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June 15, 2015. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

Jannis and Jim

College of Fellows Chancellor Jannis Vann, FAIBD (left) and immediate past chancellor, James Lucia, FAIBD.

College of Fellows seeks nominations.

The AIBD College of Fellows has announced, they are seeking nominations and will be inducting a new class of Fellows at the American Residential Design Awards gala in Providence, RI, the evening of August 7, 2015.

The honor of membership in the College of Fellows is bestowed upon a Professional member of the American Institute of Building Design who is certified by the National Council of Building Designer Certification and has notably contributed to the advancement of the building design profession by excellence in design, or by excellence in design in combination with excellence in education, literature or public service.

If you wish to nominate yourself or someone you know, download the nominations packet, including more information and the nomination forms, at it www.AIBDmember.org/collegeform.pdf.


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Early registration ends June 30th!

Visit www.AIBDConvention.com to register.

Featuring Classicism in American Residential Design, this year’s AIBD Annual Conference is scheduled full of must attend sessions and tours. The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art is providing a full-day session beginning with Classical Mouldings and the Orders. Author, architect and AIA Fellow, Jeremiah Eck is focusing on How We Market Ourselves as Designers. The National Association of Home Builders is partnering with the AIBD High Performance Homes Team to bring us Green Residential Trends: Opportunities in a Growing Market and Make it Matter! How to sell when “Green” doesn’t mean “Go”. 

The 2015 AIBD Architectural Tour includes three remarkable and unique perspectives on the lives of the people who lived and worked in the grand mansions of Newport. At all of the Newport Mansions, you will find a world of exceptional elegance and inspiration in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes.  Join us for a journey back in time at one of America’s premier collections of historic house museums and 250 years of American history.

Lastly, the AIBD Annual Conference draws to an elegant close Friday night with our formal-optional American Residential Design Awards gala dinner. Gather for pre-reception cocktails to mingle with other convention attendees and the AIBD national leadership, then partake of a splendid dinner, all the while enjoying the historic beauty of the Providence Biltmore hotel.

Visit www.AIBDConvention.com to register.

CLICK HERE to reserve your hotel room at the Omni Providence hotel. AIBD’s special rate is $165/night (plus taxes and fees). A limited number of rooms have been set aside. The AIBD rate ends when the block is sold out or July 3, 2015 arrives, whichever comes first.

Visit www.AIBDconvention.com to view the conference schedule and to get information about the event as it becomes available.


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Four positions still available on Practice Analysis Focus Group.

The National Council of Building Designer Certification is seeking 12 to 15 professionals desiring to give back to the design profession by participating in the NCBDC Job Analysis Study. The Job Analysis Study examines the work done by building designers, as well as the knowledge and skills needed to perform this work. The study forms the basis for the CPBD examination, relating what is covered on the certification test directly back to professional practice.

Neither membership in AIBD or current certification by NCBDC is required to volunteer.

This volunteer opportunity allows you to participate as a member of the Job Analysis Study Subject Matter Expert Task Force. This role involves a commitment from July – August 2015. The role involves the following activities:

  • Participating in a two-day in person meeting on July 10 & 11, 2015 in Baltimore, MD, with no more than four hours of pre-work during the week prior to the meeting. This meeting is dedicated to the development of the Role and Function Survey Instrument. Volunteers are expected to handle their own travel and hotel arrangements/expenses. NCBDC will provide transportation to and from the hotel as well as food and beverage during the two days there.
  • Reviewing the materials generated by the face to face meeting, requiring approximately two hours.
  • Participating in two web conferences subsequent to the in person meeting, each running approximately three hours.

This volunteer activity provides you an opportunity to directly affect the future of the CPBD examination, while networking with colleagues and learning more about professional practice in various practice settings.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please reply to the AIBD national office by June 22nd. When you reply, please mention whether you are able to participate in the in-person meeting on July 10 & 11, 2015.


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ARDA HeaderDon’t miss the ARDA entry deadline!

CLICK HERE to download the ARDA registration form.

Deadline to register AND enter your projects – July 10, 2015

The American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) is the American Institute of Building Design’s premier award program exhibiting design excellence in the residential building industry. It spotlights the most creative and innovative residential designers, builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the nation. Every year, the awards program, sponsored by Hanley Wood’s ePlans, recognizes exceptional design in custom, builder model, pre-drawn and multifamily homes of all types and sizes, as well as remodeling, working drawings and projects “on the boards.” As a leader in home design recognition, the ARDA awards program has grown over the years to include categories in green building, outdoor living and accessibility.

ARDA is an awards program, not a design competition. Therefore, entries are not grouped in square footage or project value classifications. Judging is conducted by a panel of residential design and construction experts and is based on the quality of the entry and not compared to others in a category. However, one or more ARDA winners may be recognized as the overall best in their specific category.

All residential industry professionals are eligible to enter individual or collaborative projects. Entries previously submitted to ARDA are still eligible provided they haven’t yet won recognition in the same category. Entries may be entered in more than one category (e.g. Custom Homes and Green Design) and all completed projects are eligible regardless of their completion date.


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NCBDC receives $11,000 endowment.

The National Council of Building Designer Certification has announced receiving a $11,000 donation to be applied towards the practice analysis and continuing goal of ANSI accreditation of the Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) program.  “I would like to thank the members of the former Mississippi Society for their endorsement of our efforts.” says John Fought, NCBDC President. “It is a wonderful gesture and is very much appreciated.” John also expresses his personal commitment to accomplishing the goal and feels energized by such strong support from the members.


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Space still available for Worth Avenue walking tour.

  • Date: Friday, June 19th
  • Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL

Join AIBD Executive Director Steve Mickley for a guided architectural tour of some of the residential jewels around one of Florida’s most famous streets, as well as a stroll down Addison Mizner’s Via Mizner and Via Parigi. The guided tour will include Mizner designed, Villa Maria Marrone and “Major Alley”, six small Bermuda-style row houses by Howard Brougham Major. Followed by Via Mizner and Via Parigi. The tour will be led by full time Palm Beach resident and professional tour guide, Leslie Diver.

The tour will conclude on the patio at Pizza Al Fresco where everyone is invited to attend a brief chapter organizational meeting. The local AIBD membership has grown 300% in the past two months and enough signatures have been collected to request a charter for a chapter. The next step is to elect officers and approve the chapter constitution. Anyone interested is encouraged to become a charter member.

The tour is $10 for AIBD members and $15 for non-members. Space is limited. The cocktails, snacks and possibly dinner are at your own expense.

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Steve Mickley by writing to Steve.Mickley@AIBD.org or by calling 800.366.2423.


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Tax law seminar – The good, the bad and the confusing – July 8th.

  • Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Red Rocks Cafe, 4223-8 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC

Join the AIBD, Charlotte Metro Chapter for a relaxing lunch aimed at promoting uncompromising professional values, presenting important and challenging ideas / issues, and encouraging a culture of friendship and responsibility among industry professionals.

  • Presenter: Ann Clausen, CPA of Daniel,Ratliff and Company
  • Topic: Tax Law—The Good, The Bad, and The Confusing

Lunch will be provided by Daniel, Ratliff and Company along with Information that is vital to every business.

CLICK HERE for more information and to RSVP.



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4-Part GreenStar Certification live webinar series – 50% AIBD discount.

The Green Home Institute (AIBD CEP) is thrilled to see the GreenStar program growing and expanding with interest all across the country. As of this year they have 40 more qualified professionals like you representing nearly 140 people committing to better remodels, additions and new homes.  They know many of you interested in GreenStar are very busy and so they are excited to launch their summer, you focused series with a 4 part webinar qualification training. Also, don’t forget to catch us Sunday speaking at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. There will be tons of professional CE courses on Sunday and fun to be had throughout the weekend.

The upcoming webinar course will…

  1. Help you understand the basics and value of green labeled and certified homes.
  2. Navigate the GreenStar online checklist and manual show you how to use it to generate different subcontractor
    ·        Bids
    ·        Specifications in plans
    ·        Scopes of work
    ·        Contractors & Accountability forms
  3. Review updated Green Building Science in residential new homes, additions & remodels
  4. Show how to Become a GreenHome Designated Professional and sell green in your next project
  5. Navigate the documentation, certification process with your GreenStar Rater

Continuing Education Units – 7 hours
GBCI, AIA (HSW), NARI Green, NGBS, AIBD, AISD (Pending), BPI (Pending) & State License CEs

Agenda, Times & Days – June 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th – 4 days / 2 weeks* 12pm – 2pm est*

Full Agenda Handout can be seen here. 

Discounts are available to AIBD members using the discount code: aibdgs. 
Limited seats – sign up now!


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More events ahead.

  • June 17 – Georgia Society meeting – Atlanta, GA
  • June 18 & 19GreenStar Home Certification webinar (Parts 1&2 of 4)
  • June 19 – Walking tour of Worth Avenue & surrounding homes, Palm Beach, FL (contact: Steve.Mickley@AIBD.org)
  • June 20 – Ohio Society meeting – Columbus, OH
  • June 25 & 26 – GreenStar Home Certification webinar (Parts 3&4 of 4)
  • July 8 – AIBD, Charlotte Metro Chapter meeting, Charlotte, NC (contact: kevin@kdhdesign.com)
  • August 4 – 8 - AIBD Annual Conference: Including the annual membership meeting, two-days of education, architectural tour and ARDA awards gala.

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Member renewal