IBDD: Build or Design the Change You Want to Make in the World

International Building Designers Day is the global celebration of the work, art and industry of those who create and define our built environment, we would like to give each and every building designer a chance to shine in a global spotlight. This is your chance to shine–seize the moment, and the spotlight!

The BDAA would like to warmly invite designers around the world to participate in the second annual International Building Designers Day, scheduled Aug. 18, 2022. This is the only international day of honour and recognition for those who create our global built environment–and those who now plan to rebuild and redesign this universal landscape in the wake of unprecedented challenge and change. This is a day to acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of builders, designers, building designers, TPA energy assessors, architects, interior designers, industry journalists and advisers, construction workers, planners, and many more.

On this day, we want to see and acknowledge your best work, and to hear all about your future plans. We want to celebrate the art of building design, to commemorate the accomplishments and landmarks achieved by designers everywhere, and to look forward to a future that is sure to be filled with more beautiful, monumental and sustainable masterpieces of true design art.

Build or Design the Change You Want to Make in the World is the theme of the second International Building Designers Day. We invite you to learn more about this very special day of recognition for those who build and design our world–and to be a welcome and contributing participant in this year’s IBDD!

18 August 2022

International Building Designer Day 2022: A New Day, A New Design

The theme of International Building Designer Day 2022 is A New Day, A New Design. The goal of #IBDD is to challenge your colleagues to answer some pivotal questions regarding the global building industry and the built environment.

We encourage BDAA chapters to plan some fun events. Participants worldwide are invited to gather, innovate, and live out a moment of design by organising public events and initiatives.

There are many ways to celebrate!

All building design disciplines and forms of expression are welcome. Share by sending us the documentation of what you see or what you do: videos, photos, drawings, maps, here are some kickstart ideas:

Go public on local design. Organise local talks or presentations about examples of A New Day, A New Design!

Take us on a tour. Organise a walk with members of the design community, touring your city and surroundings in search of local examples of New Design!

Design together. Bring people from various disciplines to frame and solve local design problems. Send us the documentation!

Open your studio. Share your New Day, New Design in Action! Showing the community examples of what great design means to you and how design can help the world and solve problems.

Document your process by expressing A New Day, A New Design, by sharing examples of great design in your community.

Work with local governments to recognise International Building Designer Day and take a stance on the community impact of the profession.

Participate on social media by sharing your discoveries of innovative designs that create surprising solutions to meet local needs or designs in any discipline that positively affect the environment around you.

#IBDD Hashtag

Discuss and share ideas on social media

We encourage you to post about issues relating to the theme on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Share with us your historical tidbits, or inspiring stories, the advocacy work of designers that have or are inspiring you. Post and tag us so that we can see and share your stories. Posts can include: personal stories, historical information, inspiring anecdotes, issues in the headlines that highlight the need for professionalism in design, forgotten figures in design history and their contributions.