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Brian Poppe, AIA, Earns National Design-Build Certification

Posted December 3rd, 2018 by HKP Architects

Poppe Joins a Growing Industry of Design-Build Professionals Redefining Project Delivery throughout the United States.

Brian Poppe, Partner with HKP Architects, has successfully completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education, training and certification testing program to achieve the design-build industry’s designation as a nationally certified Associate Design-Build Professional.™

The Design-Build process is an expedited method of construction delivery by which design decisions are made in the field. The architectural design is executed at a close pace with actual construction, which requires a professional well versed in both design and building trades. It differs from traditional “design-bid-build” project delivery in that there is no separation between the phases.

DBIA Certification is the nation’s only measurable standard of an individual’s knowledge of the Design-Build Done Right™ principles vital to successful project delivery. By completing these requirements, which touch on all aspects of design-build, candidates earn the right to display “Assoc. DBIA” after their names, identifying them to design-build end-users and the industry at large as experienced design and construction professionals with a firm understanding of design-build project delivery.

“DBIA’s Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification program has grown exponentially over the years mirroring the growth of the entire the design-build industry. In fact, many public and private owner solicitations now expressly encourage the inclusion of team members with DBIA™ Certification in their expanding number of design-build projects. DBIA is proud to offer the industry’s gold standard in education and to continue to certify record numbers of dedicated design-build professionals each year.” …Lisa Washington, DBIA Executive Director/CEO

HKP Architects is beginning their first Progressive Design-Build project in 2019.

“I am eager to put this knowledge into action and work collaboratively with the contractor at the earliest stages of a public project,” said Poppe.

HKP architects is a full-service architectural design firm with offices in Mount Vernon and Seattle, Washington, serving public and private clients throughout Washington State since 1952. Our portfolio includes civic buildings and spaces, educational facility planning, non-profit and community-oriented projects, and private homes. All of our projects emphasize long-term value for the client through efficient use of space, appropriate use of materials, sustainability, and the benefits of natural light throughout our buildings. 

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Photo credit:    Erin Poppe/HKP Architects