Denver Union Station was recently recognized with a National Award of Merit by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). Given annually, DBIA Merit Awards recognize “exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery.” Denver Union Station was honored in the Transportation category and is now eligible for further awards, including the National Award of Excellence and the Project of the Year award. These additional accolades will be announced during DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo in October.
Denver Union Station, which opened this spring, is located on the edge of the capital city’s central business district. The project involved transforming 20 acres of former rail yards into an urban transit district that orchestrates light rail, commuter and intercity rail, bicycle and bus routes, and pedestrian pathways into an intuitive intermodal hub.
DBIA’s press release describes the 2014 competition, the 19th iteration of this awards program: “This year’s award competition was the most rigorous to date with a greater emphasis on best practices and teamwork, as well as the successful delivery of the project,” says Lisa Washington, CAE, executive director/CEO, DBIA. "As a result, the 2014 winners showcase unique applications of design-build best practices to raise the industry’s bar even higher and are shining examples of what can be accomplished through Design-Build Done Right."