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In 1993, design-build was considered a radical approach to project delivery and design-builders were seen by many in the industry as a threat to the status quo. 

A small group of visionaries who believed there was a better way to build established the Design-Build Institute of America. These founding fathers committed to changing the way the construction industry delivers projects by promoting the collaboration, innovation and efficiency of cost and schedule inherent in design-build.

In the three decades since, design-build has become the nation’s fastest-growing delivery method, and DBIA is the nation’s leading source of education, resources and advocacy for Design-Build Done Right®.

Design-Build Through the Decades – Celebrating DBIA's 30th Anniversary

An Anniversary Conversation with DBIA’s Deb Sheehan & Don Warren

DBIA's Founding Fathers

DBIA National Board

The Board of Directors has the fundamental responsibility of providing oversight for the organization’s fulfillment of its mission. To this end, the Board sets direction, provides financial oversight, establishes policy and supports the organization’s creation of adequate resources to conduct its mission.

List of Board Members


Meet the DBIA Team — a diverse and dynamic group of professionals bringing their unique talents and expertise to support the mission of DBIA.

List of DBIA Staff


Connect with one of DBIA’s 14 Regions or nearly 50 local Chapters across the country. A wide array of additional programming is offered at the local level, including topic specific education, networking events and awards programs.

DBIA Regions


DBIA Committees play an important role in helping our association and the industry tackle challenges and opportunities. Each committee is charged with goals to help fulfill DBIA’s strategic direction.