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If you would like to promote the interests of building designers in the state of Texas and become a member, see our membership requirements below! Select the appropriate membership category for you, fill out the application forms, and email any required documentation to Its that easy!

The TIBD membership committee will contact you if an interview is required for the category you selected.Once all necessary material is in place, TIBD will process your paperwork for membership.

Upon approval, you will receive a logo for your use and monthly newsletters from TIBD.You will also receive information on any local chapter meetings in your area.

TIBD is very proud of our Annual Convention and Design Competition both are the largest statewide efforts for building designers in the country! Our ANNUAL CONVENTION is held every June. We hope you will be a part of our organization and join your fellow Texan designers at this special event!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Membership Info

Professional Membership

Professional Members are required to obtain 8 CEU credits per year.

  • Certified Professional Building Designer

    Members must meet requirements and be certified by the National Council of Building Designer Certification, and 50% or more of their working time should be devoted to the profession of building design.

  • Professional Building Designer

    Membership requires at least five years in the professional practice of building design and 50% or more of their working time must be devoted to the profession of building design.Up to two years of related education may be substituted for equal amount of experience.

  • Retired

    Membership is for established members who have retired from the practice of building design. CEUs are not required for retired members.

General Membership

General Members are not required to obtain CEUs.

  • Educator Member

    Membership is for instructors of subjects pertinent to the profession of building design.

  • Student Member

    Membership consists of students participating in courses of architecture, engineering, architectural drafting or design technology at a university, college, vocational or high school, or an individual participating in on-the-job training.

Associate Membership

  • Practicing Associate Member

    Membership consists of an individual who is employed by a Professional member of TIBD.

  • Business Related Associate

    Membership consists of businesses, firms or corporations whose interests are related to the building design profession and supports the goals of TIBD.

Membership benefits

Professional Credibility

Use your TIBD affiliation to enhance your professional credibility! TIBDs Continuing Education Policy distinguishes you as a Building Designer committed to professional development, and TIBD provides many resources to help you meet your Continuing Education (CE) requirements. A minimum of 8 CE hours each calendar year are required for all professional members. Local chapters offer frequent seminars on varying topics including building codes, ADA/TAS accessibility, building products and so much more.

State Referral Service

Your name will be referred to potential clients that inquire through our website at

Web Linking

Increase traffic to your website with a link from the TIBD site.

Peer Networking

Take advantage of the numerous opportunities to meet and share ideas with your colleagues at state conventions, local and state society meetings, and other TIBD events.

Annual Convention

TIBDs Annual Convention is held in June each year. Through seminars and other educational programs targeting the needs of the design professional, you can gain a competitive edge and learn what it takes to succeed in an increasingly complex and sometimes restrictive business environment. In addition to the educational benefits, the Convention brings you together with the best minds in the business for maximum networking and industry contact.

Design Competition

The annual Design Competition offers you an opportunity to stand out among your peers and demonstrate your professional expertise. The Awards Ceremony is held in conjunction with the Convention each year. This recognition increases your prominence in the building design profession, leading you to opportunities to be featured in national publications.

National Certification Program

Gain credibility through the TIBD endorsed National Council of Building Designer Certification program and become a Certified Professional Building Designer.

Certification Website

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Questions about membership? Contact us.

General Inquiries:682-231-0617