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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Renew Your AIA Membership

Renew Your AIA Membership - Lapsing of Members Occurs April 1

Renew your AIA membership today as AIA National will make all unpaid members lapsed by April 1, 2017. At this time you will no longer be able to use the AIA designation after your name, take advantage of all memberships benefits and get exclusive content on trends and research from AEC leaders.

Renew Today! Renew online at or by phone at 800-242-3837, option 2. You may enroll in the Dues Installment Program through April 30.

2017 Architecture Month in April



  • Mar 31: PechaKucha Night of Design Presentations, 5:30pm-8pm
    Food | Cocktails | Live Band | Prizes | T-shirts
    Join us by kicking off 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.
 Walking Tour Sponsors:    

  • 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.


  • 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.

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Meeting & Events

March 29: Park Lane Site Tour Opportunity for AIA Members

The Park Lane Development Team invites AIA Honolulu members on an exclusive tour of Park Lane Ala Moana.  Join them and get a sneak preview of the exclusive property as well as its world-class amenities. View Event Flyer.

When:  Wednesday, March 29, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Park Lane Ala Moana

RSVP Online: Click here to RSVP by March 26. The tour is FREE but can only accommodate 35.

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.

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.

13th Annual CANSTRUCTION 2017 Theme: Browse a Library of CANstructures!  Volumes of meals for our local community that seem to jump off the pages...One Can at a Time.

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

AIA Firm Update

Summer Architecture Internships Reminder

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.

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AIA Member Rate! Nikon DF Black Body & Lenses for Sale

AIA Honolulu member Ted Garduque has a slightly used Nikon DF Black Body (16.2 MP, Spectacular CMOS D4 Sensor), lenses and tripod for sale.  This is perfect for the photographer wishing to upgrade to a full frame professional D4 sensor with lenses for portrait to architectural use. 

Click here for more information and member prices.

Questions? Email T.E. Garduque, FAIA at Garduque Architects, LLC

AIA National Updates

Need up-to-date salary information? Take the 2017 AIA Compensation Survey!

It has been almost two years since the AIA published the 2015 AIA Compensation Survey Report - an industry standard, and the most comprehensive national survey on architect compensation. The new 2017 survey will provide compensation data for 39 positions at architecture firms, all nine regions of the country, plus many states and metro areas.

To thank you for your participation, you will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the complete survey report when it is released. If you received an invitation to participate, we ask that you respond as your reply is vital for the success of this study.

If you are a firm leader who has not received an invitation and would like to participate, please send an email to the AIA Economics & Market Research team at . We thank you in advance for your participation.

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

One Job 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.


  • March 29 - Panel Discussion on Business Exit Planning and Breakfast
    Attend a Panel Discussion on Business Exit Planning and Breakfast on March 29 from 7:30am to 9am at The Pacific Club . No cost. Must be a business owner to attend. RSVP online or by calling (808) 695-2102. Limited seating to the first 30 business owners.

  • 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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