The Builders’ Show is a Design Pro’s Dream

Lady drilling bricks at IBS

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is where architects, designers, builders and industry professionals converge to explore the latest innovations, trends and ideas shaping the housing industry. At IBS, design takes center stage, offering education sessions, networking opportunities and events tailored specifically for the design community. 

Design Central

Design Central is the heartbeat of creativity at IBS, where designers can immerse themselves in a wealth of knowledge, inspiration and networking opportunities. Whether you’re an architect seeking the latest technological advancements or an interior designer looking for emerging trends, Design Central has something for everyone. 

This year’s highlights include sessions such as: 

Architecture in the Age of Innovation: Emerging Design & Construction Technologies 

Delve into the transformative power of technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence in architectural practice. 

20×20 Story: Kitchen Styles, Finishes & Materials for the Coming Year 

Get a fast-paced glimpse into 2024 kitchen design trends, providing invaluable insights for designers looking to stay ahead of the curve. 

Lessons in Designing for Net Zero 

Offers real-world examples of sustainable design practices, showcasing how innovative approaches can lead to both environmental and financial success. 

View Design Central schedule 

IBS Education: Designing for Tomorrow 

Beyond Design Central, IBS Education Sessions offer diverse education focused on design-related topics. From exploring design and product trends to discussing strategies for achieving attainable housing, these sessions provide designers with practical insights and strategies to elevate their practice. 

View Design IBS Education Sessions. 

New Product Zone: Unveiling Innovation 

The New Product Zone is a must-visit for designers eager to discover innovations in building materials, finishes and technologies. Get a firsthand look at the hottest new products hitting the market to gain inspiration for your design projects.  

Outdoor Exhibits: Where Creativity Flourishes 

Even outdoors, creativity knows no bounds at IBS. From touring demonstration homes to experiencing interactive programming, the Outdoor Exhibits offer a dynamic space for designers to explore new ideas and connect with industry peers. And let’s not forget the Pro Builder Show Village, celebrating its 30th anniversary with a showcase of cutting-edge design and construction techniques. 

The Builders’ Show celebrates innovation, creativity and collaboration within the design community. Whether you’re an architect pushing the boundaries of form and function or an interior designer creating spaces that inspire, IBS offers opportunities to learn, grow and shape the future of design. So, if you haven’t already, register to join us at IBS 2024, where the future of design awaits. 

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