DBIA Announces 2023 Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners; 16 States and D.C. Represented

Winning Projects Illustrate Growth of Design-Build Across the U.S.

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is pleased to announce the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Sixty-two projects from across the U.S. were submitted for consideration across 10 categories, and submissions were evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts. Merit Award winners will now compete for a National Award of Excellence, “Best of” categories and Project of the Year.

“With the continued growth of design-build, we are seeing more impressive projects that are raising the bar for success for design-build teams across the country, pushing the limits of high performance and optimizing triple-bottom line success,” DBIA Executive Director/CEO Lisa Washington, CAE, said.

Merit winners will be recognized and additional winners announced at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference & Expo Awards Ceremony Nov. 2, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.


  • San Jose Mineta International Airport Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Facility (CA)
  • Tampa International Airport, Blue Express Curbside (FL)


  • Hampton, Virginia Aquaplex (VA)
  • Helena, Montana Temple (MT)
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Expansion Project (NY)

Educational Facilities

  • University of Arizona Student Success District (AZ)
  • University of California San Diego Nuevo East Graduate Student Housing (CA)
  • University of Washington Health Sciences Education Building (WA)
  • University of Washington Tacoma Milgard Hall (WA)


  • 1021 O Street State Office Building (CA)
  • Ross Complex Redevelopment — Technical Services Building (WA)
  • United States Courthouse — San Antonio (TX)

Healthcare Facilities

  • Sharp Prebys Innovation and Education Center (CA)
  • University of California, Irvine Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Building & Sue and Bill Gross Nursing and Health Sciences Hall (CA)

Industrial/Process/Research Facilities

  • Bell & Evans Organic Chicken Facility (PA)
  • Intralox Hammond (LA)
  • Mark Anthony Brewing Brewery & Production Facility (SC)

Office/Commercial Buildings

  • Judi’s House (CO)
  • Phipps Plaza Mixed-Use Development (GA)
  • RiverSouth (TX)


  • Building 60 Renovation (DC)
  • South Puget Sound Community College Dr. Angela Bowen Center for Health Education (WA)
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority DC Headquarters (DC)


  • Gov. Harry W. Nice/Sen. Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge Replacement (MD)
  • Hunts Point Interstate Access Improvement Project Contract 1 (NY)
  • SH 249 Extension Project (TX)


  • Lewiston WTP Retrofit (ID)
  • Lift Station 87 Wet Weather Flow Transfer (FL)
  • Silicon Valley Clean Water Gravity Pipeline Project (CA)

A full list of project winners, including photos and descriptions of each project, can be found at DBIA’s Project/Team Awards page.

The Design-Build Institute of America is the nation’s expert on design-build project delivery. Our members – including architects, engineers, owners, contractors, manufacturers and more – are shaping the future, one successful collaboration at a time by practicing Design-Build Done Right®.

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