2016 Student Competition Winner University of Colorado Boulder
2016 National Design-Build Student Competition Winner Announced
Competing in front of a live jury and audience at the Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, the shortlisted teams from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Oklahoma and Washington State University defended their design and construction plans for a parking facility on a college campus in Tennessee. Judges evaluated teams based on their delivery solutions and demonstration of team collaboration and synergy to solve design-build problems. The finalists varied in their solutions to approaching the project, but the overall scores were extremely close. Congratulations to the team from the University of Colorado Boulder, who were named the 2016 winners of the competition on November 4.
2016 National Design-Build Student Competition National Finalists
Congratulations to the shortlisted teams from University of Colorado Boulder, University of Oklahoma and Washington State University in moving on to the final rounds of the competition. The winner of the 2016 competition will be announced in person at the start of the closing general session on Friday, November 4, at the Design-Build Conference & Expo.
2016 National Design-Build Student Competition Regional Finalists
DBIA is proud to announce the nine Regional finalists in the 2016 National Design-Build Student Competition. This year, 31 teams from 23 universities entered the competition to demonstrate design-build best practices by proposing a delivery solution to design and construct a parking facility with a recreational field and classrooms on a liberal arts college campus. The Regional winners will move on to the second phase of the competition, responding to RFP deliverables. The top three finalists will present before a live jury at the Design-Build Conference & Expo
in Las Vegas on November 3, 2016. Congratulations to the winning Regional teams:
Iowa State University
NewSchool of Architecture & Design
Seminole State College of Florida
University of Arizona
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Oklahoma
Washington State University
2016 Competition Information
Teams will compete on a Regional level, responding to a Request for Qualifications. There are eight competition Regions: Northwest, Western Pacific, Southwest, Rocky Mountain, Midwest, Central Northeast, Northeast and Southeast. RFQ responses will be judged by a Regional industry panel including architects, engineers, contractors and owners in the competition region. Each Region will select a first, second and third place winner.
Region first-place winners will receive $1,500 in support of travel and expenses to attend the 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, along with complimentary Conference registration.
All teams are expected, that if chosen as the winner for their Region, they will be in attendance at the Conference. The $1,500 is ONLY
to be used for travel and expenses for team to attend the 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo
The first-place Regional winners will be issued the Request for Proposals (RFP), which will be evaluated by a national judging panel. From the responses to the RFP, three (3) teams will be shortlisted to present their proposals to the national judging panel at the 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo
in Las Vegas, Nevada. The national first-place team from the three shortlisted teams will be acknowledged at the Conference.
The project is a parking facility on a liberal arts college campus in the southeastern United States. The college has completed a study of the building program requirements. This study is in “final” review for publication, approval by the board and will be used to issue a RFQ in September 2016. The study identified additional space needs as follows:
- Replacement and addition of parking spaces for their athletic programs due to a new “Sport, Fitness and Wellness Management” building being designed on an existing parking area.
- Athletic practice space.
- Athletic storage and maintenance spaces.
- Education space for the college’s new “Sport, Fitness and Wellness Management” Bachelor of Science degree.
The program study is to identify the following elements in order to establish the final building program:
- Final site – the college has identified a site to study on campus that replaces existing athletic practice fields near the new program building being designed.
- Program to be incorporated into the building environment and square footage required.
- Budget – at this time the college has approximately $45,000,000 dedicated for this facility.
The RFQ will provide the final site, program requirements and budget.