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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, March 13, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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THIS THURSDAY March 16! Pupu's & Wine at Ferguson's Plumbing EXPO

FREE Event to all AIA Honolulu members!

You are invited to attend the Ferguson Plumbing EXPO, designed to showcase major plumbing lines like, Kohler, Delta/Brizo, Hansgrohe /Axor, American Stnd./DXV, Grohe, Toto, Pfister /Fortis and Moen.  The manufacturer’s representatives will be there to show some of their new product, all while you will be enjoying some great wine and pupu’s.

When:  THIS Thursday, March 16, 5:00pm-7:30pm.
Where: Center for Architecture, Honolulu

RSVP Today! Please RSVP by emailing Clayton Gomi, Allied Member for planning purposes.

2017 Architecture Month in April



  • Mar 31: PechaKucha Night of Design Presentations, 5:30pm-8pm
    Join us ushering in Architecture Month with presentations by AIA Honolulu member architects, interior designers, educators, fine artists and writers in the fast-paced Pecha Kucha-style: a total of 20 slides per presenter with only 20 seconds of commentary per slide.
  • Apr 7: Architectural Firm Crawl in Downtown Honolulu, 5pm-8pm
    Numerous Downtown AIA Honolulu architecture companies will open their doors to the public, inviting the community in to learn more about the projects that the firms are engaged in and the architects behind those designs.  Attendees will receive a map over participating firms and visit in any order.

  • Apr 8: Architectural Walking Tour: UH at Manoa, Tours from 8am-10:30am
    Attend our Walking Tour of UH at Manoa, led by AIA Honolulu member-architects, for a rare opportunity to explore the central campus from a design perspective.  Online registration and pre-payment for this event is required. Groups of 10-12 people every 10 minutes between 8am-10:30am.

  • Apr 8: Create Award-Winning Photographs of Architectural Projects, 9am-4pm, Jim Doyle, Allied Member (6.5 AIA/CES LUs). Attend a special photography course and spend a day with Master Photographer Jim Doyle and learn the techniques he uses to create his acclaimed images for Architecture firms across the country.
  • Apr 20: Oahu Public Film Night: (movie TBA), 5:30pm-8pm
    You are invited to come watch a free film of interest to the design-minded will be shown.
    Film Title: To be determine. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Free and Public Film Nights at Three Locations
    No RSVP Needed! The Hawaii Island Section of AIA Honolulu invites the public to join in three free film presentations.
    Kona: Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Donkey Mill Art Center.
    Waimea: Stay tuned for information
    Hilo: Stay tuned for information
  • April 14: Young Architects Workshop
    This workshop is co-presented with the Donkey Mill ArtCenter (DMAC) for students age 12-18. Students will explore daylighting and ventilation design concepts through drawing and model-building. Instructor is Shaun Roth, AIA with other Architect volunteers. The cost is $45 members/ $55 non-members, maximum 16 student. View Event Flyer.

Co-Related Events:

  • Apr 8: Attend the 2017 Beaux Arts Ball
    The University of Hawaii School of Architecture Alumni Association brings back an Annual Event celebration "Aces of Architecture" at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, Grand Ballroom starting at 5:30pm.  Casino Gamers! Buffet Dinner! Silent Auction! Semi-Formal Attire! Purchase tickets online. RSVP by March 31.
  • Apr 22: Building Voices: Idea and Action Festival focused on DESIGN
    Presented by the UH School of Architecture, includes a symposium, competition/exhibition and partnered events that  gather political leaders, practitioners, faculty, students, and the community to talk about critical issues facing Hawaii at the Hawaii State Capitol.

12th Canstruction® Competition - September 30

Enter Your Team for our 12th CANstruction Competition Today

Enter Your Team for our 12th Annual Canstruction® competition on Saturday, September 30, 9am - 2pm at Pearlridge Center. This is an exciting community service and team building project for your firm.

Register Online: Enter Your Team Today!   Entry Fee: $100 per team

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Meeting & Events

March 16: ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT! Attend GMM Site Tour of Keauhou Place (1 LU)

Register Online!

Attend our monthly General Membership Meeting (GMM) in March which will be a specially organized site tour. View Event Flyer.

When:   Thursday, March 16, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Where:  Site Tour at Keauhou Place, Kaka'ako

Cost: $20/AIA Honolulu members & $35/Non-members. Bento included. No Walk-ins.

May 2 - July 25: Attend "Get The Job" a 4-Part Leadership Workshop (6 CEUs)

Practical tools and innovative strategies for getting more and better clients

This workshop series is specifically targeted to owners, principals, and future leaders responsible for bringing in new business for their architecture, design, engineering, and construction firms.  Created to help Hawaii businesses succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace, the information and insights presented will draw from successful professional service firms worldwide and will be both practical and immediately implementable. Attendance limited to 30 motivated individuals. View Event Flyer.

Register for the 4-part Series
Strongly recommended to attend ALL 4 sessions since they are designed to work most effectively together.

Session 1, May 2: 20 Positioning Strategies to Stand Out from the Crowd
Session 2, June 1: Marketing Plans That Really Work
Session 3, June 29: Communicating in a Way That Gets Clients to Listen
Session 4, July 25: Selling Without Selling Out

Howard J. Wolff the founder of Full-Height Advice.

Series (4 sessions): $279 AIA members; $337 non-members. Per Session: $79 AIA members; $97 non-members.

2017 AIA Grassroots Conference Update

Reported by Chris Hong, AIA, 2017 AIA Honolulu President:  This year about 900 AIA members gathered in Washington DC for the Grassroots conference, the annual gathering of leaders throughout the AIA to talk about advocacy and leadership development. View Facebook Images.

This year the contingent from Hawaii was able to meet with representatives from Senator Brian Schatz, Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard, and even with Senator Mazie Hirono herself. These were very engaging meetings where we got an insight into their perspective and were able to offer our concerns on national and local issues that affect our industry.

The plenary sessions were highlighted with speakers such as Peter Calthrope, Michael Berkowitz, Jean Carroon, Tom Dallessio, Jeff Speck, and even Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. The focus of these talks were The New Urban Agenda, Habitat 3, and the evolution of the role we play as Architects.

We left the conference with lessons learned and follow-up items, both with our national representatives and with our AIA Regional board. Please stay tuned.

AIA Firm Update

Offering Architecture Internships This Summer?

If your firm will be offering an architecture internship program this summer, feel free to email AIA Honolulu the information and we will add it to our newly created web page.

Questions? Email your information to Camilla Nicholas.

Welcome Allied Member

Welcome George Gutierrez with Nagamine Okawa Engineers, Inc.

Welcome local allied member George Gutierrez, President of Nagamine Okawa Engineers, Inc

Nagamine Okawa Engineers is a structural engineering firm that provides analysis, design, construction administration services and various other services.  Structure types include schools, bridges, commercial structures, hotels, sewage treatment plants, infrastructure type projects, piers and hospitals.  Sub-specialties are forensic engineering of existing structures and underwater inspections.

Questions? To learn more contact George Gutierrez, Allied Member or call him at (808) 536-2626.

AIA National Updates

AIA Codes Webinar March 22: NGBS Green - The Residential Certification Game Changer (1 HSW)

Register for Webinar!  If you aren’t building green homes, you’re missing a rapidly growing segment of homebuyers seeking green products and services. Find out how certification to ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard can help you build and sell green homes.  View event flyer.

A'17 AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, April 27-29, Orlando

Advance rates through 3/29 - Register today!

Choose between 500+ sessions that explore some of the most interesting ideas in architecture, plus all-new courses earning AIA LUs (HSW) credits.

New AIA members - Register for free: If you joined the AIA for the first time between May 22, 2016 - April 29, 2017 your registration is free (~$775)!

AIA National Business Meeting, April 25-27, Orlando:  AIA is hosting the annual business meeting and related activities April 25–27, before A’17 officially kicks off.  View the 2017 Official Delegate Information Booklet with the candidates for national office and the proposed Bylaws amendments.

Volunteer with AEC Cares, April 26 in Orlando:  Register as a volunteer, or donate!  This year, AEC Cares joins forces with the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida to renovate its Center for Women and Families. They will bring together +140 industry volunteers to create a better space for homeless families.

Mark Your Calendar for more 2017 AIA National Events

  • June 14-16:  State Government Network Annual Meeting
  • July 19-21:  SpeakUp 2017

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Two Jobs Listed on our Job Board

Jobs are posted for 1 month. Posting fee: $25/members, $40/non-members.

Upcoming Events in the Community

University of Hawaii School of Architecture Events

  • Call for the Building Voices Competition - Submissions due 4.5.17
    The School of Architecture along with the University of Hawaii Community Design Center is launching a single-stage international design competition seeking innovative design solutions that address Hawai‘i’s unique geographic location, cultural richness, global visibility, and ecological diversity. View Flyer.
    Dates: 4.5.17 Submissions Due / 4.7.17 Design Jury / 4.22.17 Winners Announced
    Fee: $50 or Free for students (with valid ID)
  • 2x2 Ferraro Choi x Urban Works - An Architectural Exhibit - February 9 - May 12
    UH at Manoa - Haigo & Irene Shen Architecture Gallery - Admission Free
    Mon: 2pm-4pm     Tue/Thu: 8am-12pm & 1pm–6pm
    Wed: 11am–2pm & 3pm-6pm     Fri: 8am-12pm & 3pm-6pm.


  • Mar 16: 2017 Ferguson Plumbing Reception
    This product show, put together by allied member Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery will feature many of the latest and stylish plumbing pieces in the market today.
    Date/Time/Location: Thursday, March 16, 5pm-8pm, Center for Architecture
    RSVP: Click here to RSVP for planning purposes

  • March 20: Two NDPTC Training Opportunities (6.5 AIA/CES LUs)
    National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) are offereing two no cost training opportunities in conjunction with the PRIMO conference in Honolulu.
    Topics: Community Resilience / AWR-347 Climate Adaptation Planning for Emergency Management
    Date/Time/Location: March 30, 8am-5pm at the Hawaii Convention Center
    Register: Click here to register online.

  • April 4: Envision Kaimuki Community Meeting
    Update on Community Projects: Mini Park Next to12th Avenue Parking Lot #1 Entrance (Mauka) (DTS); Kaimuki Park - Adopt-a-Park Chair, KBPA; Care of Tree Wells along Waialae Avenue between 11th Avenue and KokoHead and Summary of Last Community Meeting Renee Espiau Activities: “Streets As Places” Public Input responding to options presented by EnVision Kaimuki planners and architects
    Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, April 4, 6-8:30pm at Kaimuki Christian Church

  • April 6: 2017 ACEC Hawaii State & Counties A/E/C Symposium
    A symposium for Hawaii's engineering, architecture, and construction industry representatives to learn about current and future initiatives by State, City & County of Honolulu, and Neighbor Island County agencies
    Date/Time/Location: Thursday, April 6, 10:30am-6pm, Hale Koa Hotel
    Register: Register online (discounted early registration ends March 21)

2017 Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Sponsor and Show Your Support

2017 Annual Sponsorship! Interested in increased visibility throughout the entire year? Sign up today for 12 continuous months of benefits!  View our 2017 Sponsorship prospectus and start your partnership with AIA Honolulu today.  Sponsor Your Chapter Today & Add Your Firm Logo Here!

Email Camilla Nicholas, AIA Honolulu or call (808) 628-7245.

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