• Reach the architect as soon as he is awarded the Architectural Contract, before he begins plans and specs to get your product or service specified.

  • “We are primarily focused on higher education clients and projects. It is important for us to know about projects several months in advance so we can set up meetings with them so we can meet and greet the 'key' individuals at each university."

  • “I have not seen another resource that covers both public and private work so clearly.”

  • “It is a comprehensive publication that covers the US market as well as the many markets sectors held within as easy to use format.

  • We want to be the early bird so we subscribe to the Daily Edition of Design Opportunities.

  • “It provides me new information on leads I may not be aware of and also provides validation for my efforts when I know about leads that are published.

  • It is a unique publication as most only focus on public projects, which is not our primary market.  It is nice to see private development listed!”

  • "DO” gives my company a jump start as to where to focus our marketing efforts to build the relationship now so the work in the future can be ours."

  • “We don’t chase advertised projects un­less a relationship is developed and we know it’s coming, but this lets us know what is going on outside our area of focus and whether we should be looking at new areas.”

  • “Information of high quality.”

  • "What a great publication. We did not know there were so many other opportunities so close to us. Thank you for pulling it together.”

  • "This is a wonderful publication. I wish I had known about it sooner.”

  • “I find DO useful because: It is a source of real leads, not a collection of old news stories.”

  • “I can’t wait to see what the next issue has for me!”

  • “Wow! You really meant it when you said it costs less than coffee and donuts each morning.”

  • “I’ve already landed a job from “DO” which means I paid for it for a lifetime.”

  • Find out which architects are being awarded new projects and may need your services before they begins plans and specs.

  • Develop relationships with the architect as soon as he is awarded the contract before he begins plans and specs.

  • “Live” RFP’s take you to the owner when he is ready for your design.

  • Pre-RFP projects allow you to develop a relationship with the owner/developer prior to the RFP being issued.

  • List of owner/developer information including: name, phone, fax, email and mailing address.

  • Use "DO" to see what is going on outside your area of focus to see whether you should be looking at new areas. "DO" will show you where to focus your marketing efforts today so the work can be yours tomorrow.

  • Use "DO" to make sure you are aware of all the opportunities available to you. Is your team on top of all the hot prospects? Are you missing out on prime opportunities?

  • Use "DO" to analyze trends in the market. See what types of projects are moving forward; see which developers are proposing projects and see what areas of the country have the most activity.

Spec Opportunities - "SO" is distributed to each subscriber in a personalized PDF format in a Weekly Edition.

Our subscribers include:

3. If you are a Manufacturer:

  • Find out if any architects are designing the exact type of building you are proposing so you can use their expertise.

  • Find out which architects are currently providing the best design at the lowest per square foot cost.

What our subscribers are saying:

  1. Architects and Consultants who want to be selected to design the building.

  2. Contractors who wants to be selected to build the building.

  3. Manufacturers who want their product specified.

  4. Facilitators whose services are needed in the Pre-Design phase, these include surveyors, appraisers, mortgage brokers, realtors, insurance brokers and attorneys.

Design Opportunities, “DO” is distributed to each subscriber in a personalized PDF format in either a Daily or Weekly Edition.

1. If you are a Building Owner, Manager, Developer:

  1. Designers who want to reach the owner/developer as early as possible AND see which projects other architects are working on.

  2. Contractors who want to build the building.

  3. Consultants who want to reach the owner/developer as soon as possible or want to approach the architect as soon as he is awarded the contract.

  4. Manufacturers who want to leave no “stone unturned” in getting their product or service specified “flat-no equal.”

1. If you are a Building Owner, Manager, Developer:

Design Opportunities-Spec Opportunities – “DO-SO” is distributed to each subscriber in a personalized PDF format in a Monthly Edition


Welcome to Design Opportunities -"DO"... and Spec Opportunities - "SO". As you can see, it’s not your usual website. No Action. No Sound. No “cool.” Just facts.

  1. Owners/Developers who want to know which architects are currently providing the best design at the lowest per square foot cost.

  2. Interior Designers who wish to design the interior.

  3. Consultants who wish to assist in the design.

  4. Contractors who wish to build the building.

  5. Manufacturers who would like to reach the architect before he starts plans and specs and get their product or service specified.

 Why you should subscribe to Design Opportunities, “DO”:

Why you should subscribe to Spec Opportunities, “SO”:

Our subscribers include:

National Building News Service Inc. 17 Kit Street, Keene, NH 03431 phone 800 500-7276

publisher of  "DO"- Design Opportunities and "SO" - Spec Opportunities


National Building News Service was established in 1964. It is an "early warning system" using a national reporting network to provide Pre-Design leads on the "Skyline of Tomorrow."

We maintain contact with thousands of owner/developers to determine their future building plans while they are still a "twinkle in his eye."

This information is published in Design Opportunities, "DO", which tracks several thousand projects per year, on which an RFP is either pending or has been released and is "live" in the issue.

In addition we publish Spec Opportunities, "SO" in which we provide details on projects on which the Architectural Contract has just been awarded, before plans and specs begin.

We also publish a combination of Design Opportunities, "DO" and Spec Opportunities, "SO" which we call "DO-SO"


2.  If you are an Architect, Engineer, Landscape Architect, Interior Designer, Contractor, Food Service Consultant or Commissioning Agent:

To subscribe today call Cindy at 800 500-7276 or email at cindy@nbnservice.com

Our subscribers include:

2. If you are an Engineer, Landscape Architect, Interior Designer, Contractor, Food Service Consultant or Commissioning Agent:

  • Use "DO" to analyze trends in the market. See what types of projects are moving forward; see which developers are proposing projects and see what areas of the country have the most activity.