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DBIA Western Pacific Region

Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM (PST)

February 6, 2012 Owners Luncheon -CHALLENGES AND...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member Ended $40.00 $1.99
Non-Member Ended $60.00 $2.49
Title Sponsor (Owners Only)
Includes Display Space (optional), Table of 10, Introduce Speaker, Company Recognition
Ended $2,500.00 $9.95
Gold Sponsor (Owners Only)
Includes Display Space (optional), Table of 10, Company Recognition
Ended $1,500.00 $9.95
Silver Sponsor (Owners Only)
Includes Display Space, Table of 5, Company Recognition
Ended $1,000.00 $9.95
Bronze Sponsor (Owners Only)
Includes Two Tickets, Company Recognition
Ended $500.00 $9.95


Event Details

DBIA Western Pacific Region 




Monday, February 6, 2012 | Download Event Brochure

LOCATION:    Dave and Buster's Restaurant (at Irvine Spectrum)




  • Rebekah Gladson - President, rggroup
  • Jacob Williams - Assistant Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works


  • 11:30 am       Networking
  • 12:00 pm       Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:30  Program/Q&A


Come join fellow owners learn about the challenges and benefits of using design-build from two owners with extensive design-build experience. Also enjoy the opportunity to network with other owners interested or involved in design-build projects at this “owners only” event. 



Ms. Gladson was the Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect for the University of California, Irvine for 20 years and was responsible for managing over 4.9 billion (current dollars) of public works projects ranging from a $60 M co-gen chiller plant expansion to a $650M hospital including the design, contracting, construction and inspection. In 2008 she established rggroup which provides consultation to public owners on building integrated teams and utilizing innovative project delivery processes. Ms. Gladson has spearheaded the broad acceptance of highly successful Design-Build processes for design and construction of public project within UC and in the State of California. Through her efforts, UCI and public owners have become known in the industry for best value delivery of projects and as active advocates in the use of partnering and other tools for promoting innovation, added value and industry best practices of BIM and lean construction practices. At UCI, Ms. Gladson was responsible for overseeing $4.9 billion (current dollars) in design and construction which supported significant growth and advancement in project that support research, campus life and infrastructure.

Under Ms. Gladson’s leadership of Design & Construction Services, UCI has received many national and regional awards for design and building excellence. In 2006 alone, UCI was named Owner of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) and Ms. Gladson was personally honored with the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), as well as the Client Achievement Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC). In 2008, Rebekah Gladson received the coveted S.I.R. Award from Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California.

Sought after for her expertise, Ms. Gladson frequently lectures at, and consults with both public and private owners, medical center, universities and professional organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad, focusing on alternative construction delivery methods, managing the implementation of capital programs, and leadership and strategic problem-solving. Her Keynote Address to the Asia Bridge Summit 2008 in Shanghai, China, introduced critical new concepts to this international conference of design and construction professionals. Immediate Past Chair of the National Board for the DBIA, Ms. Gladson serves on the boards of various professional and academic institutions.

Ms. Gladson holds a Masters of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and certificates from the Institute for Executive Leadership and Management at Stanford University and the University of California Management Institute. In 2008, Ms. Gladson was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.



Jacob Williams serves as the Assistant Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. He is responsible for the management and delivery of the Los Angeles County Capital Projects Program currently valued in excess of $3 billion. Jacob has led the County of Los Angeles in a paradigm shift from traditional low-bid delivery to more advanced and integrated project delivery methods such as Design-Build on a diverse array of project types including Health, Sheriff, Probation, Fire, Libraries, Information Technology, Parks & Recreation, Beaches, and Administration. 

Jacob is the current president of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Western Pacific Region, covering California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. The DBIA serves as the industry’s pre-eminent resource for leadership, education, objective expertise and best practices for the successful integrated delivery of projects.

During his 25-year career with the County, Jacob has served in a variety of senior executive positions and has been responsible directing and administering a wide array of Department business functions, including Building & Safety, Land Development, Aviation, Sewer Maintenance, Disaster Services, Architectural Engineering, Environmental Programs, Public Affairs, Strategic Planning, Operational Services, Construction, Geotechnical & Material Engineering, and Survey Mapping & Property Management.

Prior to joining County Public Works, Jacob served as a Project Manager and Principal Project Manager for the County’s Internal Services Department from 1984 to 1995, where his responsibilities included heading the Northridge Earthquake Recovery program and managing the $200 million Century Regional Justice Center. Jacob attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is a California licensed Architect with over 25 years of professional experience in architecture, project management, planning, and the administration of Capital Projects. 

The LA County Public Works Department is the largest public works agency in the United States, with over 4,000 employee positions and an annual budget of more than two billion dollars. The Department designs, constructs, operates and maintains roads, highways, bridges, airports, sewers, flood control and water conservation facilities, as well as water distribution systems. In addition, the Department provides management services for capital projects and serves as a first responder for disaster  preparedness, response and recovery. It also provides leadership in the countywide transportation system, traffic mitigation efforts, and solid waste and hazardous waste management plans.


Due to space constraints seating will be limited so get your tickets early.


Non Owner sponsorships are not allowed for this "owner only" event.

Sponsorship includes recognition in email marketing campaign, recognition at event, optional signage at event (sponsor to provide display board and easel), and recognition on this registration website.

(Display board must be able to sit safely on an easel, board size should not exceed 3ft x 3ft)

For additional information contact Gloria Moore at gmoore@DBIAwpr.org 

Or vist our website at www.DBIAwpr.org


Have questions about February 6, 2012 Owners Luncheon -CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING DESIGN-BUILD **FOR OWNERS ONLY**? Contact DBIA Western Pacific Region

When & Where

Dave and Buster's Restaurant
71 Fortune Drive
Suite 960
Irvine, CA 92816

Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM (PST)

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DBIA Western Pacific Region

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) was founded in 1993 to provide a voice for design-build practitioners, to advocate best practices, to create and disseminate education information, and to furnish advice and support to facility owners and users.  Its membership includes design-builders, construction contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, representatives of government agencies, academics and other professionals.


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