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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, June 12, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Online Submission Open

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Submission Deadline is now June 30

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 30 - 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

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. View Event Flyer.
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.

June 22: AIA Honolulu Housing Committee Meeting

This 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, June 22, 12-1pm at the Center for Architecture, Honolulu.

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

JUNE 29: "Communicating in a Way That Gets Clients to Listen"

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

Attend next Get The Job Leadership Workshop and 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 29:  Communicating in a Way That Gets Clients to Listen
July 25:  Selling Without Selling Out

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.

Associate AIA News

ARE 5.0 Brightwood Study Materials at the Center for Architecture

Available to Loan Today!  Brightwood's brand new ARE 5.0 Study Guides & Flashcards at the Center for Architecture. 

FREE to loan for all active AIA Honolulu members. Loans available to non-members for a small fee.

Prefer to Purchase a Set? 20% Discounts for AIA Honolulu Members  Just use our discount code "AIAHI" when ordering on or call them at 877.708.2801.

12th CANstruction® Competition!

Last Chance!  A Few More Teams Wanted

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

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

AIA National Updates

Third Annual I Look Up Film Challenge - Register by June 26

Call for filmmakers and architects to showcase architecture as a Blueprint for Better

The AIA 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge is now open for registration, inviting architects across the country to collaborate with filmmakers by highlighting projects that are changing communities for the better.
Visit to register by June 26 and submit films by August 13. Use the hashtag #ilookup to join the conversation.   All films submitted by August 13 will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges from the media and architecture world, along with a chance to win the public’s vote. Winners will be screened in early November at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, and win cash and distribution prizes.

Register for Upcoming AIA National Conferences

  • 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

One New Job on our Job Board

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

Upcoming Events in the Community


  • 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 22: Equity by Design
    When/Where: Thursday, June 22, 5pm-7pm
    Topic: Inspiring the Next Gen of Female Leaders - Hackathon
    Register: Click here to register on Eventbrite

  • 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.

  • July 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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