Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative Receive 2019 Design-Build National Award

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Cook County Central Campus Health Center among Nation’s top projects by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

CHICAGO – August 7, 2019 – Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) today announced they have received a National Award of Merit in the Healthcare Facilities category for the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) 2019 Design-Build Project/Team Awards.

The nine-story, 282,000 SF Cook Country Central Campus Health Center represents Cook County Health’s future as a modern, integrated health system and provides preventive, primary and outpatient specialty care services to the local community, working to reduce the prevalence of serious chronic conditions and the need for hospital care. Clayco served as design-build firm and general contractor on the project, with Ventana Design-Build Systems in a specialty role and LJC as architect of record (AOR).

“We are truly humbled to receive such a noteworthy accolade from DBIA and top minds in the design-build industry,” said Bob Clark, CEO of Clayco. “The Cook County Central Campus Health Center project was a true testament of the future of design-build and the smart, innovative and productive practices that are changing the way America builds. Clayco, LJC, Ventana Design-Build Systems and all other parties involved also commend Cook Country for being fully engaged through every step of the programming, design and build process. That level of collaboration and partnership is what we believe is critical in keeping all projects on schedule and on budget.”

All DBIA’s 2019 award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of experts in design-build project delivery. Clayco and LJC’s Cook County Central Campus Health Center will now compete for a National Award of Excellence and Project of the Year at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo Awards Ceremony in November.

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About DBIA
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) represents thousands of diverse organizations and individuals including architects, engineers, owners, contractors, manufacturers (and more) who deliver some of the nation’s most successful projects. As the true authority on Design-Build Done Right®, we are shaping the future, one successful collaboration at a time. Learn more at

About Clayco
Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $2.6 billion in revenue for 2018, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential related building projects. For more information visit

About Lamar Johnson Collaborative
LJC is a full-service design and architecture firm committed to enhancing the quality of the human experience and to improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. By harnessing the power of integrated design, including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, the company achieves its clients’ goals and aspirations. For more information, please visit