A classical dilemma: Turning the corner on interior arcades [Monday Minute]

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June 05, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.


A classical dilemma: Turning the corner on interior arcades.

Part 3 of a series studying the dilemmas when turning a corner in classical architecture.
If the corner columns of a loggia are not carefully designed, they can create visual discontinuities. 

Watch this video to learn how to handle the inside corner of an arcade loggia.

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Meet our newest CPBDs!

Please help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Nicholas Waite, CPBD #20-105, from Charleston, ME (5/31)
  • John LaStrape, CPBD #44-833, from Sugar Land, TX (5/5)
The CPBD Sample Test is free and available 24/7 without an appointment.

How can we help? Reach out to your Certification Director, Rusty.Hudnet@AIBD.org. You can also call 800-366.2423 x2.

Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!

  • B. David Frank, Professional Member from FL
  • Jorge Javier Garcia, Professional Member from TX
  • Todd Glowka, Student Member from TX
  • Allan Phillips, Associate Member from VA

The following loyal and devoted AIBD members have reached a milestone in the month of May.

Please help us celebrate their achievement by thanking them for their many continuous years of support.


  • Jesse M Gonzales (TX) – 5/5/1977
  • Larry Garnett (TX) –  5/12/1980
  • Jimmy Goen (TX) – 5/21/1985
  • Larry D Adams (AZ) – 5/23/1986
  • Robert L Henry (TX) – 5/21/1991
  • Mike Lotterman (TX) – 5/28/1993
  • Salvatore A (Sam) Liberti (GA) – 5/1/1995
  • Steve Humbert (SC) – 5/3/1995
  • Steve Mickley (FL) – 5/15/1995 (he swapped membership for executive director in 2005)
  • Steven Kinnunen  (AZ) – 5/30/1995
  • Christopher L Turner (TN) – 5/2/1997
  • APA-The Engineered Wood Association – 5/9/1997

Compass Club Report 

Help us welcome, and thank our newest Compass Club members.
  • Ryan Gardner (WA) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • Joe Selbi (OK) recruited an Associate member in April.
  • Douglas Moore (CA) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • Darren Hollyman (OR) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • Bruce Hollenbeck (KS) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • 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.


Upcoming chapter meetings, conferences, and more.


Texas Institute of Building Design hosts its 63rd annual convention.

TIBD has faithfully been serving the building design community in Texas since 1960.

Both organizations have enjoyed a formal partnership and for some years incorporation for over 50 years.

This past weekend, they hosted their Annual Convention in Kemah, TX.

Join us in following the photos, comments, and fun via the organization’s Facebook group posts.

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Training and Education

American Training Solutions
  • May 31, 2023 – Multi-Residential & Multi-Story Building Solutions, 11:00 am to 3:45 pm EDT (1.0 AIBD P-CEs + 2.0 E-CEs,  3.0 AIA HSW). A full-day live webcast. Tickets are free.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
AEC Daily
  • June 20 & 21, 2023 – AEC Virtual Education Symposium SpotLight, 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT (6.0 AIBD P-CE & 1.0 E-CE, Plus 6.0 AIA LU & 5.0 HSW). A full-day live webcast. Tickets are free.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
  • June 13, 2023 –  7:30 am to 5:30 pm PDT (8.0 AIBD P-CEs, 8.0 AIA HSW, 4.0 GBCI General Hours), NW College of Construction, 8111 NE Holman St., Portland, OR 97218 (A live classroom event). Tickets are $100.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
Design & Build Nashville
  • August 4 & 5, 2023 – The Science in Design: How Science is changing the value and dimension of the design industry. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel,  2100 West End Ave, Nashville, TN. A hybrid conference experience. Ticket prices vary. Get more information.
Chicago Build Expo
  • October 11 & 12, 2023 – The Midwest’s leading construction and design show. McCormack Center, Chicago, IL. A live conference experience. Tickets are FREE.

Design & Build Nashville: The Science of Design

August 3 – 5, 2023
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, TN

Events in the ballroom are streamed live.

  • Leadership huddles and the Annual Membership Meeting.
  • The annual Compass Club Party.
  • 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
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