William G. “Bill” Hasbrook, Jr. Named 2023 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is honored to announce William G. “Bill” Hasbrook, Jr., MEMS, TCFM, FDBIA, as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than 40 years of dedicated service to understanding, advancing, and effectively using design-build, Hasbrook has left an indelible mark on the industry.   Named after Italian … Continued

DBIA Announces 2023 Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is pleased to announce the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Sixty-two projects from across the U.S. were submitted for consideration across 10 categories, and submissions were evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts. Merit Award winners will now compete for a National Award of Excellence, “Best of” … Continued

What Makes a Winning Design-Build Project? Judges Reflect on This Year’s Competition

By: Kara Brown, DBIA Digital Communications Specialist Every year, industry professionals from around the country gather to review some of the best examples of Design-Build Done Right® in projects submitted for the DBIA Project/Team Awards. This year’s pool included 62 projects across 10 categories, and jurors were tasked with choosing merit winners in each category. … Continued

Design-Build Distinguished Leadership Awards Nominations Open

Design-build could never have shifted from an alternative approach to the mainstream delivery method it is today without industry leaders dedicated to advancing Design-Build Done Right® and promoting it as a procurement approach of choice. Each year, DBIA honors individuals who have advocated for, promoted and engaged in standout design-build work, and we are asking … Continued

From a Renaissance Architect to Today’s Design-Build Innovators: How the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award Honors the History and Future of Design-Build

What do Greg Gidez, Mark Shambaugh, G. William Quatman, David S. Crawford and Barbara Jackson have in common?  If you guessed they’re the most recent winners of the prestigious Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award, congratulations – you know your DBIA award history! Still, you may know the names of those who’ve won DBIA’s highest honor, but … Continued

What Makes a DBIA Award-Winning Design-Build Project?

That answer can be as diverse as the projects themselves, but DBIA National award-winners share a few common elements, including a commitment to collaboration and project excellence. From the Aviation to Water/Wastewater sectors and everything in between, national design-build project/team winners are diverse, innovative, complex and, most of all, impressive. Whether you’ve committed to submitting … Continued

DBIA’s Design-Build Student Competition is Underway

  Each year university students nationwide compete in DBIA’s Design-Build Student Competition. to be named the best design-build student team in America. DBIA is proud to offer these future leaders of our industry this incredible opportunity to show off their design-build skills to design-build professionals across all disciplines. 2023 Design-Build Student Competition This year’s competition … Continued

Lessons Learned from a Design-Build Project of the Year Team

As the May deadline for DBIA’s 2023 National Design-Build Project/Teams Awards competition approaches, we thought it might be helpful for design-build teams to get an inside look at what makes a DBIA Project of the Year. New Natural Resources Headquarters (NNRH), Sacramento, California The challenges and risks design-build teams face on any large project can sometimes … Continued

DBIA’s 2023 Design-Build Project/Teams Awards Competition Begins

DBIA’s Design-Build Project/Team Awards winners set themselves apart in the industry as the nation’s best design-builders. Their projects are diverse, but they share one common element – excellence. Now’s the time to share your design-build project success by submitting your entry into the Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition. Competition Awards and Categories DBIA’s National Project/Team awards … Continued