…Building designer cuts the ribbon at grand opening.
This week, the AIBD national office received word that two members made headlines. The first, Michael Garrell, Suwanee, GA., cut the ribbon at the grand opening of a building he designed in Columbus, North Carolina, for the Polk County Republican Party Headquarters.
…Designer takes advantage of layoff, builds business.
Andy Cosgrove in Lawrenceburg, IN, taught himself new technology, reunited with former contacts and created enough work to open a design office after his former employer, Builders FirstSource, closed its doors.
…The site of the first AIBD board meeting.
Presently, AIBD Executive Director, Steve Mickley is in California where he has attended the CA Society annual convention and is proctoring an NCBDC Certified Professional Building Designer exam. During his travels in Southern California, Steve forwarded this photo of the building where, according to the meeting minutes, was the site of the first meeting of the AIBD board of directors on July 11, 1950. “Based on the brick style and ornamentation, it appears to me the building is the same as it probably was in 1950, with the exception of the new storefronts.” Says Steve. The building is located at 114 E. Union Street, Pasadena, CA. At that time, the Institute was named the United Designers Association. It wasn’t until 1958
Steve was in Pasadena touring the city and local hotels seeking a site for the AIBD 2013 National Convention.