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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, October 30, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Treat or Treat Architecture Style!

Need some Halloween costume inspiration? Check out these two for some architecture-themed getups.

Halloween Candy Fact!  More than twice as much chocolate is sold for Halloween as for Valentine's Day; 90 million pounds of chocolate are sold during Halloween week alone. In total, $1.9 billion is spent on Halloween candy each year.

2017 Annual Business Meeting & Pacific Building Trade EXPO

AIA Honolulu Staff and Board would like to say MAHALO to our +160 architect members and allied members who attended our Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, Oct 24 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

It is always amazing to see such a great turn out and wonderful chance for all to catch up with one another.

WELCOME to our Newly Elected 2018 Board Members:

The AIA Honolulu Board will be led next year by Geoffrey Lewis, AIA as President.

VP/Pres-Elect 2018
Joe Ferraro, FAIA
Treasurer 2018/19
Sean Baumes, AIA
Director 2018/19
Joanna Griffith, AIA
Director 2018/19
Deirdre Stearns, AIA
Director 2018/19
Jennifer Toba-Davila, AIA
Director 2018/19
Aki Yoshida, AIA
Director 2018
Todd Hassler, AIA
Assoc. AIA Director 2018
Henry Schneider, IV, Assoc. AIA

WELCOME to our Newly Elected AIA Honolulu Rep's to the AIA Hawaii State Council:

The AIA Hawaii State Council will be led next year by Louis Fung, AIA until June 30, 2018 and on July 1, 2018 Brent Tokita, AIA will assume the presidency.

AIA Hawaii State Council Rep (2018-2021)
Jason DeMarco, AIA (Oahu)
Anthony De Jesus, AIA (Kauai)

Congratulations to 18 Years of Success for the Pacific Building Trade Expo!

Mahalo to everyone who attended the 18th Pacific Building Trad Expo on Tuesday, October 24.  We had an amazing mix of vendors, seminars, great food and prizes. More pictures available on Facebook soon!

Mahalo All Exhibitors! This EXPO would not be free if it wasn't for all our amazing exhibitors. A special "shout out" to 60 of our very own AIA Honolulu Local Allied Members who had a booth. Thanks for the support!

Mahalo All Sponsors! Mahalo to all sponsors including our title sponsor Honblue, Inc. View list of all sponsors.

Mahalo to our Amazing Pacific Building Trade Expo Committees:
Bob Lazo, AIA and Rick Myers, AIA - EXPO Committee Chairs
Reid Mizue, AIA - Seminar Committee Chair

AIA Honolulu Programs

STARTING TOMORROW! Tailored to Your Profession
How to Give a Presentation Tomorrow & Sleep Well Tonight (4.5 LUs)

3-Part Presentation Workshop! Become a More Effective and Confident Communicator and Leader

Join Pam Chambers, Hawaii's Presentation Coach since 1985. She has coached architects, contractors, entertainers and CEO's.  View Event Flyer.

Register Online for Sessions:
Wednesdays from 11:45-1:30pm at the Center for Architecture

AIA/CES LU: All sessions qualifies for 1.5 AIA/CES LUs (total 4.5 LUs).

Cost:  We strongly encourage attendance for the entire series; sessions designed to work effectively together.
Series (All 3):
$150 for AIA members / $185 for Non-Members
   $60 AIA Members / $75 Non-Members.

Nov 9: YAF Pau Hana "Talk Story with FAIA"

RSVP Online!  No charge but please RSVP for planning purposes.

When: Thursday, Nov. 9, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Peter Vincent Architects, 1021 Smith Street, Penthouse
Bonus: Free Pupus & Wine Tasting

Join the Young Architects Forum (YAF) and AIA Fellows (FAIA) for a joint pau hana with delicious pupus and wine tasting.

Peter Vincent, FAIA, has offered to host the event at his office conveniently located downtown. Learn about their experience and journey to becoming a Fellow and listen to our local FAIA talk story about their favorite clients.

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).

Mahalo YAF Sponsors!     


Nov 16: Free Pau Hana at the UH School of Architecture

RSVP Online Today!  Free event but please RSVP for planning purposes.

Join Us for the November General Membership Meeting, being held in collaboration with the UH at Manoa School of Architecture, UHSAAA and AIAS!

"What It Is Weʻre Talking About When We Talk About Built Environments"

When/Where: Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30pm-8pm, UH at Manoa School of Architecture.
Lecture to be followed by Pau Hana, including Cocktails and Pupu’s

Speakers: Featuring keynote remarks by Michael Bruno, UHM vice chancellor for research and interim vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Panel discussion including Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, president and COO, G70; H. Ron Riggs, PhD, interim dean, UHM College of Engineering; Lauren Roth Venu, founding principal, Roth Ecological Design.

This is a FREE opportunity for AIA Honolulu members to listen to incredible speaker/panelists, interact with colleagues, and show our support for the future Architectural leaders in our community.  We highly encourage you to attend this unique, collaborative event at the School of Architecture.

 Mahalo GMM Sponsor!

Attend our 2nd Annual Holiday Party

Join AIA Honolulu, the NKBA Aloha Chapter, BIA-Hawaii and the ASID Hawaii as we celebrate the holidays together!

Celebrate the holidays with colleagues, friends and other design professionals from throughout Hawaii!

Cocktails | Amazing Food | Live Music

Event Details and Registration Information and Sponsorship Opportunities this coming Fall 2017.

Associate AIA News

Nov 2: ARE Prep Session "Construction and Evaluation Exam Prep" (HSW)

Register Online!  Thursday, Nov. 2, 5:30-7pm, Center for Architecture

We will be covering ARE 5.0 Construction & Evaluation and the corresponding ARE 4.0 exam, Construction Documents & Services.  We will also review the ARE 4.0 PPP vignette.

Cost: $10/AIA/AIAS members & $20/non-members.

Neighbor Islands! If interested in attending via Go-To-Meeting please choose that option when registering.

2017 Medal of Honor Celebration

Congratulations 2017 Medal of Honor Recipient John Hara, FAIA

On Saturday, October 21 there was a celebration honoring our legendary local architect John M. Hara, FAIA, recipient of the 2017 Medal of Honor. Congratulations!

This fabulous event took place at the Honolulu Museum of Art with over 200 people in attendance. The Medal of Honor is presented by the American Institute of Architects Hawaii State Council (AIA Hawaii), in partnership with the Hawaii Architectural Foundation (HAF).  The honor is given to an architect who has significantly advanced the profession of architecture and whose leadership provides an inspiration to fellow practitioners.

John Hara's Book for Sale! If you would like to get a copy of the John Hara's Medal of Honor book we have them for sale at the AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture for only $20.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

One New Job Listed on our Job Board

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

Renew Your 2018 AIA Membership

Renew Your 2018 AIA Membership Today! An AIA membership connects you to 90,000 professionals who share your passion for architecture

2018 Dues Installment Program! Prefer to split up your membership dues payments? Select that option when renewing online. Reinstating Members must enroll through a manual process by completing a Dues Installment Program enrollment form and a membership application. Email AIA Honolulu for questions.

Partnering with Sister Organizations

Nov 14: BIA-Hawaii: Still Houseless in Hawaii: A Sensible Way Forward

Register Online with BIA-Hawaii!  AIA Honolulu is an Event Sponsor!

BIA-Hawaii is holding its 3rd Still Houseless in Hawaii Summit examining root causes for the housing shortage and bring possible solutions to the table. View Event Flyer.

When/Where: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8am-12pm at the Pomaika‘i Ballroom, Dole Cannery

Cost: $95 for BIA-Hawaii & Partner Members (AIA, Chamber of Commerce, NAIOP)

UHSAAA Holiday Event

Dec 8: UHSAAA Hosting 3rd Annual Holiday Social "Cheers to the Year"

Register Online! UHSAAA is hosting its 3rd Annual Holiday Social "Cheers to the Year" Dec. 8, 6pm-8pm at the Center for Architecture. Attend a pau hana gathering where alumni, professionals and students can mingle, reminisce and kick off the holiday season.


This will be a one-night sponsorship opportunity for alumni and soon-to-graduate DArch students of the UH School of Architecture. Students will be displaying brief descriptions of their two years of research.


Tickets: $10.00 for General Admission and $20.00 for Sponsors (incl. pupus and two drink tickets). It will be Aloha Friday, so Casual Business attire is encouraged. 


If you opt to sponsor a student, you will be contacted with a list of students and their dissertation topic to choose as your mentee. Consider sponsoring a student whose research resonates with your interests.


Questions? Email UHSAAA at or call Henry Schneider Assoc. AIA at 748-9002.

Upcoming Events in the Community

  • Fall Seminar Series: Green Infrastructure Designing for a Resilient Landscape in Hawaiʻi
    When/Where: Wednesdays 3:30-4:20pm, St. John 11 at UHM
    (You could also join from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
    A seminar series on the positive impacts of Green Infrastructure (GI) on watershed health, especially in relation to populated areas:
    Nov. 01:  Policy & Legal considerations Randall Wakumoto (Facilities Maintenance Storm Water Quality)
    Nov. 15:  GI Design & Implementation in Communities Judith Stilgenbauer (UH School of Architecture)
    Nov. 29:  Cultural & Community benefits Kanekoa Kukea-Shultz (Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi)

  • Nov. 9: Hawaii's First Aloha Expo 2017
    INspiration's Kitchen and Bath division has put together a one day Expo with two International speakers,  vendor booths and a cool reception for the industry at the end of the expo.
    There is no fee to attend the expo or seminars which come with CE units.
    When/Where: Thursday, Nov. 9, 9am-5:30pm, INspiration Design Studio, Honolulu Design Center
    Pre-Register: Call (808) 237-5460 or email the Design Studio at INspiration.

  • Nov 11: The 2017 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF): COLUMBUS
    The 2017 HIFF presented by Halekulani takes place Nov. 2-12. "COLUMBUS" is about a renowned architecture scholar who falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind, a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. This film wowed audiences at Sundance. View Film Flyer.
    When/Where: November 11, 5:30pm at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18
    Discounted Tickets: AIA Honolulu is an HIFF out reach partner and our members receives discounted tickets with the promotional code HIFF2017.

  • Nov 14: Running Your Business Today for Future Succession Planning
    Setting up the business for a third party sale, family business planning, avoiding costly partnership disputes, retirement plans that benefit the owner etc. Heavy pupus and drinks hosted
    When/Where: Nov. 14, 5:30pm-7pm at the Outrigger Canoe Club, Duke's Room
    RSVP: RSVP by emailing Sam Haas or call at (808) 206-9812.

Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

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