jury Meeting at DBIA National HeadquartersEach July, many of the nation’s leading design-build pros converge on Washington for two full days of scoring, deliberating and debating the merits of that year’s Design-Build Project/Team Award submissions. From the Aviation to Water/Wastewater sectors, and everything in between, the projects are diverse and often complex. DBIA awards jurors scour through hundreds of pages of project details looking for the best design-build projects in the nation. It’s not an easy task but one many of these jurors look forward to each and every year.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year. I truly enjoy seeing the incredible projects design-build teams are delivering all over the nation and the impressive creativity and innovations they’re bringing to projects of all types.”

— J.C. Arteaga, HNTB Corporation Senior Program Director – Architecture


This year DBIA awards jurors have chosen 31 projects as National Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. These impressive projects show that as the use of design-build continues to grow in all sectors, with nearly half of all construction dollars to be spent on design-build projects, so has the number of extraordinary project successes.

“From huge multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects to a small community animal shelter, the incredible diversity in this year’s national design-build winners shows very clearly how design-build is changing the way America builds. The power of collaboration has energized our industry and delivered impressive innovation, resiliency and value to the communities these projects serve. DBIA is proud to honor this year’s design-build project and team winners. They are truly the best of the best and leading the way by designing and building some of the nation’s most remarkable projects.”

— Lisa Washington, CAE, DBIA Executive Director/CEO


Each of these Merit Award winners will now go on to compete for a National Award of Excellence and Project of the Year to be announced at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo Awards Ceremony in November.

2019 National Design-Build Merit Award Winners


Federal Inspection Station, San Diego International Airport
Terminal 2 Parking Plaza, San Diego International Airport
Seatac Concourse D Annex, Seattle, WA


El Cajon Animal Shelter, El Cajon CA
North Coastal Live Well Health Center, Oceanside, CA
St. Bede Catholic Church Expansion, Williamsburg, VA


Google at 1212 Bordeaux, Sunnyvale, CA
International Software Developer Buildings, Redmond, WA
Major General George White Headquarters, Salem, OR

Educational Facilities

Duke University Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC
Palomar College Maintenance & Operations, San Marcos, CA
UC San Diego – Mesa Nueva Student Housing, La Jolla, CA
Yerba Buena High School Student Union, San Jose, CA

Federal, State, County, Municipal

San Diego Fire Station 44, Pine Valley, CA
Helen Sommers Building, Olympia, WA
Mud Mountain Dam, Enumclaw, WA

Healthcare Facilities

Cook County Central Campus Health Center, Chicago, IL
Sharp Chula Vista Ocean View Tower, Chula Vista, CA

Industrial, Process and/or Research Facilities

ALDI Inc. Regional Headquarters & Distribution Center, Dinwiddie County, VA
In-N-Out, Lancaster, TX
UC Riverside – Multidisciplinary Research Building, Riverside, CA

Rehabilitation, Renovation and/or Restoration

Clark County Detention Center Reno Phase 2, Las Vegas, NV
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino, Ak-Chin, AZ
Woodward Drake Renovation, Fort Collins, CO

Transportation (other than Aviation)

CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction, Washington, D.C.
Northwest Corridor Express Lanes, Atlanta, GA
SR 9B Phase III, Jacksonville, FL
The Pulse Bus Rapid Transit System, Richmond, VA


Montevina Water Treatment Plant, Los Gatos, CA
Southwestern Parkway CSO Basin, Louisville, KY
Sustainable Water Phase 3 – Demonstration Facility, Suffolk, VA

Special Recognition – Best in Small Projects

Courtland Street Bridge Replacement Project, Atlanta, GA

So, are you ready to enter your project for a 2020 award? You can start that process today by adding your project to the National Design-Build Projects Database. That’s the first step and you can do that any time online. So, why wait? Get a head start on next year’s awards process while also getting national attention year-round in the DBIA database.