About Us

A nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the development, recognition, & enhancement of the profession of building design.

Since 1950, represents the Building Designer, drafter, & supplier to the building industry.

Provides members with information & continuing education seminars concerning the most recent developments in the industry.

Events Calendar


Submit your entries for the 2021 Design Competition before May 1!


Please read the submission guidelines and instructions linked below.


Saturday, June 26

McKinney Roughs Nature Park

Cedar Creek, Texas

Make sure to read our email newsletters for the most up to date information about this event and check back here soon! 

What is a Building Designer?
What does a Building Designer Do?

A Building Designer is first and foremost a professional familiar with all facets of the building trade, whose plans and designs represent the particular needs, style and budget of the client.

A Building Designer is a person involved in the design of buildings, both single-family and multi-family and light commercial.
A Building Designer can be a person who has exactly the same or similar qualifications and experience as registered architects; i.e., a degree in Architecture and many years of experience. The only difference, in many cases, is that they have chosen not to take the state examination required for Architectural registration.
Many Building Designers are also known as “Residential Designers” or “Home Designers”, since they focus mainly on residential design and remodeling.

The work of a Building Designer is varied and may consist of residential, both single and multi-unit, and commercial structures as permitted by the architectural statutes of each state. A Building Designer’s approach to any design is based on the practical, functional and economical solutions that will best fulfill the client’s requirements, while translating these factors into a concept that is both aesthetic and utilitarian.

Custom Residential

Home Additions/Remodel , Multi-Family

Builder Plans , Light Commercial Buildings