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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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Step Inside the Plywood Skin House: A Testament to Mid-Century Modern Design [Midweek]

The House With the Plywood Skin, which Lawrence Test designed in 1949 in Pasadena, CA, using a range of plywoods for his plywood-company-executive client, is for sale for $1.6M. 👀That gives us the opportunity to snoop around. 👀 Test creatively integrates redwood elements in a unique home design. Plywood dominates interiors, while the exterior boasts Philippine mahogany. Elegant interiors feature ribbon-grain mahogany, elm, birch, and combed mahogany ceilings. This iconic home, preserved by...

Hello Reader, Originally, Global Choice voting was to end Sunday, July 14th. We've were able to push it back two days to Tuesday the 16th (Today) to make up for the technical difficulties we had last week. You can use our website, https://residentialdesignawards.com Or you can go directly there with https://arda2024.evalato.com/public-evaluation/13332/login. If you're one of the entrants, be sure to forward this email to all of your colleagues, friends, and family so they can vote for you....

July 15, 2024, Edition Ignite your mind and improve the way you are #CreatingWherePeopleLive Email servers may truncate this newsletter for being too long. Read the complete Monday Minute at AIBD.org/mondayminute If you received this as a forward, become one of our many delighted subscribers. Get insider access by signing up! The Monday Minute Weekly Newsletter Feedback is crucial for growth, especially in design! Whether you're part of a team or a solo player in the architectural world,...

Hello Reader, Are you ready to elevate your career to new heights? Our exclusive Design & Build Conference is tailored specifically for designers in the mid to late stages of their professional journey, providing insights and strategies to help you reach your full potential. Common goals of Mid-Career (Years 11-25) and Late Career (Years 26-40) Designers: Take on significant project responsibilities and leadership roles Develop and showcase your unique design style and philosophy Gain...

Hello Reader, As we mentioned on Tuesday, we have important news for you regarding the ARDA Global Choice Voting. Originally, we were to remind you that the last day for voting is Sunday, July 14th. We've been able to push it back two days to Tuesday the 16th. We'll be cutting it close on getting the winner's trophy ordered, but it's not fair to the entrants that the website was down for almost two full days. While the website should be fine moving forward, there is also an alternative URL...

Approximately 24% of US office buildings are projected to sit empty by 2026 as remote work remains prevalent, resulting in a potential $250 billion decline in commercial property values. However, the trend of shrinking downtown areas predates the pandemic. In 2019, the architectural firm Gensler devised an algorithm to identify underutilized office spaces suitable for conversion into residential units. Their focus was primarily on cities left reeling from the departure of major industries,...

Hello Reader, Have you ever experienced the frustration of visiting a website, only to find it inaccessible due to technical issues? Today, we found ourselves in that exact situation as our own websites unexpectedly went down. We have some news to share with you, but our plans were derailed by this unforeseen challenge. You’ll have to wait until later this week to find out what it is. Today, we want to share with you our learning experience: What should you do when faced with a similar...

July 8, 2024, Edition Ignite your mind and improve the way you are #CreatingWherePeopleLive Email servers may truncate this newsletter for being too long. Read the complete Monday Minute at AIBD.org/mondayminute If you received this as a forward, become one of our many delighted subscribers. Get insider access by signing up! The Monday Minute Weekly Newsletter Here's a great video from our archives. A well-detailed set of construction drawings may help everyone involved avoid errors in the...

Hello Reader, Help us congratulate AIBD Fellow, past president, current AIBD Secretary, and the best person you may ever meet, Bernie Kern; Bernie is the first AIBD member to receive our exclusive Tagline Lunch Bag. Yay! Bernie! Your gift is on its way. You can get one, too! Each month through the end of 2024, we are raffling off one lunch bag.Its top rolls down and closes with hook-and-loop tape, creating the look of a paper lunch bag. Made from 100% cotton canvas, it's durable and lasts...

First of all, Happy 4th of July! If you missed our video on Monday, watch this first: (Direct Link to Video: https://youtu.be/Mdr1GB5mtY8?si=5kzedPMWPeQzAffF) Reader, we want you to know AIBD is looking out for you! As your trusted partner in the design industry, we're constantly monitoring legislation and building code amendments to ensure your interests are protected. But our commitment to you doesn't stop there. Our Building Codes Committee Chairman is suing Broward County, Florida, in an...