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Architects are much more than mere designers.  They are—through their extensive education and professional training as problem solvers and creative thinkers—business and community leaders who play a vital role in our state's economies and local neighborhoods.  Many AIA architects hold leadership roles within our community:  through service on state commissions and task forces, neighborhood boards, as active Rotarians and volunteer leaders in their childrens' schools and more.

Community Outreach Projects

As part of our Community programming, AIA Honolulu members participate in scheduled community outreach programs to give back to the community in which we live. Past and planned efforts by AIA Chapter members include:

  • April of every year is Architecture Month. AIA Honolulu members offer a variety of programs to the public,  many of these events are FREE! Our goal is to highlight our shared values of good design in making our communities better places to live, work and play.
  • Canstruction®  a collaborative community effort sponsored by AIA Honolulu. A foundation of the Society for Design Administration (SDA), Canstruction® is a design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America.  Teams of architects, engineers, and students mentored by these professionals, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. 
  • AIA Honolulu phone bank team to assist Hawaii Public Radio in their semi-annual pledge drive to bring quality radio programming to Hawaii
  • Habitat for Humanities projects organized by our Emerging Professionals/Associates Committee
  • Member participation in beach clean-up days and other restoration projects around the island
  • Representatives for local School Career Days.

Contact the AIA Honolulu office and visit our other pages to learn more about AIA architects and members in the community. Contact Us.

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