American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

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ARDA Call for Entries

All residential industry professionals are eligible to enter individual or collaborative projects.

AIBD Members receive $70 off each entry (visit for the discount code)

Deadline - June 10, 2024


Welcome New Members

And those returning.

Matthew B. Jones (OH), Professional

Clark Crosson (AL), Professional

Michael Jones Addison (AL), Professional

Nick Smith (UT), Associate

Hauska, Inc. (UT), Corporate

Search members by location, member category, and by their design specialties.

Thanks For Referring AIBD

This week's movers and shakers:

Silver CC Member Michael Battaglia (OH) recruited a Professional Member this week. Mike has moved to within 3 points of Gold status.

Earn the exclusive "Creating Where People Live" t-shirt, status, and free membership renewals.

CPBDs Reaching a Milestone

Congratulations to those celebrating the anniversary of their certification this month.

Thank you for your expertise, commitment, and passion for enriching our field and setting a high standard for those who follow in your footsteps.

Members Reaching a Milestone

Congratulations on your achievement, and thank you for your expertise, commitment, and passion for enriching our field and setting a high standard for those who follow in your footsteps.

Unleash the Power of BIM in Your Project Designs

LotSpec brings automation to the process of creating lot specific documents used for permitting and construction and includes a powerful set of tools for building master plan documentation used for bidding and approval processes.


AIBD Chapters, Boards, & Councils

April 3 - AIBD Board of Directors

April 19 - AIBD, Central Oklahoma Chapter

April 24 - AIBD, Eastern Shore Chapter

July 25 - Annual Board, Council, and College Meetings

July 26 - The Annual Meeting of the Members

Live Webinar

Interpreting Truss Engineering Sheets (1.0 P3-CE)

April 2, 2024 - 2:00 pm ET

Roof and floor truss manufacturers provide building designers with valuable engineering information. Learn how to incorporate this information into your building design.

Coffee With Bernie

April 12, 2024 - 10 am ET

Topic: Diversifying your services.

  • Exploring niche markets and specialization
  • Adding complementary services
  • Partnering with other professionals

High-Performance Homes Team

April 16, 2024 - 4:00 pm ET

Navigating High-Performance Home Standards

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American Training Solutions - Look for other live in-person and virtual events.

AEC Daily - Look for other live in-person and virtual events.

Air Vent Attic Ventilation: Ask the Expert™ - Today through April 11, 2024 - Across the U.S. & Canada

CEAcademy - Look for other live in-person and virtual events.

Chicago Build, October 22 & 23 - McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. egistration opens soon.

Design & Build San Antonio, July 26 & 27 - Embassy Suites Riverwalk Downtown, San Antonio, TX. Reserve your hotel room online.

Green Home Institute - Look for other live in-person and virtual events.

Recent Committee Activities

Nominating Committee

We're opening nominations for board of director positions. Professional Members can self-nominate; two nominations are required, including one from themselves. Submit your nominee's name and endorsements by April 30, 2024

Designers needed for CPBD Task Force

The National Council of Building Designer Certification (NCBDC), a pivotal arm of AIBD, is embarking on an important initiative: updating the Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) Job Task Analysis (JTA) project.

And they're calling on dedicated professionals like you to volunteer.

Your commitment would involve participating in two virtual meetings scheduled for April 18 and 19, 2024, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT.

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American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) is a professional association that promotes the highest standards of excellence in residential building design. AIBD offers a variety of resources to its members, including continuing education, networking opportunities, and marketing assistance. AIBD is a valuable resource for anyone interested in a career in residential building design. If you want to improve your skills, network with other professionals, and stay up-to-date on the latest trends, AIBD is the perfect organization for you.

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