25 projects win awards for design-build excellence

This year, 25 projects in nine categories were awarded National Awards of Merit. 

August 06, 2014 |
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has announced its 19th annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery, the award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts. The selected projects demonstrate Design-Build Done Right through excellence in design, process and teaming, in addition to achieving budget and schedule goals and exceeding owner expectations.
The 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and design-build teams in nine categories across the spectrum of horizontal and vertical construction. These categories include: aviation, civic buildings, commercial/office buildings, industrial/process/research facilities, educational facilities, healthcare facilities, rehabilitation/renovation/restoration, transportation and water/wastewater.
“This year’s award competition was the most rigorous to date with a greater emphasis on best practices and teamwork, as well as the successful delivery of the project,” says Lisa Washington, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, DBIA. "As a result, the 2014 winners showcase unique applications of design-build best practices to raise the industry’s bar even higher and are shining examples of what can be accomplished through Design-Build Done Right."
The 2014 DBIA National Award of Merit winners in each category include:


The Green Build Contract 1 - San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 and Airside Expansion
San Diego, Calif.

Civic Buildings

Air Force Technical Application Center (Design-Build Phase I)
Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
FY11 228 PN UEPH Schofield Barracks
Fort Shafter, Oahu, Hawaii
Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse
Long Beach, Calif.
Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
Grand Junction, Colo.

Commercial/Office Buildings

BJC @ The Commons
St. Louis, Mo.
Wendell August
Grove City, Pa.

Education Facilities

Caltech Childcare Center
Pasadena, Calif.
Golisano Institute for Sustainability Research Building
Rochester, N.Y.
Kittredge West and Kittredge Central Residence Halls
Boulder, Colo.
Lewis University Science Center
Romeoville, Ill.

Healthcare Facilities

California Health Care Facility Stockton
Stockton, Calif.
Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Sharp Memorial Hospital Seismic Renovation of South and Central Towers & ICU Remodel
San Diego, Calif.

Industrial/Process/Research Facilities

Battlespace Environment Lab
Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
Rolls-Royce Advanced Aerofoil Machining Facility
Prince George County, Va.


Henry M. Jackson Federal Building Modernization
Seattle, Wash.
Pavilion Park
Irvine, Calif.


Denver Union Station Transit Improvements
Denver, Colo.
Draper Light Rail Extension
Draper, Utah
I-85/Yadkin River Bridge 
Salisbury, N.C.
ODOT I-71/I-670 Interchange - Columbus Crossroads
Columbus, Ohio


Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility
Tucson, Ariz.
Hidden Lake Water Treatment Facility
Warsaw, Ind.
Wilsonville Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project
Wilsonville, Ore.
This year, 25 projects in nine categories were awarded National Awards of Merit. One project in each of the nine categories will be named as a National Award of Excellence winner in an awards ceremony during DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo on October 7 in Dallas, Texas. In addition, three National Awards of Excellence will be given for Design, Process and Teaming and one project will be honored as Project of the Year.
A brief description of each project, as well as the key project team members and photos, can be found on the DBIA website.
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