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2023 Regional Conference & Awards Program - June 13-16, 2023


THANK YOU to those that joined us in Anaheim! 

Photo are ready!  Photo Link:  DBIA

Lisa Washington, DBIA National; Rueben Smith, Los Angeles Community College District; Jada Price, Sillman and Brett Tullis, Sillman


Did your team win an award and want to order additional trophys? Contact Tustin Awards, in Tustin, California.

Tustin Awards Inc

Trophies, Plaques, & Awards 

1322 Bell Ave, Ste 1-a, Tustin, CA · (714) 247-2277 

Contact Person: Allison Hill Huynh

Click here for 2023 Order Form.



June 13 - 16, 2023 at the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort, CA.

CLICK LINK TO REGISTER: Online registration is now OPEN. 

Register before we sell out as in past two years.

JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort- Hotel room link. Now full.

Event Sponsorships: Sponsorships sell out fast. Those interested in sponsoring should contact Jen Crawford at Skyska Hennessey.

2023 Awards Program - (Now Closed) Please visit the Awards page. Subimttals were due by March 3, 2023. There will be no extension this year. Click here for online registration link to sign up for award submittal and pay fees. 

2023 Call for Abstracts - (Now Closed) Opened on February 1, 2023. Submission due March 10, 2023. Submittals must be made clicking the link: Click here to submit online (online only).  Click here for a sample of the abstract submission formatClick here for submission guidelines, remembering that submission is to be done online. 

June 13, 2023 - Preconference Bowling Social with LA/OC Young Professionals: We invite you to join us to kick off the 2023 DBIA-WPR Conference! Enjoy bites, beverages, and bowling with some of the best people in the industry. Although recommended, you do not need to be registered for the conference to attend this event. Also, you do not need to be a YP to attend.  We encourage non-YP's to invite YP's to join them at bowling event.

Cost to Register/RSVP for Bowling Social:

  • Conference attendee $0.00, no cost to attend but ALL must register/RSVP in advance as tickets are limited.
  • DBIA Member, Non-conference attendee   $20.00
  • Non-member, Non-conference attendee    $35.00

A dedicated registration site has been created for bowling event:  Visit Bowling Social page.

Sponsors: Bowling Sponsorships (only 2) are available for a limited time at Regional Conference & Awards Program online registration.  Limited availability so please sign up as soon as possible. 


Here’s what’s scheduled for the event. (Schedule subject to change.)

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Pre-conference Activities

Early Check-in (2:30 PM-8:00 PM)

DBIA National Course: Developing Design-Build Done Right Leaders w/Dr. Barbara Jackson (8:00 AM-12:00 PM) Separate registration via National DBIA required. Visit course page.

Young Professionals Bowling Social SPONSORED BY Hensel Phelps & Woden as Beverage Sponsor (4:00 PM-6:00 PM) Separate registration required: Visit Bowling Social page.

Welcome Opening Reception at MAKE in Anaheim, SPONSORED BY Mark III (6:30 PM-8:30 PM) (limited to first 350 that register for Opening Reception)


Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Conference Day 

Conference Registration  (8:00 AM-7:30 PM)

Welcome Breakfast and Keynote Session with Jon Gordon (9:30 AM-12:00 PM)

Lunch on your own (12:00 PM-2:00 PM)

Concurrent Education Tracks/Technical Sessions (2:00 PM-3:15 PM)

Concurrent Education Tracks/Technical Sessions (3:30 PM-4:45 PM)

Wednesday Networking Social (6:00 PM-8:00PM) 


Thursday, June 15, 2023 Conference Day & Awards

Conference Registration (8:00 AM-7:30 PM)

Continental Breakfast (8:00 AM-9:00 AM)

Concurrent Education Tracks/Technical Sessions (8:45 AM-10:00 AM)

Concurrent Education Tracks/Technical Sessions (10:15 AM-11:30 AM)

Owners Forum (10:15 AM-11:30 AM)

Time on your own (11:30 AM-1:00 PM)

Lunch and General Session with Owners' Panel (1:00 PM-3:30 PM)

Awards Registration (5:00 PM-6:00 PM)

Awards Cocktail Reception (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)

Awards Dinner and Program (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)


Friday, June 16, 2023 Closing Day

Conference Registration (9:30 AM-12:30 PM)

Annual Roundtable (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)



2022 Regional Conference & Awards Program - PEOPLE, PURPOSE, PASSION

Did your team win an award and want to order additional trophys? Contact Tustin Awards, in Tustin, California.

Tustin Awards Inc.
Trophies, Plaques, & Awards 
1322 Bell Ave, Ste 1-a 
Tustin, CA · (714) 247-2277

Want to view the amazing event photos? PHOTO LINK

    We hope to see you next year in Anaheim, CA in June. (June 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2023)

    DBIA-WPR is excited to announce the 2022 Regional Conference & Awards Program! The event will be held in-person at The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, August 24 - 26, 2022. The theme this year is People, Purpose, Passion. 

    The conference goal is to provide a platform for experienced, knowledgeable, and well-spoken industry experts to highlight key aspects of design-build project delivery. Be an integral part of the team, as we educate and promote the value of design-build project delivery and the effective integration of design and construction services to enhance the value proposition for owners, practitioners and everyone in our community.   *** Click here to register online. *** (now closed)

    Update: Conference "attendee" registrations have sold out. Award Program tickets are currently available at online registration. (but close to sell out)

    The Meritage Resort and Spa:  We have a reduced rate for hotel accommodations at conference venue. These may sell out, so don't delay if you want our group reduced rate.  Click here for Meritage reduced rate (update: now sold out). Overflow hotel information available at online registration (hotel tab).

    2022 Call for Abstracts (Now Closed) - Opened on Monday, February 14, 2022. Submission due March 18, 2022. Due date extended to April 1, 2022. Submittals must be made online only at the link. Click here to submit online. (online only.)  Click here for a sample of the abstract submission format.  Click here for submission guidelines, remembering that submission is to be done online.

    Call for Awards (Now Closed) - Opened February 1, 2022. Submissions due March 4, 2022. Awards due date extended to March 16, 2022. Call for Award link: DBIA-WPR 2022 Awards Program Call for Entires. For more details regarding Awards Program, please visit Award page.

    Coronavirus: DBIA-WPR wants everyone participating in the 2022 Regional Conference & Awards Program to feel safe and comfortable. As an organization, we encourage every attendee to wear a mask during indoor conference events, regardless of vaccination status. We also want to assure you that The Meritage Resort & Spa is following County Health Care Agency’s orders and recommendations for the prevention of COVID-19. Presently the Meritage Resort does not have any restrictions in place, however, the circumstances continue to remain fluid, and should restrictions change we are committed to fully complying with such regulations for the health and safety of our members and guests.

    DBIA-WPR will be using the color-coded name ribbon system at the Regional Conference & Awards. The color-coded ribbons will be available to clearly convey to your fellow attendees your comfort level with personal contact:  

    • Red – Give me space/no contact
    • Yellow – Elbow bumps welcomed
    • Green – I am fully vaccinated and okay with personal contact

    Travel COVID Safe: Remember COVID-19 prevention strategies, like getting vaccinated, boosted when eligible, accessing testing, staying home if sick, and wearing a well-fitting mask with good filtration help protect yourself and others while traveling. People may choose to mask at any time. 

    The Napa County Coronavirus Guidance can be found at the following site:

    The following is an excerpt from the California Department of Public Health guidance:

    Effective March 1, 2022, the requirement for unvaccinated persons to mask in indoor public settings and businesses was replaced by a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, mask in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state, and local government offices serving the public. 

    CDPH currently strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings. Masking will continue to be an important layer of protection along with the continued recommendations around vaccinations, testing, and ventilation, to keep schools a safe environment, even as case rates and hospitalizations decline.

    Effective immediately, the universal masking requirement on public transit and in transit hubs is terminated. CDPH currently strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask while on public transit and indoors in transit hubs to continue protecting our most vulnerable and those communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

    CDC recommendations can be found at the following site:

    We look forward to seeing you at our 2022 Regional Conference in Napa at the Meritage Resort & Spa and we hope you have a memorable time with us!


    Here’s what’s scheduled for the event. (Schedule subject to change.)

    Wednesday, August 24, 2022  Pre-conference Activities

    Early Check-in (1:45 PM-8:30 PM)

    Hardhat Factory Tour /Whiskey Tasting (2:30 PM-6:15 PM) (additional fee) SOLD OUT

    Young Professionals Networking/Bowling Event  (3:30 PM-6:30 PM) Seperate registration requiredREGISTER

    Opening Reception at The Meritage SPONSORED BY DBIA-WPR (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)


    Thursday, August 25, 2022 Conference Day & Awards

    Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast (8:30 AM-9:30 AM)

    Welcome and Keynote Session with Karen Martin (9:30 AM-10:30 AM)

    Technical Sessions (10:45 AM-12:00 PM)

    Lunch and General Session (12:15 PM-1:45 PM)

    Owners Forum (2:00 PM-3:15 PM)

    Technical Sessions (2:00 PM-3:15 PM)

    Technical Sessions (3:30 PM-4:45 PM)

    Awards Registration (5:00 PM-6:00 PM)

    Awards Cocktail Reception (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)

    Awards Dinner and Program (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)


    Friday, August 26, 2022 Closing Day

    Roundtable (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)

    Young Professionals & Student Session (9:00 AM-11:00 AM)

    Educational Forum (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Winery Tour (12:15 PM-2:30 PM) (additional fee) SOLD OUT


    REGIONAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS    (Click here for sponsorship details - subject to change)


    2021 Annual Regional Conference & Awards Program

    September 29-October 1, 2021

    Need to order extra awards? Please contact Tustin Awards | 714.247.2277 |

    Interested in seeing the pics? 

    Here is the link for images from the event:

    Password: JW Marriot

    The DBIA-WPR 2021 Annual Regional Conference & Awards (rescheduled 2020 Conference) was held at the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort, September 29 - October 1, 2021.

    The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) – Western Pacific Region (WPR) hosted its 5th Annual Conference & Awards Program September 30, 2021 in Anaheim, California. The conference theme was: “Powerful Thought Leadership: Connect to be Future-Ready.”

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - DBIA-WPR LA/OC Chapter Golf Tournament 

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Pre-conference Activities: Owners' Mixer, Opening Social Event

    Thursday, September 30, 2021 - Conference Day and Awards Program

    Friday, October 1, 2021 - Conference Roundtable, Young Professionals Session, Young Professional and Student Tour, Education Committee & Faculty Advisory Forum.

    Original 2020 conference registrations have are been carried over. Previous 2020 registrations can be accessed using original confirmation number.

    Call for Abstracts link: Online ABSTRACT/SPEAKER/PRESENTATION Submittal  Due April 16, 2021 (5PM PST) EXTENDED TO APRIL 23, 2021.  Click here for pdf version of Call for Abstracts/Presentations (not for submittal purpose). 

    Call for Award link: DBIA-WPR 2021 Awards Program Call for Entires (now closed)

    For more details regarding Awards Program, please visit Award page.


    May 20-22, 2020 - Annual Regional Conference & Awards Program

    *Rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19*        

    Registrations for 2020 WPR Conference and Awards Program will be transferred to the rescheduled Conference and Awards Program in 2021. Upon written request (, you may receive a refund for conference/awards (less credit card fees).  Given the large demand, please allow for longer response times than usual. DBIA promises we’ll respond as soon as possible.

    Disney tickets purchased via the Disney link are nonrefundable, but the amount of the unused ticket may be applied towards new, equal or higher value ticket purchase at current prices. Tickets may not be downgraded to a ticket with fewer entitlements. No credit or refund will be given if a higher tier ticket is used on a lower tier date.  Please contact Disney directly regarding changing any purchased tickets. 

    Location: ANAHEIM MARRIOTT, Anaheim Resort Area, California

    Conference hotel reservations at Anaheim Marriott: Click here. Our reduced rate rooms are available only via the room block at the link above. Reserve early before the room block sells out.

    Call for Awards - Closed on January 10, 2020. See Awards page for more info. 

    Call for Abstracts - Closed on January 20, 2020. Click here for pdf version of Call for Abstracts/Presentations (not for submittal purpose). 


    Here’s what’s scheduled for the event. (Schedule subject to change.)

    May 20, 2020 

    Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Project Tour (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)

    Owner Mixer (5:00 PM-6:00 PM)

    Social Party at Ballast Point SPONSORED BY DPR (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)

    May 21, 2020

    Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast (8:30 AM-9:30 AM)

    Welcome and General Session (9:30 AM-10:30 AM)

    Technical Sessions (10:45 AM-12:00 PM)

    Owners Forum (10:45 AM-12:00 PM)

    Lunch with Keynote (12:15 PM-1:45 PM)

    Technical Sessions (2:00 PM-3:15 PM)

    Young Professionals Session (2:00 PM-3:15 PM)

    Technical Sessions (3:30 PM-4:45 PM)

    Architectural Forum (3:30 PM-4:45 PM)

    Awards Registration (5:00 PM-6:00 PM)

    Awards Cocktail Reception (5:30 PM-6:30 PM)

    Awards Dinner and Program (6:30 PM-8:30 PM)

    May 22, 2020 

    Roundtable (9:00 AM-11:00 AM)


    Disneyland®Resort Tickets: DBIA-WPR conference registrants will recieve a Disneyland®Resort discount ticket link in their registration confirmation email. The link is provided only to our atendees but additional tickets can be purchased for your guests. UPDATE: Disneyland®has increased ticket prices. Current pricing will be honored to those who purchase their tickets before Tuesday, March 10, 2020 via our link. On March 11, 2020, the on-line Disney Ticket Store will automatically be updated with new ticket pricing.  Please be sure to take advantage of the savings by purchasing your Disneyland® tickets on or before Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

    Thank you to our sponsors






















    2019 Annual Regional Conference and Awards Program - May 15-17, 2019   

    Thank you to all that attended, sponsored and supported our 2019 Annual Regional Conference and Awards Program in Napa Valley.  

    Photos from the event can be viewed and downloaded.

    To see them, go to  Clients>Commercial page.

    Scroll down to the DBIA gallery.

    Click on it then enter the password: Meritage

    You can view, share and download to your computer any files with the separate password: Napa


    Need to order an additional trophy from the awards event? Click here for order form. 


    The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California

    Wednesday, May 15th ~ Early conference registration/check in: 2pm to 5pm

    Wednesday, May 15th ~ "Art of the Blend" in the Wine Cave! 5pm to 7pm Sponsored by DPR.  SOLD OUT 

    Wednesday, May 15th ~ Architects Only Mixer, 7pm to 9pm  

    Wednesday, May 15th ~ Young Professionals & Student Chapters BOWLERAMA! 7pm to 9pm - Sponsored by Pinner Construction 

    Thursday, May 16th ~ Conference and Awards Program -  Full day of great speakers and presentations. Opening Session Speaker: Randall Miller, Rad Urban.  Lunch Keynote Speaker: Chad Hymas, Author

    Friday, May 17th ~ "Roundtable Session"  **Included with conference registration**
    Join other industry professionals for roundtable discussions. Facilitated by Michael Moore (City of Anaheim) and Girish Kripalani (Arcadis) on Friday morning.  Join us at the roundtable session and earn 2 hours of DBIA CEU's!









































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