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October 24, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
How can we change the world from thinking only architects design houses?
You’re in a meeting with a client, and they take a phone call and say, “I can’t talk. I’m with my architect.”


Some of you are architects, so that’s not a problem.

For the rest of us, we correct them by being defensive.

Not on purpose.

Here’s the CORRECT way to respond
How the 20th Century’s Weirdest Piece of Architecture Was Invented
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Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes were years in the making.

One of the most eccentric designers and futurist thinkers of the 20th century, he helped define what “the future” meant for a generation of people trying to find their place in the world.

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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Kindra Welch, CPBD #44-819, from Austin, TX (1020)
  • Ronald Leija, CPBD #44-824, from Houston, TX (10/10)
  • Joseph Hall, CPBD #44-823, from Austin, TX (10/5)
  • Anaïs Schenk, CPBD #44-822, from Austin, TX (9/29)
Our pace is holding strong.
  • 13 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 41 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
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  • Maksym Gerasimov, Student Member from IL
  • Michael DeLaney, Professional Member from VA
  • Roberta Dandrea, Professional Member from PA
  • Brett A Warren, Professional Member from PA
  • Eric Johnson, Associate Member from IN
  • Elias Rodriquez, Associate Member from TX
Compass Club Report: Doing much better than last year.
Help us welcome, and thank, our newest Compass Club members.
  • Javier Gonzalez (TX) recruited a Professional member in October.
  • Hunter Godfrey (TN) recruited a Professional member in September.
  • Beatriz Castro (TX) recruited a Professional member in August (And with it reached the 2500 Compass Club point plateau)
  • Heather Baldwin (OH) recruited a Professional member in August.
  • Angel Silva (TX) recruited one new Professional Member in July.
The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).
  • Total Score = 43 points. (Our pace = 137 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 120 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)
Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • October 28 – AIBD, Central Colorado – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • November 1 – AIBD Peer Groups-Business Planning – 1:00 to 3:00 pm EDT. Meet online via Go2Mtg. Join the Group, and the meeting link will be sent by email.
  • November 5 – AIBD, Central Oklahoma – Online Chief Architect Roundtable, 11 am to 4 pm ET, virtual – Hopin.
  • November 11 – Coffee with Bernie Virtual, on Hopin
  • November 15 & 16 D&B Technology (Virtual) – Noon EDT to 6 pm EDT (daily). (Rescheduled from Nov 9 & 10)
  • November 17 – Discover the Great Game of Business – 9:30 to 12:30 CDT. AIBD members attend free.
  • November 17 (Tentative) – AIBD, Charlotte Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • November 18 (Tentative) – AIBD, Denver Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • November 25 (Tentative) – AIBD, Central Colorado – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • March 3 & 4 – D&B North Myrtle Beach (Hybrid) – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
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The Best Thing to Happen to My Residential Design Career
Hurricanes bring with them immeasurable loss and tragedy.


In many areas, especially the state of Florida, they have resulted in more stringent building codes.

These updated building codes have resulted in saving millions of lives and billions of dollars in property.

They’re also the best thing to happen to my career.

Here’s why
Have a triumphant week!

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