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Attend "Commercial Plumbing for Water Efficiency" on March 11, 5:30pm (1 HSW)

Ferguson Enterprise, Inc. is offering a free continuing education class titled “Commercial Plumbing for Water Efficiency”.
When:  Tuesday, March 11 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Honolulu Showroom, 925 Kokea Street in Honolulu.
After completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe test procedures used by manufacturers to ensure high efficiency products deliver high performance.
  • Impact of MaP test scores and WaterSense listing.
  • Understand how federal, state and local guidelines impact the selection of high efficiency plumbing products
  • Recognize LEED baseline changes and strategies for additional water use reduction
  • Comprehend how new product design impacts performance and consumption

This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES HSW and Ferguson is the registered provider. Food and beverages will be provided.

RSVP Today!  To RSVP for this free event please email Chanelle Haleck or call her to 832-7474.

New AIA Honolulu Website

Take a few minutes and update your online profile today

Take a few minutes today and check out our brand new and improved AIA Honolulu website.

New articles posted every day!

Check in once a day to read our latest industry news articles under "Industry News" on our homepage.

Sign In Today - Populate Your Member Profile:

To log-in, you’ll want to click "Sign In" at the top of the homepage and enter:
  • Username: Your email on file with AIA Honolulu
  • Password: Your AIA member number
2 new Featured Members!
Your Member Profile consists of up to 10 pages you can fill with information about you and your company + your very own photo album to display project images.  Each week we will feature two members at a time and this week we welcome:

Questions? Email Camilla Nicholas, Assistant Director or call at (808) 628-7245.

AIA Advocacy Blog Update

Members Input Wanted on Draft Public Policy on Kakaako until Mar. 21

AIA Member Input Sought on Kakaako Draft Policy from Feb. 21 - Mar. 21, 2014.  Please read the entire blog and make comments on the page or email Scott Wilson, AIA.  To be able to view the content you need to sign in with your AIA Honolulu username and password.

Our Hottest Items

Feb. 28 - Attend RUDC Meeting Today at 12pm

Attend our Regional and Urban Design (RUDC) Committee meeting today, Friday, Feb. 28 from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Center for Architecture.  This meeting is open to all AIA Honolulu members.

Agenda:  Click here for February Agenda (PDF).

This meeting will be a continuing discussion of Kakaako, with emphasis on the proposed public "Town Hall" meeting tentatively scheduled for late March.

Questions? For more information please email Scott Wilson, AIA, RUDC Committee Chair.

Mar. 3 - View "Walking Tour of Honolulu" with Frank Haines, FAIA

Make sure you view "Walking Tour of Honolulu with Frank Haines, FAIA" on Mar. 3, 1pm-2:19pm on NATV Channel 53. This is a 1hr 18min film on Frank Haines, FAIA, featuring the walking tour he gives on pre-arranged Saturday mornings, starting from the Center for Architecture at 9am in the morning.

Mr. Haines is a true treasure and if you haven't attended one of his walking tours, make sure you check out our web calendar and sign up for one today.

Want to watch the film now?  View it on the 'Olelo channel.

Mar. 7 - First Friday at Lunch: Working with the Department of Education at 11:30am

Register Online Today! Attend our popular monthly General Membership Meetings every First Friday at Lunch! Come for the continuing educational credits, the conversation and lunch. Join us for an hour of fellowship at the Center for Architecture. Earn 1 AIA/CES LU. AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.

Topic: Working with the Department of Education

Guest Speaker: Duane Kashiwai, Director of Facilities for the State of Hawaii, Department of Education (DOE). In this capacity, he is responsible for the design and construction of all DOE facilities statewide. Mr. Kashiwai worked at the Department of Accounting and General Services as an architect from 1986 to 2005 before transferring to the DOE in 2005. He is a graduate of Waimea High School and the UH School of Architecture.

Cost: $20/members & $35/non-members. Lunch provided!

Mahalo Program Sponsors!


Mar. 14 - YAF Pau Hana: The Whitmore Project

Register Online!  On Friday, March 14 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Center for Architecture there will be a Young Architects Forum Pau Hana. The cost for this event is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

March Speaker: Senator Donovan Dela Cruz

Topic:  The Whitmore Project: Whitmore Village Agricultural Development Project

Come listen to Senator Dela Cruz as he talks about The Whitmore Project, which is an agricultural development project meant to restore the heartland of Oahu.  Find out more about this detailed plan on how to revitalize Hawaii's agricultural industry by bringing farmers and the state together to increase local food production, create jobs, engage in partnerships, and to provide affordable housing.  The Whitmore Project truly provides a live, work, and play environment.

Mar. 15 & 24 - Attend Two-Part Photography Seminars (2 CEU's)

Register Online! On Mar. 15 & 24 attend our two-part photography seminars at the Center for Architecture. One low price, two events!

  1. Part I Overview - March 15, 8am-2pm:  Photography, Architecture and the Human Condition Saturday. Spend an informative morning with T.E. Garduque, FAIA, an advocate for Critical Seeing as he discusses digital photography as a tool for design. All levels of experience welcomed. Part I Event Flyer.

  2. Part II Overview - March 24, 6pm-7pm: Our Part II seminar will take place on Monday, March 24 at 6pm and is titled "What an Architect Sees".  Part II Event Flyer.

AIA/CES: This seminar qualifies for 2 AIA/CES. AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.

Cost:  $35/AIA Honolulu members, $55/Non-members & $20/Students. One low price, two events.


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Attend NAIOP Annual Symposium March 10 at 12:30pm

The 11th Annual NAIOP Hawaii Real Estate Symposium will be held on March 10, 12:30pm-5:00pm at the Hawaii Convention Center, Rm 310. 

One of the most anticipated commercial real estate events in Hawaii, the much celebrated Symposium will bring together prominent commercial real estate, construction, and development professionals, along with others impacted by the real estate industry in Hawaii, for an afternoon of lecture and discussion on hot button issues that impact commercial real estate in the islands. View Event Flyer.
Distinguished guest Mitch D'Olier, Chair of Kaneohe Ranch Co., Ltd. and The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, will deliver this year's keynote speech at 1:15PM.

New Job Board - New Jobs

Two New Jobs Posted on our New Job Board

Please take a look at the new AIA Honolulu Job Board. Jobs will be posted for 1 month and the fee is 25 for members and $40 for non-members.

  • New! Job Captain
  • New! Architectural CAD Operator
  • Chief Architect, Design-Build Firm
  • Project Manager/Project Architect
  • Project Architect
  • Architect
  • Project Architect/Project Manager
  • Staff Architect - Sun Valley, ID

University of Hawaii School of Architecture Update

Meet the Finalists for the Dean Position at the UH School of Architecture

Four finalists have been identified for the position of Dean, School of Architecture, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and they are scheduled to participate over a two day period of visits that will include public presentation. Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

Attend Public Presentations at the Architecture Building Auditorium #205 from 3pm-4:15pm:

  1. Friday, March 7: Dr. Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design Public Presentation
  2. Tuesday, March 11: Professor Nathaniel Belcher, Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School, Pennsylvania State University
  3. Friday, March 14: Professor Mark Hoistad, College of Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  4. Tuesday, March 18: Dr. Daniel Friedman, College of Built Environments, University of Washington

Click HERE for more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies.

Attend AIAS PAN February 28 at 6pm

February 28th at 6pm is the first Paper Architecture Night of the new year hosted at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture. This month's PAN, is themed "Practicum Architecture Night," hosting four presenters involved in the Practicum program at the School of Architecture.
There are three students whom recently got back from their Practicum semester, and one professional from Singapore who's firm hosts Practicum students.  Presentations start at 7:30pm. Drinks are available for purchase & light pupus are free.

Exhibition "Details, details, details" with Tom Loeser Mar. 20 - Apr. 10

On March 20 - April 10, 2014 come view "Details, Details, Details" - an exhibition by American Craft Council Master Tom Loeser at the University of Hawaii School of Architecture, Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery. Open to the Public March 20 - April 10, 10am-5pm M-F.

He will kick off the exhibition with an open carving/milk paint workshop on March 18, noon-3pm in the Haigo and Irene Shen Architecture Gallery.  There will also be an Artist Talk: March 20th, 6-7pm, Arch 215, Opening Reception: 7-9pm.

In the Community

Mar. 7 - Revitalizing Blaisdell Center & Creating a Culture and Arts District

Attend free public presentation "Revitalizing Blaisdell Center & Creating a Culture and Arts District" March 7 from 9am-11am at the Mission Memorial Auditorium, 550 South King St.
The City and County of Honolulu has been selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership to participate in its fellowship program under the leadership of Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The City will receive technical assistance on creating a vibrant culture and arts district anchored by iconic redevelopment of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center complex.

The ULI Rose Center has assembled a panel of experts relevant to this project to visit Honolulu in early March. We invite you to join Mayor Caldwell as the panel presents its initial findings and recommendations for this important landmark and neighborhood. Following the presentation, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts.

Reserve Your Spot Now! A Historic Preservation Basic Seminar Mar. 15 (1.5 HSW)

Register Online! Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with the Hawai‘i State Historic Preservation Division, will offer a free community seminar on Historic Preservation Basics on Kaua‘i, Lana‘i, Moloka‘i and Maui from March - June, 2014. Qualifies for 1.5 AIA/CES LUs (HSW). AIA Honolulu is the register provider.  The three-hour class will include:
  • What is Historic Preservation and Why Does it Matter?
  • Standards and Framework: How Does This All Work?
  • Historic Preservation and the Local Community
View the event flyer with workshop information and registration details.  We encourage you to join us as well as distribute this information widely as they hope to encourage maximum participation within the community.

Apr. 16 - Attend DCAB Public Rights-of-way an Transit Oriented Design Training (7.5 HSW)

Attend the Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB's) "Public Rights-of-Way and Transit Oriented Design Training" on April 16. Qualifies for 7.5 AIA/CES (HSW) and AIA Honolulu is the registered provider. 

This all day training will be presented by Melissa Anderson of the U.S. Access Board and will cover:
  • Public Rights-of-Way
  • Transit Oriented Design
  • Bus Stops and Rail Stations.
Click here for more information and to download the registration form.  For questions regarding the training contact Laurie Palenske or Mona Higa at the Disability & Communication Access Board (808) 586-8121, Phone/TTY or email them at: laurie.palenske@doh.hawaii.gov or mona.higa@doh.hawaii.gov.

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