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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Posted By Camilla Nicholas, Monday, December 21, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays from AIA Honolulu

AIA Honolulu is wishing you a Happy holiday season!

At the close of another great year, AIA Honolulu pauses to extend our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty.
In observance of the holiday season the Center for Architecture will be closed on the following days:
  • Thur. Dec. 24 - Fri. Dec 25, 2015
  • Thur. Dec. 31 - Fri. Jan. 1, 2016

Limited Hours: Due to staff transition the Center for Architecture will have limited regular opening hours in the beginning of 2016:

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday from 10am - 2pm

Remote Assistance: For remote assistance during regular business hours (8am-5pm) please email Camilla Nicholas, Hon. Affiliate or call her at (808) 628-7245.

Aloha Nui Loa Amy Blagriff, Hon. AIA

On Dec. 16 AIA Honolulu hosted an "Aloha Party" for Amy Blagriff, Hon. AIA at the M Nightclub, to celebrate the end of her 13 amazing years as our Executive Vice President. 

She is now on a much deserved vacation until the end of this year when she officially will step down as our EVP.

On Jan. 5, 2016 she starts her new position with AIA Colorado as their Director of Operations.

Aloha Nui Loa from AIA Honolulu!

View images from the aloha party and mahalo to all who joined us.

Renew Your 2016 AIA Membership

Still Available! Early Renewal Incentives for AIA 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).

To be eligible for the incentives you must join, renew or re-instate by 12/31/15. Drawings to be held Jan. 5, 2016.

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

Still Need CE Before The End of the Year? AIAU is Open 24/7

NEW! AIA+2030 Online Series Course 2: The Power of Targets and Load Reduction  (1 HSW)
The 2030 Challenge provides the building sector with incremental targets toward carbon neutral design by the year 2030. This second course in the online series gives you FREE tools for setting targets for individual projects. Discover strategies and systems to integrate energy targets into your design process, and learn new modeling techniques to track progress toward your goals. View course >

AIA+2030 Online Series Course 1: The 2030 Challenge: Goals and Design Processes (1 HSW)
This is the first course in the series dedicated to energy-efficient design and the 2030 Challenge, produced by Architecture 2030 with support from AIA, and sponsored by Autodesk. Explore the Integrative Design Process and learn how to tune your process to produce high-performance buildings. View course >

Bundle and save an extra 15%!  Take advantage of AIAU's bundle discount and save an additional 15% when you buy four or more courses.  That's 15% off the special member price of $25/course. Non-members save 15% off the non-member price of $40/course. View all courses > Browse by instructor >

AIA Honolulu January Events

Jan 6 - Attend our Talk by Shim-Sutcliffe at the Center for Architecture

RSVP Online Today! On Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm AIA Honolulu is hosting a free program at the Center for Architecture.

Join our speakers Brigitte Shim, FRAIC and Howard Sutcliffe, RAIC as they share their environmentally sensitive and elegant site-specific design work.  Their Toronto-based firm is created around their shared passion for architecture, landscape and furniture which will also be featured, along with the intricate construction and fabrication of buildings, sites which they have touched. These intersections has positioned them to question fundamental relationships between object and ground, building and landscape, man and nature. 

Shim-Sutcliffe’s projects have won local, national and international recognition and awards. Their built work has been exhibited internationally and been published throughout the world.

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 - Attend the 2016 AIA Honolulu Kick Off Party

Celebrate the new year with AIA. Come alone, bring your spouse, your friend(s) and/or colleagues.

Register Online Today!  Let's start the new year by coming together for a fun event right after the holidays to re-connect with old/new colleagues and friends.

Come meet your new board, talk story and find out about all the wonderful opportunities that lay ahead in 2016.

When:     Thursday, January 21 from 5pm - 8pm
Where:    Center for Architecture, 828 Fort Street Mall, Ste. 100

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.

Mahalo All 2015 Annual Sponsors!

Mahalo to all our amazing 2015 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsors!  Planning is underway for an exciting 2016 and we are seeking new/re-newing sponsors. Join Us! Click here for more information.


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 2015 Local Allied Members - Find out what services and products they offer for your next project!

Mahalo New Allied Members (as of Oct 2015):

Firm Name
 Phone     Email
Armstrong Commercial Flooring LA- Hawaii
   (323) 333-5178
Bays Lung Rose & Holma
   (808) 523-9000

 Manufacturer - Building Products    (815) 285-7115
Evergreen by Debra, LLC
   (808) 239-6599
Island Pacific Distributors, Inc.
   (808) 792-3860
JM Sales Hawaii LLC
   (808) 545-2357
   (808) 457-4500
OK Hardware & Construction Supply, Inc.    (808) 671-2886
Richard Norman & Associates    (925) 689-6000
Seal Masters of Hawaii    (808) 841-7602
Stego Industries, LLC
   (949) 493-5460
Structural Systems, Inc.
   (808) 845-2474
Vision Architectural Sales LLC
   (808) 218-4436
Western Colloid NC
   (510) 755-5203

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Two Job Postings 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.

  • Project Architect - Lionakis
  • Senior Capital Program Manager - Kamehameha Schools
  • ......go to the AIA Honolulu Job Board for more information.

    Upcoming Events in the Community


    • Jan 7 - ACECH January Membership Meeting
      On Thurs, Jan.7 ACECH will hold their General Membership Meeting. Registration starts 11:45am and lunch 12:00pm at the Honolulu Country Club. The cost is $45 for ACECH/AIA/ASCE members and $60 for non-members.  The topic is “Update on the City's NPDES MS4 Permit Program - Revisions to the City's Soil Erosion and Storm Drainage Standards". The speaker is Randall Wakumoto, P.E., Storm Water Quality, Dep. of Facility Maintenance, City and Countu of Honolulu. Register via email of this form then follow up with payment by December 30, 2015.
    • 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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