2012 DBIA WPR Award Winner: UCSD - East Campus Office Building, C.W. Driver and Gensler
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is a membership organization founded in 1993 to advocate and advance single source project delivery within the design and construction community. The design-build method of project delivery embraces architecture/engineering and construction services under a single contract, thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. DBIA members include practitioners from all project phases, plus public- and private-sector project owners.
DBIA focuses its efforts on increasing the successful use of innovative design-build teams on non-residential building, civil infrastructure and process industry projects. Best practices are disseminated through educational programs and conferences, publications such as the newletter IQ: Intergration Quarterly and the Design-Build Manual of Practice, the Designated Design-Build Professional™ program and legislative efforts at the federal and state level. The prestigious annual National Design-Build Awards competition highlights successful design-build projects across all sectors. DBIA's 14 Regions/Chapters provide membership benefits at the local level, while also reaching out to owners to promote the use of design-build.
Click here to view the 2017 DBIA Western Pacific Region organization chart.
Our region is made up of seven chapters. Click here to view the 2017 DBIA Western Pacific Chapters organization chart.
Please click here to view the 2015 DBIA Year in Review video.
DBIA is a trusted and respected organization recognized as the undisputed design-build authority that is comprised of diverse and balanced representatives. We are regarded as an evolving and innovating model region that delivers best value and leadership that holistically transforms how projects are conceived and realized. We are known for doing good and caring for owners and our communities.
We collaborate with members, partners, industry, owners, and related organizations to leverage resources to advance design-build delivery. We foster open communications regarding design-build best practices for effective education. We have effective tools for owners and meet with them for owner outreach. We engage industry involvement in innovation and technology advancement to improve project results.
DBIA is the Voice of Design-Build. We put predictability, fun and fulfillment into projects through collaboration, consistency in practice, integrated teamwork, and innovative problem solving. We create sustainable infrastructure with lower total cost of ownership optimizing the utilization of our natural resources. Design-build outcomes minimize risk, enhance value generation, and allow projects to be completed earlier.