Named after Italian Renaissance architect, engineer, and sculptor Filippo Brunelleschi, the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest individual honor DBIA bestows. It is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the design and construction industry through outstanding leadership and innovation in the advancement of design-build project delivery. Recipients of this award have exhibited originality, vision, and breadth over the course of their professional life, with 30 years or more of strong and well-documented commitment to design-build project delivery.
“Each year, DBIA is proud to recognize an industry leader with the prestigious Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award,” said DBIA National Board Chair Deb Sheehan, ACHE, LEED AP, EDAC, DBIA. “We welcome William Hasbrook to this select group of Brunelleschi winners who have contributed tirelessly to ensuring design-build continues to exemplify the whole-team approach and flexibility that drive high-performing teams and exceptional project outcomes, shifting it from an alternative to a mainstream project delivery method.”
Hailing from New Braunfels, Texas, Hasbrook’s influence spans various industries with a project portfolio approaching $20 billion. He is an advocate for design-build, actively championing it, serving at every level at DBIA, and receiving the DBIA Leadership Award in 2010. Hasbrook's most significant impact lies in education, where he focuses on cultivating a skilled workforce and engaging with youth outreach programs to ensure the next generation embraces design-build. He has also been pivotal in spreading design-build advocacy to the Department of Defense (DOD) through SAME University, teaching the "Design-Build for DOD Projects" course. His regional engagement in states like California, Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia has furthered design-build's transformative potential, and his leadership style encourages growth and excellence among his peers.
"Receiving the 2023 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award is a tremendous honor and the highlight of my lifelong journey of shaping and elevating this transformative approach to project delivery," Hasbrook said. "Throughout my 40-plus year career, I've been unwavering in my commitment to advancing design-build and championing the cause of Design-Build Done Right, and I wouldn’t be here today without the invaluable contributions of the dedicated professionals I've had the privilege to learn from and work with along the way.”