Building Design

Explore the differences between building designers and architects, their qualifications, responsibilities, costs, and pricing comparisons.

Welcome to the ‘smart’ home revolution!  Here at AIBD, we’ll show you ten smart home design ideas you can implement immediately.  From efficient storage solutions to sustainable materials, these strategies will help you make your home … Read More

Welcome to the world of eco-friendly home design! Whether you’re looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint or exploring sustainable home improvement projects, here, you’ll find the tips and tricks to create a sustainable living … Read More

Have you been asked to incorporate steampunk into a home’s design but weren’t quite sure how to include the elements of this theme? Steampunk is a style that combines Victorian-era aesthetics with modern-day technology. It’s a … Read More

What is the most common finish used to clad a U.S. house?

Click here to learn about what siding choices are most popular by region, download a copy of the full Census Bureau report, and explore some of the most popular American house styles and their claddings.

Federal tax credits soon to come from the newly passed Inflation Reduction Bill aim to reduce the cost of environmentally-friendly changes and set the stage for widespread adoption, and Phius says their certified passive homes will emerge as a model for how to adapt.

Architectural detail of modern sustainable school building on Groningen Campus, Netherlands

Green building design is the process of designing and constructing buildings in a way that minimizes their environmental impact.

A house with a storm in the distance. Text overlay says "Designing A Stormproof Home."

Spring and Summer bring nasty storms, especially in the south. Some of a building designer’s responsibilities are to design a safe home. That includes storm-proof homes. Storms can cause the roof to collapse, windows to break, … Read More

If you’re a small building design firm, you know that time is of the essence. Every day counts when it comes to completing a project on schedule and under budget. Here are seven hacks to help … Read More