The emerging trend you’ll see when you vote for Global Choice. [Monday Minute]

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July 03, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.


The emerging trend you’ll see when you vote for Global Choice.

Join Steve as he journeys back to the 19th-century origins of a minimalist, industrial-chic movement that’s making a comeback in modern home design.

Uncover the unique characteristics that set these features apart and how they effortlessly blend strength, elegance, and energy efficiency.

Find out how they shape trends in the 2023 American Residential Design Awards and beyond.

Plus, learn how to vote for your favorite Global Choice candidates. 

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Meet our newest CPBDs!

Please help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Crystal Richardson, CPBD #44-833, from Houston, TX (6/27)
  • Erik Scheuermann, CPBD #10-264, from Ft. Lauderdale, FL (6/19)
  • Lori Lowery, CPBD #34-172, from Clayton, NC (6/12)
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!

  • Lloyd Minick, Professional Member from OR
  • Eric Woodrow Green, Professional Member from TKCA
  • Noelle Balderrama, Student Member from CO

Compass Club Report 

Help us welcome, and thank those who joined the Compass Club this past fiscal year (July to June).
  • 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 year’s movers and shakers.
  • Mike Keesee, FAIBD (FL), has reached the elusive 100 Point Plateau! Mike recruited his 9th Professional member since July 1. Together with three Associate members, he’s accumulated 21 points this fiscal year, and it’s not even half over. Mike founded the Compass Club in 2001 and was awarded Design of the Year for doing so. In 2010 he reached 50 points, earning his CC Diamond Level Pin. A new form of recognition will be introduced at this year’s Annual Compass Club event in Nashville (August 3, 2023). Thank you, Mike! For such a great idea, and for working so hard to spread the word for AIBD! 🎉🎊🥳
  • In June, Larry Gilland, FAIBD (CO), leveled up to Silver status.
  • Jeff Evans (SC) recruited a new Professional Member and is just one point from leveling up to Bronze membership.
  • Bruce Yancey (Bronze Member – OK) has recruited five new Student members, started a student chapter, and is only three points from becoming a Silver Level Member.
  • Andy McDonald (LA) is credited for one new Professional member and has leveled up to the Bronze Level. Congrats! Andy! 🙌
  • Sam Morgan (Bronze Member – UT) has recruited one new Professional member and an Associate to earn the points needed to reach Silver membership. Congrats! Sam! 🙌
Join us for our annual Compass Club celebration, on August 3, 2023, at Loser’s Bar & Grill (sorry, Winners is under construction) in Nashville, TN. Check out the details at

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

Please help us celebrate their achievement by thanking them for their many continuous years of support.
  • Roger Griffin (CA) – 6/1/1978
  • James Van Paasschen (TX) – 6/17/1978
  • Gary Gardo (TN) – 6/8/1983
  • Mark Hoerner (AZ) – 6/10/1987
  • John James (TN) – 6/19/1989
  • Jeffrey Rice (CA) – 8/9/1989
  • SoftPlan Systems (Corporate) –  6/3/1994
  • Kathryn Joiner (ME) – 6/30/1994
  • Richard Guzman (FL) – 6/17/1996
  • David Gostecnik (TX) – 6/26/1996
  • Bobby Morales (FL) – 6/28/1996
  • Robert Blair (TX) – 6/11/1997
  • Stephen Rejko (IN) – 6/30/1998
  • Gianna Bradford (CT) – 6/2/2000
  • Dennis White (IA) – 6/13/2000
  • Michael Palumbo (CT) – 6/21/2000
  • Matt Barstad (IA) – 6/7/2002
  • Kim Gilpatrick (CA) – 6/21/2002


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Training and Education

American Training Solutions
  • August 16, 2023 – Carbon-Neutral Building Solutions, 12:00 pm to 4:45 pm EDT (4.0 AIBD P-CEs,  4.0 AIA HSW). A full-day live webcast. Tickets are free.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
AEC Daily
  • September 12, 2023 – AEC Building Insight Event. Registration opens soon.
  • Look ahead for other live and virtual events.
  • July 11, 2023 –  Broadview Heights, OH, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm (8.0 AIBD P-CEs, 8.0 AIA HSW, 4.0 GBCI General Hours), Tarrant County College District – South Campus, Fort Worth, TX (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,  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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Calling all architecture enthusiasts and design lovers!

The American Residential Design Awards are back, and it’s time to let your voice be heard in the “Global Choice Award” category.  
This year, we have four extraordinary entries that have each brought something unique to the table. 

Voting is open to everyone until midnight July 16th (PT), and every vote counts. So don’t miss this opportunity to support your favorite design and influence the future of residential architecture!
Visit to cast your vote now! Your vote can make a difference. Let’s celebrate the power of design together. 
Have a triumphant week!

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