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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Posted By Camilla Nicholas, Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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April 26: The Revolutionary New Solution for Formosa Subterranean Termites (HSW)

RSVP for Free Lunch Program - Limited Seats Available!

NEXT WEEK! Wednesday, April 26, 12-1pm, Center for Architecture.

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Combining these two solutions in one product saves time and labor costs during construction. Learn more from datasheet. Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU (HSW).

RSVP by April 25 for planning purposes. Lunch from Kaka’ako Kitchen will be provided by the host.

Get Your Submissions Ready!

New Low Rate! Online Submission Opens Monday, April 24

AIA & Assoc. AIA Honolulu Members Submission Information:  View and print our detailed information on submission dates, fees, eligibility, submission requirements, project categories etc.

New Low Submission Fee! $275 per Built or Unbuilt Project

Design Awards Gala at the IBM Building Courtyard on 9.16.17: SAVE THE DATE

2017 Architecture Month in April



THIS THURSDAY April 20 - Free Oahu Public Film Night, 5:30pm 

RSVP Online Today!

Thursday, April 20, 5:30-8pm at the Center for Architecture.  View Event Flyer.

Come early as we have limited seating“Coast Modern” showcases the pioneering architects of modernist residential architecture along the Pacific Northwest coastline and examines some of their most outstanding legacy designs.  The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion by AIA Honolulu member-architects on the issues that were raised by the filmmakers.

April 21 - Hawaii Public Radio Pledge Drive, 8am-10am

Call and make a pledge to the Hawaii Public Radio while your fellow AIA Honolulu members man the phones.

Action Required! Support/Pledge on April 21, 8am-10am
Step 1: Tune in to HPR on 88.1 or 89.3 (FM)
Step 2: Call HPR at 944-8800 (KHPR) or 941-3689 (KIPO)
Step 3: Make your pledge during the AIA Honolulu shift
OR....Pledge online at, click Donate

  • Free and Public Film Nights on the Big Island
    Waimea: Thursday, April 27, 6pm, W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters
    Hilo: Friday, April 28 at 5:15pm, Hawaii Innovation Center


  • April 28: Free Sketch Event - Enter our Raffle
    Attend our next USk O‘ahu and AIA Free Sketch Event
    April 28, 5:30-7:30pm, at the Dillingham Transportation Building. View Event Flyer.

AIA Honolulu Leadership Workshop

Practical Tools & Innovative Strategies for getting More & Better Clients!

May 2 - July 25: Attend 4-Part Leadership Workshop (6 CEUs)

Targeted to owners, principals, and future leaders responsible for bringing in new business  

Learn how to succeed in Hawaii's increasingly competitive marketplace. Get insights presented from successful professional service firms worldwide that can be implemented immediately. View Event Flyer.

Register for 4-Part Series OR Single Sessions
We recommend to attending the full series, as the four sessions were designed to work most effectively together.

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

Howard J. Wolff, Full-Height Advice.

Series (All 4):
  $279 AIA Members / $337 Non-Members.
Per Session:   $79 AIA Members / $97 Non-Members.

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Meeting & Events

Apr 21 & 22: Building Voices Welcome Reception & Symposium

RSVP Online Today!
Friday, April 21, 5:30pm-7:30pm
at the Center for Architecture
Featuring Dan Pitera FAIA, Ceara O'Leary AIA, Detroit Collaborative Design Center
Hosted by AIA Honolulu, ASLA Hawai'i, APA Hawai'i. Sponsored by UHM SoA, UHCDC.

Register HERE!.....for free t-shirts + boxed lunches
Saturday, April 22, 8:30am-5:30pm
at the Hawaii State Captol
View Symposium Flyer with Speaker List & Schedule

April 27: AIA Honolulu Housing Committee Meeting

The new AIA Honolulu Housing Committee was created to promote the development of safe, attractive, accessible, and affordable housing. It will provide leadership, advocacy, and education to the profession and the public in matters related to housing design.

When/Where: Thursday, April 27, 12pm-1pm at the Center for Architecture

Committee membership is open to all active AIA Honolulu members, including Allied members

May 2: Private Tour of Honolulu Biennial 2017

Register Online!

Didn't get a chance to see the Honolulu Biennial yet? Or just want to learn more about the exhibits? Now is your chance during this private tour of the inaugural Biennial. 

When/Where: Tuesday, May 2 from 5:30-7pm at the Hub of Honolulu Biennial, Ward Village. 

View Tour Flyer.

Cost: $7 for Kama'aina and $5 for Seniors & Students.

May 11: YAF Workshop: Moving Up Within a Firm, Panel Discussion (1 LU)

Register Online!

This will be a panel discussion by licensed architects in top leadership positions discussing their experience on how they successfully earned those roles.

When/Where: Thursday, May 11, 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Center for Architecture.
Bonus:   Local Desserts

Cost: AIA Members $20 and Non-members $25

Associate AIA Update

April 27: ARE Prep Session "Project Management" (1 HSW)

Register Online!

When/Where: Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7pm at the Center for Architecture.

April Topic: ARE 5.0 Project Management and the corresponding ARE 4.0 exams that we’re covering are Construction Documents & Services and Programming, Planning, & Practice. We will also review the ARE 4.0 PPP vignette.

Presenter: Michael Kaainoni, Project Architect at Alakea Design Group

Cost:  $10/AIA/AIAS members & $20/non-members

Neighbor Islands! If interested to attend via Go-To-Meeting please choose that option when registering.

12th CANstruction® Competition

Register Your Team 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.

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.

Enter Your Team Today   Entry Fee: $100 per team

Mahalo CANstruction Competition Sponsors:

  Become a 2017 Canstruction Sponsor
View AIA Honolulu Sponsorship Prospectus

Get Involved! AIA Hawaii State Council Update

2017 AIA HSC Practice and Prosperity Committee Update

The 2017 AIA HSC Practice and Prosperity Committee has convened under chair Shaun Roth, AIA.  Members of the committee include John Fulmer, AIA; Troy Miyasato, AIA; Bill Brizee, AIA; Kimbal Thompson, AIA and Katie MacNeil, AIA. 

The P2 Committee has been described as the selfish side of the two HSC committees. They provide an interface between AIA membership and the AIA government affairs committee to insure that or our profession is positioned for sustained happiness and prosperity.  The committee will be monitoring, defending, and advocating for various topics in the broad categories of Hawaii State Public Procurement, Federal Public Procurement, and the playing field related to taxes and legal climate.

Want to Join? The committee welcomes additional participation and interested persons may email AIA Honolulu or Shaun Roth, AIA, Committee Chair for more information.

AIA HSC Licensing and Consumer Protection Committee

The 2017 AIA HSC Licensing and Consumer Protection Committee has convened under new chair Brent Tokita, AIA. Members of the committee include Kris Powers, AIA; Jason DeMarco, AIA; Reid Mizue, AIA; Jim Reinhardt, AIA; Jason Takeuchi, Assoc. AIA and Dan Chun, FAIA. 

The purpose of the LCP is to provide an interface between our membership and the AIA government affairs committee to improve the health, welfare, and safety impact or our profession.  They are currently focusing on two main topics.  
•    Removing barriers to licensure
•    Permanent funding for State Building Code Council

Want to Join? The committee welcomes additional participation and interested persons may email AIA Honolulu or Brent Tokita, AIA for more information.

AIA National Updates

May 11 Webinar "Release of 2017 AIA Contract Documents" (1 LU)

Register Online! AIA National Webinar on May 11, 2-3pm (EST).

Find out how the new 2017 AIA documents will affect your projects by attending a free webinar. Get insight into the revision process, key changes and how the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit can be used to provide health, safety, and welfare of building occupants.

AIA Announces 2017 Housing Awards

AIA National has selected 14 recipients for the 2017 Housing Awards. The awards program was established in 2000 to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life.  The four award categories included: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing, Multifamily Housing and Special Housing.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Three New Jobs Just Listed on our Job Board

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

Upcoming Events in the Community


  • April 29: Hawaii ASLA Punahou Project Tour
    To celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month, we’re offering project tours of
    Punahou School’s Omidyar (K-1) and Kosasa (2-5) Neighborhoods.
    Topic: Punahou Project Tour
    Date/Time/Location: Saturday, April 29, 9am-11am at Punahou
    Register: Email Grace Zheng, ASLA Hawaii

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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