The 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition is open and ready to accept your team’s application. Whether you’re new to design-build or an experienced team, DBIA wants to hear about your successful projects.

Competition Awards and Categories

DBIA’s National Project/Team awards are given annually to projects that exemplify the principles of Design-Build Done Right®. Entries compete for the following honors:

  • Design-Build Merit Award
  • Design-Build Awards of Excellence
  • Chair’s Award
  • Project of the Year

We’ll honor projects/teams in ten market sectors plus special categories, including the best use of VDC, engineering, architecture, process, small projects, teaming, projects with enlightened Owners and those exemplifying meaningful DEI practices.

New in 2023

There are some enhancements to our awards competition in 2023.

Single Submission: In years prior, applicants completed two submissions-a project and an awards submission. The updated awards process in 2023 combines those two components into an efficient and streamlined process for our competitors.

Engage the Entire Team: We have added the ability for award competition submitters to add collaborators to your application. New this year, submitters have the ability to invite collaborators to partner to complete the application within the submission platform. Whether you’re in the adjacent cubicle or on the other coast, you can work efficiently and effectively with various team members to help tell your project’s story.

Awards Competition Webinar: DBIA and the Award’s Jury will be hosting an informational webinar to help prospective applicants learn more about the program, get tips on completing a submission plus valuable jury insight on what makes for an award-winning project. We’ll have more information on that webinar soon.

Start Your Entry Now

Here are some critical dates for competitors in the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team competition:

Submission Deadline: May 24th
Extended Deadline: May 31st*

*Applicants submitting for the extended deadline will pay an additional $100 fee

Set yourself apart as a DBIA national award winner. Start your project submission today.