DBIA Announces 2020 National Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America is proud to announce its winners in the national 2020 Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition. We received among the largest number of entries in many years and the diversity of projects was impressive. Jurors found that across all sectors and project types, there is a growing amount of design-build innovation redefining project success far beyond just schedule and budget.

“From rapid response COVID-19 medical units to delivering essential infrastructure that strengthens our nation, design-build continues to play a vital role in building our communities. This year’s Design-Build Project/Team Award winners are the best examples of how the power of collaboration and innovation is transforming the way we design and build. When you look at these impressive award winners, you’ll see first-hand the incredible impact these projects and teams have had on the lives of so many Americans. Congratulations and thank you to the well-deserving project teams named as DBIA’s national 2020 Design-Build Project/Team Award winners.”…Lisa Washington, CAE, DBIA Executive Director/CEO

DBIA’s 2020 award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of design-build experts. A full list of project winners, including photos and descriptions of each project can be found online at DBIA’s Project/Team Awards page. These Merit Award winners will now 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, October 29th.


DFW International Airport DPS Headquarters, DFW Airport, Texas

Eagle County Regional Airport Expansion, Gypsum, Colorado

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Parking, Bentonville, Arkansas


“Austin” by Ellsworth Kelly, Austin, Texas

Long Beach Civic Center, Long Beach, California

Michelin Tower at Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia

Riverfront Park U.S. Pavilion, Spokane, Washington


Grand Hyatt at SFO, San Francisco, California

Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth, Texas

Educational Facilities

Bellevue College Student Success Center, Bellevue, Washington

Butte College – Welding & Manufacturing, Oroville, California

California State Polytechnic University,  Pomona, California

California State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, California

John W. Walstrum Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Lakewood, Washington

The University of California, Irvine, California

Federal, State, County, Municipal

Ardmore Readiness Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma

Central Records Complex, Winchester, Virginia

King County Children and Family Justice Center, Seattle, Washington

San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, San Ysidro, California

Healthcare Facilities

Harborview Medical Center – 2MB Cart Washers,, Seattle, Washington

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Patient Tower, Valencia, California

Sharp Santee Medical Office Building, Santee, California

UW Harborview Medical Center Hybrid OR, Seattle, Washington

Industrial, Process, Research Facilities

Celularity Corporate Headquarters, Florham Park, New Jersey

One Discovery Square, Rochester, Minnesota

TrueCore Insulated Metal Panel Facility, Laurens, South Carolina

UC Irvine Medical Center Central Utility Plant, Orange, California

Rehabilitation, Renovation, Restoration

GSA Building 67 Consolidation and Renovation, Lakewood, Colorado

Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Harlem River Lift Span, New York, New York

The HUB at Peachtree Center, Atlanta, Georgia


Champ Clark Bridge Replacement, Louisiana, Missouri

Flint St. from Johnson Drive to 62nd Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas

I-26 Volvo Interchange, Berkeley, South Carolina

Icy Strait Point Cruise Ship Berth II, Hoonah, Alaska


Coachella Valley Water District Palm Desert, Palm Desert, California

Grants Pass Water Restoration Plant, Grants Pass, Oregon

Tres Rios Wastewater Reclamation Facility, Tucson, Arizona

Go to DBIA’s Project/Teams Awards page to see photos and full descriptions of each project.