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Media Advisory
For Immediate Release:
9/30/2010 12:00 AM
Susan Hines
Director, Public Relations and Information
Gregory R. Gidez, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA, will Represent the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) on State Department Industry Advisory Panel (IAP)

DBIA’s 2011 Board Chair will serve as an advisor to the director and staff of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations.

Washington, D.C., October 1, 2010 – Greg Gidez will join other design and construction industry leaders as advisors to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. His term on the panel will begin today and continue through the end of September next year. Mr. Gidez will share his commitment to design excellence and significant expertise in best practices and methodologies in design-build as well as sustainable design, construction and facility management with OBO.

During that time, Gidez will also take the helm of the Design-Build Institute of America. His term as Chair of DBIA’s Board of Directors begins in January.

A licensed and NCARB-certified architect, Mr. Gidez is currently the Corporate Manager of Pre-Construction Services at Hensel Phelps Construction Co. His career as an architect has spanned over 26 years, during the course of which he has been responsible for the design of more than $1.4 billion of constructed projects, totaling over eight million square feet. This includes varied building types including airports, sports facilities, government centers, office buildings, multi-family residential, retail and hospitality, courthouses and laboratories.

Using design-build, Mr. Gidez has delivered projects totaling more than $1 billion. His sensitivity to the need for teamwork, collaboration and constructive cooperation, and his commitment to technical excellence and the highest levels of performance in design and architectural production, has resulted in many award-winning projects.

Design-build is a fully competitive project delivery system that awards contracts for both design and construction to a single entity. Design-build brings design and construction professionals together at the outset of a project. Benefits of this integrated project delivery method include faster start-up and project completion time, lower costs and greater owner satisfaction. Industry research demonstrates that design-build delivery is advantageous to project owners with sustainable high performance goals.

Mr. Gidez’s passion for design is matched by his dedication to building sustainable, energy-efficient, healthy buildings. As an accredited LEED® professional, he champions these concepts in all of his projects, many of which have received recognition, including Silver, Gold and Platinum LEED awards. Mr. Gidez is a national speaker on sustainable building design and integration of green building technologies into the built environment.
Since 1993, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has provided a forum for all participants in the integrated design-build process — owners and practitioners alike. Based in Washington, D.C., DBIA is the industry’s preeminent resource for leadership, education, objective expertise and best practices for the successful integrated delivery of capital projects.