How close did this 1950s house of the future predict today’s smart home? [Monday Minute]

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May 09, 2021 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
How close did this 1950s house of the future predict today’s smart home?
Back in the 1950’s, lots of sci-fi was being written and filmed.

This was long before Disney’s Epcot opened with its own vision of the future.

Westinghouse even got into the fun by creating a video about what they predicted the future of the home would be like.

See how close they got
New American Home returns to Las Vegas with the latest technology and innovations.
From this week’s #HomeDESIGN Pro Daily, Click here to subscribe.

The 2023 New American Home is under construction in a luxury Henderson residential community.

The showcase home unveils to event attendees during next year’s IBS.

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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
Carlos Ferreira, CPBD #22-221, from Needham, MA (4/27)
Jason Best, CPBD #44-813, from Round Rock, TX (4/18)
Ahmad Knich, CPBD #44-812, from Arlington, TX (4/11)
Terry Sturgis, CPBD #37-139, from Sapulpa, OK (4/4)

Follow our progress (July to June).
27 (So Far!) We are on pace to have 32 in June.
47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
46 in 2019/2020
44 in 2018/2019

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  • Edward Carl Linden, Professional Member from CA
  • Dominique Nelson, Professional Member from FL
  • Judith G. Repp, Professional Member from CO
  • Shorter Thornton Strang, Professional Member from FL
  • Joseph Emmanuel Walker, Student Member from MS
Compass Club Report
(July 1, 2021, through today)
Total Score = 93 points; we’re on pace to reach 110 by June 30th.🎉🎊🥳
Last Year’s Score = 93 points.
The Record = 154 pts (2018/2019)

Welcome to our newest Compass Club members.
No new CC members this week…😢
Click here for all of our Freshman members.

This week’s movers and shakers!
Professional member Jeremy Farner (UT) has recruited another new Professional member and is only one point from reaching the Bronze Level. 💪

Announcing the 2022 Compass Club Annual Appreciation Event.
Join us at the Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 28, 2022, for an evening of swing dancing (or watching swing dancing😂).


Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • May 12 – Coffee With Bernie (Virtual) – 10 am ET/9 am CT/8 am MT/7 am PT – Coffee with Bernie is a fun, informal roundtable or virtual gallery of colleagues open for discussion on any industry-related topic.
  • May 12 – AIBD, Central Florida Chapter – Noon ET – A lunch-and-learn by Hoover Treated Wood Products – Location: Greater Orlando Builders Association. RSVP –
  • May 19 & 20 POSTPONED – D&B Spring Conference (Virtual) – Noon ET to 6 pm ET (daily) – New Technology in Building Design.
  • Now to June 13 – 11:59 pm PT – ARDA Call for Entries is open.
  • Now to June 30 – 11:59 pm PT – Apply for a student scholarship.
  • July 28 – Annual Board & Council Meetings – St. Paul, MN.
  • July 28 – Compass Club Annual Appreciation Event – Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul, MN.
  • July 29 – Annual Meeting of the members – St. Paul, MN.
  • July 29 & 30 – D&B Summer Conference (Hybrid) – St. Paul, MN.
  • July 30 – AIBD Awards Gala, St. Paul, MN.
  • November 9 & 10 D&B Spring Conference (Virtual) – Noon ET to 6 pm ET (daily) – New Technology in Building Design.

Be informed about all AIBD events and those hosted by our industry partners at


The 2022 ARDA registration is open!
The American Residential Design Awards (ARDA) is the AIBD’s premier award program exhibiting design excellence in the residential building industry.

It spotlights the nation’s most creative and innovative residential designers, builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners, and interior designers.

Every year, the awards program recognizes exceptional design in custom, builder model, pre-drawn and multifamily homes of all types and sizes and remodeling, working drawings, and projects “on the boards.”

AIBD members receive a $70 discount on each entry (find the code in the AIBD Member Hub or contact us).

Not a member? Enter four projects and receive a complimentary first year of membership.


Training and Education
There’s more than just training. We have fun too!
As soon as you arrive, we help you forget about work by putting on your boogie shoes and dancing the night away (or by watching those who try). Thursday evening’s (July 28) Compass Club Party is an evening of light affairs, cocktails, and swing dancing. Get there early, and tour the Wabasha Street Caves.

After the first full day of classroom stuff on Friday (July 29), kick back and relax during the Happy Hour Expo networking event. Then get lost in the past with an AIBD exclusive Gangster Walking Tour.

Buy an IN-PERSON – Education Ticket by May 31, and you may be one of ten lucky people to WIN A FREE GANGSTER TOUR TICKET!

Finish up a second full day of design training by feeling like a ROCKSTAR at the AIBD Awards Gala. Get dressed up (black-tie optional) and PARTY as we celebrate you and your team.

All events require a ticket and tickets are all sold “a-la-carte.”

Get all the details at


AIBD magazine – Spring 2022 by AIBD
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Have a triumphant week!

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