Join us in Congratulating Our Newly Certified Individuals & DBIA NW Regions 3 new Fellows!

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DBIA Certified professionals lead the Design-Build industry. Through years of experience and hours of education, these individuals have put in the time and work to become Designated Design-Build Professionals®. Find out more about certification at

DBIA Welcomes Fellows (FDBIA) Brian Aske, Darlene Septelka, and Tim Graybeal to their ranks. These distinguished leaders join Robynne Thaxton and Bill Kent as DBIA Fellows representing the NW Region of DBIA.

Brian Aske, FDBIA Operations Director, Lease Crutcher Lewis

Brian Aske has been engaging in and advocating for design-build for almost his entire construction career. He learned how to make a design-build project successful through open and honest communication, trust and respect, and leveraging collaboration for the most innovative solutions. Brian was DBIA certified in 2006 and has been a presenter and guest lecturer advocating for design-build, sharing the advantages of the delivery methods and best practices to construction management and architecture faculty and students. Brian has been a part of the Northwest Region of DBIA’s Leadership since 2009.





Darlene Septelka, FDBIA
Professor, University of Washington

Darlene Septelka joined DBIA 24 years ago and was in the first class certified in 2002 as a charter elected Designated Design-Build Professional. Over her career, she has been a trainer, speaker and author on design-build best practices. After retiring from industry, she returned to academia and continues to teach design-build best practices to our future leaders. She currently teaches the DBIA-approved U-W graduate Design-Build Project Management Class that she created in 2008.







Tim Graybeal, PE, FDBIA
Preconstruction Manager Lydig Construction, Inc.

Throughout his career, Tim Graybeal has been a tireless advocate for design-build and has worked directly with multiple local agencies to assist in the transition to design-build. He was instrumental in leading the first regional government agency, the Spokane Public Facilities District in Washington state, to use design-build. Tim is the founder of the Inland Northwest Chapter of DBIA, serving as its first Board President, and has been the Treasurer of DBIA’s Northwest Region. Tim now serves as the Regional President of DBIA Northwest.