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Island Architect Weekly - Friday, January 8, 2016

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Friday, January 8, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016

Renew Your 2016 AIA Membership

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

AIA National 2015 Membership Performance has exceeded the year-end target and reached an all-time historical high of nearly 88,000 members as of December 31, 2015. Our 2015 year-end performance is up from 2014 year-end totals of 85,566 by 2.70%.

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

2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia, May 19-21

Reserve your spot in Philly! AIA Convention is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting—it all comes together for an unforgettable experience that comes just once a year. That’s the big picture. Find out more and register today.

AIA Knowledge Community Opportunities

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.

Applications Accepted for Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship

The Architects Foundation's Diversity Scholarships promote equity within the field of architecture, offering mentors, professional training and monetary awards. Student recipients receive $4,000 per year with more than 2,000 recipients since the program's launch.

To be eligible, applicants must be legal U.S. residents and must be one of the following academic standings:
•    High school senior
•    Undergraduate college freshman
•    Technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent

Apply by February 10.

Welcome 2016 AIA Honolulu Board of Directors

AIA Honolulu would like to welcome and introduce our 2016 AIA Honolulu Officers and Board of Directors, some newly elected on Nov. 17 during our annual business meeting. Their term started on Jan. 1, 2016 and if you would like to meet them please attend our 2016 AIA Honolulu Kick-Off Party Jan. 21.

Serving as president is Ben Lee, FAIA with Clifford Planning (pictured). Our other officers are Vice-President/President-Elect Chris Hong, AIA with Group 70 International; Treasurer Kurt Mitchell, AIA, with RIM Architects and Secretary Mayumi Dao, AIA with John Hara Associates, Inc.

The 2016 Board of Directors consist of.....

2015-2016 Board of Directors: Purnima McCutcheon, AIA with Group 70 International, Inc.; Rick Myers, AIA with WATG; Ming-Yi Wong, AIA with Mason Arhitects Inc; Gary Yee, AIA with SSFM International, Inc. and Shaun Roth, AIA with Roth Kimura,  LLP (Big Island).

2016-2017 Board of Directors: Emile Alano, AIA with Architects Hawaii, Ltd; Jason DeMarco, AIA with Ferraro Choi And Associates, Ltd.; Kris Powers, AIA with Mason Architects, Inc.; Lorena Yamamoto, AIA with Roy K. Yamamoto Architect, Inc.    

2016 Associate Director: Jason Takeuchi, Assoc. AIA with Ferraro Choi And Associates, Ltd.

AIA Honolulu January Events

Jan 15 - Attend AIA Honolulu RUDC Committee Meeting

RSVP Online! Attend our first Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) meeting for 2016 on Friday, January 15, 12pm - 1pm at the Center for Architecture.  Meeting is open to ALL interested AIA members.

Get involved in 2016!  As this is our first meeting of the year we need you there to so we can talk about ideas and issues to follow in the new year.

The role of the AIA Honolulu RUDC Commitee is to review, discuss and advocate for positions on various urban design issues that affect our built environment and the communities we serve.

Jan 21 - Register Now! 2016 Kickoff Party, Fellows’ Photo Exhibit & New Architects Celebration

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!

EXTRA! 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.

Refreshments: Included in the price is two drinks and delicious heavy pupus.

Cost:  $40 for AIA Members, $30 for Associate AIA Members, $50 for Non-Members and $20 for Students until Jan. 20.  At the Door fee is $60 for members and non-members,

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:

Mahalo New & Renewed Allied Members

Mahalo to our new Local Allied Members. We are very grateful for your support of our local AIA Chapter.

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 2016):

Firm Name
 Phone     Email
Canaan Builders LLC
KAI Hawaii, Inc.
Moana Consulting
Nagamine Okawa Engineers Inc.
Poggenpohl Hawaii
The Systemcenter, Inc.

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.
    • 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.

    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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