What about its haunting design makes this my favorite memorial? [Monday Minute]

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May 30, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
What about its haunting design makes this my favorite memorial?
I worked from an office in Washington, DC, for eight years, from 2007 to 2015.

And what I miss most is going down to the National Mall at the end of the day, wandering around the memorials, and watching the sunset.

They are all equally spectacular, especially at twilight.

But I think the most haunting one is…

Find out
6 copywriting tips to help your listing’s design features shine
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Although not written for those offering “Pre-Drawn Plan Sales,” these tips, directed at luxury real estate agents to keep their copywriting skills, can be relevant too.

Written descriptions pack a very powerful punch for both.

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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).

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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
Glen Mast, CPBD #10-262, Sarasota, FL (5/13)
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).
28 (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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  • Amy Larsen, Professional Member from IA
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Compass Club Report
(July 1, 2021, through today)
Total Score = 104 points; we’re on pace to reach 114 by June 30th.
Last Year’s Score = 93 points.
The Record = 154 pts (2018/2019)

Welcome to our newest Compass Club members.

  • Tim Enzweiler (KY) recruited a Professional member in May.
  • Joseph Rogers (GA) recruited a Professional member in May.
  • Jarvis Walker (MS) recruited a Student member in May.
Click here for all of our Freshman members.
This week’s movers and shakers!
  • Jennifer Beaman Pippen (Bronze Member) recruited an Associate Member this week.
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).

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Training and Education
Designing for the Multicultural Community | AIBD On Demand Education
Ethnic foods and cultural architecture preferences have a lot in common.
Join us as builder, author, and trainer Fernando Pages Ruiz shares
  • how architecture simultaneously reflects and influences culture,
  • in a circle that arcs from political expression to neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and housing!
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The best free small business software for building designers.

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