Tag Archives: Mike Keesee

Building Designer Updates – November 10, 2014.

TIBD Central Texas educational seminar.

Hello everyone!  Once again it is time for our Central Texas Chapter monthly seminar.  This month we will be reviewing changes to the City of Austin’s development regulations and discussing the current status of plan review in Austin as well as surrounding communities as time allows.  Our very own Jeff Overman will outline some of the more recent city of Austin regulations in a Q and A format where we will all participate with our experiences and knowledge.

There will be no dinner provided at this meeting!

  • Date:                TUESDAY, November 11, 2014
  • Time:                6:30 pm
  • Location:          Hobbs’ Ink, 1200 Lakeway Dr, Suite 4, Lakeway, Texas78734

Member and guest dues will be $10.00.  

Don’t forget to invite any potential members!



Return to top of page


AIBD member chosen “Best Architecture Firm.”

Phil Kean Design Group was chosen by readers as the Best Architecture Firm in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards for the second year in a row:

OBJ readers selected Winter Park-based Phil Kean Design Group asBest Architecture Firm. Owner Phil Kean is this year’s president of the Master Custom Builder Council and the firm was on OBJ’s Golden 100 list of the region’s largest privately held companies in Central Florida.  The company – which does architecture, construction and interior design – was the builder of the 2012 New American Home show home for the International Builders Show in Orlando last year.



Return to top of page

(Left) Mike Keesee, FAIBD, receiving one of his three awards from GOBA.

AIBD Fellow wins local HBA award trifecta.

If you haven’t already seen by now on Facebook, Mike Keesee, FAIBD, went to the Home Builders (GOBA) awards banquet on Friday to be installed as the Secretary for 2015.  What he didn’t expect was to receive a Presidential Citation, Spike of the Year award and the Associate of Year award.   “I say that I received those awards, but they belong to you.” Mike wrote to his team at Keesee and Associates and Florida Design Solutions.  “Without the incredible team that we have, I could not and would not have the resources of the time or money to be able to participate at GOBA, Greater Orlando Builders Association.”

Mike continued to write in his Facebook post, “Your management team believes in giving back to the industry, that’s why you see us involved at GOBA, AIBD, Habitat and other venues.  From our involvement in the local associations to David being the National President of AIBD, these actions keeps us in the forefront of our peers and clients.  It’s our mission to leave a footprint in the industry.”


Return to top of page

2014 Texas Wood Solutions Fair.

  • Date:                WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014
  • Time:                8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location:          Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011    

Wood Solutions Fairs are FREE multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.

Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits (one per attended seminar). AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.

CLICK HERE to download a complete event brochure.


Return to top of page

SoftPlan quick start introductory classes.

November 18 – 21, classes meet from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST

SoftPlan’s introductory class will teach you the basic skills you need to create complete custom house plans.

You’ll learn how to draw a complete house plan in 2D and in 3D and how to generate elevations and sections, all from the convenience of your own office. You’ll also be able to ask the instructor questions and interact with the class. See a full itinerary and visit their website for more class offerings.

Each class is $195.00 per person. Classes fill up fast, register today.

phone 800-248-0164 or email sales@softplan.com


Return to top of page

More events ahead.

Looking into 2015…

  • January 20-22 – International Building Show, Las Vegas, NV (Visit AIBD’s booth in the Grand Lobby)
  • January 23 – AIBD House of Delegates Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
  • March 6-8, 2015 – AIBD North Carolina/South Carolina Annual Conference, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • March 25-27, 2015 – AIBD California Annual Conference, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
  • August 3 – 6, 2015 – AIBD National Convention and Interactive Conference on Residential Design, Providence, RI

Return to top of page

Member renewal