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Stay tuned for dates, venues and other information for our 2015 quarterly meetings.  We will post them as soon as they are set and provide a link to the registration form for your convenience.



March 6th-7th, 2015

AIBD North Carolina & South Carolina 15th Annual Conference and Trade Show

North Myrtle Beach


- Conference Details

- Registration Application




See PAST EVENTS page for slide show and Video of past Conference and Trade Shows.





Book Now Available for Purchase "Get Your House Right" by Marianne Cusato


Have you ever driven down a street filled with newly built homes and wondered why it just didn’t feel right? Or looking at a house festooned with porticoes, porches, and columns, asked yourself, “What’s wrong with this picture?”In this comprehensive and authoritative guide, Marianne Cusato explains why so many of today’s buildings miss the mark; describes the essential elements of a house, how they work together, and how to use them appropriately; and shows how to avoid common mistakes at every stage of the design and construction process.

Creating a well-designed building that looks and feels right isn’t a matter of sticking on shutters or applying trim here or there. To be successful both on paper and on site requires fluency in the language of architecture. Written with designer Ben Pentreath, Get Your House Right teaches you how to speak this language and how to “read” it in every house you see. It covers the vocabulary (components such as windows, doors, and eaves) and grammar (the rules we use to put those components together) in depth and rigorous detail. It also offers practical advice on which elements and materials to choose in order to achieve a beautiful, authentic design.

Cusato’s nearly 1,000 meticulous line drawings illustrate errors to avoid and correct approaches to use when designing the entrance, the eaves, the chimney, and everything in between. You’ll learn to steer clear of mistakes including second-story windows that are out of proportion to those below, shutters installed in such a way that they couldn’t possible close, and arches that defy structural logic. You’ll also find solid information on issues of place, materials, and cost; the ways in which homes relate to others in the neighborhood to form streetscapes and communities; and sustainable building.

With contributions from architects Leon Krier and Richard Sammons as well as H.R.H. The Prince of Wales-a passionate supporter of traditional architecture, urbanism, and green design-Get Your House Right is an essential reference for builders, contractors, homeowners, and home buyers. It’s also a rich source of inspiration and pleasure for armchair architects, design enthusiasts, and everyone who appreciates a beautiful building.