Committees Leadership


The Publications Subcommittee oversees the purpose, content, appearance, production, and distribution of the Institute’s periodical publications, and membership and marketing materials, in print and/or electronic formats.
The committee will be responsible for, or aid staff with: • Selection of judges. • Reviewing categories and divisions. • Reviewing judging criteria. • Coordination of the judging. • Technical or procedural questions. • Being present at the design competition awards ceremony. The committee meets as needed.
The Audit Committee performs the annual review of the finances and operation of the Institute and reports its findings to the Board of Directors. Members of the committee are appointed from various subgroups within the Institute, as governed by the AIBD Bylaws.
The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the association’s management, differentiates between policy and operational issues that need to be addressed by the members, provides direction to the executive staff on matters concerning organizational operations, and manages the employment of the executive director. In addition, the Board reviews budgets, plans, and information presented by members and staff. The board meets monthly.
The Nominating Committee shall recommend at least one candidate for each elected office for the ensuing term. The committee meets as needed.
The Certificant Relations Committee is charged with certificate issuance and control, CPBD Certification Program Policy & Procedures Manual recertification administration, continuing education engagement, communications, complaints, and disciplinary actions. The committee meets monthly.
The Certification Administration Committee is charged with document control and record keeping, security (internet and physical files), fee collection, program fulfillment, customer services and performance of internal auditing. The committee meets monthly.
The Certification Marketing Committee is charged with branding, brand management, candidate solicitation and pipeline management. The committee meets quarterly, or as needed.
The Certification Program Committee is charged with certification exam maintenance, applicant evaluation, exam administration, certification decisions, and appeals administration, as well as, subcontractor and vendor selection, contracting, and monitoring. The committee meets monthly.
This committee is comprised of the chairpersons of the AIBD chapters. They meet regularly to provide open communications and education between chapters, as well as the staff.
The Regulatory and Legislative Advocacy Committee advocates nationally for regulatory and legislative amendments and standards reflecting the best interests of the residential design profession, and maintains a working relationship with government agencies, industries, and organizations that affect our profession. The committee meets monthly, or as needed.
The highest attainable professional body within the Institute is the College of Fellows. The College is comprised of Certified Professional Members who have notably contributed to the advancement of the profession of building design by general excellence, by design and literature, or by design and public service.
Members are appointed to the committee from the College of Fellows and meet as needed to approve new inductees.
The committee will be responsible for, or aid staff with: • Site selections. • Facility selections and contract reviews. • Tour selections. • Establishing the convention budget and schedule. • Overseeing the convention website and registration. • Technical or procedural questions. • Reviewing convention management contracts. • Compiling information on possible seminars for conferences. • Researching costs, scheduling, and content of seminars. The committee meets every two weeks.
The Education Committee develops opportunities to establish educational programs within the Institute and the industry, as well as develop residential design programs within educational institutions. The committee meets monthly.
The Finance Committee prepares and reviews a budget for each fiscal year and seeks out and develops sources of non-dues revenue. E-mail this committee at
The mission of the Governance and Bylaws Committee shall be to review and ensure the Bylaws are adhered to by all members. The Committee shall also make recommendations for modifications to the Bylaws and the Book of Rules as well as review any proposed revisions offered by the general membership or other standing committees; and governance-related issues affecting the Institute. This review is to ensure wording and changes are consistent with the Bylaws and shall include an objective pro and con analysis of the proposed change. The committee meets as needed.
The High-Performance Homes Team strives to be the resource for designers, builders and consumers in the quest to design and build energy-efficient, comfortable and environmentally safe homes. The committee's current project includes building a library of construction details as a resource for the association's membership. The committee meets monthly.
The Membership Committee develops programs and opportunities that will encourage residential designers, industry professionals, and corporate associates to become members. Committee members serve as ambassadors of the association to maintain and grow membership retention. It develops and analyzes surveys of the membership and of targeted groups outside AIBD. The committee meets monthly.
The NCBDC Accreditation Program certifies the competency of professional building designers in ethics, procedures, architectural styling, structural engineering, and construction principles, processes, materials, and methods. Certification as a CPBD and the authorized use of our certification mark, assures consumers and other industry professionals that the person has met the critical requirements of a Certified Professional Building Designer. The Council meets quarterly, or as needed.
The President, Vice President, Secretary, and two (2) Council members are appointed by the President, annually. The NCBDC Executive Committee is charged with reviewing and updating the certification scheme, controlling the policies and procedures, managing the Council, and overall program oversight and improvement. In addition, the NCBDC Executive Committee shall provide planning and resource requirements, budget direction, and funding requests. One member of the NCBDC Executive Committee shall be elected by the Committee to serve as the Council Liaison on the Institute’s Board of Directors and one member on the Institute's Finance Committee. The same member may serve as the liaison to both. The committee meets monthly
The NCBDC Nominating Committee is charged with soliciting nominations for all vacant, voting Council positions. Members of the NCBDC Nominating Committee will serve one-year terms and may be reappointed for additional terms. All members of the NCBDC Nominating Committee will be Council members in good standing and affiliates of the Institute. No member of the NCBDC Nominating Committee may be currently serving on the AIBD Board of Directors. The committee meets as needed.
The Resolutions Committee reviews all grievances, internal or external, brought before the Institute and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. The committee meets as needed.