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For more than 19 years, the Design-Build Institute of America Mid-America Region (DBIA-MAR) has recognized excellence in design-build practices and informed the public of the breadth and value of design-build delivery.

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Congratulations to all of our region’s 2018 Design-Build Award Winners! Check out the list of winners and event photos below!

Click here to view the 2018 Awards Celebration Presentation.



Independence Intersections
Independence, Missouri

Design-Builder: Superior Bowen
Designer: Shafer, Kline & Warren
Owner: City of Independence, Missouri


Bunge North American Headquarters
Chesterfield, Missouri

Design-Builder: Opus Design Build, L.L.C.
Designers: Opus AE Group, L.L.C. & Christner, Inc.
Owner: Bunge North America

Terracon Corporate Headquarters
Olathe, Kansas

Developer: VanTrust Real Estate
Design-Builder: McCownGordon Construction
Designer: Finkle + Williams Architecture
Owner: Terracon


Cannon AFB Medical / Dental Clinic Replacement
Clovis, New Mexico

Design-Builder: JE Dunn Construction
Designer: Hoefer Wysocki
Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers – Albuquerque District

Commercial – Multi-Family:

Citizen Park Luxury Apartments
St. Louis, Missouri

Design-Builder: Opus Design Build, L.L.C.
Designer: Opus AE Group, L.L.C.
Owner: Lindell Residences, L.L.C.

Commercial – Office Buildings:

The Deaconess Foundation Center for Child Well-Being
St. Louis, Missouri

Design-Builder: KAI Design & Build
Designer: KAI Design & Build
Owner: The Deaconess Foundation, Inc.


Keesler AFB Medical Center Renovation
Biloxi, Mississippi

Design-Builder: JE Dunn Construction
Designer: Hoefer Wysocki
Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District


Whiteman AFB Medical Clinic Repairs
Knob Noster, Missouri

Design-Builder: JE Dunn Construction
Designer: Hoefer Wysocki
Owner: US Army Corps of Engineers – Little Rock Distric


University of Kansas Central District Development
Lawrence, Kansas

Developer: Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate
Design-Builder: Clark/McCownGordon Construction
Designer: Perkins+Will
Owner: The University of Kansas

Commercial – Senior Living:

Overlook Village
Moline, Illinois

Design-Builder: Russell Construction Co., Inc.
Designer: BLDD Architects
Owner: Dial Point at Moline Phase I LLC

Industrial – Process Facilities:

Lignosulphonates Plant
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Design-Builder: Burns & McDonnell
Designer: Burns & McDonnell
Owner: LignoTech Florida LLC

Civil – Infrastructure:

Rehabilitation of Layne High Service Pump Station
Topeka, Kansas

Design-Builder: Burns & McDonnell / CAS Constructors
Designer: Burns & McDonnell
Owner: City of Topeka, Kansas

Civil – Infrastructure – Utility:

Substation Reliability Project
Grant County, Washington

Design-Builder: HDR
Designer: HDR
Owner: Grant County Public Utility District

Robert A. Simmons, AIA, MPA
University of Missouri – Kansas City

Oretta Smith
DBIA-MAR Executive Director



The Design-Build Project of the Year was awarded for the Liberty Utilities Operation Center submitted by Goodwin Brothers Construction.

The Columbia I-70 Bridges Design-Build project, completed by Emery Sapp & Sons, received one of two Excellence in Design Awards.

United Excel Corporation (UEC) also won an Excellence in Design Award for the Mike O’Callaghan Medical Center Realignment at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev.

Civil Infrastructure:
  • Goodwin Brothers Construction, Crawford, Murphy and Tilly and the City of Liberty, Mo.
  • Emery Sapp & Sons, Parsons and Missouri Department of Transportation
  • United Excel Corporation (UEC), United Excel Design (UED) and U.S. Air Force/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Clayco, Goettsch Partners and Zurich North America
Civil Infrastructure:

Radmacher Brothers Excavating, Inc., R S & H, Inc. and Missouri Department of Transportation


The University of Iowa Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center in Iowa City, Iowa presented to Russell Construction Co., Inc., Shive – Hattery and The University of Iowa

Mr. Richard J. Formella, PMP, Chief of the Bio-Containment Procurement Branch for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)



Commercial – Office Category

Burns & McDonnell for their World Headquarters Expansion in Kansas City, Missouri

Institutional – School/University Category

Hoefer Wysocki Architecture and McCownGordon Construction for the Northland Innovation Campus in Gladstone, Missouri

Commercial – Multi-Family Category

Opus Design Build, L.L.C. for District Flats in Columbia, Missouri

Commercial – Office Category

Ryan Companies and Designer OPN Architects for Merchants Bonding Company in West Des Moines, Iowa

Institutional – Hospital/Healthcare Category

Clayco, and Architect / Designer, Forum Studio for the Mercy Virtual Care Center in Chesterfield, Missouri

Civil Infrastructure – Other Category

Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. for the NE Orchard Street Improvements in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Civil Infrastructure – Municipal Water/Wastewater Category

Burns & McDonnell / CAS Constructors for the Cowskin Creek Water Quality Reclamation Facility in Maize, Kansas

Industrial Process Facility – Power Category

Burns & McDonnell for the New Covert Interconnection Project in Covert, Michigan

Institutional – Hospital/Healthcare Category

JE Dunn and Hoefer Wysocki’s National Healthcare Design-Build IO Team for the USACE AFMS Medical MATOC Eglin AFB Hospital Realignment in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Institutional – School/University Category

Loyd Builders / SFS Architecture for the Gangwish Library and Gibson Student Center at Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas

Institutional – School/University Category

The Korte Company for the Mooresville High School Renovation in Mooresville, Indiana

Mr. Dennis Randolph, Public Works Director, City of Grandview, Missouri