Student Competition

2024 National Student Competition Registration is Open
Register Your Team

Each year a unique project is created to challenge our student design-build competitors. This year’s project will be no different.

This three-phase competition gives teams from colleges and universities the chance to respond to a Request for Qualifications (the first phase) and a Request for Proposals (the second phase). In phase three, the top three teams after the RFP phase will present their proposals to a panel of industry leaders at the 2024 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Dallas, TX this November. The competition is impressive and provides an incredible opportunity for young design-builders.

Register Your Team Schedule and Details

Showcase Your Design-Build Skills to Industry Leaders

The National Design-Build Student Competition provides young design-builders the opportunity to create a project as a team, present it to some of the industry’s leading pros and earn national recognition for their good work. DBIA’s student competition provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to meet and impress design-build industry leaders one-on-one.

2024 Student Competition Deadlines

May 13 – August 30Team Registration
September 3Letter of Intent (LOI) from Team Faculty Advisor Due
September 4Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Issued
September 6Virtual RFQ Meeting—MANDATORY
September 23Request for Qualifications Due
October 2Region Competition Winners Announced
October 2Request for Proposals Issued
October 4Virtual RFP Meeting—MANDATORY
October 21Request for Proposals Due
October 28Three Shortlisted Teams Announced
November 7Proposal Presentation at 2024 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Dallas, TX
November 8National Competition Winner Announced