Image courtesy of the AIBD

This past week I had the opportunity to speak with Steve Mickley, Executive Director of the American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD).  The AIBD is an organization in which I’m proud to be an Educator Member.  On the conference call was Ron Ressler with Ressler Designs and David Pillsbury with Keesee & Associates.

The purpose of our conference call was to finalize the details in order for NTI School of Technology/Globe University to affiliate through the establishment of a student chapter.  As a student chapter our mission will be to promote our profession,  network with industry professionals, expand our industry knowledge, schedule and conduct philanthropic projects and other social activities.

Our first student chapter meeting will be in October, following the start of our Fall Quarter.  The students at that time will accept the bylaws, establish a club name, create a club logo and discuss our fall activities.

The AIBD was established in 1950 with the purpose of supporting its building design professionals through membership,  resources, design standards and ethics.   Through the AIBD’s  National Council of Building Designers (NCBD), eligible member can prepare for and take  the Designer Certification Program and become a Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD).

If you’re interested in learning more about the AIBD Student Chapter , please stop by the Architectural Lab 228 on the Woodbury campus and speak with John Hartman.