Category Archives: 12 / December – 2013

December 16, 2013. What’s happening @AIBD_National?

One of Mike's student's before and after sketches created after just 3 hours of instruction.

One of Mike’s student’s before and after sketches created after just 3 hours of instruction. Click on the image above to see more before and after examples.

…Spend an hour with a design rock star!

December 18th at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

Be a part of the most popular webinar program hosted by AIBD to date. Nearly 300 people have registered for this unique event. Don’t be left out, register today!

Develop the ability to visualize your design ideas in front of your clients and raise your confidence in drawing quickly & effectively. Learn hand sketching tips and techniques from a gifted and effective graphic educator, Mike Lin, ASLA, ASAI. Mike is a Landscape Architect, educator, author and is recognized by his peers as one of the leaders and best in his field. He has taught design, graphics and presentation workshops for over 40 years at over 100 universities and many professional firms across North America, Asia, Europe and around the world.

For more information and to register: CLICK HERE.

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Here, Whit (left) is standing with a group of Members at the Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, NC.

Here, Whit (left) is mixing with a group of Members at the Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, NC.

…AIBD wishes GM success in new position, thanks for years of hard work!

On Friday, our General Manager, Whit Peterson will be moving to California to take on a new chapter in his life. Whit has accepted the position as Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Newport Beach, California. “Whit has been a great asset to the AIBD over the years and a oustanding partner to work with. He will be greatly missed and I wish him the best as he moves on to bigger and better things.” Says Steve Mickley, Executive Director.

In his new position, Whit will be serving the Mayor in multiple capacities including policy making, fundraising, community outreach, and his re-election campaign in 2014.  “I’m looking forward to being closer to family, warm winters, and year round golf.” Whit said to the MM.  When asked about his time with AIBD he replied, “AIBD has been a wonderful organization to work with over the last three years.  The people are what make this organization really special.  Over my time working with the Institute I’ve had the pleasure to meet, and work with, some very talented and driven people.  The AIBD is important and its mission of protecting and furthering the design profession is an honorable one.”

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AIBD_Convention_iCORD Logo…AIBD Convention & iCORD registration is open!

July 29 through August 1, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio 

Visit to view information and to register for the 2014 AIBD Convention and International Conference on Residential Design (iCORD). Early Bird discounts are available until April 2014. Attendance is limited to 130 iCORD attendees. Reserve your seat today!

iCORD is a two-day P2P knowledge circulation experience. Attendees will have access to more than one-hundred lifetimes of industry skill, expertise and awareness. Serving as the educational portion of the American Institute of Building Design’s Annual Convention, iCORD is a dynamic training experience designed to provide you the timely and relevant information you need in your career or business today – as long as you’re willing to ask for it. This much-anticipated event is one part conference, one part technical training, and three parts industry summit. Borrowing from the best of each format, iCORD is a blended teaching and learning environment that is both memorable and effective.

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The Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel lobby.

…AIBD 2014 Convention host hotel featured in design magazine.

The Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel welcomes visitors with easy access to more than 300 dining and entertainment venues, Ohio State University and the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The $140 million project began in 2009 and opened in October 2012. Designed by architects HOK and Moody-Nolan, the hotel was named the Best Urban Development of 2012 by Columbus Underground and one of New York magazine’s recommendations of where to stay in Columbus.

Read the full article, which includes LEED and LED information.

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Phil Kean…AIBD member named “Builder of the Year.”

Congratulations to AIBD Certified Member Phil Kean for being named the 2013 Master Custom Builder Council’s “Builder of the Year”! Phil has been a member of the MCBC since 2008 and is currently serving as President. MCBC members are a group of the top Central Florida custom builders. The members of the council have dedicated themselves to using their craft and workmanship to help make Central Florida an even finer place to live.

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…More events ahead.

    • January 23-24 – NCBDC Exam in Des Moines, IA (Cancelled)
  • February 6 & 7 – AIBD National Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
  • July 29 – August 1 – AIBD National Convention & International Conference on Residential Design, Columbus, OH (Tentative)AIBD National Convention
  • August 2 – AIBD National Volunteer Day – Build furniture at the Furniture Bank in Columbus, OH.

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Member renewal