Congratulations to Ted Hake, CPBD, CGP! – MondayMINUTE

June 15, 2020 edition of the AIBD’s MondayMINUTE weekly newsletter.
AIBD turns 70 in July.
On July 11th, 1950, in a small office, located in downtown Pasadena, an organization dedicated to the enhancement, education, and advocacy of building designers across the nation was born.

Beginning as the United Designers Association (UDA), a California association, we quickly joined the efforts of other state organizations, such as Texas, Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and more, desired to build a national federation. As a result, UDA pivoted to become the American Institute of Building Design, led by the first AIBD President William Dingledy.

July 10 through 13 is dubbed our anniversary weekend, which will be kicked off by Coffee With Bernie and celebrated with a four-day membership drive.

Stay tuned for more announcements.

AIBD board member, Ted Hake, as been accepted to the NAHB Custom Home Builders Committee (CHBC). The CHBC represents builders who specialize in the planning and design of custom homes. It creates strategic alliances and reviews resolutions and policies as they specifically relate to custom home building.

Ted Hake has owned award-winning Hake Custom Design LLC in Canton, OH, for more than 20 years. In addition to currently serving as AIBD Director, he is also on the local BIA board of directors and chairs the AIBD’s American Residential Design Awards (ARDA).

Coffee With Bernie encore presentation.
Did you miss Friday’s Coffee With Bernie? We’ve posted a complimentary encore recording for on-demand viewing.
Listen in as Bernie interviews Karen Kassik-Michelsohn on her past two years as AIBD President. Jenny Pippin, Doug Page, Kimberly Mockert, Jeff Eberle, and others add to the conversation.
As a part of his goal to ensure transparency and access to the AIBD leadership, Bernie makes himself available virtually on the second Friday of each month during a no-holds-barred “fishbowl” style open space event.
Access the encore presentation here.
Find AIBD on iHeartRADIO.
Listen to the AIBD podcast, Let’s Talk Certification, on iHeartRADIO, a free broadcast, podcast and streaming radio platform founded in 2008.

Thanks, to the work of AIBD Communications Director, Garrett Mickley, ten episodes are currently available featuring Sam Morgan, Jeremy Farner, Brendan Smythe, Miguel Villalobos Sandoval, Casey Thompson, Kristen Kaiser, Pamela Macior, Dan Turner, Larry Stephenson, Past AIBD President, David Pillsbury, and AIBD Certification Director, Rusty Hudnet.

If you’re interested in becoming a building designer, want to earn your CPBD designation, or just want to hear some great career advice, join in the second Tuesday of each month to meet guests who have successfully completed, or are currently on, their journeys to becoming a CPBD.

ARDA Deadline Extended to June 23rd.
Now there’s more time to enter the American Residential Design Awards.

Sponsored by and Phantom Screens.

Open to ALL residential designers, builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners, and interior designers in the nation.

Members receive a 35% discount on entry fees. Contact us to get the Promo Code.

Tell me more!

The National Council of Building Designer Certification is a designated body within the organization, charged with governing the Institute’s professional certification examination program.
Applications to join the Council are always accepted and those who will serve for a one-year term are chosen at the Council’s Annual Meeting, August 13, 2020. To be considered, all applications must be a CPBD and submit their application on or before June 30.
  • Thomas Austin, Professional Member from AL
  • John Cawley, Professional Member from AL
  • Omar Cepeda, Professional Member from FL
  • James A. Vargo, Professional Member from MI
  • Jason Vander Vorste, Professional Member from TX
  • Jeremy R. Wright, Professional Member from AL
Not a member? Join now!
  • William Delker, CPBD, from Austin, TX (June 12)
  • Kevin Cline, CPBD, from Vancouver, WA (June 8)
  • Benjamin Buehler, CPBD, from Canyon Lake, TX (June 8)
  • Timothy Porecca, CPBD, from Sugar Land, TX (June 8)
  • Daniel  Whetstine, CPBD from Coppell, TX (June 3)
Not certified? Check out the Candidate Handbook and apply online,
Coffee With Bernie, July 10.
Join Bernie Kern, AIBD’s newly inducted President (by then), to virtually celebrate AIBD’s 70th Birthday and launch a new and exciting membership drive.

Share coffee (bring your own), questions, ideas, stories, and more. Anything goes (almost anything) at Coffee With Bernie, a free event hosted by AIBD using Hopin.

Advanced registration is not required, but if you want to receive automated reminders, do it now!

Register me now!

  • Thursday June 18, 2020
  • 11 AM
  • At Nanawall Showroom 32
  • High street North Andover, MA 01845
Featuring Speaker, Guy Gere of Nanawall And Hanover Architectural Products!

NanaWall Systems, the leader in opening glass wall technology, cordially invites you to a continuing education lunch seminar…

Sustainable Design uses for Large Opening Wall Systems

Training and Education

We’ll show you how to increase your fee levels, raise your conversion rates, avoid scope creep, and improve client relationships, with a simple change to your fee proposal strategy.

– 85% of participants say it’s the most useful course they’ve completed
– 99% say they’d recommend it to their coworkers
– Over 3,000 Design Professionals have taken the training course


“Your Fee Proposal Training paid for itself 20-30 fold in 48 hours. Thank you, I feel empowered.”
-Ramsay Smith

“Conversion rate went through the roof! It’s been a huge benefit to me.”
-Earl Anderson

“You’ll be surprised how effective it really is!”
-Lukas Armstrong


The AIBD has partnered with Ron Blank & Associates to offer educational content relating to the knowledge areas and skills identified by AIBD’s building design practice analysis, which forms the foundation for AIBD’s Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) Exam.
The courses have been sorted according to the four domains of the exam:
  1. Business Administration,
  2. Business Practice,
  3. Design Process, and
  4. Building Design.
Tired of the noise on social media?
You’re not alone. But there are still tons of good content online.  Let AIBD filter out all the “noise,” for you.

Subscribe to the AIBD’s weekday online newspaper, The #HomeDESIGN Professional Daily.

Expect a dozen or so key articles and blog posts that our editors think you will find interesting and relevant to building design. The best part, you DON’T have to belong to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.

Find new job opportunities with AIBD using robust search filters.
Set up a Job Alert to have relevant newly posted jobs sent directly to your inbox and be the first to see and apply to those open opportunities.

An uploaded resume in your job seeker account makes applying quick and easy.

  1. Search for jobs and apply filters to just view jobs relevant to you.
  2. When the jobs populate, enter your email address on the pop-up window.
  3. Once completed, you will receive an email asking you to activate the job alert.
  4. Click the link to receive emails containing only jobs that match your criteria.

The official publication of AIBD has a new issue! Check it out. Featuring the 2020 BDA winners.
Have a triumphant week!

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