2022 ArCHdes Entries Due May 18 2022

2022 ArCHdes Entries Due May 18 2022. See here:

If you have an award-winning architectural firm or if you’d like to have an award-winning architectural firm, JOIN ArCH, then enter up to 5 projects a year in the ArCHdes yearly design awards program.  Looking for ways to distinguish youself and your company?  BECOME and award-winning Architect.

It’s only $49/project to enter.  Totally green and electronic.  No paper in involved, no driving or flying anywhere.  Simple, fast, easy.

Here’s where you JOIN ArCH:  https://www.archomes.org/product/arch-membership



FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine

Now that most of us have had our double shots (or single depending on the vaccine you received), the FDA announced 8/23/2021 that it approves the Pfizer CV19 Vaccine.  This is good.  This means that what many people have already taken is good, according to the FDA.


One has to believe that the Moderna, J&J and other CV19 vaccines will follow suit in due course.

Some vaccine specialists are saying that they believe booster shots for CV19 will provide additional protection and immunity from emerging strains of the virus.  When booster shots will be available is being considered, but talk has indicated months or a year after the original shots would be a good waiting period for the booster shots.




ArCH hopes that all its members are healthy and doing well.


Prices for lumber have receded some since late 2020, which is good.  Especially for custom home construction prices.

Congratulations ArCHdes2021 Winners

Congratulations ArCHdes2021 Winners:

Rachel Burton, ArCH, CRAfts, Certified Residential Architect, Summerville, SC, USA

DIon Seminara, ArCH, CRAfts, Certified Residential Architect, Queensland, Australia

See the following winners page for this year here:

Every year, ArCH holds the Architects Creating Homes Design Excellence Selection awards program.  Winners are typically from all over the world, as ArCH is a global architectural society.  Wherever Architects are licensed, they can become members of ArCH.


SWALLOWTAIL ARCHITECTURE’s submittal this year:


DS ARCHITECTURE’s submittal:


Both projects exhibited outstanding architectural character within tight architecturally controlled communities.




Ding Dong the Germ is Dead

Well, perhaps not dead, but rendered less likely to invade us.  If you’ve had your vaccine shot(s) for the Covid 19 virus, the CDC indicates that you are about 90% protected from contracting the disease.  Many businesses have removed the mask and gloves/sanitizer requirements and it feels like we can once again resume life and enjoy being human again.

Does this mean that you cannot get CV19?  No, it does not.  Be careful.  Be prudent.  Be wise.  Be clean.  Avoid situations where you come into contact with questionable people/sources of possible infection.  Shaking hands is a social mannerism that may possibly no longer be continued.  Probably a good idea.

But at last, it appears that most of us can resume our daily lives.


ArCH wishes all Residential Architects everywhere a healthy, happy and prosperous life.


My wife and I just got our 2nd shots yesterday. We did not turn into zombies, nobody is tracking me (why would they want to?) and the only negative thing is my left upper arm is mildly achy. We were offered Moderna and took it. CDC says 90% effective against The Virus. We are living proof there’s nothing wrong with getting your shots. Of course, everyone is different and your reactions may be different, but we’re okay. Like the feeling that we’re just about through this CHINA VIRUS pandemic.


The yearly ArCHdes DESIGN EXCELLENCE SELECTION awards program is going to happen soon.  You can pay for your entries NOW, if you wish, here:

ArCHdes Design Award Entry Fee

If you have never won an award for your architectural work and you’d like to become an award winning Architect, you need to enter.  This can only help you.  Enjoy life as an Award winning Architect.  Got some projects you’d like to enter?  You can go back as far as 12 years for your projects.  They can be Built or Unbuilt.

Also: each award you earn contributes to your becoming a Certified Residential Architect, which requires a total of 10 ArCHdes awards.  Want to be noticed?  Become a Certified Residential Architect.


And So, Architects Carry On

Hello ArCH Architects throughout the world.


Copyright, Rachel Burton, one of her award-winning projects that led to her being awarded the ArCH CRAfts designation.

2020 has been an interesting year.  In the end, we all, as Architects, carry on. No matter who is in Washington, DC or London, or Ottawa, Architects will still be here, continuing to design homes and buildings.

ArCH= Architects Creating Homes.  ArCH is all about Licensed Architects who design custom homes for their clients (and themselves).  Despite differences in opinion about who should be running the politics of the various countries and offices throughout the world, Architects continue, doing their job, day in and day out.

The world’s top scientists have been working on creating The Vaccine to prevent The Virus (CV19).  We all hope and pray that Vaccine will be available soon.  When that happens, it is hoped that scourge will disappear.

ArCH continues, still here and into the distant future, being a source of friends, sources of information and products that will continue to assist residential Architect do their job and advance their business and manage their practice.  That has not changed and never will.  We are here for the long haul.  Rock solid into 2021 and beyond.   ArCH wishes you and your companies a healthy, happy and prosperous remainder of this year.  Blessings on us all.

Reasons Why an Architect Should Design Your Home

Reasons Why an Architect Should Design Your Home is a substantial list that Architects who design homes can use to send to their clients to inform them of all the reasons why they might want to engage you as their Architect.  The link to this extensive online ArCH link is here:

Reasons Why an Architect Should Design Your Home

Just one more reason for Licensed Architects to join ArCH.

More Reasons for Architects to Join ArCH

This online article shines a light on the high ranking of the ArCH: Architects Creating Homes website on the Internet (10-24-2020).  Here’s a Google ranking image on Page 1 of Google: what happens when people type in; ARCHITECTS CREATING:



What this illustrates is that only typing in 2 words into your browser : ARCHITECTS CREATING called up the ArCH website as #1 organic listing, just after the initial ad listing, and the #2 listing immediately after that: REASONS WHY AN ARCHITECT SHOULD DESIGN YOUR HOME.  In other words: the ArCH website is helping you market your architectural business, by proclaiming to the world the reasons why your potential clients should hire you.  Amazing.  Just think how much better it will be for you if you actually join ArCH.