Meet DBIA’s 2021 National Design-Build Leadership Award Winners

DBIA is proud to present our organization’s highest individual honor to our 2021 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Mark Shambaugh. We’ve also honored four incredible design-build leaders for their commitment to innovation and collaboration with a 2021 Distinguished Leadership Award while inducting five new members to the esteemed DBIA College of Fellows.  All were recognized at the 2021 Design-Build Conference & Expo November 1-3. You can learn more about each of our 2021 Leadership Award winners here.

“As design-build continues to revolutionize the way America builds, it’s important to recognize the industry leaders driving that change. Each of these winners is among the best of the best in our industry. Their contributions have helped design-build’s evolution as the nation’s most flexible and fastest growing delivery method delivering consistently superior projects of all types.”…Lisa Washington, CAE, DBIA Executive Director/CEO

2021 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award

DBIA’s Highest Individual Honor

Mark Shambaugh, FDBIA, PE, CEM

Chief Executive Officer, Retired

Shambaugh & Son

2021 Distinguished Leadership Award Winners

Owner – Jason Kenney

Deputy Director

California Department of General Services


Industry Professional – Robynne Thaxton J.D., FDBIA

Managing Member

Thaxton Parkinson, PLLC and Progressive Design-Build Consulting LLC


Faculty – Dean Papajohn, PE, Ph.D., DBIA Associate, ENV SP         

Professor of Practice

University of Arizona


Student – Zachary Hansen, ENV SP   

President, DBIA Student Chapter

University of Arizona

DBIA also inducted a new class of Designated Design-Build Professional Fellows™. Fellow status recognizes the achievements of our most accomplished Designated Design-Build Professionals. These five industry leaders will also be honored during the Design-Build Conference & Expo.

2021 Designated Design-Build Professional Fellows™

David D. Burton, FDBIA

Business Development for Detention Services

Layton Construction


Mark Deaton, FDBIA, R.A., LEED AP

Associate V.P. | Director of Operations – Architecture

HNTB Corporation


Brian T. King, FDBIA


A M King


Peter M. Kinsley, FDBIA

President – Infrastructure & Transportation



Rodney Lee Pope, PE, FDBIA

Vice President

Brown and Caldwell


Design-build continues to change the way America builds its projects, and DBIA is proud to honor these leaders for their contributions to the industry.