The Classical Dilemmas: The Round and Square Column Dilemma [Monday Minute]

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June 12, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.


The Classical Dilemmas: The Round and Square Column Dilemma

Welcome to the last installment of a four-part series on the little problems in classical architecture overcome through the ages.

In the first week, we addressed the issues with the corner columns in the Doric Order and how to compensate for their spacing and alignment with the triglyphs in the frieze above.

In the second week, we discovered the problems at the corners with the ionic column capitals and a few options for resolving that.

Last week, we looked at the dilemmas caused by the columns at the corners of an interior arcaded loggia.

Now, on to the issue you must resolve when using round and square columns along the same beam.

If you’re like me, you’re thinking, “I didn’t know that was an issue until now.”

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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, You can also call 800-366.2423 x2.

Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!

  • Shanette M. Mattison, Student Member from FL

Please join us in celebrating the Certified Professional Building Designers who reached a milestone in the month of May.

Please help us celebrate their achievement by recognizing them for their many continuous years of professional certification.


  •  Jack Knowlton (TX), CPBD # 44-349 | 5/3/1985  
  •  Jimmy Goen (TX), CPBD # 44-345 | 5/30/1985   
  •  Alvin Stecker (IA), CPBD # 16-103 | 5/28/1988   
  •  Robert L Henry (TX), CPBD # 44-435 | 5/21/1991    
  •  Thomas Schmelter (CT), CPBD # 07-102 | 5/3/1994   
  •  Catharine Henderson (FL), CPBD # 10-174 | 5/30/1995  
  •  Len Van Staalduinen (NC), CPBD # 34-148 | 5/31/1996   
  •  John J Police (IN), CPBD # 15-104 | 5/7/1999  
  •  James A. Pounds (TX), CPBD # 44-458 | 5/7/2001  
  •  Dale Clarke (LA), CPBD # 19-132  | 5/17/2005 
  •  Tim C. Moore (LA), CPBD # 19-135   | 5/17/2005  
  •  Stephen Craig Allen (NC), CPBD # 34-154   | 5/17/2007   
  •  James Jeffrey Leitch (MA), CPBD # 22-117   | 5/23/2007  
  •  Jacquilla L. Gillette (TN), CPBD # 43-705   | 5/1/2008  
  •  Caroline Veerman (CA), CPBD # 05-632   | 5/24/2009  
  •  Joshua Coleman (PA), CPBD # 39-120   | 5/24/2010 
  •  Daniel Carlson (TX), CPBD # 44-521   | 5/5/2011 
  •  Sandra M. Deasy (WA), CPBD # 48-667   | 5/11/2011 
  •  Rob Sanders (TX), CPBD # 44-529  | 5/26/2012 

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.
This week’s movers and shakers.
  • James Lucia (FL) (Silver Member) recruited a new Student Member, moving him one point closer to the Gold Level.


Upcoming chapter meetings, conferences, and more.

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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…
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Congrats! To those receiving our new coffee mug.

We are thrilled to announce a brand new tradition for our organization – a monthly raffle exclusively for members who renew their membership before the expiration date!

As a token of our appreciation for your continued support, we’re giving you the chance to win a one-of-a-kind, limited-edition coffee mug designed by our talented team.

The winners chosen from the April 30th renewals are:

  • Curtis Showvaker (SC)
  • Steven Madden (MS)
  • Domonic Luppino (OH)
Here’s how it works:
Each month, we will compile a list of members who have renewed their membership before the last day of the prior month. During our popular show, “Coffee With Bernie,” three lucky members will be randomly chosen from the list, and each will receive the coveted new coffee mug as a prize.

Not only will you be sipping your morning brew in style, but you’ll also have a unique keepsake that represents our organization’s community spirit and your commitment to our cause.
If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, now is the perfect time to do so and get in on this exciting opportunity! Don’t miss out on the chance to win one of these exclusive coffee mugs and be part of our growing monthly tradition.

Remember, catch the Coffee With Bernie replays at and the live show every second Friday.

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The construction sector added 25,000 jobs in May, and architectural, engineering, and related services added 7,000 jobs. 

This is the third consecutive month that the construction sector has added jobs at a strong pace.

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Have a triumphant week!

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