The Design-Build Institute of America has named Washington State University’s Tri-Cities Collaboration Hall as one of 30 winners of the 2022 National Design-Build Project/Team Awards. The distinguished panel of DBIA’s industry experts selected the top 30 projects in 10 categories to represent the best of the best in design-build.

As the winner of the Award of Merit in the Educational Institutions category, the newest building on the WSU Tri-Cities campus will compete for a National Achievement Award and Project of the Year to be announced at the Opening Ceremony. DBIA Design-Build Conference and Expo Awards. in November in Las Vegas, NV. Hoffman Construction nominated WSU Tri-Cities’ newest building for the award.

WSU Tri-City Chancellor Sandra Haynes said, “This is tremendous recognition for our collaboratively created Collaboration Room.”

Construction of Collaboration Hall was made possible with $3 million in design funding and $27 million in construction funding from the Washington State Legislature.

In addition to state stipends, financial contributions have been made by the university leadership and support from the private and organizational community.

The building, which officially opened on the first day of fall classes last year, features an array of state-of-the-art science teaching labs, three large interactive classrooms, study areas and collaboration, an open atrium ideal for presentations and events, and a 100-seat outdoor amphitheater.

Visit DBIA Project/Team Awards Page for a complete list of winning projects, including photos and descriptions of each project.