Los Angeles, June 2014

After 10 years growing on the sprawling internet vine, has ripened. Originally introduced in 2004, Designguide, LLC has officially launched their new platform in January 2014. The new site design is structured to assist busy design professionals and includes faster load times, larger images, new site user tools and a more intuitive search process. There is no cost to use the site and registered users now have the ability to save their favorite Member Profiles in their newly issued +Workbook.

"This award-winning online resource and forum for the building and design industries has launched a new platform with compelling visuals and state-of-the-art features. The site hosts more than 10,000 professionals who showcase their design services and projects. It’s also a terrific source to locate thousands of building product and furnishings manufacturers as well as numerous building codes." Architectural Record Magazine

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects

The new Design Professional Directory, features image links to the websites of top architectural, engineering, interior and landscape design firms across the US. Design firms are free to post their self managed Profiles. The new functionality allows site users the ability to search by Profession, Location and Specialization. It is a visual, hot-linked delight showcasing the state of the art of the industry.


The new robust Building Products Guide features high quality building products, materials and furnishings - all available in North America. Manufacturer Profiles are retooled to a 1000 pixel wide format, and includes a large multi-image slideshow, and hosts up to 30 links to important company information and downloadable technical information. Products are found through a variety of search options including: keyword, CSI Masterformat Index, product type index and company name. There is also a green products directory.

     Bendheim Windows and Doors

“B-K Lighting has successfully teamed with to enhance the way design professionals locate information about its products and services industry.” Ron Naus, President BK Lighting

The exciting array of e-newsletters support the professional community and include: Innovations Innovative People, Projects + Products, the Connect Industry News + Featured Members, CEU Center Continuing Education Courses, Green+ a Green + Sustainable Newsletter, ShowTime Industry Conventions + Exhibitions and the ever popular MovieHouse A Collection of Building + Design Movies, DG’s version of Youtube for videos with all things to do with building and design.

I.M. Pei Talks About Louis Kahn is an online community of designers, architects, engineers, and other masters of the organized universe. What makes this web-based community unique is its dual focus on the practical and cultural threads of the design discourse. It’s most media-savvy aspect is the DG Movie House - a sub-site and email digest dedicated to rare films and archival videos, including interviews with architectural icons IM Pei, Louis Kahn, and Frank Gehry, plus clips featuring everyone from Brad Pitt to the Monty Python crew. Explore the site!” Shana Nys Dambrot, Flavorwire

Designguide reaches a global audience of design professionals and decision makers who select or specify over 80% of the building products and furnishings utilized in the built environment. In 2013 the site delivered over 20 millions searches and recorded close to 2 million Profile views. With sophisticated graphics and powerful search tools, has transformed how to source professional services and market building products and furnishings.

“ aims to fulfill the professional design community’s need for an efficient and comprehensive one stop online resource center. Stephen Slan, AIA, CEO and Founder

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For more information about Designguide, please visit the website at or call 323.769.1100