Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since November of 2005. More.
The value and importance of good, cost-effective design is top of mind for home builders, developers, architects, sales and marketing professionals, remodelers and land planners. For that reason, NAHB members count on the association's Design Committee to help them understand important design trends and solutions and to provide expertise on enhancing the sale of their homes and developments.
The Design committee has two subcommittees: one that focuses on the Best in American Living Awards, a program that recognizes good design within the residential building industry; and one that focuses on design education at IBS and at other conferences, seminars and online events. Participation in the subcommittees does not have any membership requirements.
Overall, the work of the Design Committee emphasizes new design concepts and the use of building design to improve business and image, and enhances communities through better housing.
If you have an interest in residential design, want information on NAHB's design programs and awards, are a past member of the Design Committee, want to volunteer for Design Committee events or just know want to know what the group is working on, you can also be added to the Friends of the Design Committee List.