UA Design-Build Team Selected as DBIA Western Pacific Region Finalist

2017 Wildcat Architecture & Engineering DBIA Team

For the second year in a row, a University of Arizona design-build team was among the nine regional finalists in the 2017 National Design-Build Student Competition sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America, or DBIA.

The team, Wildcat Architecture & Engineering, included civil engineering and engineering mechanics majors Max Simon, Gabe Mitchell, Blair Kessler and Alayna Roberts, and architecture major Lydia Roberts.

The team received a grant from DBIA to attend the National DBIA Conference in Philadelphia, November 2017.

This year, 31 teams from 25 universities entered the DBIA competition and demonstrated design-build best practices. The teams proposed delivery solutions to design and construct a campus health and wellness facility on a liberal arts college campus in the Pacific Northwest.

The DBIA extracurricular activity is part of the construction emphasis in CEEM.


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