Design-build collaboration powers industry transformation.

Collaboration-driven success

Shaping your future, one successful collaboration at a time.

DBIA cares about your success. Comprised of architectural, engineering, and construction professionals—as well as academics, students, and project Owners, our members have been collaborating and innovating for over 30 years to deliver some of America’s most successful projects.


Inspire your project. Inspire your future.

DBIA certification provides the only measurable standard to evaluate a professional’s understanding of Design-Build Done Right®. Our curriculum-based program educates Owners as well as designers and builders on team-centered approaches that are essential to effective design-build.

Certification Types

Design-Build Professional® (DBIA®)

Certified Design-Build Professionals™ come from traditional design and construction backgrounds across public and private sectors. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Owners
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • General Contractors & Subs
  • Project Managers
  • Legal Professionals
  • Academics
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Certification Types

Associate Design-Build Professional® (Assoc. DBIA®)

The Assoc. DBIA® does not require hands-on design-build experience and accepts different types of similar experiences. Applicants typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Developing professionals with educational background in the A/E/C industry
  • Experienced professionals new to design-build project delivery
  • Professionals involved in design-build pre-award activities such as business development and acquisition/procurement
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Recognizing our industry’s leaders

NEW Designated Design-Build Professional™ Fellow Status

DBIA Fellow status recognizes the achievements of our most accomplished Designated Design-Build Professionals. Elevation to Fellow status celebrates individual career achievements and promotes DBIA principles through the DBIA College of Fellows.

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

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We’re in it for your success.

We make access to our all education resources simple and share trends so you can stay on top of emerging opportunities in the field. We personalize the experience you have with us, while keeping education options flexible so members can learn, collaborate, and translate design and construction best practices and connections into career and business opportunities.

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Ken Dyckman, P.E., DBIA, Hermanson Company, Kent, WA

"DBIA understands there’s always something new and changing in the design/construction industry. Design-build is about continuous improvement and innovation. Progressive design-build is just one example."

Looking for a Qualified Team Member?

Design-Build Industry Match

The best design-build projects come from the best teams and making those connections is critical. General contractors turn to DBIA to access potential team members, particularly specialty contractors and sub-consultants who provide design-build expertise. Now, making those connections is as simple as a mouse click.

DBIA's Industry Match is the nation's only online tool helping Owners and Industry find qualified design-builders. Begin your search today and who knows? Maybe you’ll build your next dream team.

Are you a DBIA Industry Partner? If not, join us and your firm can be included in this powerful online directory.

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