“Design-build is a method of project delivery in which one entity – the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion – thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and constructor. Design-build is an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method. Under the latter approach, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate contracts, separate work. Across the country and around the world, design-build successfully delivers both horizontal and vertical construction projects with superior results – no matter what the project type.”
DBIA has recognized the VT Indoor Practice Facility with three awards in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Virginia Tech earned the Outstanding Owner Award, HKS Sports + Entertainment and the W.M. Jordan Company were recognized with the Excellence in Architecture Award, and lastly the W.M. Jordan Company placed first in the building design category.
The indoor facility was built by W.M. Jordan Company, whose CEO, John Lawson, graduated from VPI in 1975. The building is one of the largest and best equipped indoor practice facilities in the nation.
The facility is also eligible to win the National Award of Excellence for DBIA’s Education Facilities category, this November, during the Design-Build Conference and Expo.