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Regional Platinum Sponsors:
President's Message
The Design-Build Institute of America is all about expanding and growing collaboration-driven success through the collective work of architects, engineers, construction professionals, owners, academics and students. In this message, I will describe the first of four pillars that is at the basis of our membership engagement: Delivering Expertise.  Over the next several newsletters, I will cover the remaining three: Ensuring Access, Fostering Collaboration and Inspiring Innovation.
Through advocacy, local programs and industry education we look to constantly improve the design-build process. As the authority on Design-Build Done Right®DBIA is an organization where excellence is built, taught and shared. So, how are some of the ways we accomplish this in the Northwest?
Sean Gay and Vince Campanella bring their combined knowledge of regulatory requirements to serve our membership through their work on the legislative committee. In the northwest region (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington) we are fortunate that Design-Build is permitted by all agencies for all types of design and construction. Further information on Design-Build laws in our region.
Our regional programs committee, led by Shannon Gustine, plans our regional conference and coordinates programming topics, schedules and resources with each of our chapters across the region. We are focused on presenting relevant topics and information to continue our progression as a region and evolving our processes and approaches to maximize value while building for the future. At the same time, we also understand that for some the Design-Build process is new or different, so we will continue to offer introductory programs and resources. Upcoming Programs
Our region is fortunate to have two dynamic DBIA Certification instructors, Robynne Thaxton and Bill Kent. If you have taken the certification workshop, you will know what I mean! Not only do they represent the very best of the AEC industry, they engage all participants in thoughtful and challenging conversations which allow each of us to experience a key component of DBIA: the ability to listen to and appreciate others' perspectives. Certification is a notable achievement. It recognizes leaders in our industry, it connects like-minded individuals who share the common desire to build better, and it is increasingly recognized by owners as a value to their organizations. Certification workshops
By advocating for and maintaining design build legislation, offering quality programs, and providing industry certification to recognized experts across our multi-generational and multi-disciplined membership, we become the mentors of every member’s success. If you are interested in getting involved in any of these committees, please contact us at Office@DBIANW.org

Katie Popolow, AIA, Principal
DBIA NW Region Chair
Platinum Sponsor Spotlight: OAC
At OAC, our tradition is innovation. And an innovation that we’re especially passionate about is Design-Build. Siloed approaches lead to missed opportunities. Alternative delivery, on the other hand, gathers the right people at the table and offers the right input at the right time. We pride ourselves on our track record of guiding owners successfully through Design-Build delivery projects that will enhance our communities for years to come.  

Making Better Happen: Bothell Fire Stations
UW Hans Rosling Center for Population Health Wins National Awards!
The University of Washington’s Hans Rosling Center for Population Health was recently awarded the National DBIA awards for Project of the Year, Best in Architecture and Top Education Project

At the heart of all national Design-Build award-winning projects is the successful use of Design-Build Done Right® to deliver triple bottom-line results. But this year’s Design-Build Project of the Year, the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, takes those principles to new heights by innovating and collaborating in so many impressive ways. Hear first hand from the Design-Build team about how they did it.
New OSU Student Chapter Hits the Ground Running
This fall, Oregon State University’s School of Civil, Construction, and Architectural Engineering welcomed its new DBIA student chapter on campus! 

It is a pleasure to announce the start of the Oregon State University chapter of DBIA. Led by Jessica Howell, this chapter has been eager to get off the ground and share their passion for the Design-Build delivery method. Read more from DBIA OSU V.P. Emma Matthews.
DBIA NW is proud to support the ACE Mentor Program with a $5000 contribution
Our financial support helps offer life-changing career programs to students in the ACE Mentor Program of Washington at no cost to the student or parents, a pivotal aspect of attracting the most highly motivated talent from all levels of our society.

DBIA NW Welcomes New Members
Membership Update:
  • 817 Active regional members
  • 64 Young Professional members
  • 27 New members VIEW LIST
Owners: DBIA offers membership discounts and scholarship programs. Contact us with any questions regarding membership. https://dbia.org/join/
Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDBE): DBIA offers MWDBE Industry Partner membership discounts: https://dbia.org/mwdbe-membership-offer/
Any questions about membership, please contact Executive Director, Carissa Linnane.
Regional Gold Partners:
Congratulations Newly Certified NW Region Members!
DBIA Certified members. VIEW LIST

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 https://dbia.org/get-certified/
Oregon Chapter
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Progressive Design-Build Case Study

Did you miss this DBIA program in December? If so, here are the highlights!

John Medvec, DBIA, AIA, Design Manager, Skanska USA Building
Eric Peterson, Preconstruction Manager, McKinstry
Mark Peckover, PE, LEED AP, Principal, Stantec

The team began the project in 2017 and completed it in early 2019 with the goal of replacing the main hospital building on the active hospital campus in Lincoln City, Oregon, without interruption of healthcare delivery to patients. The hospital provides healthcare to patients located between Astoria and Newport, a distance of approximately 135 miles on the Oregon coast. Read More
Inland Chapter
Inland Chapter Update: Welcome New Board Members and Upcoming Events!

Welcome new board members:
Treasurer: Mike Sill, MW Engineers
Membership Chair: Rob Decker, Garco Construction
Programs Committee: Tina Campanella, Integrus Architecture, & Rebecca Matlack, Coffman Engineers

Be on the lookout for these upcoming events!
  • March – Brent Darnell, Emotional Intelligence in the AEC industry
  • May – Owner Discussion: Progressive Design-Build Lessons Learned

More details soon!
Northwest Region
Featured National Resource
DBIA Learning Center

Whether you are studying to become DBIA Certified, or just want to learn more about Design-Build, find a class that’s right for you using DBIA’s online Learning Center. For the full schedule for upcoming 2022 educational opportunities, and to get the details and register for any of the listed events go to https://education.dbia.org/upcoming

  • Feb. 11, Virtual Selecting and Using an Owner Advisor in Design-Build
  • Feb. 14, Virtual Progressive Design-Build Done Right®
  • Feb. 15-17, Virtual Certification Workshop
  • Feb. 18, Virtual Developing an Acquisition Strategy

  • Mar. 8-10, Virtual Certification Workshop
  • Mar. 21, Virtual BIM Execution Planning
  • Mar. 23-25, Virtual Certification Workshop
  • Mar. 30, Virtual Progressive Design-Build Done Right®
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