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At DLBA doing quality work that meets the highest standards of performance is our greatest reward. That being said, we have been pleased to see that some of our designs, collaborative efforts, and personnel have received industry recognition since our founding back in 1988: over 10 vessels nominated or recognized for size, speed, endurance, technological innovation, and design, a founder with over 50 years of work in naval architecture and marine engineering and the accolades to prove it, and receiving multi-year recognitions in Marine News magazine’s Top 100 companies serving the North American shallow draft market to name a few. Stay tuned to see what comes off our drawing boards next that could be award-worthy.

Here you can find the articles about DLBA company and employee awards.

David W. Taylor Medal for Notable Achievements

Lifetime achievement awards generally are given to persons retired or about to be. The announcement that the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) had awarded Donald L. Blount, 80, with the 2015 David W. Taylor medal for “Notable Achieve­ment in Naval Architecture and/or Marine Engineering” dovetailed nicely with the Decem­ber 1 news that the naval architecture firm of Gibbs & Cox had acquired Donald L. Blount & Associates (DLBA).

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2015 GW Engineering Hall of Fame​

Seven George Washington University graduates, including the director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the chief of staff of the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, were honored Thursday night by the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the 2015 GW Engineering Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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Old Dominion University’s Outstanding Alumni and Friends Pioneer Award

The Outstanding Alumni and Friends Pioneer Award was presented to Donald Blount, founder of Donald L. Blount and Associates, Inc. A naval engineer, Blount was employed as a civilian by the U.S. Navy for 35 years before launching his company in 1988, which provides marine design, engineering and consulting services for high-speed, special-purpose commercial, military and recreational watercraft for U.S. and international clients.

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Destriero: Fastest Transatlantic Time

Three decades later after her 1992 tour, Destriero still holds the Virgin Atlantic Challenge trophy for the fastest one-way Atlantic crossing and the Columbus Atlantic Trophy for the fastest round-trip Atlantic Crossing.

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