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Island Architect Weekly - Friday, January 15, 2016

Posted By Camilla Nicholas, Friday, January 15, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The AIA Honolulu office will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

We will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, January 19 at 8am.  For information during this period go to AIA Honolulu or the AIA National self-service help page.

Featured Weekly Ad

Feb 11: CE Academy - A Full Day of AIA/CES LUs (HSW) at the Center for Architecture

We have a great day of education, food, and networking planned for our 2016 visit on Feb 11 from 7:30am-5:30pm to the Center for Architecture, Honolulu!  Learn More and Register Here >

All courses are educational in content and AIA registered. Many courses also offer continuing education hours for GBCI, GBCI for LEED Professionals, ADA, State specific requirements, and other specialty hours.

CE Academy will manage the reporting of your credits to the AIA and email you certificates of completion after the event.

Renew Your 2016 AIA Membership

AIA National Membership has reached an all-time historical high of nearly 88,000 members!

Renew Your 2016 AIA Membership on the AIA National website. You need to enter your e-mail address on record with AIA, and your default password (last name).

2016 Dues Installment Program! Want to split up you membership dues payments? Select that option when renewing online
Questions? Email AIA Honolulu or call at (808) 628-7245 for information.

AIA National News

AnchorAIA National Photography Competition

AIA St. Louis announced this week that the 2016 AIA National Photography Competition is now open for entry. Entries mus be submitted by April 1, 2016 and the contest is open to any and all architects actively registered in the United States, Associate AIA Members and students who are members in good standing with AIAS.

Entrants may submit up to five images and the top 14 entries will be exhibited at the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia. Winning images will also be featured in AIArchitect and will be available for exhibit for AIA Chapter galleries.

AIA Releases Home Design Trends Survey Findings

For the tenth anniversary of the AIA Home Design Trends Survey, a panel of more than 500 residential architects were asked what they thought would be the most significant home design elements over the next ten years.

“Historically, the dominant factors in home design have been economic and demographic shifts. Residential architects are seeing these forces at play in their vision for the next decade as well,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. “Homeowners have indicated a strong preference for functionality, accessibility, and sustainability over the last ten years and architects expect that to accelerate, with increasing demand for healthy building materials and furnishings, along with designs that provide measures of resistance to weather related calamities.”  Read the ConcstructionDive insight on the survey.

2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia, May 19-21

Reserve your spot in Philly! Registration is now open for the 2016 AIA Convention, held this May in Philadelphia.  Take advantage of early bird rates through March 23, and special discounts for new AIA members, young professionals and students.

Autodesk Member-only Discount

AIA members can save 25 percent on one, two, or three-year licenses of AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2016 (saving $125 to $375) from Autodesk, our newest Strategic Partner.

The links and promo codes are available only through the landing page. This special member-only deal ends January 31, 2016.

AIA Honolulu January Events

Jan 19: Attend our 2016 ARE Kickoff: A Live NCARB Webinar (1 LU)

Register Now! Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Center for Architecture from 5:30-7:30pm when NCARB's Assistant Director of Experience + Education, Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate, will be speaking on licensure-related topics in Honolulu.  This live webinar will be broadcast from the Center for Architecture. Read more.

IDP Supervisors & Firm Principals! Learn about the ARE 4.0 to 5.0 transition and other updates to the IDP and ARE programs to continue promoting licensure and professional development in your firms.

Neighbor Islands! Attend remotely by using our Go-To-Meeting capabilities. Email us if interested.

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

Jan 21 - Are You Coming? Register Today for the 2016 Kickoff Party, Fellows’ Photo Exhibit & New Architects Celebration, 5pm

Mahalo 2016 Kick Off Party Sponsors! Sponsor Today!

Register for the Party! Attend AIA Honolulu’s annual “first party of the year” where we kick off 2016 with the most fun crowd in town! 

This year we will feature a Celebration of Newly Licensed Architects and the Premier of our AIA Fellows' Photo Exhibit. Don't miss out!  View Event Flyer.

When:  Thursday, Jan. 21, 5pm - 8pm
Where: Center for Architecture, Honolulu

Meet our 2016 board and share your vision for the future.  We guarantee a good time, delicious pupus and cold refreshments.

Cost:  $40 AIA/Allied, $30 Associate AIA, $50 Non-Members and $20 Students until Jan. 20.  At the Door fee is $60 for members and non-members.  Included in the price is two drinks and delicious heavy pupus.

Jan 22: Prototropic, Surf and Samba: Panel Talk on Tropical Architecture and Urbanism of Honolulu and Rio, 4pm

RSVP Online! On Friday, Jan. 22 from 4:30pm-6:00pm at the the Center for Architecture help us kick off the world-wide launch of ‘Prototropic’, a journal focusing on global discourse of architecture and urbanism of tropical cities, the panel talk and discussion will bring together architects, journalists, and thinkers from both Honolulu and Rio De Janeiro (the 2 featured cities from the journal’s first issue), to discuss imminent matters, trend, ideas, and stories of their perspective cities.

This will be the first of many exchanges between Honolulu, Rio, and many other emerging cities throughout the tropic. View Event Flyer (PDF).

Jan 30: Architectural Walking Tour with Frank Haines, FAIA

Haven't attended one of our regular Architectural Walking Tours with Frank Haines, FAIA? Wait no longer! Frank has done this tour for over 50 years but at age 94 we are not sure how much longer he wants to keep going.This is a rare architectural treat that should not be missed!

Advanced Registration Online is Required:

Feb 18: AIA GMM Event: Social Justice, Equity and Diversity in the Workplace

Register Online! As part of the monthly General Membership Meetings and in collaboration with the Living Building Challenge Hawaii Collaborative and USGBC Hawaii Chapter, AIA Honolulu would like to present Francis Janes, program manager for Living Future Institute’s JUST program. 

When:  Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Center for Architecture, Honolulu

Program Overview: Developed by the International Living Future Institute, the JUST Program is a robust social justice transparency platform and disclosure tool. The JUST Program can be viewed as a "nutrition label" for socially responsible organizations, institutions and corporations. The JUST Label provides at-a-glance information about an organization's progress in key social justice categories such as diversity, equity, safety, employee benefit, local benefit and community stewardship. The speaker is Francis Janes, Social Justice Program Manager of the International Living Future Institute.

Cost: $10 for AIA Honolulu members and Non-members.  Please register online in advance for food/drinks coordination.  Co-sponsored by Living Future Institute.

In Remembrance

Aloha Architect Roger E. Anderson

Former AIA Honolulu member Roger E. Anderson, of Kailua, passed away on December 18, 2015, due to pneumonia after a six-year battle with kidney cancer. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carol Abe, and daughter Kelsey Yamaguchi. Born in Willimantic, Connecticut, he received a BS in Electrical Engineering, Business, and Economics from Carnegie-Mellon University (1978); and a Master of Architecture from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (1983). Roger most recently was employed at Architects Hawaii Ltd, and over the years worked for several other Honolulu firms, including AM Partners, Group 70, Pacific Atelier, Lacayo Architects, and Aotani & Associates. As a project architect skilled at construction management, he was also well regarded by colleagues at various engineering firms.

A celebration of life service, with local-style lunch buffet, will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 11 a.m., at the Aloha Shriners Beach Club in Waimanalo, 41‐525 Kalanianaole Hwy. Casual/aloha attire. Ample parking is available along the mauka side of the highway as well as additional space on the makai shoulder; please park perpendicular to the road. A police officer will be on duty to ensure safe crossing of the highway.

Weekly Ad's

Call for entries: 2016 KUKULU HALE AWARDS!

NAIOP Hawaii’s annual recognition of projects and people in the state’s commercial real estate industry

NAIOP Hawaii is now accepting entries for the 2016 Kukulu Hale Awards, recognizing excellence in Hawaii’s commercial real estate industry. New projects or renovations, including “green” buildings and projects completed for the public and nonprofit sectors are eligible if completed in Hawaii between January 31, 2013 and January 31, 2016. Nominations may be submitted by any person or entity affiliated with the project.

Important dates:

  • Monday, February 1, 2016: Deadline to postmark Letter of Intent to enter
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016: Entry portfolios due
  • Friday, May 6, 2016: Awards announced at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Entry forms and information are available by emailing Barbie Rosario or going to the NAIOP Hawaii website.

Local Allied Members Corner

Introducing Allied Member PANKOW

Founded in 1963 and operating continuously in Hawai‘i since 1965, Pankow’s stellar reputation for a collaborative, innovative, and efficient approach to building stems from a deep-rooted understanding and implementation of the company’s core values of Client Service, Safety, Integrity, Passion for Building, and Innovative Thinking. 

Client, company, and project success serve as essential elements that define Pankow’s core philosophy.  We think beyond the building to find better building solutions that support client success. View Pankow Firm Profile (PDF).

Mahalo New & Re-Newing Local Allied Members.

View ALL Local Allied Members - Find out what services and products they offer for your next project!

Latest New & Renewed Local Allied Members (as of Jan 15, 2016):

Firm Name
 Phone     Email
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties
CompuType Hawaii
Swinerton Builders

AIA Honolulu Job Board

One Job Posting on the AIA Job Board

Jobs on the AIA Honolulu Job Board are posted for 1 month. The fee is $25/members & $40/non-members.

    Upcoming Events in the Community


    • Jan. 21 - CSI Honolulu Program: Avoiding Roof Disasters
      Ounce-of-prevention tips learned the hard way from several roofing “disasters”. Our presenter will explain what went wrong, why it went wrong, and how to make sure the same things don’t go wrong on your roof covering projects. The presentation covers many of the issues that are encountered on re-roofing projects. This program will take place at Architects Hawaii.

    • Jan 28: EnVision Kaimuki Community Professionals Meeting 2
      Attend a 2nd Community Professionals Meeting on Thursday, January 28 from 5:30-8:00pm at Architects Hawai'i! The goal is to come away from Meeting #2 with fleshed-out processes, tasks, and timelines for 2-3 alternative endstates to present to the public for their feedback in Spring 2016. As we discussed at our first meeting of Professionals in October, desired endstates seem to range from design guidelines to master plans and a number of possibilities in between. Questions? Email Bill Brizee, AIA.
    • Feb. 3: Symposium on Innovative Learning Spaces
      Attend the Symposium on Innovative Learning Spaces on Weds, Feb. 3, 5pm-8pm at the Iolani School, Sullivan Center. The keynote speaker is Susan Crichton, Director of the Faculty of Education at University of British Columbia Okanagan. Throughout K-12 education, “21st Century Learning” and “Design Thinking” have become frequently discussed topics. This symposium will explore the role that interior classrooms spaces and their furnishings play in these educational approaches. AIA CES credits provided by the organizers.

    • Feb 8-11 Hawaii Energy Workshops
      All courses are taught by Mark Jewell, author of Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved! Seats for these free forr qualified professionals workshops are extremely limited.
      Feb. 8: Taking Control Of Your Energy Use
      Feb. 8: Making Efficiency Happen
      Feb. 9: Financial Analysis of Energy Efficiency Projects & Hands-on Lab - 5 HSW
      Feb 10: Learning to S.E.E. (Sell Efficiency Effectively) - 6 HSW
      Feb.11: Making Efficiency Work in Landlord/Tenant Settings
      Feb.11: Mastering the One-Page Proposal for Energy Projects
      Feb. 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM - $249 Free for qualified* professionals

    Contract Documents Update

    Buy Paper Documents Now Before They Are Gone

    AIA Honolulu still has a limited stock of AIA Contract Documents available for purchase at the Center for Architecture.  View our order form and email or call us for latest inventory. 

    We will contact you to coordinate pick up or we can mail it for an additional $15 shipping and handling fee. For questions email AIA Honolulu or call (808) 628-7243.

    Can't find the document you need in our form? Buy it online on the AIA National website.

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