DBIA Announces 2017 National D-B Project/Team Award Winners

Nationwide winners represent the best design-build projects of the year, and were honored for achieving exceptional project delivery through Design-Build Done RightTM.

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, today announced its 2017 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 experts in design-build project delivery.

The 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and design-build teams in ten categories across the spectrum of horizontal and vertical construction.

The 2017 winning projects/teams from the Southwest Region are below. (Click their names for a photo, project information, team members and a challenge design-build project delivery addressed.)

Commercial Buildings Category:

Shake Shack
Dallas, Texas

Built on a leftover corner of the Crescent Development in Dallas, Shake Shack was designed to activate the space creating a public space that serves as a mini park. Under the trees a floating canopy adds shade by day and illumination at night draws the eye in. Designed to reflect the values of Shake Shack, the materials and detailing attempt to blur the line between the park and dining room, bringing the outside in.

Educational Facilities Category:

New Canine Training Academy for the TSA’s National Explosives Detection Canine Training
San Antonio, Texas

To meet the increased demands for explosives detection canines and their trainers, the Ross Group, Garver and HDR design-build team was contracted to construct a new state-of-the-art Canine Training Academy at Lackland Air Force Base for the Transportation Security Administration’s National Explosives Detection Canine Training Program. The scope of work involved designing and constructing the elegant 25,054-square-foot one-story facility, outdoor training areas and site utilities and drainage. This project is LEED Silver certified.

Transportation Category:

Dallas Horseshoe Design-Build
Dallas, Texas

TxDOT needed to rapidly replace two Interstate bridges over the Trinity River in downtown Dallas and ease traffic congestion, while keeping half a million vehicles daily moving. PLC and WSP/AECOM deployed a complex plan to maintain traffic flow, while building most new work away from vehicles. The team used concrete spliced girders to span the river, protected and kept major utilities in service and eliminated left exits and other complicated movements to streamline traffic flow.

The above projects/teams are all winners of the National Awards of Merit. One project in each of the ten categories is eligible to win a National Award of Excellence for that category in an awards ceremony during DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo on November 9th in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, one project will be honored as Design-Build Project of the Year.

Congratulations to our award winners from the DBIA-Southwest Region! For the nationwide list of award winners click here.