Student Team Places First in Region at Design-Build National Competition

A student team from the Gibbs College of Architecture recently competed in the Design-Build Institute of America’s National Competition. The National Design-Build Student Competition provides emerging design-builders the opportunity to create a project as a team, present it to some of the industry’s leading professionals and earn national recognition for their good work.  

Under faculty advisor Dr. Tammy McCuen, Jeff Stout (captain), Devon Burkhalter, Dominique Equarte, Alexandra Liever, and Ethan Watson competed in a two-phase Design-Build project for a new student health facility on a university campus. The team members are students in Construction Science, Architecture, and Architectural Engineering. The submissions were evaluated based on the principles and best practices of design-build project delivery. 

The University of Oklahoma team placed first in the Southwest Region and will represent the Southwest at the upcoming national conference in Denver, Colorado. Congratulations to these students and Dr. McCuen! 

Featured Image: Top Row Left to Right – Jeff Stout, Alexandra Liever, Ethan Watson. Bottom Row Left to Right – Dominique Equarte, Devon Burkhalter, Dr. Tammy McCuen