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The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

2022 COD Conferences

The next domestic conference is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 thru Sunday, October 23 in Los Angeles.  An international conference is not planned for 2022 or 2023.

  • 1.  The 2022 Builders Show

    Posted 01-24-2022 06:22 PM

    Educational Highlights for the Opening Day

    Together the annual International Builders Show (The Builder Show), paired with the Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS); comprise the largest gathering of residential construction and design professionals in the US.  

    Residential architects, custom builders, interior designers, remodelers, and manufacturers will once again meet in person to share best practices and to see what's new in residential construction and design.

    If you are planning to attend the Builders Show, here is a small sampling of the content that will be presented on the Opening Day of the Event. The full schedule for each day of the event of can be found here:  If you need a Complimentary Pass to the Exhibition Hall, you can get that here; (If you have any problems registering for the complimentary pass email me at

    Be sure to take your mid-day break on Tuesday (10:30 am to 11:00 am) at the Custom Building Central – Room W303. While you're enjoying some complimentary refreshments you'll hear the presentation by AGS Stainless; "Communicating the Benefits of Building High-Performance Custom Homes".

    Except for when I am presenting or attending the NAHB National Leadership Meetings, you will find me at Booth #S2733. Stop by and say hello if you have a chance!


    DAY 1
    Tuesday, February 8th


    8 am to 9 am


    DCW Opening Ceremonies featuring Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Powered by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage,

    Tue, Feb 8 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
    OCCC - Valencia Ballroom - W415


    9 am to 10:15 am

    A Proven Brand Building Framework for Marketers, Dave Bernadino

    Tue, Feb 8 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM EST
    OCCC - W311-A

    From EV Charging to Smarter Solar: How Electrification is Changing Everything

    Tue, Feb 8 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM EST
    OCCC - Tech Bytes - W230; #Brian Lynch, LG Electronics

    Building Luxury Retreats into Your Homes with Smart Home Tech [DEMO]

    Tue, Feb 8 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST
    OCCC - IBS Home Tech Zone - Booth W5371; Eric Goranson, Around The House with Eric G.



    10:30am to 11:00am


    Communicating the Benefits of Building High-Performance Custom Homes

    Tue, Feb 8 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST
    OCCC - Custom Building Central - W303, Kevin Harris, Assoc. AIA



    3:15p to 5:30p


    A Gamer's Guide to Selling Homes Online: Unlocking the Digital Marketplace

    Tue, Feb 8 | 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM EST
    OCCC - Tech Bytes - W230; Thomas Holt, Higharc

    Custom Builders Happy Hour

    Tue, Feb 8 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST
    OCCC - Custom Building Central - W303

    Kevin Harris, Associate AIA
    Executive Committee, AIA CRAN National
    Board of Trustees, NAHB Leading Suppliers Council
    Board of Trustees, NAHB Remodelers Council
    Director, Sales & Marketing, AGS Stainless, Inc.
    AGS Stainless is an AIA National Cornerstone Partner
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