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Island Architect Weekly - Friday, January 29, 2016

Posted By Camilla Nicholas, Friday, January 29, 2016
Updated: Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Feb 11: CE Academy - A Full Day of AIA/CES LUs (HSW) at the Center for Architecture

We have a great day of education, food, and networking planned for our 2016 visit on Feb 11 from 7:30am-5:30pm to the Center for Architecture, Honolulu!  Learn More and Register Here >

All courses are educational in content and AIA registered. Many courses also offer continuing education hours for GBCI, GBCI for LEED Professionals, ADA, State specific requirements, and other specialty hours.

CE Academy will manage the reporting of your credits to the AIA and email you certificates of completion after the event.

AIA National News

2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia, May 19-21

Registration is now open for the 2016 AIA Convention, held this May in Philadelphia.  Take advantage of early bird rates through March 23, and special discounts for new AIA members, young professionals and students.

Update AIA Honolulu Member Profile

Can Clients/Media Find You? Got Experience in Mixed-Use Projects? Update Your Member Profile Today for our Online Search Feature

AIA Honolulu gets lots of inquiries about what work our members do each week and we always tell them to use our AIA Architect, Associate Architect or Local Allied Member Finder on our website.

Can they find you?  To help us as, well as others in the building industry, and members of the media find you, we are asking you to update your member profile today.  For example, we just received an inquiry about firms with experience in mixed-use projects, but because so few firms have included areas of expertise in their profiles, we at AIA Honolulu can't represent our members as well as we would like to.

To  update your member profile go to the AIA Honolulu website and log-in, with your username/password under "Sign In".

Can't remember your username/password? Email Camilla Nicholas, Assistant Director.

2016 Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Us to Support Your Chapter!  Take a look at the 2016 AIA Honolulu Sponsorship prospectus and let us know which programs your firm would like to support. Please share this information 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 to our latest 2016 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsor:

AIA Honolulu Upcoming Meetings & Events

Feb 2 - AIA-GCA Committee: Attend the 2016 Planning Meeting

RSVP Online! This meeting is open to all AIA & GCA members who are interested in helping plan the AIA-GCA Committee events for 2016.  Please come and share your ideas on topics of interest and join the team that organizes the events.  BYOL. Questions? Email Troy Miyasato, AIA.

Meeting Date: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 11:30am-1:00pm at the Center for Architecture.

Feb 3 - Canstruction Committee "Brainstorming" Planning Meeting

RSVP Online! Interested in becoming involved in our annual Canstruction Competition?  If so, attend our committee brainstorming event (not for teams interested in participating) as we are gearing up to celebrate our 11th Anniversary!

Meeting Date: Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 12pm-1pm at the Center for Architecture.

Feb. 4 - Pacific Building Trade Expo: Seminar Committee Meeting

RSVP Online! This Pacific Building Trade Expo Seminar Committee meeting is for interested AIA Honolulu members who would like to help out with our continuing education seminars scheduled for the 2016 Pacific Building Trade Expo taking place on Oct. 25, 2016.

Meeting Date: Thursday, Feb. 4 from 12pm-1pm at the Center for Architecture.

For more information regarding this meeting, please email Reid Mizue, AIA, Expo Seminar Committee Chair.

Feb 6: Architectural Walking Tour with Frank Haines, FAIA

Haven't attended one of our regular Architectural Walking Tours with Frank Haines, FAIA? Wait no longer! Frank has done this tour for over 50 years but at age 94 we are not sure how much longer he wants to keep going.This is a rare architectural treat that should not be missed!

Advanced Registration Online is Required:

Saturday, Feb 6 from 9am-11:30am

Feb 10 - Attend CICH's Shinnen Enkai

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.

  Wednesday, February 10 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Artizen by MW in the Hawai’i State Art Museum

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.

Feb 18: AIA GMM Event: Social Justice, Equity and Diversity in the Workplace (1 CEU)

Register Online! As part of the monthly General Membership Meetings (GMM) and in collaboration with the Living Building Challenge Hawaii Collaborative and USGBC Hawaii Chapter, AIA Honolulu would like to present Francis Janes, program manager for Living Future Institute’s JUST program. 

When:  Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Center for Architecture, Honolulu
AIA/CES: This program qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU

Program Overview: Developed by the International Living Future Institute, the JUST Program is a robust social justice transparency platform and disclosure tool. The JUST Program can be viewed as a "nutrition label" for socially responsible organizations, institutions and corporations. The JUST Label provides at-a-glance information about an organization's progress in key social justice categories such as diversity, equity, safety, employee benefit, local benefit and community stewardship. The speaker is Francis Janes, Social Justice Program Manager of the International Living Future Institute.

Cost: $10 for AIA Honolulu members and Non-members.  Please register online in advance for food/drinks coordination.  Co-sponsored by Living Future Institute.

Members in the News

AIA Honolulu Members Featured in the latest Building Industry Hawaii

Make sure you ceck out the latest Building Industry Hawaii magazine as we have several AIA Honolulu members featured.

  • Read "Making Ossipoff's House Pop Again" under the General Contractors & Architects area where among others our 2016 AIA Honolulu secreatry Mayumi Hawa, AIA is featured (page 62-66).

  • In the same magazine under News Beat they are featuring Ben Lee introducing him as the 2016 AIA Honolulu Board President (page 67).

  • There is also an article about Group 70 winning an U.S. Air Force award for its design of an addition to the Joan K. Mendel Elementary School at Yokata Air Base in Japan (page 69).

Weekly Ad's

Feb 1 Deadline!  Call for entries: 2016 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 2016 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, 2013 and January 31, 2016. Nominations may be submitted by any person or entity affiliated with the project.

Important dates:

  • Monday, February 1, 2016: Deadline to postmark Letter of Intent to enter
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016: Entry portfolios due
  • Friday, May 6, 2016: Awards announced at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Entry forms and information are available by emailing Barbie Rosario or going to the NAIOP Hawaii website.

Feb. 4 & 5: Free CEU Program! Dynamic Electrochromic Facades (1 HSW)

Glass is dramatic, sustainable, and bridges the interior of a building to its environment. Dynamic glass, which tints electronically in response to outside conditions, is proving itself superior to static glass.

This course will describe how dynamic glass behaves, its benefits for architects, building managers and users, and real-world examples of its use. Also covered will be how the technology is being increasingly referenced in energy codes and sustainability rating systems such as LEED.

Cost: Free. Lunch served to pre-registered attendees.

Thursday, Feb. 4, 4 pm, 1500 Kapiolani Blvd, Ste 206 (Wine, beer, cheese) OR
Friday, Feb. 5, 12:00pm at the AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture.

RSVP: Email Yuka Tarui or call 808.369.8503 to RSVP.

Feb 11: You are invited to a Ferguson Showcase Event, 5pm

Please Join Us! We at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery invite all AIA Honolulu members to the Ferguson Showcase Event on Wednesday, Feb 10, 5pm. View Event Flyer.

Come see and hear Bo Vosika, Kohler Rep., cover the science of water closets. All you need to know when specifying a water closet, its more than looks.  Also, you will discover the beautiful world of BSH. A world wide leader in innovation and style. The Bosch Appliance representative, Amber Carlson, will be here to answer any of your questions and present the best of Bosch and Thermador. Food and drink will be served, as well as special prizes.

RSVP to or call 832-7474.

Feb 18: Design Entrepreneurship:  Money & Mojo Matter  

Register Today! Steve Nobel, a distinguished business consultant, sets forth principles and practices that enable designers to be as creative in their business practices as their design endeavors.

The courses give designers the tools to realize their fullest potential and to elevate professionalism and profitability.

Earn up to 0.5 IDCEC-approved CEU’s attending one of the day-long seminar sessions:

  • Oahu   -  Thursday, Feb 18 at the  Center for Architecture
  • Hawaii -  Friday, Feb 19 at the Anna Ranch Heritage Center
  • Maui   -  Saturday, Feb 20 at the Kahili Golf Course - Aa’ahi Room

Local Allied Members Corner

Introducing Allied Member Simpson Strong-Tie

For 60 years strong, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help contractors build safer and stronger structures. A leader in structural systems research and technology, Simpson is one of the largest suppliers of structural building products in the world. Simpson’s commitment to product development, engineering, testing and training is evident in the consistent quality and delivery of its products and services. Simpson Strong-Tie® product lines include structural connectors, prefabricated shear walls, anchor tie down systems for multi-story buildings, auto-feed screw driving systems and strengthening products for concrete.

This commitment extends to Hawaii, where Simpson developed a unique Hawaii Plantation Tie (HPT) that can be used on single and double wall homes that were built before 1995, before hurricane ties were required.
Depend on Simpson Strong-Tie to help you with your projects.

Questions? Email Timothy J. Waite, local allied member or call him at 808-479-1216

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Two New Positions Listed 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.

  • NEW! Intern Architect - Pacific Asia Design Group, Inc.
  • NEW! Staff Designer-Honolulu - Lionakis
  • Architectural Coordinator - HDR, Inc.
  • Sr. Architect/ Project Manager - HDR, Inc.
  • Project Architect - Lionakis
  • ......go to the AIA Honolulu Job Board for more information.

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    Two (2) custom built teak plan holders in good/excellent condition are for sale for $200 each or best offer.

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    Interested? Email Gary Howard or call at 808-737-1327.

    Upcoming Events in the Community


    • Feb. 3 - HCDA: 40 Years of Transformation
      Registration extended until Friday, Jan.29, 11:00am.  Join HCDA for the APA-HI Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Plaza Club, Suite 2000. The meeting is followed by a special program that features the Executive Directors of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). This third installment of the Directors series will examine the past priorities, challenges, and changes that the Directors experienced during their time with HCDA.  Cost is $45.00 for APA, ULI, LURF, AIA, ASLA, HEA, and BIA members, $50 for non-members, $35 for students.

    • Feb 8-11 Hawaii Energy Workshops
      Register Online! All courses are taught by Mark Jewell, author of Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved! Seats for these free forr qualified professionals workshops are extremely limited.
      Feb. 8: Taking Control Of Your Energy Use
      Feb. 8: Making Efficiency Happen
      Feb. 9: Financial Analysis of Energy Efficiency Projects & Hands-on Lab - 5 HSW
      Feb 10: Learning to S.E.E. (Sell Efficiency Effectively) - 6 HSW
      Feb.11: Making Efficiency Work in Landlord/Tenant Settings
      Feb.11: Mastering the One-Page Proposal for Energy Projects
      Feb. 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM - $249 Free for qualified* professional

    • Feb 4-Mar 10: Experts at the Cathedral - 29th Annual Lecture Series
      Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Program, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace; and the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. All talks Thursdays at 12:00 noon
      Feb. 4:   Richard Tillotson, “What Makes a Historic Place
      Feb. 11: Francine Palama, “Chapels in Need: Haleiwa and American Samoa”  
      Feb. 18: Angela Thompson, AIA, “The Cathedral of St. Andrew: Master-Planning for Conservation"
      Feb. 25: Barbara Shideler, AIA, “Our Lady of Peace: Mock-ups and Historic Structure Reports"
      Mar. 3:   Glenn Mason, AIA, “St. Augustine by The Sea: Preservation and Improvement of a Modernist Site”
      Mar. 10: Lorraine Minatoishi, AIA, “Aloha Buddha: The Making of A Film”

    • Feb 13: Historic Downtown Churches Walking Tour
      This is a self-guided tour* with docents sharing fascinating bits of history and architecture. Arrive for your self-guided tour anytime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Docents will be available during this time.  Check-in at: The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. The cost is 10 Historic Hawai‘i Foundation Member; $15 General.  Tour is rain or shine. Come prepared to walk up to 1.5 miles with some uneven surfaces and steps.

    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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