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Celebrating DBIA’s 2023 Design-Build Conference & Expo Winning Teams, Projects and People

November 2023

In this supersized episode of the Design-Build Delivers podcast, DBIA celebrates the winners from the 2023 Design-Build Conference and Expo. We caught up with Chair’s Award winner Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Project of the Year 1021 O Street State Office building and the winning National Design-Build Student Competition team from the University of Florida. Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bill Hasbrook and Distinguished Leadership Award winners Linnell Stanhope, Kathy Tuznik and Nick Ulliman reflected on their awards as well. Relive the 2023 Design-Build Conference and Expo through their excitement in our special episode.

Guest(s) (in order of appearance):
Nia Rubin
Director of Real Estate Development, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Jeff Wellenstein
Project Manager, Hensel Phelps

Nia Rubin
Director of Real Estate Development, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

University of Florida’s Team Cypress Construction

  • Christopher Fettes
  • Tristan Henderson
  • Ava Standridge
  • Nassay Jimenez
  • Maria Cocco
  • Russell C. Walters, William G. and Aneice R. Lassiter Instructional Assistant Professor, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, University of Florida

Bill Hasbrook, Jr., MEMS, TCFM, FDBIA

Linnell Stanhope
Business Development, Crowder Construction

Nick Ulliman
Senior Project Manager, Ulliman Schutte Construction

Kathy Tuznik
Senior Deputy General Counsel, NYC Department of Design and Construction


Topic 1: DBIA Project/Team Awards, Featuring Nia Rubin from WMATA

Topic 2: DBIA Project/Team Awards, Featuring Jeff Wellenstein from Hensel Phelps

Topic 3: Florida Gators Chomp Competitors in DBIA National Design-Build Student Competition

Topic 4: Bill Hasbrook on Being a Human Alarm Clock, Building a Brunelleschi-level Career 

Topic 5: Distinguished Leadership Award winner Linnell Stanhope Talks about Bringing Design-Build to North Carolina, Lifelong Learning, Hearing What Isn’t Being Said

Topic 6: Nick Ulliman Turns Following the Family Business Into Award-Winning Career

Topic 7: Kathy Tuznik Never Thought She’d Work in Construction, Becomes a Distinguished Leader For Her Work in NYC


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