Taking a Deeper Dive into Progressive Design-Build (PDB) Webinar
Progressive Design-Build (PDB) has seen expanded use and interest across the country. PDB uses primarily a qualifications-based selection, followed by a process whereby the Owner then “progresses” toward a design and contract price with the team. In this Design-Build Delivers Webinar, we’ll examine DBIA’s new PDB Deeper Dive document and take a closer look at the key characteristics of this approach and how to determine if PDB is right for a project.
• Discuss characteristics common to all variations of design-build that are drivers to PDB success.
• Understand key considerations in determining if PDB is right for you and/or your project.
• Gain an understanding of the Validation Phase, a key distinguishing factor of PDB.
• Hear recommended practices that drive successful PDB outcomes.
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.
Brian Aske, LEED AP, DBIA
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Brian Aske is an Operations Director for Lease Crutcher Lewis, leading integrated delivery projects. He has served on the DBIA Northwest Region Board for over 12 years and advanced Washington State's current progressive design-build legislation. He has been a vocal advocate for design-build since his first design-build experience 27 years ago. Over the last 5 years, he has delivered $300M in progressive design-build projects, including DBIA's 2021 Project of the Year and Best in Architecture.