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Island Architect Weekly, December 23, 2014

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Friday, December 19, 2014
December 23, 2014 - Jan 6, 2015

Happy Holidays from AIA Honolulu

AIA Honolulu is wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

In observance of the Holiday Season the Center for Architecture will be closed for staff vacation on the following days:

  • Weds. Dec. 24 –  Mon. Dec. 5, 2015.

We will re-open up for regular business on Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30am.

Featured Ad

Jan 15 - Attend Decorative and Polished Concrete Webinar (1.5 LUs)

Attend a Decorative and Polished Concrete Webinar Jan 15:  More and more buildings are being designed with exposed concrete floors as owners are opting for the durability, the versatility, the cleanibility, and the beauty of concrete. Schools, grocery stores, retail chains, restaurants, etc. are moving in this direction. 

GoToMeeting Invitation - Decorative and Polished Concrete (1/15/15).  You are welcome to join this meeting, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10am-11:30am Hawaii Standard Time.

Dial  1 (773) 897-3000, Access Code: 237-554-205. Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting.  Meeting ID: 237-554-205.

This presentation will cover the decorative options including integral color, acid stain, water based stain, dyes, stamped concrete, sprayed systems, decorative epoxy, form liners, polishing options, etc.  View flyer with more information.

This event is worth 1.5 AIA/CES LUs. For questions email Kimo Scott, Allied Member or call at 808-224-3432.

AIA National & Industry Updates

Member Benefit - StartMeeting is a New Advantage Partner

StartMeeting offers AIA members an exclusive opportunity to coordinate with consultants, design and develop with clients, share blueprints, and review construction documents anytime, anywhere.

Eliminate travel costs and increase your productivity through web conferencing with the ability to screen share. AIA members save up to 25% on some services.


Still Need CEUs? AIAU - Virtual Classroom Open 24/7

New courses just added:

  • When Change Means Going International - 3 LUs: This series includes related courses on working in India, Canada, Middle East, Mexico, China, and Europe.
  • The Building Codes Energy Landscape - 1 LU: Expand your role in building design and construction with an in-depth primer on energy codes, standards development, adoption, and implementation.
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning - 1.5 LUs: This course focuses on the science of good design and meeting the coming demand for a new service. You'll learn how to apply Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx), with requirements for LEEDv4 and standards from ASHRAE, NIBS, and AST.

KAPOW! Making Spaces into Lively Places

Downtown Design Competition to Create Lively Places! In partnership with area organizations, Northwest Washington AIA announces plans for a Downtown Bellingham Placemaking Design Competition to kick off January 5, 2015. The competition, titled KAPOW, seeks to engage the community in designing “tactical urbanism” projects that enhance downtown Bellingham’s identity, vitality, and health.

Applications will be available on Sustainable Connections website January 5, 2015 and are due January 30, 2015. Individuals and teams are encouraged to start thinking of ideas for submission, visit SustainableConnections.org for more information and contact Rose Lathrop at Sustainable Connections with questions.


Reminder! Share on Social Media - AIA's New Public Campaign "Look Up"

AIA's much anticipated "Look Up", the first phase of AIA's national public campaign is launched!

This national public relations and advertising campaign has the goal to raise the profile of the architect’s contribution to the built environment.

Watch the YouTube clip and share it with you family, friends and colleagues on your social media. Follow the campaign across AIA social channels using #ilookup.

Renew Your 2015 AIA Membership

Renew by Dec. 31! Win Surface Pro 3 or iPad Air AND 2015 Convention Registration

Renew before the end of the year and improve your tax picture for 2015!

Renew Your 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).  View AIA Member Benefits Guide (PDF).  Renew & Win a Surface Pro 3 or an iPAD Air + Free 2015 Convention Registration in Atlanta (renew by Dec. 31).


Emeritus Members - Support Your Local Chapter!

This is a reminder that Emeritus members are invited to offer support to our local Chapter by making a voluntarily contribution to help maintain a strong financial footing.
"I sincerely believe that just because we are Emeritus members doesn't mean we should cease being active in our local AIA Chapter!" - With Aloha, Geoffrey Paterson, AIA Member Emeritus, 2014 Secretary, AIA Honolulu.

Contribute Today!
$50 Contribution, $100 Contribution or $150 Contribution
Questions? Email Camilla Nicholas or call at (808) 628-7245.

Upcoming Events NEXT YEAR!

RE-SCHEDULED! Jan 14 - ADA Program: Accessible Residential Design (2 HSW)

Register for Jan. 14, 8am-10am! We re-scheduled our ADA seminar for next year due to our instructor catching a bug. Sign up early for our first HSW program.

Topic: "Residential Design - Designing for All" - Understanding of the:

  • Concepts for Universal Design and Aging in Place design features
  • Accessibility features associated with the concept of "Visitability"
  • Design and Construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act
  • 2010 ADA Standards for units designed with mobility features and communication features.

    Speaker: Mona Higa, lead specialist for the Facility Access Unit’s training, Disability and Communications Access Board.
    AIA/CES:
    Qualifies for 2 AIA/CES (HSW). AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.
    Cost:  $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Coffee and muffins included.

Save the Date! 2015 AIA Honolulu Kick-Off Party Jan. 29

Online registration will open in early January!

Join us for our annual Kick-Off Party and start off 2015 by coming together at a relaxed and fun event.  Re-connect with old friends, make new friends and enjoy our delicious pupus, cold refreshments.

  • When:    Thursday, January 29 from 5pm - 8pm
  • Where:  AIA Honolulu | Center for Architecture
  • Sponsorship opportunities available - Stay tuned for more information!

Holiday Cheer & Angel Tree Update

View Photo's from AIA Honolulu's "Holiday Cheer"

The AIA Honolulu Holiday Cheer took place on Dec. 16 from 5:30pm-7pm at the Center for Architecture. 

We had over 70 people attending this fun occasion where our 2014 AIA Honolulu Board had a chance to say Mahalo to our members and prospective members. VIEW LOTS OF IMAGES in our Facebook Photo Gallery.

Mahalo to everyone that came and an extra Mahalo to Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery for sponsoring our delicious pupus!


Angel Tree Update! Mahalo to All Participants!

A BIG Mahalo to everyone who donated a gift to our “IHS Angel Tree”.  The project was started by our Monthly Membership Committee and participants got to select a child’s name with their wish list.  This was a way to bring some holiday spirit to IHS and the Hawaii's Homeless Shelter.

Mahalo Monthly Membership Committee! Mahalo Jennifer Harada Okino, AIA, Committee Chair and her entire wonderful committee for coming up with this idea.  As always all of you did an awesome job!

Associate AIA News

REMINDER! JOIN/RENEW FOR 2015! Associate AIA's Local Dues Reduced by 50%

Renew or Join on AIA's website!  To help support our emerging professionals and make membership as affordable as possible, the AIA Honolulu Board voted to reduce the 2015 Associate AIA's Local Membership Dues by 50%!  This is to provide assistance for both re-newing members but also for our AIA Firm's who support their younger employees with their membership dues.

NEW! 2015 Associate AIA Dues: $194/year ($84! Local + $110 National).

Member News

Group 70 International and Business Associates Donate $60,000 to UHSoA

HONOLULU – Group 70 International, Hawai‘i’s largest kama‘āina design firm rallied its employees and business associates to collectively contribute $60,000 to the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture (UHSoA) fund drive this month. A check presentation was held on Dec. 3 at Group 70’s downtown office where G70 Chairman Francis Oda, Arch.D., FAIA, AICP, LEED AP, presented to Daniel Friedman, PhD, dean of the school.

The $60,000 donation includes contributions from G70 UHSoA alumni staff and its consultants including: Albert Chong Associates, Inc., Clarence Lee Design & Associates, LLC, Coffman Engineers, Inc., ControlPoint Surveying, Inc., Englekirk Partners, Hirata and Associates, Inc., Inatsuka Engineering LLC, Kai Hawaii, Inc., Masa Fujioka & Associates, Randolph H. Marayama & Associates, Inc., Rider, Levitt, Bucknall, Ronald NS Ho & Associates, Inc., Shigemura, Lau, Sakanashi, Higuchi & Associates, Inc., Walters, Kimura, Motoda, Inc., and WSP Hawaii, Inc. Click here to read the full press release (PDF).

Mahalo All 2014 Annual Sponsors!

For the Holiday Season we want to Give Thanks to our 2014 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsors.

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Coffman Engineers
  • Honblue
  • Pacific Architects, Inc

Gold Sponsors:

  • Insurance Factors
  • John Hara Associates Inc
  • J. Uno & Associates.com
  • SSFM
 

Silver Sponsors:

  • Allana Buick & Bers
  • Architects Hawaii, Ltd.
  • Bowers + Kubota Consulting
  • Fung Associates
  • Group 70 International
  • HDR Engineering Inc.
  • Hida Okamoto $ Associates
  • MCE International, Inc.
  • Nagamine Okawa Engineers
  • PBR Hawaii
  • Perkins + Will
  • Roth Kimura LLP
  • T. Iida Contracting, Ltd.
  • Urban Works
  • WSP
  • Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Allegion
  • ControlPoint Surveying
  • Cumming Corporations

  • EnviroQuest, Inc.
  • Fermata Consulting
  • Ferraro Choi And Associates
  • JW Inc
  • Lionakis
  • Philip White Architects

Member Opportunity

Is Your Firm Featured? All Members are Eligible

Only +20 Firms Featured so Far! Does your AIA Firm have a project that you would like to add to our revolving TV display at the Center for Architecture?  If so please email AIA Honolulu and we will send you a PowerPoint template where you can add your images/text.

This is a great opportunity to promote your work to the the public, members and all others visiting the Center for Architecture.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

One (1) New Job Posted on the AIA Honolulu Job Board

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

  • NEW! CAD Drafter - Mason Architects
  • Part-time Bookkeeper - Ferraro Choi And Associates Ltd. 
  • Project Manager - Halekulani Corporation
  • Project Architect - Group 70 International, Inc.

Contract Documents Update

Paper Contract Documents Available in AIA Honolulu Store

AIA Honolulu is a full service distributor of AIA Contract Documents and you can purchase all available documents in our online store.  AIA members sign in with your username and password to receive member discount.You can also view our order form and email or fax it to us. We will call when the order is ready for pick up or for a fee it can be mailed. For questions email AIA Honolulu or call (808) 628-7243.

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