From left, Chris Ware, Haskell Director of Project Development; Andrew Mack, Boynton Beach Development & City Engineer; and Haskell Project Manager Ben Berling, receive the DBIA National Award of Excellence for the Boynton Beach City Hall and Library.

November 3, 2021

Boynton Beach City Hall and Library Earns National Honor from DBIA

Built in a public-private partnership using progressive design-build delivery, the winner emerged from three finalists, including another Haskell project.


The Boynton Beach (Florida) City Hall and Library project designed and built by Haskell in a public-private partnership (P3), received the National Award of Excellence in the Federal/State/County/Municipal category at Tuesday night’s Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awards dinner and ceremony in Denver, Colorado.

Boynton Beach City Hall and Library

Boynton Beach emerged from two other National Award of Merit winners – the WYMD General Instruction Building at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, also a Haskell project, and the Navy General Administration Facility in San Diego, design-built by Turner Construction – to take top category honors.

A third Haskell project, the United Airlines Catering Operations Kitchen in Newark, New Jersey, also was recognized as an Award of Merit recipient.

Built in a unique public-private partnership, the Boynton Beach facility was complex and the first of its kind attempted in Florida. Haskell was the prime design-build partner, Boynton Beach Town Square, LLC (CFP) was the owner of the facilities and the contract with Haskell. E2L Real Estate Solutions was the Construction Manager for CFP, and the City of Boynton Beach was the end-user who leased the building from CFP.

The 102,000-square-foot, four-story City Hall and Library facility is a tilt-up concrete and steel structure that comprises space for the city management staff, building department, commission chambers, community area, a public library and space for a future café.

City officials credit the progressive design-build process and experience of the Haskell team as the key to the evolving project’s successful completion on time in spite of escalating costs, weather issues, changing codes and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recognized as DBIA Fellows on Tuesday were, from left, Rodney Lee Pope. Vice President, Brown and Caldwell; Mark Deaton, Associate VP, Director of Operations-Architecture, HNTB Corporation; Brian King, President, A M King; Pete Kinsley, President-Infrastructure & Transportation, Haskell; and David Burton, Business Development for Detention Services, Layton Construction.

Also on Tuesday, Pete Kinsley, Infrastructure & Transportation Group President, was recognized as a DBIA Fellow. Established in 2018, designation as a DBIA Fellow denotes elite status that recognizes the achievements of the most accomplished Designated Design-Build Professionals. Kinsley also joined a panel at the conference discussing the role of the Owner Advisor in design-build.

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