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February 27, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
Learn perfect proportions with the golden rectangle and regulating lines.
I have encountered one of, if not the best, videos showing how to create proportion.


The video begins by drawing a square, then shows how to create the golden rectangle. 

Using regulating lines, It goes on to show the perfect proportions of the Parthenon in Greece. 

It’s only 45 seconds long, I’ll show it to you…
Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Luis A De Jesus, CPBD #44-829, from Plano, TX (2/3)
  • Lloyd Minick, CPBD #44-828,  from Hillsboro, OR (1/30)
  • Joel Lopez, CPBD #44-827, from Leander, TX (1/27)
  • Allen McDonnell, CPBD #14-103, from Morton, IL (1/3)
There are less than five months left in our Fiscal Year. Here are our stats so far.
  • 22 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 35 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
You can pass the exam. Let us help you. Start by taking the Sample Test.
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Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!
  • Andrew Stanke, Professional Member from WI
  • Brian Hope, Professional Member from AZ
  • Hilary Lake, Professional Member from VA
  • Sarah Thrush, Associate Member from FL
  • Robby Schwarz, Associate Member from CO
Compass Club Report 
Help us welcome, and thank our newest Compass Club members.
  • Christopher Turner (TN) recruited an Associate member in February. 
  • Jason Aselin (NH) recruited a Professional member in October.
  • Elias Rodriquez (TX) recruited an Associate member in October.
  • 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.
This week’s movers and shakers:


Bronze Member Keith Zoni (CO) has recruited an associate member to move from leveling up to the Silver level within four points.

The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).

  • Total Score = 56 points. (Our pace = 87 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 97 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)
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The GPTC course was NOT designed to focus on any brand of software. That’s part of the mess we are in now as an industry. Instead, the intent is to focus on the structure and nature of Object-Based CAD. 


Then, the graduate is flexible and has more incredible opportunities. 


We should teach critical skills and the “nature” of the available tools. 


Every state may teach a different software. However, if adequately trained in terms of structure, it doesn’t matter.
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Have a triumphant week!


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