The secret to getting clients to tell you what they really want. [Monday Minute]

June 13, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
The secret to getting clients to tell you what they really want.
Have you ever met a new client who has no idea how to communicate to you what they want?
How about those with colossal scrapbooks? Ones with multiple ideas and no common theme.
As home designers, it’s our job to be there for advice and guide them each step of the way, beginning with the process of collecting information.
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Is There a Future for Open Source Architecture? | ArchDaily
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From this week’s #HomeDESIGN Pro Daily, Click here to subscribe.Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena announced that his firm, ELEMENTAL, had released the rights to four social housing projects and shared drawing sets to provide the necessary documentation for building a low-cost home, encouraging designers to do the same with their work. 

Six years later, how has the concept of open-source architecture progressed and impacted the profession?

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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.

Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • George Baker, CPBD #44-814, Scherts, TX (6/6)
  • 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).
  • 30 (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!

  • Adams Jeff, Professional Member from UT
  • Bouvier Shirley, Professional Member from TX
  • Camou Juan, Associate Member from TX
  • Childress Karen, Professional Member from TX
  • Cook B. Scott, Professional Member from SC
  • Matthew Dougan, Professional Member from AZ
  • Jeffrey J. Glorioso, Professional Member from CA
  • Frank Gonzalez, Associate Member from TX
  • Scott Ogren, Professional Member from OR
  • Chrisha Potter, Professional Member from TX
  • Suzie Segerstrom, Professional Member from TX
  • Curtis Showvaker, Professional Member from AZ
  • Thomas ChristopherTernes, Professional Member from VA
  • Christopher Weldon, Professional Member from FL
  • Brandon Yoder, Professional Member from OR
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!

  • No one recruited any new members this week. 😢
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Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).

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Training and Education
Improve your designs when you learn to “see the math” of the Golden Ratio.
Have you ever looked at a home design and felt something was a little “off”?Your proportions may be incorrect.

Learn to apply the Golden Ratio, Fibonacci numbers, and regulating lines to your designs and solve all of your proportion issues.

Learn now
Do you know your job cost?
Job cost is the most critical constant you must track in any design business.Click here to learn how to discover and monitor the cost of a design project.

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Have a triumphant week!

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