The best architecture movie, ever? [Monday Minute]

(Read the latest Monday Minute below)

Join 8500+ residential design professionals who jump-start their week with the Monday Minute.


The Monday Minute is a global movement of 8500+ high-achievers committed to #CreatingWherePeopleLive.

These unusually driven strivers join each week to receive a specially created video packed with one BIG idea, delivered in under 5 minutes, that will give them a competitive advantage.

The Monday Minute also contains written tips, events, and links to everything going on in the American Institute of Building Design, a nonprofit association of building design professionals that specialize in residential design and construction.

➡︎ Click here to improve yourself every Monday by signing up for the Monday Minute


March 13, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
The best architecture movie, ever? [Monday Minute]
An epic silent film was released in the United States on this day in 1927.


Some say it’s the best architectural movie ever.

It certainly was the first to influence and be influenced by architecture.

Watch this video now.
Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Scott Cook, CPBD #41-117, from Waterboro, SC (2/27)
  • 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)
Here are our stats so far this Fiscal Year.
  • 23 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 33 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019You can pass the exam. 
Our Certification Director is taking a well-deserved vacation.


Rusty Hudnet will be away from his computer until Monday, March 20. Anyone passing the exam or submitting their CEs will be notified shortly thereafter.

Meanwhile, you can email him at But you won’t be getting a reply until next week.

Beautifully Crafted Natural Stone Mantels
Dynasty Fireplaces specialize in the design and production of natural stone mantels and home furnishings. Custom designs and materials are available. Contact us today!
Call us: 1-877-521-1009
Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!
  • Chris Egner, Professional Member from WI
  • Jim Garrard, Professional Member from TX
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)
Save the Date! – Design & Build Nashville.
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 
Events in the ballroom are streamed live.
Preconference – August 3
  • Leadership huddles and the Annual Membership Meeting.
  • The annual Compass Club Party.
August 4 & 5
  • Architectural Tour.
  • American Residential Design Awards dinner.
  • College of Fellows inductions.
  • Eight hours of continuing education credits.
  • And more…
Call the hotel and reserve your room today – (615) 320-1700
Upcoming chapter meetings, conferences, and more.
Custom Finishes for Fine Homes
Siding & Trim, Custom Patterns, Ceiling Boards and Shiplap.


Contact Us: 704.528.7136

Training and Education
The importance of teaching Object-Based CAD.
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.
Read More
Hexagonal Plans: Geometric Sets in the Architectural Composition


The hexagonal architecture can be carried out in modules to consider its structure, rhythm, and aesthetics.

Check out nine examples that demonstrate this.

Shared by AIBDonline

Read More
Have a triumphant week!

Leave a Comment