March 19, 2012. What’s happening @AIBD_national?

…California dreamin’ in 2013.

Wednesday and Thursday, AIBD Executive Director, Steve Mickley, will be touring the city of Pasadena, CA, seeking for a hotel and off-site venues to host the AIBD 2013 Annual Convention. Steve will be guided by the city’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. 

A list of potential convention sites are created first by a survey of the membership then the House of Delegates narrows the field. When the state of California was chosen by the delegates, the Convention Site Selection Subcommittee, lead by Richard Emigh (CA), investigated about a dozen potential host cities before choosing Pasadena.

The meeting that began the United Designers Association, now known as the American Institute of Building Design, was held on July 11, 1950 in the city of Pasadena.

This year, the AIBD 2012 Annual Convention is August 5-8, 2012 in Wilmington, NC. Check out the proposed schedule and receive information as it develops at


…Celebrating 52 years.

Beginning Thursday and concluding on Saturday evening, the AIBD California Society will be hosting their 52nd Annual Conference in Old Town, San Diego, CA. The event features a welcome reception Thursday evening, a full day of architectural tours and a trade show dinner on Friday, and educational seminars and the design competition awards luncheon on Saturday. For more information, visit the AIBD CA website:

If you’re unable to attend, you can still participate in Saturday’s educational sessions via the Internet. Three hours of online education will be streamed live from the conference beginning at 9:00 am PST and finishing at 12:30 pm. To get more information about the topics, the speakers and to register, visit:

In conjunction with the conference, the NCBDC is hosting a full Certified Professional Building Designer exam on Sunday and Monday, March 25th & 26th.


…Visit AIBD at JLC Live.

The JLC Live Residential Construction Show exhibit hall is open Friday and Saturday in Providence, RI. Stop by booth #125 and say hello to AIBD General Manager, Whit Peterson. For yet another year, the exhibit hall is totally sold out. Visit 210 manufacturers and suppliers and attend 100+ clinics presented in 16 locations throughout the exhibit hall. For more information about JLC Live, visit the show’s website:

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