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The Design-Build Institute of America Southwest Region (DBIA-SW) serves professionals from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our emphasis is on collaboration, powerful connections, and promoting design-build values for people in the AEC industry. Members benefit from top-tier education, professional certification, and the experience of a committed community. 


Established in 1993, The Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) — a dynamic community comprising architects, engineers, construction professionals, Owners, academics and students — has been at the forefront of transforming the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. As a 501(c)(6) non-profit membership organization, DBIA is the established industry leader in design-build, providing Design-Build Done Right® education and professional certification opportunities that advance best practices across the built environment.

Decades ago, DBIA embarked on a mission to redefine project delivery through education, advocacy and collaboration. Today, DBIA is a driving force behind making design-build the fastest-growing project delivery method in the nation. What was once considered alternative is now mainstream, fueling innovation, elevating outcomes and delivering collaboration with results.


As the only organization representing the entire spectrum of design and construction professionals, DBIA brings together diverse perspectives and plays an instrumental role in preparing, educating and supporting the industry in addressing complex issues.


To promote the value of design-build project delivery and teach the effective integration of design and construction services to ensure success for Owners and design and construction practitioners.


  • Excellence in integrated design-build project delivery, producing high value outcomes

  • An environment of trust characterized by integrity and honest communication

  • Mutual respect for and appreciation of diverse perspectives and ideas

  • A commitment to innovation and creativity to drive quality, value and sustainability

  • Professionalism, fairness and the highest level of ethical behavior


DBIA will be the industry’s preeminent resource for leadership, education, objective expertise and best practices for the successful integrated delivery of capital projects.


DBIA is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build project delivery.

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