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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, March 12, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Public Policy Alert: New Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

Last week, President Donald Trump announced his intention to place new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports — a move that would have a significant negative impact on architects and the built environment.

AIA’s federal lobbying team is hard at work lobbying the White House and Capitol Hill to denounce these tariffs, but we need your help right away. Lawmakers need to hear from architects like you as to how these tariffs could jeopardize your business and the design industry’s economic growth overall. Read AIA National Press Release.

Email or contact your Federal House and Senate representatives! There is no greater force than the architects standing up for their profession — join your fellow advocates on this movement today!

AIA Honolulu Programs

Mar 14: AIA/GCA: Free Site Tour of HART West Lock Station (1 LU)

Register Online! Limited to 20 AIA Members and 20 GCA Members

When/Where: Wed. March 14, 3:30pm-5pm, HART West Lock Station

The AIA-GCA Committee scheduled a follow-up tour of the West Loch Station in Waipahu. Join us to learn and tour this exciting project. Attendees must bring Requirement Mandatory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  View Event Flyer.

March 14 : State Building Code Meetings: Review of the 2018 IBC

Register for Wednesday, March 14, 11:30am-1:00pm

Meetings open to anyone interested in participating in the code review.   We have a couple of months for the AIA Codes Committee to review and recommend changes appropriate for Hawaii.

General Membership Meeting: Density is Proximity, Proximity is Mobility

Mar 15: Urban Economic Trends with Paul Brewbaker (1 LU)

Mahalo GMM Sponsors!

Register Online! Thursday, Feb. 15 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Center for Architecture.

Join us for some construction economics with an emphasis on housing development and a twist off Honolulu-Vienna urban comparisons, a bit of a travelogue and some historical content.

Economist Paul Brewbaker will discuss the current economic climate, political influences on the built environment, and his predictions on the future of the building industry.
Density is Proximity, Proximity is Mobility. View GMM Event Flyer.

Cost: $20/AIA Honolulu members & $30/ Non-Members. Lunch will be included.

March 16: Land Use Ordinance Task Force Meeting

Register for Friday, March 16, 12pm-1pm

We invite all interested members to engage in the unique opportunity to take a look at Honolulu’s current zoning code and give feedback to the city for their upcoming revisions to the land use ordinance LUO. This is a great opportunity for AIA members to exchange ideas with the City and County of Honolulu.

Mar 20: NEW! Professional Development Committee Kick Off Meeting

No RSVP Needed! This new committee will help craft the future professional development tracks of AIA Honolulu, including programs and educational opportunities that cater to all levels of experience and member type.

Join us for our kick off meeting to learn more and take part in planning this year’s programs Tuesday, March 20, 12pm, Center for Architecture. BYO lunch.

Questions? Email Joanna Griffith, AIA.

Apr-Jun: "Greening Measures for Hawaii's Heritage Homes" Series

Attend 5 Sessions for $100 (7.5 HSW) OR Pay $25 Per Session (1.5 HSW)

Register on Eventbrite for one or all sessions | Mondays 5:30-7:00pm | Center for Architecture

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with AIA Honolulu, have developed this series to provide information, knowledge and tools to help historic homeowners reduce their homes’ carbon footprint while retaining the properties’ historic integrity.

It will encourage maintenance of historic properties through the lens of sustainability in order to provide affordable and accessible sustainability tools and techniques to incorporate into preservation maintenance plans.  Read more.

2018 Architecture Month in April

Time to Register! Join Us for Fun and Educational Events

View 2018 Architecture Month Flyer

We invite you to join us in celebrating our 12th Annual Architecture Month in April by attending our free and low-cost fun and educational activities.

Community: Design Matters.

Mahalo Architecture Month Sponsor!  Become an Annual AIA Honolulu Sponsor


  • Apr 27: Oahu Public Film Night: (movie TBA), 5:30pm-8pm
    You are invited to come watch a free film of interest to the design-minded will be shown.
    Film Title: To be determine. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Apr 28: Architectural Walking Tour: Kaka’ako, Tours from 3pm-6pm
    The public is invited to join in a Walking Tour of Kakaako, led by AIA member-architects, – a rare opportunity to explore the area’s rich history and future vision from a design perspective.

    Mahalo Walking Tour Sponsors:


  • BIG ISLAND! Free and Public Film Nights: Dave Made A Maze
    No RSVP! The Hawaii Island Section of AIA Honolulu invites the public to join in free film presentations.
    Kona: Friday, April 13 at 6pm at the Donkey Mill Art Center
    Waimea: Thursday, April 19 at W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters
  • BIG ISLAND! April 21: Young Architects Workshop,10am-2pm.
    This workshop is co-presented with the Donkey Mill ArtCenter (DMAC) for students grade 6-12. Cardboarditecture (Cardboard + Architecture). Cost is $10 per participant, maximum 15 student.

Click HERE for more information and Co-Related Events.

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Attend "Today’s Luxury Vinyl Flooring" March 27 (1 HSW)

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is the fastest growing flooring category in the industry and it comes in a variety of colors, sizes, textures, and designs that mimic real wood and stone for both residential and commercial use. We will also be revealing the new Hawaiian Koa Collection by Karndean! View Event Flyer.

When:  Tuesday, March 27, 12pm-1:15pm
  AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture
Cost:     Free! Lunch will be served
Register: RSVP by emailing Steve White by Fri, March 23 or call 421-8913.

Volunteer Opportunity

Architecture Month Discover Design Day (aka D-Cubed)

Interested in volunteering to go to their alma mater (high school) for an one-time show?

Respond by March 20, 2018! Seeking volunteers for upcoming Architecture Month Discover Design Day (aka D-Cubed).  Open to anyone interested in volunteering to go to their alma mater (high school) for a one-time show and tell about a future career in architecture and introduction to the University of Hawaii School of Architecture.  Talking points will be provided to all volunteers.  No experience required.  Date/time to fit the volunteers' schedule.

Interested? Email Cathi Schar, AIA or Julie Lam, Assoc. AIA.

Hawaii State Licensing Reminder

Hawaii State Licensing for Architects due April 30, 2018

The State of Hawaii's renewal cycle for professional licensing of Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and Landscape Architects (every two years) is coming up on April 30, 2018 - Renew Online

Continuing Education Requirements: Between May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2018 you need 16 hours of continuing education in public protection topics, such as health, safety and welfare (HSW). Check your AIA transcripts.

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Get Involved in Our Community

Interested in Working on Workforce Rental Housing Projects?

The Pacific Resorce Partnership (PRP) is looking to put together a list of any architect firms interested in working on workforce rental housing projects as part of the Hawaii Rental Housing Coalition’s program.  Firms must be committed to best pricing and reduced profit margins – the mantra of the Coalition is that everyone needs to make a sacrifice to make these projects work. For information on the Hawaii Rental Housing Coalition, click on Read Insights.
Interested? Email AIA Honolulu the below information by March 30. We will forward the information to PRP, who will distribute it among developers who plan on utilizing the coalition’s program.

Company Name | Website | Person to Contact | Contact’s Title | Contact’s Phone | Contact’s Email

Public Input Sought In Development of Vehicle Emissions Plan

The Hawaii State Energy Office is seeking public input as it develops a non-binding plan to spend up to $8.125 million from a settlement with German automaker Volkswagen to promote the reduction of vehicle emissions in Hawaii.  The funds represent Hawaii’s share of a $2.925 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust established as part of two Partial Consent Decrees between the federal government and Volkswagen to settle allegations that the automaker cheated emissions tests and deceived customers.

The Hawaii State Energy Office has developed a questionnaire to solicit and consider public input as it develops the state’s mitigation plan.  Opportunity for Public Comment (Feb. 20-Mar. 20, 2018)

AIA National Update

AIA Conference on Architecture June 21-23 New York City

Register Online! Early bird rates end April 25, 2018. There’s only one architecture and design event of the year! Register now for early bird pricing and to get your top session picks. Then, book your hotel, browse travel discounts, and download the A’18 app.  Blueprint for Better Cities! At A'18 we'll explore how design cities, towns, and communities that are smarter, healthier, more equitable, and sustainable.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

2 New Jobs Just Listed on the AIA Honolulu Job Board

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

Upcoming UH & AIAS Events

Upcoming Community Events

April Hawaii Energy's Innovation Symposium

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from  8:00am -  4:30pm
This informational and networking event is geared towards Hawaii's business professionals to help you increase your energy savings and widen your profits. Find out more at

  • April 18: Schulter Systems Architectural Workshop (4.5 LUs)
    When/Where: April 17-19, 7:30am-4pm, Prince Waikiki, Honolulu
    Register: Call 1-800-472-4588, Education Department or Dan Curtis, Schluter Systems 707-888-8531.

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