Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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2017 NAIOP Annual Symposium March 9
Register with NAIOP Online!
The 2017 Annual NAIOP Hawaii Symposium will take place on Thursday, March 9 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Registration starts 12:30pm.
Program Agenda: View Event Flyer
- 1:15pm: Keynote Speaker Mark Dunkerley, CEO & President, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
- 2:00pm: Hospitality Industry (Panel Discussion)
- 3:15pm: Let's Talk About Deals (Panel Discussion)
- Cocktail & Pupu Reception to Follow.
Call for Members! New AIA Honolulu Housing Committee Created
The Housing Committee is being 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.
Committee membership is open to all AIA Honolulu members, including Allied members.
Interested? Email AIA Honolulu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming AIA Honolulu Meeting & Events
March 9: YAF Workshop: Career Alternatives Panel Discussion (1 CEU)
Come join us for the Young Architects Forum (YAF) workshop, "Career Alternatives Panel Discussion". This will be a panel discussion combined with a local beer tasting.
When: Thursday, March 9, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Where: Center for Architecture, Honolulu
To be discussed: 1) Why and how to choose an alternative career, 2) Advantages and disadvantages of having an architecture degree in an alternative career path, 3) Architecture skills that are the most important to support an alternative career and 4) How an alternative career can lead to professional success.
Cost: AIA Members $20 and Non-members $25
March 15: 5X5X5 Mentorship Program Kick Off Pau Hana
Open to 25 participants, limited to Assoc. AIA & AIA members!
AIA Honolulu is pleased to invite our Assoc. AIA and AIA Honolulu members to participate in our 2017 AIA Mentorship Program. The program is geared towards the professional development of emerging architects. View Flyer.
- A formal platform and social group for emerging architects to engage with industry leaders from diverse backgrounds
- Five learning groups will engage a new mentor every other month in pau hana setting (five meetings total)
2017 Kick-Off Pau Hana
When: Wednesday, March 15, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Center for Architecture, Honolulu
The program will begin with a Kick-Off Pau Hana, which will be an informal gathering to introduce the program and allow participants to meet the mentors and their learning groups. All participants are strongly encouraged to attend the kick-off pau hana.
Program Cost: $50 for both Assoc. AIA Members (15 spots available) & AIA Members (10 spots available). The cost includes admission to our Pau Hana Kickoff + 5 group mentoring sessions.
March 16: Attend Our GMM Site Tour of Keauhou Place
Space is limited to first 25 people that sign up!
Attend our monthly General Membership Meeting (GMM) in March which will be a specially organized site tour.
When: Thursday, March 16, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: Site Tour at Keauhou Place, Kaka'ako
A New Urban Living Concept! Located in the heart of Kaka'ako, Keauhou Place presents one, two and three-bedroom condominiums and townhomes that afford the contemporary urban living. With spacious floor plans, top-of-the-line energy efficient appliances, exquisite finishes and endless views, you can truly live the urban cosmopolitan lifestyle. Keauhou Place offers a resort-like lifestyle with a range of amenities including a state-of-the-art gym, BBQ areas, swimming pool, children’s tot lot, a recreation deck and even a secret garden.
Tour Guide: Stanford Carr of Stanford Carr Development, LLC
Cost: $20 for AIA Honolulu members & $35 for Non-members. Bento will be included. No Walk-ins.
Associate AIA Update
March 2: Attend 5.0 ARE Prep Session "Practice Management"
Thursday, March 2, 5:30-7pm at the Center for Architecture. $10/AIA/AIAS members & $20/non-members.
AXP, ARE, & Licensure Questions? From 5:00pm-5:40pm our ARE Prep Session chairs Jason DeMarco, AIA and Todd Hassler, AIA will be available for one-on-one mentoring regarding AXP, ARE, and licensure.
March Topic: We will cover ARE 5.0 Practice Management and the corresponding ARE 4.0 exams that we’re covering are Construction Documents & Services and Programming, Planning, & Practice. We will also review the ARE 4.0 PPP vignette.
Neighbor Islands! If interested to attend via Go-To-Meeting please choose that option when registering.
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Welcome New Allied Member
Welcome Sarah Robertson with Western Window Systems
Welcome new allied member Sarah Robertson, Architectural Consultant with Western Window Systems. Since 1959, Western Window Systems has focused on designing door and window systems that bring indoor and outdoor spaces together.
Inspired by modern living, our high-quality products are available in custom sizes, massive dimensions and standardized sets for unlimited design possibilities in residential, prefab, retail, commercial, hospitality and educational projects. From superior craftsmanship and timeless design to exceptional customer service, Western Window Systems is a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America.
Questions? To learn more about our anodized and wood clad products contact your local Architectural Consultant, Sarah Robertson or call her at (808) 280-3100.
Aloha Marcella “Marcie” Farias
In memory of Marcella “Marcie” Farias: Marcie was a talented marketing professional who touched the lives of many within the architectural and engineering community. During her extensive career, she worked at KYA Design Group, Ferraro Choi and Associates, MEH Corp, AHL and RIM Architects. She originally started her career as a promotions manager at the Honolulu Advertiser. Marcie was known for attention to detail and coordination, knowledge of the A&E industry and her deep caring nature.
Marcie passed away in her home on Dec 21, 2016. She is truly missed for her valuable contribution in our profession and her friendship to so many. Click here for more on Marcie, or to post thoughts.
AIA Honolulu Member Update
Department of Planning & Permitting Update: The ePlans System Down March 6 & 7
Update from the Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP)! The ePlans system is scheduled to be:
- Taken down* on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:00am
- Back on line on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:00pm
*During the down time period applicants should still be able to create IBPs and apply for online permits, but there would be no ePlans submittal and/or review possible at that time.
AIA National Updates
Where We Stand: AIA Statement on Immigration and Travel Restrictions
AIA publishes seven principles on immigration
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 20, 2017 - As discussion on immigration continues, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) today joins with many American businesses, industries and universities in calling for fair and impartial immigration policies, and in expressing deep concern about policies that restrict immigration from specific countries or regions based on overly broad factors, including religion.
“Beyond the essential considerations of fairness and equity, restrictions targeting specific areas of the world can have profoundly negative business impacts,” said AIA President Thomas Vonier, FAIA. “Professional service exports are a key contributor to AIA member firms and their earnings. In fact, the entire international building development, design and construction sector relies heavily on reciprocal treatment and on the fair and ethical ability to travel, reside and work across national boundaries.” Read more.
Mark Your Calendar – 2017 AIA National Events
AIA Honolulu Job Board
Three Jobs Listed on our Job Board
Jobs are posted for 1 month. Posting fee: $25/members, $40/non-members.
Upcoming Events in the Community
University of Hawaii School of Architecture Events
- Call for the Building Voices Competition - Submissions due 4.5.17
The School of Architecture along with the University of Hawaii Community Design Center is launching a single-stage international design competition seeking innovative design solutions that address Hawai‘i’s unique geographic location, cultural richness, global visibility, and ecological diversity. The competition is a part of the Building Voices ideas + action festival, surrounding a full day symposium at the State Capitol on Saturday April 22nd, Earth Day 2017. View Flyer.
Dates: 4.5.17 Submissions Due / 4.7.17 Design Jury / 4.22.17 Winners Announced
Fee: $50 or Free for students (with valid ID)
- 2x2 Ferraro Choi x Urban Works - An Architectural Exhibit - February 9 - May 12
UH at Manoa - Haigo & Irene Shen Architecture Gallery - Admission Free
Mon: 2pm-4pm Tue/Thu: 8am-12pm & 1pm–6pm
Wed: 11am–2pm & 3pm-6pm Fri: 8am-12pm & 3pm-6pm
Despite Hawaii’s geographical isolation and unique identity, we are all familiar with buildings in our community that might easily be found anywhere else in the world. This recurring dilemma of placeless-ness offers architects in Hawaii a valuable opportunity to explore how we can sustain our local identity while still recognizing that we remain part of the greater world. A regional design approach to architecture strives to create meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships between people and place. 2 X 2 exhibits two projects each by two local architectural firms, Ferraro Choi and Urban Works. Both firms share the University of Hawaii as a client but with campus designs for very different locations.
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
Mar 2: ACECH - The Housing Development Challenge
Attend a ACECH March Breakfast Meeting with speaker Christine Camp, President & CEO who will discuss Avalon’s current projects. Member rate extended to AIA Honolulu members.
Date/Time/Location: Thursday, Mar. 2, 7:30am, The Pacific Club, Honolulu
Topic: The Housing Development Challenge
Register: Click here for registration information.
Mar 7-8: Three Free BIM Events by U.S. CAD
Attend Three Free BIM Events by AIA Honolulu Local Allied Member U.S. CAD at the Plaza Club.
March 7, 9am–11: BIM Transportation Solutions
March 7, 1:30pm-3:30pm: BIM for Government
March 8, 7:30am-11:30am: BIM for Construction: An Owner’s Perspective
March 8: Pam Chambers Presentation Skills Course
Six Weeks Pam Chambers Presentation Course (Level I)
Date/Time/Location: March 8-Apiril 12, 6:00–8:30pm, Center for Architecture.
Topic: Become a more comfortable and effective speaker
Register: Email Pam Chambers or call her at (808) 377-5679.
Submission Deadline March 11: RE-LEI Design Competition
Call for Entries 2017
This design competition asks entrants to use post-consumer waste as the raw materials and with inspiration of Hawaiian lei to transform those materials into a RE-LEI creation. Design professionals and artists, as well as creative makers are all invited. Awards presentation will be held April 29th at the Kaka‘ako Agora. For full details, competition rules and registration (deadline March 11) see www.re-lei.org.
Mar 14: APA Presents "Housing in Hawaii - Directors' Forum"
4th Annual Directors Forum focusing on housing and the challenges and efforts to increase the supply of affordable and workforce housing in Hawai'i.
Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, Mar 14, 11:30am-1:30pm, The YWCA Laniakea.
Topic: Housing in Hawaii - Directors' Forum
Register: Click here for online registration (deadline March 10)
March 20: Two NDPTC Training Opportunities (6.5 AIA/CES LUs)
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) are offereing two no cost training opportunities in conjunction with the PRIMO conference in Honolulu.
Topics: Community Resilience / AWR-347 Climate Adaptation Planning for Emergency Management
Date/Time/Location: March 30, 8am-5pm at the Hawaii Convention Center
Register: Click here to register online.
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!
Questions? Email Camilla Nicholas, AIA Honolulu or call (808) 628-7245.