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Island Architect Weekly, January 16, 2015

Posted By Camilla Nicholas, Thursday, January 15, 2015
Updated: Friday, January 16, 2015
Friday, December Jan 16, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The AIA Honolulu office will be closed on Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

We will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, January 20 at 8am.  For information during this period go to AIA Honolulu or the AIA National self-service help page.

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Attend RCI's 15th Annual Hawaii Winter Workshop Jan. 26 & 27!

Join us as an attendee, sponsor and/or exhibitor at the 15th Annual Hawaii Winter Workshop at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa Ka’anapali on Monday, Jan. 26th and Tuesday, Jan. 27th, 2015.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! This program is designed to improve the skills and knowledge base of design and forensics professionals (consultants, architects and engineers), developers and contractors.  The program sessions focus on design and analysis of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall issues.  The programs will run from 7:30am - 4:00 pm. It qualifies for at least 11.5 AIA LU’s and 11.5 RCI CEH’s.  Breakfast and lunch are included. Questions?  Email us @

AIA National News

Introducing The Year of the Advocate

Though policymakers deeply affect the practice of architecture and the built environment, less than a third of AIA members have met with their elected representatives and few serve on community boards and commissions. This absence costs us influence and the ability to shape our futures.  Throughout 2015, AIA Advocacy will provide tools and inspiration on how you can stand up for your profession and make your voice heard. Get involved!

AIA Grassroots 2015: Leadership & Legislative Conference Mar 4-6

Guided by a vision for the future of the profession, the conference provides AIA leaders with tools to influence and pursue action that will strengthen their components, firms, communities and society at large.  There are opportunities for creative dialogue through general sessions, workshops, networking and peer to peer connections. Leaders exchange information and ideas, provide input on AIA initiatives and advocate the AIA’s federal agenda to members of Congress, working collectively toward a better future for architects. The agenda emphasizes component leadership and includes a dynamic legislative conference and workshops designed to help component officers and aspiring leaders become effective chapter and civic leaders. Read more and register online today!

Attend the AIA National Convention May 14-16

Register Online! The 2015 AIA National Convention registration is now open- and the Keynote Speaker is none other than President Bill Clinton. This convention is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the US. Make sure you have it all in Atlanta:

  • The LUs - Nearly 300 opportunities for high-quality interesting education.
  • The Innovations - Get the first look at new materials and technology.
  • The People - Our 2015 opening keynote speaker: President Bill Clinton.

New members register for free:
If you join the AIA now through May 16, 2015, you’ll receive free convention registration.
Young professionals save 30%: If you’re age 40 or younger, you can save nearly 30% on your registration.

Your Firm Could Win $10,000 During National Convention

Registration is open for the Charette Venture Group's 2015 Architecture Business Plan Competition.  The competition, which is free to enter, is open to registered architects considering starting a design firm and to firms that have opened within the immediate past ten years.   To participate in the  competition, entrants must first register, then submit the following items:

  1. A three page outline and description of their proposed business plan.
  2. An up too 2 minute video of themselves speaking about why they started their firm or are considering starting a new firm

Finalists will then present their business plan to the jury during the AIA Convention in Atlanta this May. Jurors include Rena M. Klein, FAIA, Mark R. LePage, AIA, June R. Jewell, CPA and Matt Ostanik, AIA.

AIA Knowledge Community Deadlines and Webinars

This is what is going on now in tthe AIA Knowledge Communities:

AIA Utah Member's New Book: The Death of Drawing

The AIA Utah Chapter just shared that one of their members and former National TAP Chair, a David Scheer, AIA has published his new book, The Death of Drawing. It is generating some discussion online and if this is a subject that may interest you please take a look.  He is available at

AIA Honolulu News

Kick Off 2015 with AIA Honolulu on Jan. 29 - Register Online Today!

Register Online Today!  Join us for our annual Kick-Off Party and start 2015 by coming together at a relaxed and fun event.  Re-connect with old friends, make new friends and enjoy our delicious pupus and cold refreshments.  Let's kick this year off right and make it count from the beginning!

  • When:    Thursday, January 29 from 5pm - 8pm
  • Where:  AIA Honolulu | Center for Architecture
  • Cost:    $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Drinks and heavy pupus included!

Attend CICH's Shinnen Enkai on Feb. 12

AIA Honolulu members are invited to celebrate the New Year and the upcoming 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.
When:   Wednesday, February 12, 2015, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: The Mandalay Restaurant

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 the coming session.  The CICH serves as the umbrella organization for construction groups in Hawai‘i’s building industry. Interested in Attending? Click here to RSVP and show your interest and Dan Chun, FAIA, State Council President will contact you with more information.

Event Updates

AIA Hawaii Island STEM Camp Jan. 8

On Jan. 8, 2015 Hawaii Island Architects again teamed up with the Kealakehe High School Tiki Techs robotics team to present Architecture Day at the Tiki Tech’s annual STEM Camp.  This year students in grades 3 through 8 learned about how electromagnetic radiation influences architectural design.  First students learned some basics about light; infrared, visible, ultraviolet light, and how to predict the location of the Sun.  Next they took notes and measurements on a series of experiments demonstrating how energy passes through different materials.  Each student completed a project that involved turning a closed cardboard box into a day-lighting model of a room.  Students were also able to see how architects use digital modeling to study sunlight and to try their hand at SketchUp. 

Big thanks to Architects Shaun Roth, AIA, Terry Cisco, AIA, Paul Donoho, AIA, John Parazette, AIA, and Zon Sullenberger, AIA for mentoring students at the event and to Air Conditioning Specialists, Inc. for the use of their infrared imaging equipment. View more images.

AIA Members in the News

Scott Wilson, AIA on PBN's People on the Move

We hope you didn't miss that our very own 2015 AIA Honolulu President, Scott Wilson, AIA, was featured in the Pacific Business News People on the Move section.

We couldn't agree more and look forward to a great year with Scott and the entire 2015 AIA Honolulu Board.  Make sure you sign up for our Kick Off Party on Jan. 29 to get a chance to talk to our board members about the coming year.

Welcome New Allied Members

Welcome Cezar deVeas with Pacific Craftworks

Welcome new allied member Cezar deVeas, VP Business Development with Pacific Craftworks - A factory-direct product, one-stop shop for custom cabinets, doors, closet systems, vanities, and more...

This custom kitchen cabinet, bath vanity and interior/exterior door company is turning heads with its showroom, amply-stocked warehouse and quality-crafted products. They don't just sell cabinet doors but the owner manufactures them, too from their own factory in Vietnam. 

Pacific Craftworks stocks an impressive selection of exterior and interior doors and the knowledgeable staff at Pacific Craftworks can fulfill both modular and custom cabinetry and door orders, making sure each cabinet system fulfills the customer’s space needs and appeals to his or her personal taste.

Questions? Email Cezar deVeas, Allied Member or call him at (808) 839-2345.

Welcome New AIA & Assoc. AIA Members

Welcome New & Transferred Members + Congrats to Status Change

  • New Members:
  • Dr. Maryam Abhari, Assoc. AIA
    Minatoishi Architects, Inc.

    Dr. Mengxi He, Assoc. AIA
    Group 70 International, Inc.

    Jonathan Lee, AIA

    Andrea R Lincoln, Assoc. AIA
    Palms Hawaii Architecture

    Dr. Kanako R. Lathrop, Assoc. AIA
    Wanderlust Plus

  • New Members Continue:
    Trenton Lum, AIA

    Aaron J Spielman, AIA
    Nanea Studios Inc

  • Transfer In
    Dr. Daniel Friedman, FAIA
    University of Hawaii School of Architecture, Dean

    Mr. Mark C. Engman, AIA

  • Status Change:
  • Ms. Coral C. King, AIA Member Emeritus

  • Mr. Dennis S. Osato, AIA Member Emeritus

2015 Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Support Your Chapter & Spread the Word!  The 2015 AIA Honolulu Sponsorship prospectus is complete and we would like to share it with you, our members first.  To our delight we have already received our very first sponsor for 2015 and we would like to say MAHALO to John Hara Associates for their always amazing support!

Take a look at our "hot of the press" annual sponsorship flyer and share it with anyone you think would benefit from a partnership with AIA Honolulu. 

Email or call us (808) 628-7245 for questions or to pledge your support for 2015. Together we are strong!

Mahalo 2015 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsor:


Weekly Ad

Call for entries: 2015 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 2015 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, 2012 and January 31, 2015. Nominations may be submitted by any person or entity affiliated with the project.
Important dates:
Friday, January 30, 2015: Deadline to postmark Letter of Intent to enter
Friday, February 27, 2015: Entry portfolios due
Friday, May 8, 2015: Awards announced at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Entry forms and information are available by calling Barbie Rosario at NAIOP Hawaii, (808) 864-7983, or email her. You can also visit the NAIOP website.

UHM Pacific New Media: Attend Architectural Photography Today Jan. 25 & Feb. 1

This comprehensive course covers equipment, timing, staging, shooting, and post processing techniques. Learn lighting, composition, and digital post-production to produce artful and useful architectural images.  Understand how photography can enhance the aesthetics of architecture, how to get the best out of your gear, and receive advice on equipment for the various forms of architectural photography. 

Bring your camera and wide-angle lens, tripod, and cable release if you have them.

Instructor: Brad Peebles (with guest Douglas Peebles)
Sundays, January 25 and February 1 • 9am-4pm
UHM Sakamaki C104 • $200 • L13650

Brad Peebles specializes in architectural and aerial photography for architects, interior designers, real estate developers, and agents.  He is a member of the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers and Real Estate Photographers of American & International Association.
Click here for more information or call 956-8244.  Register online or call 956-8400.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

3 New Jobs & 10 Total Now Posted

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

  • NEW! Project Architect-Healthcare - Lionakis
  • NEW! Intern Architect
  • NEW! Architect
  • Project Architect for Architect-Led Design Build Residential Projects - Long & Associates AIA, Inc.
  • Administrative and Marketing Assistant - de Reus Architects
  • Architect - Queen's Medical Center
  • Part-time Bookkeeper - Ferraro Choi And Associates Ltd.   
  • Project Architect/Manager - Ferraro Choi And Associates Ltd.  
  • Interior Designer - Ferraro Choi And Associates Ltd.  
  • Project Architect - Group 70 International, Inc.

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