The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) – the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build – has announced Richard M. Kunnath, P.E., DBIA as the 2015 recipient of the DBIA Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award. Rik and a small group of individuals co-founded the DBIA in 1993 and Rik went on to serve as its second Board Chairman.
The Brunelleschi Award is the highest honor DBIA bestows. It is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the design and construction industry through outstanding leadership and the advancement of integrated design-build project delivery. Recipients of this award have exhibited originality, vision and breadth over the course of their professional life, with 25 years or more of strong and well-documented commitment to design-build project delivery. The prestigious award is named for Filippo Brunelleschi, the Florentine master builder whose most notable work is the Duomo of the Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.
Rik continues to serve the industry as Board President of the Charles Pankow Foundation and Executive Chairman of Charles Pankow Builders. The award will be presented at the Awards Dinner on November 3, 2015 during the Design-Build Conference and Expo in Denver. Please join us in congratulating Rik for this prestigious award.
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