2012 DBIA WPR Award Winner: Sharp Chula Vista Emergency Department Expansion, Hensel Phelps, Southland Industries

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2015 DBIA WPR Annual Design-Build Awards Competition

2015 DBIA-WPR 9th Annual Design-Build Awards Competition

The 2015 DBIA-WPR Design-Build Awards Competition Call for Entries is now available.  Entry Deadline: March 18th, 2015.  The Awards Program Dinner will be held in Newport Beach on May 21, 2015.

Please click here to download the Call for Entries.  Click here to go to calendar event page and register for tickets/sponsorships.



2014 DBIA-WPR 8th Annual Design-Build Awards Competition

The 2014 DBIA-WPR Design-Build Awards Program Dinner was held on May 22, 2014 in Newport Beach.

Click here for Award Trophy (duplicates) Order Form. 

Winning Teams Announced!

Naval Hospital Team

Tongva Park Team

Long Beach Court Building Team

Green Build Team

SMUD East Operations Center Team

St. Jude Team

CA Healthcare Facility Team

CSM Parking Structure 6

CSUCM Student Union

Gold Line Bridge Team

Edward C. Little Recycling Facility Team

Temecula Valley Hospital Team

Program Sponsor:



2013 Awards Competition Results

The awards were presented on May 23rd at the Annual Design-Build Awards program at the Newport Beach Marriott. 

National Leadership Award

Roger Johnson
Deputy Executive Director
Los Angeles World Airports
Presented by (right) Praful Kulkarni, President gkkworks

Volunteer Awards

Volunteer of the Year

Bret Firebaugh, Project Executive
Charles Pankow Builders
Presented by (left) Juan Caldentey, Vice President gkkworks

Los Angeles/Orange County

Michael Moore
MWH Global

Presented by (left) Juan Caldentey, Vice President gkkworks

San Diego

Jennifer Crawford

Presented by (left) Juan Caldentey, Vice President gkkworks


Alan Wolf

(not present)


Stacey Miyamoto
SSFM International

(not present)


Congratulations Scholarship Winners!

Jane Schmidlapp, Cal Poly Obispo

Cassandra Belisario , University of Hawaii

Lia Rivers-Birt, Cal Poly Obispo

Javier Mederos, Cal State Sacramento

Ezekiel Wright, Cal State Chico

Rene Morkos, Cal State Sacramento

Skyler Holloway, Stanford University

Dáire Heneghan, Cal Poly Obispo

Presented by (left) Dave Eichten, Reginal Vice President, Charles Pankow Builders


Event Photos

2013 Awards Program Booklet: Click Here 

Need to order additional 2013 award trophys?  Click here for order form with the details.

If you would like an email copy of your team photo, or any event photo, please indicate which in an email to diane.anglin@clarkconstruction.com.


Past Years:

2012 DBIA WPR Annual Design-Build Awards Competition

Award winning projects for the 2012 competition were announced on May 24, 2012 at the Annual Design/Build Awards program! 250 industry leaders attended to celebrate the successes.

The evening began with an introduction made by Vice President for real estate development and asset management at USC and Vice President of our Board, Kristina Raspe.  Eric Kisshauer, Director of Business Development, Charles Pankow Builders and DBIA WPR's current President, was the presentor for the awards.

"Just wanted to say thanks for putting on a great event.  We all go to a lot of these things, but your program was a big step above the usual fare - from food to speakers to program." - DBIA Member


Judges awarded 12 teams with Design/Build Awards. Judges comments on this year's program:

"The entire entry pool was exceptional."

"These has been a very interesting experience, great projects and huge depth of challenges, innovation, variation and high performance – not an easy one to judge! The submittals truly show how Design Build has evolved to be a methodology that truly incorporates all components of the built environment including design excellence, schedule and cost compliance, leadership above all and value for client’s and stakeholders that most times exceed expectations. I am humbled to review these submissions."


Winning Teams:


San Francisco State University, John Paul Leonard Library & Sutro Library

Educational Facilities

Balfour Beatty Construction

HMC Architects




Regional Excellence Level Award

SR 101 L HOV Lanes


Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.

Sundt Construction Inc.

Arizona Department of Transportation



Regional Excellence Level Award

UCI Contemporary Arts Center Design Excellence





 Distinction Level Award

College of San Mateo CIP2 Program

Design Excellence

College of San Mateo

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning, Inc. and LPA, Inc.





UCSD - East Campus Office Building

Office Buildings

C.W. Driver and Gensler





Projects in Progress


HNTB/Tucker Sadler




Highland Hospital

Projects in Progress

County of Alameda

Clark Design/Build of California

SmithGroupJJR/Ratcliff Architects/Shah Kawasaki Architects



El Cerrito Recycling Centerl

Projects In Progress

Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd.

City of El Cerrito

Noll & Tam Architects




Sharp Chula Vista Emergency Department Expansion 

Renovation - Healthcare 

Sharp HealthCare

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Southland Industries




Miramar College Police Substation and Parking Structure

Civic, Community College

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

San Diego Community College District

Harley Ellis Devereaux / International Parking Design




NAVFAC SW, Wounded Warrior Hope & Care Center & HQ - Camp Pendleton

Civic, Federal Facilities

Balfour Beatty Construction

cass|sowatsky|chapman + associates




UC Davis Student Community Center Educational Facilities

Flintco Pacific, Inc.

MFDB Architects, Inc.

UC Davis




DBIA's annual Scholarships are presented by DBIA and gkkworks. 

2012 Award Winners:

Christopher Horn - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Ana Loera - Cal Poly Pomona

Bryan Eisemann - Cal State Chico

Christopher Goodwin - Cal State Long Beach

Luis Neyra - Stanford

David Cook - University of Hawaii


Thank you to our  sponsors for the 2012 Annual Design-Build Awards Competition and Banquet:

Top level


Smoke and Mirrors level




Please order additional trophies by completing this form and emailing to: diane.anglin@clarkconstruction.com

Questions? contact:

Diane Anglin, LEED AP BD+C, Marketing Director, Clark Construction Group

714/427-2812, diane.anglin@clarkconstruction.com


Last Year's DBIA WPR Annual Design-Build Awards Competition

Over 300 Design-Builders in the AEC Community attended the DBIA-WPR Award Ceremony on May 26, 2011 in Newport Beach.


"Thank you for a great DBIA awards banquet, it was the best local/regional event I have attended!" - DBIA Member


The awards competition honored projects in our Regional area (California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona) that exemplified the principles of interdisciplinary teamwork, innovation, and problem solving that characterize design-build delivery.

2011 Awards Program

2011 competition offered two award programs: Design/Build Project Awards and Distinguished Leadership Awards.  

2011 winners:

Award Project Category Company
Regional Central Plant Sacramento, CA Civic Skanska USA Building Inc.
Regional San Bernardino County Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center Correctional Sundt Construction
Regional Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building Industrial DPR Construction
Regional UC Davis Teaching and Research Wimery and August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Labratory Educational BN Builders
Regional Santa Paula Water Recycling Facility Water

Perc Water

Excellence Fallbrook Branch Library Civic C.W. Driver
Excellence Cal ISO Commercial Clark Design Build of CA
Excellence UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Offices and Conference Center Educational Sundt Construction
Excellence Wounded Warrior Headquarters Hope and Care Center In Progress Barnhart Balfour Beatty
Excellence Los Angeles City College Student Union In Progress SJ Amoroso Construction
Excellence Mineta San Jose International Airport Transportation Hensel Phelps Construction
Excellence Solyndra Building 3, Adaptive Re-Use / Seismic Retrofit Rehab / Reno Degenkolb Engineers
Excellence  Nogales International WWTP Water PCL Construction
Merit BEQ Package #1 (Five BEQs) Camp Pendleton, CA Civic Harper Construction
Merit Infantry Training Center Civic Straub Construction,Inc.
Merit Wounded Warrior BEQ - Camp Pendleton, CA Civic Barnhart Balfour Beatty
Merit William B. McLean Laboratory Industrial Barnhart Balfour Beatty
Merit UCSD Rita Atkinson Residences Educational Webcor Builders
Merit UCSD Student Housing North Educational Clark Design Build of CA
Merit USC Health Sciences Building In Progress Trammell Crow Companies
Merit Arlington Heights Sports Park Under $15m Valley Crest


2011 Leadership Award Winners:

Mr. David Umstot, San Diego Community College District

Mr. Michael Bade, University of California, San Francisco


Thank you to our 2011 Sponsors!

Abracadabra level (Top level)



Smoke & Mirrors level





The Regional program follows closely with the National DBIA competition. Click here for information on the National competition.


Check out 2010 Awards Program results:

2010 Design/Build Project  Award Winners

Over 200 Design/Builders in the AEC community attended the 2010 Design/Build Awards program on May 27th. Fifteen teams from across the region were presented with their awards for exceptional design/build projects in a variety of categories. Three award levels were given out: Merit, Excellence and Regional. Speakers at the event were Jacob Williams, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County and Tom Hall, Director of Facilities Planning and Development with LACCD.

Congratulations to the winning teams:

  Project Category Company
Excellence Site F1-Jack London Market Private over $15 million Howard S. Wright Constructors
Regional UCSF Regeneration Medicine Building Project in progress DPR Construction
Merit Multi-Batallion Operations Centers P-915 and P-916 Project in progress Harper Construction/C.S.C. & Associates
Excellence UCSD Student Housing North Project in progress Clark Design Build of California
Merit Campus Improvements-East and West Sides (LACCD) Public over $15 million Harper Construction
Regional San Joaquin County Administration Building Public over $15 million Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Merit UC Irvine Humanities Gateway Public over $15 million Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Excellence Poly Canyon Village Housing Public over $15 million Clark Design Build of California
Excellence Bachelor Enlisted Quarters P-991 and Learning Resource Center Public under $15 million Harper Construction/C.S.C. & Associates
Regional Moonlight Amphitheatre Public under $15 million Sundt Construction
Regional Richmond Civic Center Revitalization Rehab/Renovation/Restore Charles Pankow Builders
Merit Bachelor Enlisted Quarters 53574 Renovation Rehab/Renovation/Restore Harper Construction/C.S.C. & Associates
Excellence Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Rehab/Renovation/Restore Southland Industries
Merit Golden West College Rehab/Renovation/Restore Southland Industries
Excellence John W. North Water Treatment Plant Water Pascal and Ludwig Constructos

Event Sponsors:

Abracadabra Sponsor:

Harper Construction Company Inc.

Southland Industries

Smoke & Mirror Sponsors:

Clark Construction Group

Degenkolb Engineers 


Hensel Phelps

Howard S. Wright Constructors

Main Graphics


2010 Distinguished Leadership Award

For more than six years, Senator Dave Cox was a champion of design-build in the California State legislature having authored and passed several design-build bills. Senator Cox's career had a positive impact on the use of design-build delivery method in California and he was most worthy of this recognition by the DBIA. Senattor Dave Cox  was nominated for the Leadership award by Robert Hartung of Alternative Delivery Solutions.

2010 jury included:

Susan Hobbes
McCarran International Airport

Oscar Khoury
City of Riverside

Charles Guess 
Orange County Transportation Authority

Katy Allen 
City of San Jose

Carmine Faro 
Catholic Healthcare West

Boone Hellmann 

David Frommer, AIA, NCARB 

Robert Jernigan, AIA, LEED AP 

Chip Hastie, DBIA, LEED AP 
Clark Construction Group

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