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Meet the 2018 National Design-Build Award Winners Who Make it Happen

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of the nation's design-build Owners, practitioners, and educators will gather in New Orleans, at the  2018 Design-Build Conference and Expo, to honor this year's design-build award-winning leaders and projects

"As design-build continues to revolutionize the way America builds, it's important to recognize the industry leaders driving that change. These innovators are setting the pace and helping to make design-build the  fastest growing and most popular delivery method in the nation. Design-builders are rebels, dreamers and doers. These 2018 award winners are among the best of the best in our industry." …Lisa Washington, CAE, DBIA Executive Director/CEO

2018 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award
DBIA's Highest Individual Honor
Dr. Barbara Jackson, PhD., DBIA
Chair of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management 
at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

2018 Distinguished Leadership Award Winners

Owner - James Wolfe, P.E.
District Six Secretary
Florida Department of Transportation

Industry Professional - Blain Grover
Senior Project Manager
Fortis Construction

University Faculty - Sharareh (Sherri) Karmanshachi
Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington

Young Professional - Jamie Athenour, DBIA, LEED AP, BD+C
Design Manager
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

See the winner's  online profiles.

DBIA will also induct the inaugural class of  Designated Design-Build Professional Fellows™. Fellow status recognizes the achievements of our most accomplished Designated Design-Build Professionals. These 20 industry leaders, plus four of DBIA's founding fathers who are receiving honorary designations, will be honored at DBIA's 2018 Awards dinner November 8th

DBIA will also announce special project recognitions including Excellence in Design, Excellence in Small Projects, and the 2018 Design-Build Project of the Year in New Orleans.  All special recognitions will come from an impressive group of  DBIA Merit Award winning projects.

Media interested in attending the  design-build event of the year should email Strategic Communications Director, Kim Wright, to request a press pass.

The Design-Build Institute, based in Washington, D.C., is the only membership organization bringing together thousands of organizations and individuals representing architects, engineers, owners, contractors, manufacturers (and more) to define, teach and promote best practices in design-build.


Kim Wright, Strategic Communications Director
Office: (202) 454-7531
Cell: (703) 244-5692
Email Contact

Nathan Smith, DBIA Communications Associate
Office: (202) 454-7519  
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