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Eastern District Director
Kevin Holdridge, AIBD, CGP
KDH Residential Design
8712 Lindholm Drive
Suite 208
Huntersville, NC 28078
Eastern District - Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia.
AIBD Eastern District Director: Paul Cole
Kevin Holdridge, CGP, CAPS

Kevin Holdridge, is President of KDH Residential Designs in Charlotte, NC. Kevin is a Professional
Member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and is currently the National Eastern District
Director of the AIBD, as well as the Chair of the Membership Committee. On a state level, he has served
on the North Carolina Society (NCS) of the AIBD Board of Directors since 2009 and is the current Vice
President. He is slated to take over as President of the North Carolina Society of the AIBD in March of
2013. The current “NCS 411” monthly newsletter is written and edited by Kevin, as one of his duties as
the Chair of the NCS publicity committee. Kevin is currently in the process of receiving his Certified
Professional Building Designer designation through the NCBDC. He is also a member of the National
Home Builders Association (NAHB) where Kevin received his Certified Green Professional (CGP) as well
as his Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) designations. He is involved on a local level with the HBA of
Charlotte where he sits on the Associate Council, Green Builder Council and Remodeler Council. Kevin
frequently answers client questions on Green Home Guide, a website dedicated high performance




Central District Director
Newell Cheatheam, CPBD, AIBD, TIBD
Newell's Designs
22531 Lost Creek Road
Kady, TX  77450 
Central District - Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin.
AIBD Central District Director: Newell Cheatheam, CPBD, AIBD, TIBD

O. Newell Cheatheam, CPBD, AIBD, TIBD   jjjfalkdjfaldkjfaldkjfaldkjfalkdjfsalkfjO. Newell Cheatheam is President of Newell’s Designs, Katy, Texas.

Newell is a Certified Professional Building Designer. Registered Licensed Texas Interior Designer, and serving as National Central District Director of the AIBD since January 2014, as well as on the Marketing Committee. On a state level, he has served on Texas Institute of Building Design (T.I.B.D.) Board of Directors on and off and numerous committees since 1974.

As a frequent Parade of Homes judge across the Texas, Newell has been recognized as a professional and industry leader in the design field. Over the years as a member of the National Home Builders Assoc and Greater Houston Builders Assoc. since 1976, he has served on Assoc. Council, New Membership Committee (NAHB 2014-135 Red Spike), Retention Committee, Building and Standards Committee, and Government Affairs Committee,  Remodelers Council, and Bay Area Builders Assoc. Bd. He has volunteered in leadership positions of numerous non-profits assoc. in the Local and State Associations and served as Publicity Chairman for Numerous Organizations.  He is a professional networker and enjoys social media.






  Western District Director  
Karl Koning, RA, CPBD
Architect (WA)
16827 126th Place SE
Renton, WA 98058


Western District - Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
AIBD Western District Director: Karl Koning, RA, CPBD

Karl Koning, RA, AIBD Karl Koning is the owner of Koning Designs in Renton, Washington, just south of Seattle. Karl is a Registered Architect and Certified Professional Building Designer. Serving on the Washington Society's Board since 2009, Karl is the current Vice-President and has held positions as Publicity and Membership Chair, and External Vice-President.

Earning his BA in Architecture at The University of New Mexico, Karl founded their Golden Key (Inter)National Honor Society chapter in 1983. He interned at a small architectural firm in Yakima, WA that specialized in designing educational facilities. As an intern and IT Manager, Karl enjoyed 15 years at the Seattle office of The Austin Company, a national design/build firm focused on Boeing and government industrial projects. These include Boeing's 777 expansion project in the early 90's.

Karl continued to practice residential design alongside these endeavors. His projects also included commercial tenant improvements which has become a current focus of Koning Designs.



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