News Release

November 5, 2018


The Collage Companies’ Brian Walsh Receives the Design-Build Industry’s Highest Distinction


The Design Build Institute of America has named Brian A. Walsh as one of 20 nationally recognized industry leaders chosen as part of the 2018 inaugural class of DBIA Fellows. Designated Design Build Professional Fellow status is the highest level of DBIA Certification and acknowledges the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished design-build professionals.

The elevation to the DBIA College of Fellow status celebrates individual career achievements and promotion of design-build and DBIA best practices and principles. DBIA Fellow status is limited to just 2% of all DBIA Designated Professionals. The election to Fellow status is completed by a jury of peers on a national basis and eligibility follows a rigid set of requirements including:

  • A minimum of ten continuous years as a Designated Design-Build Professional
  • Notable career contributions to the design-build profession
  • Notable contributions to the DBIA organization
  • Election of a Jury of Fellows

Brian A. Walsh, FDBIA, LEED AP BD+C, is President and CEO of The Collage Companies, an award- winning integrated services firm headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida.  Mr. Walsh, who founded Collage in 1982, holds a Bachelor in Architecture degree from The University of Miami and is a Certified General Contractor licensed in Florida and Virginia as well as a LEED Accredited Professional.  He has successfully led Collage’s operations and growth as a recognized leader in the construction industry.  He was selected as a charter member of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Designated Professionals in 2003 and has served as President of the DBIA Florida Region and the DBIA National Board of Directors.   Additionally, Walsh has served as an arbitrator and as part of a panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. He currently sits on several local and national boards and continues to contribute to humanitarian and religious charities.


“Design-build is the fastest growing and most popular segment of our nation’s construction industry, and DBIA is leading the way in advancing Design-Build Done Right'”. Much of that success is driven by the incredible leadership of design-build innovators like Brian. DBIA is proud to honor the contributions made by the impressive members in this first class of DBIA Fellows.”  Lisa Washington, Executive Director/CEO


The Collage Companies is an established integrated services firm with capabilities and expertise in Design Build, Construction Management, and General Contracting.  Collage has served Florida and the southeast since 1982 from their headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida. Values of open book communication, win-win conflict prevention, and integration of all team members, have resulted in a high percentage of repeat clients and multiple award-winning projects in both the public and private sectors. Collage pursues community–centric projects with an emphasis on green buildings in the religious, transportation, hospitality, education, government and in the parks and recreation sectors. For more information visit


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