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Who We Are

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is the authority on Design-Build Done Right®. With over 30 years of collaborative innovation, our members, including architectural, engineering and construction professionals, have delivered some of America’s most notable projects. DBIA has revolutionized the industry by uniting diverse disciplines and redefining the possibilities of design-build. At its core, DBIA empowers industry professionals and firms to achieve collaborative success through education, certification and a commitment to excellence.

DBIA Leadership

Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director and CEO

Lisa Washington is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of association management experience and recognized expert in the design-build industry. As DBIA’s Executive Director/CEO, she has driven record growth in education and certification programs, positioning DBIA as the nation’s #1 resource for design-build research, thought-leadership, advocacy and training.

DBIA National Board of Directors

DBIA’s National Board comprises industry leaders who provide strategic oversight, guiding the organization’s mission to advance the design-build industry.

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DBIA and Design-Build Resources

  • Best Practices Primers: Our goal is to help professionals succeed when using design-build. DBIA offers industry-leading Primers that build upon Design-Build Done Right® best practices, providing information and guidance to maximize project and team success. Visit our online Bookstore to download these resources.
  • DBIA Contracts: DBIA provides the nation’s most comprehensive catalog of design-build standard form contract documents through our online Bookstore. Our documents are developed by industry experts across the spectrum of the entire design-build team to ensure all aspects of design, build and deliver are fully and fairly represented.


  • Design-Build Delivers Blog: The Design-Build Delivers Blog is your shortcut to news, insights and trends in design-build, featuring perspectives from inside DBIA and throughout the AEC industry. Read.

  • Design-Build Delivers Podcast: Join us for insightful conversations with industry leaders on the Design-Build Delivers Podcast. We bridge industry insights with practical applications to explore the flexibility of design-build in a changing construction and design landscape. Listen.
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