DBIA College of Fellows

Being a DBIA Fellow is an elite status that recognizes the achievements of the most accomplished Designated Design-Build Professionals. By meeting rigorous requirements and making notable contributions to DBIA and design-build in general, these professionals have proven to be the best of the best in the design-build industry and by honoring them with Fellow status, DBIA is celebrating their career achievements and dedication to promoting DBIA principles.

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DBIA Fellow status is limited to 2% of Designated Design-Build Professionals who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers.


  • 10 years continuously holding DBIA certification; and
  • 10 years of continuous membership in DBIA; and
  • 10 years responsible charge of design-build experience gained while DBIA-certified; and
  • nomination by an individual in an approved DBIA leadership position.


  • DBIA Fellow™ title and membership in DBIA College of Fellows
  • Induction Ceremony honoring Fellows at DBIA Annual Conference
  • Fellowship medal and pin
  • Framed certificate
  • Industry announcements by DBIA
  • Recognition on the DBIA website and DBIA e-publications


Once a year, DBIA solicits a call for nominations for Fellow candidates. The period for accepting candidates is currently closed.

  • Step 1: A Fellows Nomination is submitted by a design-build industry leader peer with ample time to allow approved nominees to complete their full nomination package by the final early summer deadline. (Spring nomination)
  • Step 2: DBIA delivers Fellows Applications to qualified candidates
  • Step 3: Candidates complete the Fellows Application ($300 application fee) (Early Summer application)
  • Step 4: Candidates chosen as DBIA Fellows will be honored at DBIA’s National Conference & Expo (Fall designation)