About Design House Inc

Debra Taylor Purvis, CPBD AIBD is the president and principle designer for DesignHouse Inc.

Debra has been a member of the American Institute of Building Design since 1991, and a residential designer for several national publishers.

Debra is recognized as a Certified Professional Building Designer through the National Council of Building Designer Certification.

She has been designing homes for more than 25 years and has won several national awards for her house plans.

Debra brings a southern touch to every plan she designs.

DesignHouse home plans have been featured in:
  • Green Builder Media
  • Hanley Wood Publishing
  • Garlinghouse Publishing
  • HDA – located in Lowes stores around the country.
  • Creative Home Owner – located in Lowes and Home Depot’s around the USA.
  • WD Farmer Publishing
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Womens Day Home Plans
  • Family Handyman Publishing
  • Architectural Designs
  • and many more!

We also bring you some of the best plans from other AIBD designers and architects from around the nation. We want to be YOUR home plan source and we are here to help you find your dream home.

Please enjoy your visit to DesignHouse.

National Awards

Jan. 2009 – Fastest Growing Designer – HanleyWood.

July 2008 – Second place – Unbuilt Design 2500 square feet and Under – American Residential Design Awards competition.

Feb. 2008 – Most Marketable Designer with HanleyWood – Builder Designer portfolio which sells the best on the basis of a ratio of exposures to sales Runner-up for 2007 sales – DesignHouse, Inc.

Feb. 2007 – Winner of the House Plan Marketing Associations “On the Boards” design competition – The Creative Home – sponsored by Creative Homeowner. The winning entry is the “Loire” – Look for this plan online soon!

Feb. 2007 – 2nd place winner of the House Plan Marketing Associations “On the Boards” design competition for “Freestyle category”. This entry is the Tavernier our DP-2208!

2006 – chosen by Whirlpool Corporation, as one of 12 firms around the USA, to design two new TND (Traditional Neighborhood Design) plans to highlight Whirlpool products and this classic style of Architecture.

2001 – Awarded 2001 Plan Sales Award for DP-2108 from HomeStore
Second best selling plan for Homestore in 2001

2001 – Best Selling Plans award from HomeStore 2,000-2499 sq.ft range for plan DP-2108

2000 – Best Selling Plans award from HomeStore 2,000-2499 sq.ft range for plan DP-2108

1998 – Honor award – 3,250 sq.ft and under – Unbuilt Design category. AIBD annual design competition.

1996 – Honor award – 3,250 sq.ft and under – Unbuilt Design category. AIBD annual design competition.

1995 – Second place award – 3,250 sq.ft and under – Unbuilt Design category AIBD annual design competition.

Affiliations

Professional Member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) since 1991.

Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) by the National Council of Building Designer Certification since 1995.

2004-2006 President of the Mississippi Society of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD).

2002-2004 Vice President of the Mississippi Society of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

1998-2000 President of the Mississippi Society of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD).

Member of the Mississippi Society Board of Directors since 1996.

Member of the International Code Council.

Member of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership.

Member of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Vocational Advisory board from 1986-2005.

Saved by our Lord Jesus Christ in 1996.

Debra Taylor Purvis, AIBD
July 2008 ARDA Award Winner
Our Plan DP-1786 on the cover of one of our publishers magazines.