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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, Augst 8, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Join Us for our Design Awards Gala Celebration - Saturday Sep, 16!

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When/Where: Saturday, Sep. 16, 5pm-9pm at the IBM Building Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd

The event begins at 5pm, when you can join us for cocktails, heavy pupu’s, live music and socializing with friends and colleagues, and of course the Awards Program featuring our 2017 Winners presenting their distinguished project stories! (Please note: There will be no sit down dinner at this years awards ceremony)

Tickets: $95.00/person for AIA Honolulu Members & Guests. $30.00/person for Students

MAHALO 2017 AIA Honolulu Design Awards Sponsors!

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AIA/HAF Gordon W. Bradley Humanitarian Award

Gordon Bradley Humanitarian Award

Nomination Deadline September 15

In recognition of architect Gordon W. Bradley, AIA’s rare and wonderful personality and immense love for life, AIA Honolulu and the Hawaii Architectural Foundation are proud to announce that nominations for the 2017 Gordon Bradley Humanitarian Award are now being accepted!

This award was originally created to perpetuate Gordon Bradley’s special spirit by acknowledging architects who, through their profession, have exemplified this giving attitude. Thus, the “AIA/HAF Gordon W. Bradley Humanitarian Award” is intended to acknowledge a person who has given his or her time and energy to benefit society. View our 2017 Call for Nominations.

Deadline Sep. 15: All nominations must be submitted to AIA Honolulu by end of day on Friday, September 15. Review our nomination information today and email submissions to Abigail Spencer Mundell, EVP, AIA Honolulu

AIA Hawaii State Council

Update from AIA SpeakUp 2017 Denver, Colorado

Read full report by Brent I. Tokita, AIA, LEED AP.

Governmental Advocacy should be a high priority for any AIA chapter and you can’t get any higher than the 2nd Annual AIA SpeakUp in Denver, Colorado.  AIA Hawaii State Council provided a generous scholarship for me to attend this event which provided seminars and an interesting group exercise to promote advocacy skills through the grassroots of AIA.  There was representation from across the country with local chapters ranging from a few dozen to thousands of members.  Many were very inexperienced in advocacy whereas other had well-developed Political Action Committees(PACS) and targeted action plans.

Sep 8: Attend "Legislature 101" with the AIA HSC

Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process!

Register Online Today! (Please register for planning purposes).

When/Where: Friday, Sep. 8, 12pm-1pm, Center for Architecture

Presenter: Keanu Young, Public Access Room’s Assistant Coordinator

Join the AIA Hawaii State Council (HSC) for an important and information presentation from Public Access Room (PAR) about the things you need to know related to Legislature in Hawaii.  The flexible nature of this free workshop provides a useful start for newcomers, as well as new information and inspiration for veterans of the legislative process.

Cost:  FREE to AIA Members and Non-Members

AIA Honolulu Programs

Aug 10: Young Architects Forum (YAF) Pau Hana at Moku Kitchen

RSVP Online Today! Join the Young Architects Forum (YAF) at Moku Kitchen, located at SALT at Our Kaka’ako, for a networking pau hana.

Meet like-minded emerging professionals in AIA and sister organizations while enjoying live music at one of the newest farm-to-table restaurants. Help us spread the word by bringing your friends and colleagues.

When/Where: Thursday, August 10, 5:30-7 pm at Moku Kitchen

Cost:  Free (buy your own pupus and drinks)

Registration: We are asking for advanced online registration for planning purposes.

Aug 15: Re-Energized! Attend our Regional Urban Design Committee Pau Hana

RSVP Online!  FREE event for RUDC committee members + Potential new members.

Join us as we bring back our Regional Urban Design Committee with a wine and cheese Pau Hana.

When/Where: Tuesday, August 15, 5pm-7pm at the Center for Architecture

Meet potential committee members and find out what this committee is all about.  Bring your ideas or topics that could fall under the RUDC committee, so that we can decide together what our focus should be for the next year.

Aug 17: Talk Story with the Mayor: An Update on the C & C of Honolulu (1 HSW)

Register Online!  Attend our next GMM on Thursday, August 17 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Center for Architecture. View Event Flyer!

Topic: Talk Story with the Mayor:  An Update on the City and County of Honolulu

Guest Speaker: The Honorable Kirk Caldwell, Mayor City and County of Honolulu

Cost - Lunch will be provided
$20 for AIA Honolulu Members (must log in with username/password for member rate)
$35 for Non-Members

Go-To-Meeting available for our neighbor island friends and those who simply can't attend in person.

Sep 21: The ArtSpace Housing Project
Oct: No GMM as we prep for the PBT Expo! See you there!
Nov & Dec: Stay tuned for more info!

Aug 22: AIA/GCA Meeting "The Contractor’s Point of View"

Register Online!  Attend the second session f our 3-Part AIA/GCA Series! The Life of a Drawing – From Napkin Sketch to As-Built and Everything In-between: The Construction Bidding Process: The Contractor’s Point of View

When/Where: Tuesday, August 22, 11:30am-1pm, Center for Architecture (brown bag session).

Construction drawings and specs are complete, they are distributed to the contractors, now what happens?

In our last meeting, the panel discussed planning, programming and the design process. Join us at our next meeting to find out the process contractors go through as they take those drawings and prepare a bid proposal.

We will hear from a panel of experts as they take us through preconstruction, bid preparation, estimating, and ultimately bid proposal submission.  

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

Aug 30: Attend CANstruction Hawaii FoodBank Tour at 11:30am

RSVP Online Today!

When/Where: Wednesday, Aug. 30, 11:30am-1:00pm, Hawaii Foodbank

This tour is open to all 2017 CANstruction Team Captains/Firm Leaders, and members interested in participating next year.

If you have not been on the Foodbank tour please consider joining our group touring the Foodbank facility!  If you have been on the tour in the past, please consider joining us again to see what's new!  The tour is well-worthwhile to see where the donations and donated food goes to, how it is stored, how it is organized, and how the food is distributed throughout our island for the communities in need.”

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017

Associate AIA News

Aug 17: Attend ARE Prep Session "Project Planning & Design" (1 HSW)

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When/Where: Thursday, Aug 17, 5:30-7pm, Center for Architecture.

We will cover 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/AIA/AIAS members & $20/non-members.

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

Welcome Local Allied Member

Welcome Angela Nepa with Hilti North America

Hilti North America make and design leading-edge technology, software and services, which power the professional construction industry.  They are global, based in over 120 countries with more than 23,000 employees.  Everyday their technologies support awe-inspiring feats of engineering around the world – from the famous bullet train in Japan to metro tunnels deep under the largest cities on Earth.  They offer a wholistic service for your build – from software for design, products and tools for work onsite to training, repairs, testing and consultancy. They are a one-stop shop for building, worldwide.

Questions? Email allied member Angela Nepa, Sr. Fastening & Protection Engineer, Hawaii at Hilti North America or call her at 808-234-9314

AIA Honolulu Job Board

One New Job Just Listed on our Job Board

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

AIA National Updates

AIA 2017 Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS) Sep. 14-16 in Washington, DC.

The WLS is a 2-day conference for women in positions of leadership.The Summit will focus on supporting women in leadership by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture.

Grant opportunity to attend AIA WLS 2017
Be in the first class of Sho-Ping Chin Leaders at the 2017 AIA Women's Leadership Summit. Grants cover registration for AIA WLS 2017 and travel reimbursement of up to $700. Five grants will be awarded to women architects advancing toward leadership.
•    Deadline to apply: August 9, 11:59pm EST
•    Apply here

Submit Your Project to the AIA Innovation Awards

Sponsored by the Technology in Practice Knowledge Community, this program recognizes the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients, in support of the design, delivery and operation of buildings or research in practice and academia.
•    Deadline: August 21, 5pm EST
•    Learn more

Call for Submissions: 2017 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grants

The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient each year for projects completed in 6-18 months. Proposals should address the value of design, practice issues, or novel materials and methods of construction. The research should relate to architectural knowledge that can readily be applied within the discipline.
•    Deadline to submit proposal: September 1, 11:59pm PST
•    Submit here

Midyear Update to State Economic Profiles

The midyear update to the AIA's State Economic Profiles has been released. The profiles provide a collection of economic indicators that can be used to make better business decisions. There is one for each state to better inform your understanding of policies affecting the industry.

The data demonstrates the importance of architects and the industry to society. Each profile contains national, regional, and state indicators such as employment and gross domestic product. The profiles are updated each January and July. Find your state and see how it compares with the rest of the nation.

2018 Architectural Adventures Tours Announced

Travel with Architectural Adventures in 2018! Visit the Bauhaus on the eve of its 100th anniversary, experience historic Lisbon and lively Madrid, see the most creative contemporary architecture in Miami and cruise the Rhine River. More tours will be announced soon. Join the mailing list to be the first to know.

Upcoming Events in the Community

Sep. 20-22: 2017 Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials Conference

Register Online! The City & County of Honolulu Department of Planning & Permitting invites you to the 2017 Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials Conference, September 20 – 22, 2017 at the Alohilani Resort Waikiki.

Hawaii is home to the most isolated metropolis in the world, Honolulu, and, just like any other community, we depend on our neighbors, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii for social, economic, and cultural support. Isolation, and the conditions associated with it, breeds a unique set of circumstances across our island chain. Public, private, nonprofit, activist, neighbor island and volunteer groups must continue to work together. Developing stronger partnerships with our neighbors is paramount to the success of the Hawaiian Islands.

For question or sponsorship opportunities email prc@hawaiibiz.rr.come or call (808) 864-9812.


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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