Design Trends for 2020 & the COVID-19 Impact

In this webinar, industry-leading designers and award-winners will identify and share the top design trends in 2020 and how you can expect them to evolve and change as a result of COVID-19. With insights garnered from NAHB’s Design Committee and Best in American Living Award (BALA) winners, you’ll walk away with a comprehensive collection of design ideas, including architectural features, colors, materials, design details and more.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Describe how national trends relate to local and regional buyer preferences and how these will be affected by COVID-19.
  • Acquire color and material ideas to implement in single-family, remodeling, and multifamily homes.
  • Recognize the variety of architectural styles and home buyer preferences, including flex rooms and indoor/outdoor connections.

Speakers: David O’Sullivan, AIA, President of O’Sullivan Architects, Inc.,; Deryl Patterson, AIA, President of Housing Design Matters,

NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: HCCP, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, May 20. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, May 20. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at

Deryl Patterson, AIA

President, Housing Design Matters

Deryl Patterson, AIA, is an award-winning architect with over 30 years of experience and the president and founder of Housing Design Matters, Inc. A renown influencer in the industry, Deryl stays on the forefront of current trends and innovations, drawing from everyday life to channel thoughtful design that improves the way we live.  She has served on multiple NAHB committees, including Design, Education and the 55+ Council. Deryl is often a speaker at national and regional industry events.

David O'Sullivan


David received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College and is licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey and has served as President/Principal of award-winning O’Sullivan Architects for the past 20 years. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has over 30 years of experience in both residential and commercial design. David currently serves as President of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) and is involved with the 50+ New England Housing Council, NAHB Design Committee, and NAHB 55+ Board of Trustees.


05/21/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
05/21/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes This webinar starts at 2:00 pm ET. Attendees will be able to login at 1:45 pm ET.
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