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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Online Submission Open

Submission Deadline is June 16!

Start Online Submission(s) TODAY!
Edit and add entries as needed until the submission deadline.

The AIA Honolulu Annual Design Awards is Hawaii’s oldest program of its type, held annually since 1958.  Projects submitted by local AIA members to the 59th Annual AIA Honolulu Design Awards will be judged on their merit by a distinguished jury. View 2017 AIA Honolulu Design Awards Information.

Reduced Submission Fee:  $275 / Project

Submission Deadline:  June 16 - submission must be fully completed and paid for.
Save the Date! Design Awards Gala, Sep. 16 at the iconic IBM Building Courtyard

  Mahalo 2017 Design Awards Sponsors!
Become a Design Awards sponsor today

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Meeting & Events

THURSDAY JUNE 1: Few Spots Available for our "Get The Job" Leadership Workshop

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.

Presenter: Howard J. Wolff, Full-Height Advice.
Cost/Session:   $79 AIA Members / $97 Non-Members.

Register Online for Sessions:
June 1:  Marketing Plans That Really Work
June 29:  Communicating in a Way That Gets Clients to Listen
July 25:  Selling Without Selling Out

June 8: Young Architects Forum (YAF) Pau Hana

RSVP Online Today!

Join the Young Architects Forum (YAF) for a Pau Hana at Bethel Union on Thursday, June 8, 5:30-7 pm.  Meet like-minded emerging professionals in AIA and sister organizations while enjoying one of downtown Honolulu’s trendiest bar and restaurant. 

The local committee of YAF meets the second Thursday of each month and serves the interests of newly licensed out to ten years licensure (and the young at heart).

June 15: Breakfast GMM “The Perfect Storm (Water) Rules” (HSW)

Register Online Today

When/Where:  Thursday, June 15, 7:45am-9:30am at the Center for Architecture.
Join us to hear all about the C&C of Honolulu’s updated Storm Water Quality Rules that will take effect in August 2017 and have implications for project planning.


  • Randall Wakumoto, PE, head of the City and County of Honolulu Storm Water Quality Branch within the Department of Facility Maintenance, will discuss the new requirements and how sustainable storm water management can be integrated into project planning. 
  • Brian Wolf, Project Manager of PBR Hawaii will discuss various projects their office has worked on which integrates effective design to meet current code requirement.

Cost: $20 for AIA Honolulu Members & $35 for Non-Members. Breakfast Included.

Go-To-Meeting! Available for outer island friends and those that simply can't attend in person.


2017 GMM Sponsor!
Become an AIA sponsor Today!

Order Your AIA Honolulu T-Shirt Today!

Support you local AIA Honolulu Chapter and purchase your t-shirt today! Just $20 each (S/M/L/XL).

How to order one? Stop by the Center for Architecture or email us or call at (808) 628-7243 and order yours today.

12th CANstruction® Competition!

Help Hawaii's Foodbank Stock Their Shelves

12th Annual Canstruction® competition takes place on Saturday, September 30, 9am - 2pm at Pearlridge Center.

We look for design/build teams to take on a fun and rewarding challenge.  Show off your skills while helping stock the Hawaii Foodbank shelves.

Enter Your Team Today   Entry Fee: $100 per team

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.

Mahalo CANstruction Competition Sponsors:

  Become a 2017 Canstruction Sponsor

Associate AIA News

THURSDAY JUNE 1: ARE Prep "Programming & Analysis" (HSW)

Register Online Today!

Thursday, June 1, 5:30-7pm, AIA Center for Architecture.

Overview: We will be covered ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis and the corresponding ARE 4.0 exams that we’re covering are Site Planning & Design / Programming, Planning, & Practice.  We will also review the ARE 4.0 PPP vignette.

Cost:  $10 for AIA/AIAS members and $20 for non-members.

Deadline June 19! 2017 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes significant contributions of emerging professionals and helps defray Architect Registration Examination (ARE) costs and is open to any Associate Members who are eligible to sit for the ARE.  Deadline: June 19. Click HERE for more information.

AIA Honolulu Member Updates

May 18 GMM on Multimodal Transportation in Honolulu

During our May 18 General Membership Meeting we got to learn about the need for multimodal transportation in Honolulu, and the current initiatives that are supporting this shift in transportation trends.

Mahalo to our GMM committee, program participants and allied member Sarah Robertson with Western Window Systems for the fun swag giveaway.  View pictures on Facebook.

Thank you to our three amazing panelists Ben Trevino, Bikeshare Hawai‘i, Mike Packard, City and County of Honolulu, Complete Streets Program and Melissa White, SSFM International.

Join us June 15! GMM Breakfast program on "The Perfect Storm (Water) Rules".

Community Scholarship Opportunities for Architects

Deadline May 31! 2017 MCAH Scholarship for High School Children

The 20176 Mason Contractors Association of Hawaii's (MCAH) Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament benefits AIA Honolulu Members by awarding a scholarship to an AIA dependent.

Scholarship Deadline May 31:  The MCAH will be awarding five (5) $2,000 scholarships to high school graduates from the State of Hawaii. Go to MCAH's website for information and online application.

Deadline June 15! 2017 SAME Honolulu Scholarship Application

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME Honolulu) is again offering scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college students who will be or are currently enrolled at a university with an accredited engineering or architecture program. View SAME 2017 Scholarship Application form. Application deadline is June 15, 2017.

Questions? Email Julie Chen, Scholarship Director, SAME Honolulu Post c/o Marketability, LLC.

AIA National Updates

Call for Committees! Join the Codes Network by June 1

The AIA Codes Network gives members a voice and a role in code development, adoption and interpretation. We encourage AIA members to apply for the International Code Council's Code Committees for 2018 Group A/2019 Group B Cycles. Application Deadline June 1. Click here for details.

Combating Climate Change: Three Priorities

With the recent release of our climate change values statement, AIA has taken a clear stand on architects' key role in finding solutions to the climate crisis. The Institute's recent commentary on climate change mitigation details three critical areas where architects can drive change: education, energy modeling, and policy advocacy.

AIA Commercial Airing on HGTV + Hulu

The new commercial is available for you to share and view here.

It will air on HGTV and Hulu 3-4 weeks in May and June, and again in the Fall for 4-5 weeks. AIA is also among the sponsors for HGTV's popular "Urban Oasis" home giveaway.

Register for Free June Contract Document Webinars

  • Register for June 1, 2-3pm (ET): Understand the 2017 AIA Owner/Architect Agreements (1.5 HSW).  This free webinar will provide insight into the newly revised 2017 Owner-Architect agreements.
  • Register for June 7, 3-4pm (EDT): Explore new 2017 AIA General Conditions.  This free webinar will teach you about the changes to the revised A201™–2017, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, often called the "keystone" document and more.

Intersections Symposium: Design & Resilience @ A'18

Deadline: June 14, 2017! Architects, faculty and students are encouraged to submit their research projects for possible presentation at A'18 in NYC. Intersections - linking Education, Research and Practice will focus on design and resilience with feedback from noted architects, Billie Faircloth, Sheila Kennedy and Michael Murphy (invited). Learn more.

Register for Upcoming AIA National Conferences

  • Register Online! June 14-15: State Government Network (SGN) Annual Meeting, St. Louis MO. Join us for a two-day conference of fast-paced, hard-hitting ideas, education, networking, and innovative collaboration with your peers, colleagues, AEC firms, and government officials.
  • Register Online! July 19-21: SpeakUp AIA Advocacy & Action Event, Denver CO.
    SpeakUp is the AIA’s annual legislative and political advocacy leadership event taking place July 19-21 in Denver, Colorado. This three-day event will feature workshops, role playing, and interactions with federal and state political and policy experts allowing architects to develop the skills necessary to advocate for their profession and community. 
    Registration is limited to only 120 participants
    Click HERE for more information.
    Hotel reservations: Call Curtis Hotel, Denver CO at (303) 571-0300.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Two New Jobs + More on our Job Board

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

Upcoming Events in the Community


  • June 7: Pam Chambers Presentation Skills Course (Level 1)
    When/Where: Wednesday, June 7-July 12, 6:00–8:30pm, Center for Architecture.
    Topic: Become a more comfortable and effective speaker
    Register: Email Pam Chambers or call her at (808) 377-5679.

  • June 8: ACECH June Meeting "Accounting for Engineers & Architects"
    You are welcome to attend ACECH's next General Membership Meeting.
    When/Where: Thursday, June 8, 7:30am-9:30am at the Pacific Club
    Topic: Accounting for Engineers & Architects (Part 2)
    Register: Register here by June 1

  • June 14: Sustaining Places: Historic Preservation Summer Series 2017 (1 HSW)
    AIA Honolulu is the registered provider. 
    Three part series by  the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Chinatown Improvement District
    When/Where: Wednesday, June 14, 12pm-1pm, Lyon Associates
    Topic: Improving the Performance of Historic & Existing Buildings to Save Energy and Money
    Register: Register online at (advance registration recommended)

  • June 27 OR 28: Workshop and Training for Water Quality Rules
    Planning and Design Professionals!  Learn about the recent changes in water quality rules and optionally obtain CISEC or CPESC training and certification.
    When/Where: June 27 OR June 28, 8:30am-12pm | 1pm-4pm, Neal S. Blaisdell Center
    Register: Email Jeff Onaga or call him at (808) 440‐0207 for more information.

  • Jul 7: Public Interest Design Workshop for Design Professionals & Community Partners
    Design professionals will learn skills and methods to actively engage in "Public Interest Design" through fee-based practice.  Instructors and special guest speakers will present in-depth case studies of the participatory processes and the outcomes of their award-winning Public Interest Design projects. Successful completion of this AIA, ASLA, & USGBC accredited workshop qualified participants for 8 HSW CEUs/PDHs and advanced online seminars leading to certification as a SEED Professional.
    When/Where: Friday, July 7, East-West Center, Honolulu
    Register: Register online HERE! Members of AIA, ASLA, SEED: Super Early Bird (ends May 26): $150, Early Bird (ends June 16): $200 and After 16 June: $250.

  • July 12: Sustaining Places: Historic Preservation Summer Series 2017 (1 HSW)

    AIA Honolulu is the registered provider. 
    Three part series by  the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Chinatown Improvement District
    When/Where: Wednesday, July 12, 12pm-1pm, Lyon Associates
    Topic: Infrastructure: Electrical Capacity and Upgrades
    Register: Register online at (advance registration recommended)

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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