July 9, 2012. What’s Happening @AIBD_national?

Retooling US HousingConvention deadlines extended.

If you haven’t already, you’re going to want to register for Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry, a two-day “Open Space” style workshop combining the knowledge, skills, and experience of residential and light commercial design professionals from all over North America. 

The AIBD room block has been met, but the hotel still has rooms available and its staff is willing to honor the $139 conference room rate up to July 11 as long as rooms are available. The discounted early registration rate has been extended to this Wednesday, as well. 

Did you miss the last First Tuesday @ 2:00? This one hour interview with Sam Rashkin will provide you with an interesting preview of what the workshop: July 2, First Tuesday @ 2:00 Recording.  

There’s more good news! The architectural tour (August 6th) is FULL…so we’ve fired the trolley and hired a motor-coach. Now there’s room for 20 MORE!! 

Learn more and register now by visiting www.AIBDconvention.com.


Fernando Pages Ruiz

…Multicultural Home Design webinar.

Join author and speaker Fernando Pages Ruiz on Wednesday at 4pm ET and learn the nuances of designing homes for the multicultural market.  “People live in homes differently, and I’m not talking about pagodas versus grass huts,” says Pages. “The American dream isn’t American any longer—we have different tastes in clothes and food, and also in architecture.”

What is it certain ethnic groups dislike about North American floor plans? How do you build a list of cultural preferences? Once you’ve broken into a cultural market, can you expect referrals? Fernando will answer these questions and more.

For more information and to register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896086968



  • July 18 – Improving Occupant Comfort & Building Performance with Motorized Screens – a webniar presented by Phantom Screens (4pm to 5pm ET). Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/267399241.
  • July 26 – AIBD Florida Society Design & Building Industry Mixer. For more information: design@canin.com.
  • July 26 – AIBD Michigan Society general membership meeting and edcuational event. For more information: resslerdesign@comcast.net.
  • July 26 & 28 – The 10th Annual Concept Awards @ SEBC: www.theauroras.com 
  • August 5-9 – The AIBD National Convention in Wilmington, NC. Info: www.AIBDconvention.com – Early Registration discount ends July 4th July 11!
  • August 18 – AIBD Ohio Society general membership meeting and educational event. For more information: Rich@RNRDesigns.com.

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