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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, June 19, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 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 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

July 13: Attend our YAF Hard Hat Tour of Ae'o

Register Online!  Space is limited to 25 participants, so please sign-up early!

When: Thursday, July 13, 4pm-5:30pm

Join the Young Architects Forum (YAF) for a Hard Hat Tour of Ae’o, a new high rise under construction in Kaka’ako. Designed by world renowned architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, in partnership with Architect’s Hawaii, Aeʻo will include 466 residences, a complete offering of luxury amenities and a walkable urban lifestyle in the heart of Ward Village.

Cost:  Free AIA Members, $5 for Non-members. Safety gear is required for each participant.

July 18: Next GMM Lunch "AIA Honolulu 2017-2022 Strategic Plan (1 LU)

Register Online!

When/Where: Tuesday, July 18, 11:30am-1:00pm, The Plaza Club

Join Us! The 2017-2022 AIA Honolulu Strategic Plan serves as a road map for our chapter over the next five years, outlining where we are, where we want to be, and how we'll get there. Come find out the specifics of the plan, and learn how you can be a part of its execution and the future success of our chapter. View Event Flyer.

Cost: $20 for all attendees. Register by July 11.

July 20 & 21: USGBC Hawaii Workshop's at the Center for Architecture

Register Online! Thursday, July 20, 9am-4:30pm "LEED Green Associate Exam Prep" 

LEEDv4 training aims at helping attendees become a LEED Green Associate. The class will cover the basics of green building, the USGBC/GBCI, and will review the intent and requirements of every credit towards LEED BD+C certification. No prior knowledge of LEED is required to attend the class. Read more!

Cost: $160 – $300. AIA members receive USGBC member rate.

Register Online! Friday July 21, 8am-12pm "LEED Project Management

Successfully managing the LEED documentation process requires specific knowledge, tools and skills that are not covered in the LEED Reference Manual. This half day workshop is based off of the LEED Project Management course that GreenStep developed and teaches through UC Berkeley Extension. Read more!

Cost: $100 – $160. AIA members receive USGBC member rate.

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

July 6: ARE Prep Session "Project Planning & Design"

Register Online Today!

Thursday, July 6, 5:30-7pm, AIA Center for Architecture.

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

July 27: Attend a FREE Live NCARB Webinar (1.5 LU)

RSVP Now! No charge but please register for planning purposes.

Thursday, July 27, 5:30-6:30, Center for Architecture

Speaker: Nick Respecki, Manager of Examination Development, NCARB will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession.

Great event for AXP/ARE Candidates, AXP Supervisors & Firm Principals!

Neighbor Islands! Attend remotely with Go-To-Meeting. Email us if interested.

Loan ARE 5.0 Brightwood Study Materials (Study Guides + Flashcards)

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 877.708.2801.

AIA Honolu Member Update

Chris Hong, AIA Featured in Pacific Business News

We hope you didn't miss the fantastic article featuring our 2017 AIA Honolulu President, Chris Hong, AIA in the June 15, 2017 in Pacific Business News titled "A more assertive AIA steps up".

Photo Credit: Tina Yuen PBN

"The changes that AIA President Chris Hong and his predecessor Ben Lee laid out in 2015 started to have an impact in 2016." Click here to read the full article if you are a PBN subscriber.

Community Update

DAGS FY18 Notice to Providers of Professional Services

DAGS contacted AIA Honolulu to provide our members with the information since they are hoping to increase their eligible pool of consultants for project selection purposes.

The State of Hawaii, Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS), Public Works Division (PWD) is seeking qualified firms to provide professional services for capital improvement program and other miscellaneous projects during fiscal year July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 (FY18).  The Notice to Providers of Professional Services for FY18 is now available on the State and County Procurement Notices web site and the DAGS PWD web site.

Applications in response to the Notice are done online by filling in the professional services Questionnaire for Architects, Engineers and Other Professional Services (i.e. DPW Form 120) at the DAGS PWD web site listed above.  The Questionnaire submittal deadline is June 30, 2017.  Late submittals are accepted until May 1, 2018.

Questions? Contact DAGS Technical Services Office via phone (808-586-0710) or email.

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 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-August: BIA's Construction Safety & Injury Prevention (CSIP) Program
    BIA's CSIP program is available statewide to address construction safety and health hazards, targeting workers, safety staff, and managers and owners. View event flyer.
    When/Where: July - August on Oahu, Kaui, Hawaii and Maui
    Register: Click here to register online.

  • 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).

  • July 13: USGBC Hawaii Event - Bike me to your LEEDer
    Learn about the future of Hawaii’s sustainable transportation infrastructure by joining a group bike ride hosted by Hawaii Bicycling league and a workshop hosted by the USGBC Hawaii.  Bike ride will loop through Kaka’ako, past a LEED gold building and end at the Atrium in SALT. Come and meet with proactive members of the community and hear from local experts about walkable and bikeable cities, LEED credits for transit oriented development, and how to incorporate green infrastructure into complete street designs. Workshop will qualify for 1 self-reported GBCI CEU. Reserve a Bikeshare Hawaii Biki bike (must be 16 or older) or bring your own. Light pupu’s and beverage are included with ticket. View Event Flyer.
    Cost:  $20 USGBC Hawaii Members and $25 Non-Members
    When/Where: Thursday, July 13, 5pm–7:30pm, Kaka‘ako Salt Atrium
    Registration: Click here to register on Eventbrite

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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