The one thing they don’t tell you when you set out to be a building designer. [Monday Minute]

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June 06, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
The one thing they don’t tell you when you set out to be a building designer.
You know about the hard work.

You’ve gone through the long hours.

And just last week you experienced imposter syndrome (not feeling confident in your own abilities).

But, here’s what they didn’t tell you:

Find out
The 2022 ARDA registration is EXTENDED!
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 models, 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.

Students at Virginia Tech build a low-carbon viewpoint
From this week’s #HomeDESIGN Pro Daily, Click here to subscribe.
“…as the project developed, the students realized that the carbon costs to ship industrially-produced CLT were too high. Instead, the team began investigating materials they could source locally.”
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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Shirley Bouvier, CPBD #44-815, Kingsland, TX (5/26)
  • Glen Mast, CPBD #10-262, Sarasota, FL (5/13)
  • Carlos Ferreira, CPBD #22-221, from Needham, MA (4/27)
Follow our progress (July to June).
29 (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

Hey existing CPBDs, we have an announcement!
Up until now, we’ve directed you to your “My CEs & Certification” tab in the


AIBD has partnered with ACEA Global to create a new CE APP.

More than 70,000 hours of CE credits are being moved from your old transcripts to the new app, as we type.
Soon, you will have a full suite of features to make keeping on top of continuing education requirements easier and more effective.

  • Automatic Credit Tracking with CE Transcript
  • CE Discovery and Curation
  • Certificates and Evaluations in one place
  • Multi-Platform Support
  • Extensive Collaborative Network
Watch for more information delivered by email!


  • Amy Larsen, Professional Member from IA
  • Emily Hale, Professional Member from KY
  • Greg Ruther, Professional Member from OH
  • Jason I. Harrington, Professional Member from CO
  • Bill Scott, Professional Member from TN
  • Joseph Keith, Professional Member from SC
  • Fay Bentley Mooney, Professional Member from OR
  • Matt Dougan Design, Professional Member from AZ
  • Sam Marttinen, Associate Member from MN
Compass Club Report
(July 1, 2021, through today)
Total Score = 108 points; we’re on pace to reach 117 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!

  • Mike Keesee (Diamond Member – FL) recruited a professional member and is one point from tying Richard Emigh (Diamond Member – CA) for the Compass Club points record of 80.
  • David Nuffer (UT) recruited a professional member in June and is one point from earning Bronze Membership.
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Training and Education
Fundamentals of Copyright Law | AIBD On Demand Education
This course will go over the basics of copyright law, with particular emphasis on the theory of the law and the practical implications for the building designer.

Certified Professional Building Designers (CPBD) will earn 1.25 Primary CE units for attending the live presentation.

PLUS AIBD Members get a discount (go to and log in. In the left navigation are your discount codes).

Register now
49 Simple Steps to a Sustainable Office | AIBD High Performance Homes Team
Turning your place of business into a sustainable office will reduce expenses, increase brand awareness, improve productivity, and more.
Click here!
Have a triumphant week!
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