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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 AIA Honolulu Design Awards - Saturday, Sep. 16

Don't Miss Our Biggest Networking Event of the Year!

Register Online Today! 

When/Where: Saturday, Sep. 16, 5pm-9pm at the IBM Building Courtyard, Ward Village

Mango Season Live | Cocktails

Heavy Pupus  | Networking

Design Awards Presentations

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!

Become a 2017 AIA Annual Design Awards Sponsor today!

AIA/HAF Gordon W. Bradley Humanitarian Award

Gordon Bradley Humanitarian Award

Still Time! 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!  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

Sep 8: Attend "Legislature 101" with the AIA HSC (1 LU)

Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process!

RSVP Online Today! Friday, Sep. 8, 12pm-1pm, Center for Architecture
Free event, please register for planning purposes.

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

Join the AIA Hawaii State Council (HSC) for an important and informational 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.

AIA Honolulu Programs

Sep 14: YAF Workshop: Work-Life Integration Panel Discussion (1 LU)

Register Online!  Thursday, Sep. 14, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Center for Architecture.

Join the Young Architects Forum (YAF) for a panel discussion about work-life integration. Meet four working parents who have firsthand experience blending two significant aspects of their lives. We will be discussing local firm's policies that help employees manage their time between work and family and simple strategies on talking to your boss about your desire for a flexible schedule as your family obligations change. Friends and colleagues welcome.

Workshop Panel:  Sean Baumes, AIA, LEED GA, Associate at WCIT and Dad of Nolan; Joanna Griffith , AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Project Architect at Whitespace Architects and Mom of Ryder and soon to be baby #2; Mark Tawara, Hon. AIA Honolulu, FMPS, CPSM, Owner/Principal of Manageability and Dad of Chase and Willa Tremble, AIA, Project Architect at Guerin Glass Architects and Mom of Graham and Nora.

Cost:  $20 AIA Members and $25 Non-members. Local Pupus will be served.

Sep. 15 Attend an AIA LB/SB ADA Live WEBINAR (5 HSW)
Stepping Thru Accessible Public Multi-Family Residential Facilities

Register Online with AIA LB/SB Online

When/Where: Friday, September 15, 10am–3:30pm PST (7am-12:30pm in Hawaii)

The AIA Long Beach/South Bay component is offering a 5-hour accessibility seminar titled Stepping Thru Accessible Public Multi-Family Residential Facilities. It will be offered in-person and via LIVE WEBINAR so that members and non-members across the country can attend.  There will be a 30-minute break for lunch.  Webinar attendees may ask questions to the speaker; it is interactive; there is no quiz at the end.

Speaker: Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp, founding member of CASp

Cost: $125 AIA LB/SB Chapter Members ($135.00 after Sep. 8); $150 Other AIA Chapter Members ($160.00 after Sep. 8); $200 Non-Members ($210.00 after Sep. 8).

Sep 21: ArtSpaceHousing Project

Register Online Today!  Thursday, Sep. 21, 11:30am-1:30pm, Center for Architecture.

How do we build affordable housing that makes sense for Hawaii, that is cost effective, and that successfully delivers dignified living spaces (and amenities) to our community?  The Artspace team will be presenting the Ola Ka `Ilima Artspace Lofts project with the hopes of contributing useful insight to the discourse of affordable housing in Hawaii.

The panel discussion will (tentatively) involve representatives from Urban Works, the Artspace development team, the EAH property management team, and the general contractor Unlimtied Construction Services, Inc

Cost - Lunch will be provided
$20 for AIA Honolulu Members and $35 for Non-Members.
Go-To-Meeting available for our neighbor island friends and those who simply can't attend in person.

Oct: No GMM as we prep for the PBT Expo! See you there!
Nov & Dec: Stay tuned for more info!

Nov/Dec: How to Give a Presentation Tomorrow & Sleep Well Tonight (4.5 LUs)

Attend our 3-part presentation workshop and learn how to become a more effective and confident communicator and leader!

Presenter: Join Pam Chambers, Hawaii's Presentation Coach since 1985. She has coached architects, contractors, entertainers and CEO's.  View Event Flyer.

Register Online for Sessions:
Wednesdays 11:45-1:30pm at the Center for Architecture

AIA/CES LU: All sessions qualifies for 1.5 AIA/CES LUs (total 4.5 LUs).

Cost:  We strongly encourage attendance for the entire series; sessions designed to work effectively together.
Series (All 3):
$150 for AIA members / $185 for Non-Members
   $60 AIA Members / $75 Non-Members.

Associate AIA News

Sep 7: ARE Prep Session "Project Development & Documentation"

Register Online!  Thursday, Sep. 7, 5:30-7pm, Center for Architecture

We will cover ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation and the corresponding ARE 4.0 exams:  Building Design & Construction Systems / Structural Systems / Building Systems.

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

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

12th Annual CANstruction Competition

Save the Date! Come Watch Our Teams Build on Saturday, Sep. 30

When:   Saturday, September 30 from 9am-2pm
Where:  Pearlridge Center - Uptown
Theme:  Browse a Library of CANstructures!

Team Build-Out:   9am - 2pm
Kids CAN Corner: 10am-1pm
People's Choice:   Sep. 30 - Oct. 15 (vote for your favorite with cans)

Pictured: 2016 Juror's Favorite "We CAN Guard the Galaxy Against Hunger” by WATG.


Keiki Corner: On Sep. 30 from 10am-1pm bring your children (5-12) and 5 cans for donation and help build an oversized "CAN-struction”.

People's Choice Award - One Can. One Vote: Visit Canstruction at Pearlridge between Sep. 30-Oct. 15 and bring canned food to support Hawaii’s hungry families. ONE CAN = ONE VOTE!

Mahalo to all 2017 CANstruction Teams!

AIA Hawaii State Council Update

Congrats! Marie Kimmey, AIA to Serve on the State DCAB Board

It is our pleasure to inform you that Marie Kimmey, AIA with AIA Maui was nominated by Governor Ige and has now been confirmed to serve on the State Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB).

Marie will play an important role to represent perspectives of our profession on this board.

Please join us to congratulate Marie on this mission and her dedication for AIA!

Welcome Local Allied Member

Welcome Mona Qaddoumi, Local Allied Member with RWDI

Renowned for their expertise in engineering modeling and analysis, sustainability consulting, and commissioning, RWDI and Green Building Services offer a wide range of services to help create buildings that are more efficient, sustainable, comfortable to inhabit and resilient to nature. View company brochure (PDF).

They tackle technically challenging projects that require deep analytical insights balanced by sensitivity to humans and the environment. The result: buildings that make cost-effective use of resources, deliver exceptional long-term performance, operate sustainably and, increasingly, have the potential to respond to their changing environments.

Contact Us! For questions email Mona Qaddoumi or call her at (503) 467-4710.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Two New Jobs Just Listed on our Job Board

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

  • NEW! Planner VII (Architect) - City & County of Honolulu
  • NEW! Staff Designer (Honolulu) - Lionakis

AIA National Updates

Call for 2018 National Committee Nominations Open

AIA is seeking nominations for AIA national committees. To view openings in 2018, visit our nomination homepage. The deadline for submissions is 5pm ET on October 9. Members must submit a resume and a letter of interest with their application. Applicants must be Architect or Associate members in good standing.

Public Policies and Position Statements review

A second review of the AIA Public Policies and Position Statements will take place from August 18 - September 22. The discussion draft is posted here, and will be edited based on the comments received and then reviewed by the AIA Board of Directors in December. Please follow the instructions and use this form to submit your comments. Please return the form to by September 22.

Hurricane Harvey Update: AIA Houston Needs Our Help

Click Here for GoFundMe! Help Rebuild Architecture Center Houston

Hurricane Harvey delivered more than 4' of water and almost total devastation to the new space under construction for Architecture Center Houston in the historic 1906 B.A. Riesner building in downtown Houston.  The space was within 3 weeks of completion when the storm hit and flood mitigation designed specifically for this type of event was not yet fully installed.  Typical building insurance does not cover flood damage.  The risk policy carried by the contractor will cover some of the costs, but has a $100,000 deductible.  Architecture Center Houston could use your help.

Other Donation Options

Volunteer:  All Hands takes apart damaged buildings, removes debris and rebuilds post-disaster. Airbnb is waiving fees for those who host evacuees.

Update Your SAP Certification Today    

In light of the recent devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, if you have been trained by the CalOES Safety Assessment Program (SAP) in the last 10 years, now is the time to renew your certification. Renewal can be done online via the CalOES website.

Click here to go to the CalOES Website.

Public Voting Now Open for AIA’s I Look Up Film Challenge

Vote Online Today! The public is invited to cast their vote to choose the winner of the American Institute of Architects 2017 People’s Choice Award's third annual I Look Up Film Challenge.

With the theme, Blueprint for Better, the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge looked to architects and filmmakers to collaborate in the creation of films that highlight projects helping to change communities for the better. AIA captured this year’s theme in a powerful documentary, Midtown. A Blueprint for Better, as a motivational example for architects and filmmakers.

The People’s Choice Award Winner will be announced November 1 and receive $2,500, exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, plus recognition and distribution on AIA channels. More than 60 films were submitted and qualified, and it is up to the public to choose a winner.

Travel across Portugal and southern Spain

Book Today! Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural heritage of Portugal and Southern Spain on a once-in-a-lifetime 15 day journey with Architectural Adventures. From historic Lisbon to lively Madrid, visit and explore 12 cities and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites while enjoying world-class accommodations and fine regional dining.

Upcoming Events in the Community

Sep 14 & 15: USGBC Hawaii LEED Workshops at the Center for Architecture

September 14, 9am-4:30pm: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
Register Online! (AIA members will receive the USGBC member rate) Get ready for the LEED Green Associate Exam hosted by USGBC Hawaii.  The class will cover the basics of green building, USGBC and GBCI, and the intent and requirements of every credit toward LEED BD+C certification. No prior knowledge of LEED is required to attend the class.

September 15, 8am-12pm: LEED Project Management
Register Online!  (AIA members will receive the USGBC member rate) Successfully managing the LEED documentation process requires specific knowledge, tools and skills. Hosted by USGBC Hawaii, this half-day workshop led by instructor John Bendon is based off of the LEED Project Management course.  It's designed for professionals who are somewhat familiar with the LEED rating system, but who are looking to go beyond the basics to gain a deeper understanding of the unique processes involved with managing a LEED project, including documenting several of the most common credits from start to finish.

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.

Oct 26 & 27: WELL AP Exam Preparation 2-Day Workshop Training

Register Online! Thursday, Oct. 26 & Friday, Oct. 27 at the Center for Architecture.

Renowned sustainability experts Green Building Services offers an exclusive live training on how to prepare for and pass the WELL AP exam – the only training officially sanctioned by the International WELL Building Institute. Encompassing two full days of instruction led by WELL Faculty at AIA Honolulu’s Center for Architecture on October 26 & 27, our course offers the following:

Presenters: Delivered by WELL Faculty members, this exam preparation course provides a detailed and efficient approach to studying.


  • September 13: BIA Hawaii General Membership Dinner Meeting

    Wednesday, Sep. 13, 5:30-8pm
    Where: Manoa Grand Ballroom, 2454 S. Beretania St, 5th Floor

    How Hawaiian Electrics Renewable Energy Plans Can Help Build Sustainable Communities And Strengthen Hawaii's Economy
    Speaker: Scott Seu, Vice President of Public Affairs at Hawaiian Electric
    Cost: $55 BIA members & $65 Non members

    Register: Click here to register online with BIA Hawaii

  • Fall 2017 Seminar Series: Green Infrastructure Designing for a Resilient Landscape in Hawaiʻi
    When/Where: Wednesdays 3:30-4:20pm, St. John 11 at UHM
    (You could also join from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
    A seminar series on the positive impacts of Green Infrastructure (GI) on watershed health, especially in relation to populated areas:
    Sep. 06: Overview on GI in Hawaiʻi LorMona Meredith (Polynesian Voyaging Society
    Sep. 20: Design Lauren Roth (Roth Ecological Design)
    Oct. 04:  Land use & Permitting Jesse Souki (Hawaiʻi Community Development Authority)
    Oct. 18:  Hydrology & Watershed Kim Falinski (The Nature Conservancy)
    Nov. 01:  Policy & Legal considerations Randall Wakumoto (Facilities Maintenance Storm Water Quality)
    Nov. 15:  GI Design & Implementation in Communities Judith Stilgenbauer (UH School of Architecture)
    Nov. 29:  Cultural & Community benefits Kanekoa Kukea-Shultz (Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi)

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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