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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, June 26, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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July 7: East-West Center & SHADE Institute Presents Public Interest Design’ Workshop (8 HSW)

Register Online! The East-West Center and the SHADE Institute presents a Public Interest Design Workshop July 7, 8am-5:30pm at EWC’s Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center.

The workshop is intended to help planning and design professionals, property owners, developers, government officials, community leaders, and concerned citizens learn how to apply the SEED Evaluator method, a global certification program which promotes socially conscious, economically feasible environmental design equity among urban and rural communities. View Event Flyer.

AIA/CES LUs: This is an AIA, ASLA, & USGBC accredited workshop qualifies participants for 8 HSW CEUs/ PDHs and placement in advanced online seminars leading to certification as a SEED Professional.

Cost: $350 General Public, $250 Members of Professional Design organizations & $100 students.

Online Submission Deadline June 30

Extended Submission Deadline This Friday June 30

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

  • 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

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.

  Mahalo 2017 Design Awards Sponsors!
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Upcoming AIA Honolulu Meeting & Events

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 5: 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: Wednesday, July 5, 12-1pm at the Center for Architecture, Honolulu.

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

July 12: AIA/GCA 3-Part Series! The Life of a Drawing – From Napkin Sketch to As-Built and Everything In-between ( 1 LU)

The Pre-Project:  Planning and Entitlement, Design and Drawing

Register Online! Wednesday, July 12, 11:30am-1:00pm, Center for Architecture (brown bag session).

First in a 3-part series on “The Life of a Drawing - From Napkin Sketch to As-Built and Everything In-between” as we gain an insight to the rarely seen parts of a project.  This seminar will help you understand what is involved to start a project from an idea and all of the things that are required before construction drawings even start.  We will also learn about the programming process and how it ties into design drawings and culminating with understanding the effort of approximately 15 architectural staff to complete the construction drawings.
Presenters: Ross Morishige, AIA and Tracy Camuso, AICP from G70

Cost: $10 for AIA Honolulu & GCA members and $20 for Non-members.

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

Register Online!

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

Make Sure YOU Join Us! Our 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, will act as our organizational road map for 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

The goal of the program is to be a dynamic and interactive conversation with attendees, an energetic and exciting roll-out for how we will collaboratively shape the future of the organization.

Cost: $20 for all attendees. Lunch included but you must register by July 11.

Associate AIA News

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

Register Online Today!

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

We will be covered ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design (PPD) which corresponds to portions of the ARE 4.0 exams of Building Design & Construction Systems (BDCS), Structural Systems (SS), Building Systems (BS), and Schematic Design (SD).  We will also review the ARE 4.0 BDCS vignettes for any 4.0 exam takers in attendance.

Presenter: Jason DeMarco, AIA, LEED BD+C, Project Architect, WRNS STUDIO

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.

AIA National Updates

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

Three New Jobs on our Job Board

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

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.

Upcoming Events in the Community


  • 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

  • July 19: Art+Design+Architecture Event
    Hear from leading practitioners in these fields who will share their own work and ruminations on Hawaii as a burgeoning center in the Pacific of global relevance for art, design and architecture.
    When/Where: July 19, 6am-8pm at The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
    Cost: Free and for the community
    Register: Email AHL. RSVP by July 14. Space is limited.

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Email Camilla Nicholas, AIA Honolulu or call (808) 628-7245.

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