Nuts and Bolts of Progressive Design-Build Part 1 – The Procurement

Recorded On: 02/28/2018

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Progressive design-build is one of the newest and least understood forms of design-build. In the first of this three part series, Robynne will provide an explanation of progressive design-build as well as its various forms. She will also discuss the owner’s considerations in the determination regarding whether to use progressive design-build as well as helpful procurement tools that help the owner select the right design-build team for the project.

Robynne Thaxton, JD, DBIA, Attorney, Thaxton Parkinson PLLC

Robynne Thaxton, JD, FDBIA

Attorney, Thaxton Parkinson, PLLC

Robynne Thaxton is a Seattle based lawyer and consultant and a leading expert in construction law and alternative procurement both in Washington State and on a national basis.  She is the principal and founder of Thaxton Parkinson PLLC and Progressive Design-Build Consulting, LLC.  In addition to being a DBIA instructor since 2005, Robynne served for seven years on the National DBIA Board of Directors and currently serves as the Chair of the DBIA National Progressive Design-Build Committee.  She is also in the inaugural class of DBIA “Fellows”.   Robynne was a member of the Washington State Capital Projects Advisory Review Board from 2019-2023. Robynne is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble and has been named as a Washington Super Lawyer from 2010 to 2023.  Robynne’s practice primarily focuses on developing design-build procurement and contract documents for public owners.  In addition to traditional design-build projects, she has worked on more than 30 progressive design-build projects worth over $5 billion.  Representative clients include Toronto Transit Commission, Bonneville Power Administration, the Port of Seattle; the Cities of Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Wenatchee; the State of Washington; WSDOT; and Western Washington University.  Robynne received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her law degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder School of Law.


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