Denver Union Station, planned and designed by SOM, has been recognized as the 2014 Project of the Year by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). DBIA’s highest honor, the Project of the Year award is given annually to a single project that best demonstrates “exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery.”
To be eligible for this honor, a project must have already received a DBIA National Award of Merit. In August, 25 projects in nine categories were awarded this honor. From this pool, Denver Union Station was singled out further with the Project of the Year accolade.
Speaking with Building Design + Construction about Denver Union Station, Lisa Washington, DBIA's Executive Director/CEO, noted: “The project team truly took integrated project delivery to the next level by releasing design packages in alignment with construction activities, embedding lead architects and engineers in the contractors' offices and through weekly owner/architect/contractor meetings to ensure key decision-makers were frequently engaged. We could not be more proud to present this prestigious award to the Denver Union Station Project Authority and the entire project team as DBIA's 2014 Design-Build Project of the Year."
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.