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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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    Designed by the master of modern Hawaiian architecture Vladimir Ossipoff, the Loo residence in Makiki Heights is for sale for the first time. On a rim lot adjacent to Makiki Forest Reserve on two sides, the mid-century home has sweeping panoramic and breathtaking views of Diamond Head, Honolulu city lights and majestic green mountains. Exquisitely restored/remodeled in keeping with the integrity of its original design, the home has been designated a Hawaii Historic Residence. Wide expanses of glass seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces. Ossipoff’s sleek horizontal lines, meticulous detailing and use of natural materials provide a beautiful living environment that is timeless and extraordinary. Price is $3,200,000 FS.

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    2018 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

    Join Us! Start Your Sponsorship Early and Pick Your Programs

    Get On Board Early! In 2018 you will see lots of new and exciting sponsorship opportunities due to our new five-year strategic plan. Support your profession and become an AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsor Today!

    Start your partnership by supporting our 2018 Joint Kickoff Party on January 25 and pick which program-specific sponsorship opportunities your firm would like to align with and at what levels. Your options are limitless!

    Email or call us at (808) 628-7245 for questions.

    AIA Honolulu Programs

    Jan/Feb: Attend State Building Code Meetings: Review of the 2018 IRC & IBC

    Meetings are open to anyone interested in participating in the code review.

    Due to legislative changes in the 2017 session, the State Building Code Council (SBCC) has been given authority to adopt building codes which do not require the Governor's approval for public hearings nor his signature on the bill enacting the updated codes.  For this reason, the SBCC is still following the 2006 International Building Code/International Residential Code (IBC/IRC).  The Legislature recently mandated that the SBCC adopt the newest IBC/IRC codes within 2 years from the date of publication.  View the 2018 IBC & IRC Significant Changes in Dropbox.

    We now have only 3-4 months for the AIA Codes Committee to review and recommend changes appropriate for Hawaii. We have two different code review meetings that will meet weekly.

    2018 IRC Meetings scheduled at the Center for Architecture:

    2018 IBC Meetings scheduled at the Center for Architecture:

    Questions? Email Bill Brizee, AIA or Richard Myers, AIA

    Jan 17:  Land Use Ordinance (LUO) Task Force, 12pm (1 AIA/CES LU)

    RSVP Online! Feel free to bring your own lunch.

    When/Where: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 12:00pm, Center for Architecture.

    Attend our AIA LUO Task Force meeting as we review our city’s land use ordinance (LUO). 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 LUO.

    This is a chance for us as design professionals and AIA members to have an impact on the very codes that regulate our work and define the future fabric of our city.

    Jan 25: It's Time to Celebrate! Attend our 2018 AIA Honolulu Kick Off Party

    Celebrate with Us! Bring your colleagues, friends and spouse for a fun evening with great networking.

    Register Online Today! No walk-ins accepted at the Kickoff Pau Hana.

    When/Where: Thursday, Jan. 25, 5 - 8pm, Center for Architecture

    Join AIA Honolulu, AIA Hawaii State Council and the Hawaii Architectural Foundation for our a joint Kick-Off Party at the Center for Architecture! View Party Flyer.

    Come meet the new 2018 Board members from all three organizations.  We will also be celebrating our Newly Licensed Architects.

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

    Cost: $40 for AIA Members (AIA, FAIA, ME, Allied), $30 for Assoc. AIA Members, $50 for Non-Members and $20 for Students until Jan. 24.  At the Door fee is $60 for members and non-members.


    Become an Annual AIA Honolulu Sponsor & Start with the Kick Off Party! 

    Start the year off by becoming an annual sponsor, including the Kick Off Party, for the best coverage through the year. View our Annual Sponsorship form and start your partnership with AIA Honolulu today.

    Questions? Email Camilla Nicholas, AIA Honolulu or call her at (808) 628-7245.

    Feb 6: 2018 Shinnen Enkai Networking Reception

    Register with CICH Online! Deadline to register is Friday, January 26th

    When/Where: Tuesday, February 6, 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Café Julia, 1040 Richards Street

    AIA Honolulu members are invited to celebrate the New Year and the legislative session with other construction industry leaders and public officials at the Construction Industry Council of Hawaii’s (CICH) traditional Shinnen Enkai or New Year’s Celebration.

    This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about related industry issues and meet with your counterparts in the industry and the legislators who will be driving the important issues during this coming session. The CICH serves as the umbrella organization for construction groups in Hawai‘i’s building industry. Cost is $25/person.

    Feb 15: 5X5X5 Mentorship Program Kick Off Pau Hana

    Register Online! Open to 25 participants (Assoc. AIA & AIA members)

    When/Where: Thursday, Feb. 15, 5:30-7:30pm, Center for Architecture

    We invite Associate AIA and AIA to participate in a new mentorship program geared towards the professional development of emerging architects.

    The Program: View Program 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)

    2018 Kick-Off Pau Hana! The program will begin with a Kick-Off Pau Hana, 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 (registration limited to first 25 participants and includes beverages and pupus). Stay tuned for additional information. 

    Program Cost: $50 for Associate AIA and AIA Members (must sign-in as a member on our home page first).
    Includes admission to Pau Hana Kickoff and five group mentoring sessions.

    Feb 22: Save the Date! Equity by Design Seeking Volunteers

    AIA Honolulu is partnering with Equity By Design for this event.

    Equity by Design (promoting equity in the architecture and construction industry) is seeking volunteers and sponsors for an upcoming one day workshop in Honolulu.  Members of the San Francisco chapter will be flying to Honolulu for our very first EQxD Hackathon in Honolulu on Thursday, Feb 22, 2018. Their agenda includes revealing the findings from their 2016 survey and assisting Honolulu in understanding the challenges and the solutions towards equity in our industry. Click here for  more information on their website.

    If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring this event, please feel free to email Julie Lam, Assoc. AIA

    Mahalo Sponsors: Prowork Pacific Inc & WhiteSpace ARCHITECTS.

    Associate AIA News

    Feb 6: LIVE WEBINAR! An NCARB Outreach Event in Honolulu (1.5 LU)

    RSVP Now! No charge but please register for planning purposes.

    Tuesday, February 6, 5:00-7:00, Center for Architecture

    Excellent session to attend to learn about the ARE 4.0 to 5.0 transition and other updates to the AXP and ARE programs to continue promoting licensure and professional development in your firms. Matthew Friesz AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate, Out Reach Manager, Experience + Education, will be speaking on licensure-related topics in Hawaii.  This live webinar will be broadcast from the Center for Architecture.

    Great event for AXP Supervisors, Mentors & Firm Principals!

    Neighbor Islands! Attend remotely with Go-To-Meeting. Register online and we will send you the link.

    Weekly Ad

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    Subaru Hawaii is pleased to extend this EXCLUSIVE offer with the purchase/lease of any new Subaru to all AIA Honolulu members! Vehicle must be purchased/delivered between 1/2/18 and 2/28/18. View PDF Flyer.

    AIA Honolulu Event Update

    YAF Pau Hana at Servco Home & Appliance Showroom

    The Young Architects Forum (YAF) kicked off the new year with a pau hana at the Servco Home & Appliance Showroom. Attendees learned what the showroom has to offer including testing out the most the state-of-art appliances on the market. Big G’s Catering provided heavy pupus and a create-your-own pizza station and cooked them on the spot in Monogram’s pizza oven in under 3 minutes, impressing all who attended. A lot more fun events are scheduled for 2018, so join us on the second Thursday of each month. A big mahalo to Subaru for sponsoring this event!

    The local committee of YAF is a part of AIA Honolulu serving the interests of the licensed out to ten years licensure (and the young at heart).

    AIA National Update

    AIA Grassroots 2018 Leadership Conference Scholarship Applications

    The American Institute of Architects Northwest + Pacific Region (AIA NWPR) is offering scholarships to cover airfare and registration expenses to attend the AIA Grassroots 2018 Leadership Conference. The conference will be held in San Diego – March 12-14, 2018.

    The scholarship is provided to Associates and Young Architect members of AIA, who have been registered less than 10 years. The scholarship covers airfare and registration expenses. Applications are due February 2, 2018.

    This is an excellent opportunity to observe first-hand how the AIA works for the benefit of architects through leadership training. This is also an opportunity to learn about critical issues facing the profession and how you can be an advocate for the profession. Past participants have returned from this conference energized and empowered to take leadership positions at the local, state and regional levels, and contribute their energy and enthusiasm to improve the profession. View Scholarship Flyer.

    AIA Selects 2018 Honor Awards

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2018 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. Selected from roughly 500 submissions, 17 recipients located throughout the world will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.

    Click here for the list of projects being honored and view the press release.

    2017 AIA Trust Annual Report Released

    The AIA Trust is a risk management resource for AIA members. In 2017, the enterprise focused its efforts on enhancing its library of online practice resources and launching several new programs that are all available to members 24/7 on the AIA Trust website.

    To read the 2017 highlights, please click here.

    AIA Advocacy Shapes Tax Reform

    The AIA was engaged from the very beginning of the tax reform process to ensure fair treatment for architects and to make their voices heard. This work included providing updates and analysis to AIA components and giving AIA members the opportunity to weigh in with their legislators.

    Through this effort, architects were able to shape three important aspects of the bill that would adversely affect the architecture profession or the building industry. Although this bill will impact every American differently, architects spoke up and made their voices heard, securing an outcome which recognizes the importance and influence the profession has in the United States and its economy.

    Mickey Jacob, FAIA was asked by advocacy staff in DC to represent the AIA on Capitol Hill to lobby for certain provisions in the Tax Reform debate. Specifically, Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL) was named a “Conferee” to the Committee negotiating the Tax Bill language between the House and the Senate. Jacob carried the AIA position on both the proposed elimination of the Historic Preservation Tax Credits and to have architects included in the exemptions for increase in Tax on firm revenue for “pass through” companies not incorporated, under which a substantial number of AIA members and member firms fall. Congresswoman Castor favored the AIA position and used information provided in the committee discussions.

    The legislative process moved with unusual speed, bringing a bill known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the House and Senate floors for a vote in late December. It was signed into law just before the holidays.

    For an in depth look at the bill, please click here.    

    Apply for 2018-2019 Architects Foundation Scholarships until Feb. 1

    The Center for Architecture in New York is now accepting applications for the Arnold W. Bunner grant until February 1, 2018. The Arnold W. Bunner grant is designed for mid-level architects to pursue architectural investigations that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture. The project must engage in contemporary architectural issues within a local and global context. The sole recipient will be awarded up to $15,000. Learn More >

    AIA Honolulu Job Board

    Four New Jobs Just Listed on our Job Board

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

    Upcoming Community Events

    Call for Nominations 2018 Preservation Honor Awards  - Deadline Feb. 2

    The Preservation Honor Awards, held annually since 1975, recognize projects that exhibit excellence in planning, implementation and follow-through of work that demonstrates historic preservation as a strategy for the protection, understanding, revitalization, use or celebration of Hawaii's historic and cultural sites

    Deadline to Submit is Friday, February 2, 2018. View Nomination Form & Instructions.

    The 44th Annual Preservation Honor Awards Presentation will be held on May 23, 2018 in Honolulu.

    • Jan 31: Bird's Eye View: Using Drones in AEC Marketing
      Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as drones, are everywhere and the potential to incorporate the use of drones in marketing is nearly limitless.  With their bility to see projects from a completely different perspective, drones are able to convey a broader story than traditional standard marketing techniques.
      When/Where: Jan. 31, 11:30am-1:30pm, Plaza Club (20th floor)
      Cost: $35.00 SMPS Member / $55.00 Non-SMPS Member
      Register: Register with SMPS Hawaii

    Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

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    Annual Sponsorship! Interested in increased visibility throughout the entire year? Sign up today for 12 continuous months of benefits!  View our Sponsorship prospectus and start your partnership with AIA Honolulu today.  Sponsor Your Chapter Today & Add Your Firm Logo Here!

    Email Camilla Nicholas, AIA Honolulu or call (808) 628-7245.

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