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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Renew Your 2018 AIA Membership

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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.

Date Correction! Memorial Service Update

Mr. Frank Haines, FAIA ME Memorial Service on December 27, 4pm

In August we informed you that sadly our longtime AIA Honolulu member Frank Haines, FAIA ME had passed away.  We now have memorial service information if you would like to attend.

When:  Wednesday, Dec. 27, 4pm-5:30pm
Where: The Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St, Honolulu (field adjacent to Kahala Nui).

AIA Honolulu Programs

How to Give a Presentation Tomorrow & Sleep Well Tonight (1.5 LU/Session)

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.

Cost: $60 AIA Members / $75 Non-Members per session.


Nov 16: Free Program at the UHM School of Architecture

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

RSVP Online!  Free and Open to the Public.

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

When/Where: Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30pm-8pm, UHM School of Architecture. Lecture followed by a reception.

Speakers: Keynote remarks by Michael Bruno, UHM Vice Chancellor for research/Interim Vice Chancellor for academic affairs. Panel discussion: Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, President/COO, G70; H. Ron Riggs, PhD, Interim Dean, UHM College of Engineering; Lauren Roth Venu, Founding Principal, Roth Ecological Design.

Mahalo GMM Sponsor!

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.


Dec 1: Celebrate the Season! 2017 Design & Construction Industry Holiday Party

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

Register Online with BIA-Hawaii - Space is limited.

When/Where: Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30-10:30pm, Ko'olau Ballroom, 45-550 Kionaole Rd, Kaneohe

Cocktails | Amazing Food | Live Music

5:30pm: No-Host Cocktails & Reception
6:30pm: Buffet Dinner & Program
7:30- 10:30pm: Dancing & Celebrating

Cost: $50 per person

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

Save the Date! 2018 AIA Honolulu Kick Off Party - Thursday, Jan. 25

Celebrate wit Us! Bring your colleagues, friends and spouse for a fun evening with great networking.

Register Online Today!

Join AIA Honolulu, AIA Hawaii State Council and the Hawaii Architectural Foundation for our a joint Kick-Off Party at the Center for Architecture! View Party Flyer.

Come meet the new 2018 Board members from all three organizations hear what the year will bring.  For this years festivities we will also be celebrating Newly Licensed Architects.

     Thursday, Jan. 25 from 5pm - 8pm
Where:    Center for Architecture

Refreshments: Included in the price is two drinks and delicious heavy pupus.

Cost: $40 for AIA Members (AIA, FAIA, ME, Allied), $30 for Assoc. AIA Members, $50 for Non-Members and $20 for Students until Jan. 24.  At the Door fee is $60 for members and non-members.

Program Update

YAF Update: Talk Story with FAIA

The Young Architects Forum had a successful joint pau hana with the AIA Fellows on Thursday, November 9th with over 50 people in attendance. The Fellows explained the process of being selected into the College of Fellows and then talked story in small groups about their favorite clients.

Mahalo to Peter Vincent Architects who hosted the event on their rooftop terrace where fine wine and delicious pupus were enjoyed as the sun set over the Honolulu Harbor.  View these images on Facebook.

Mahalo to all our participating Fellows: Dan Chun, FAIA; John Hara, FAIA; Bettina Mehnert, FAIA; Dwight Mitsunaga, FAIA; Peter Vincent, FAIA and Carol Sakata, FAIA.

AIA National Update

Statewide Research on Key Provisions of Architecture Practice Acts & Regulation

Earlier this fall the AIA contracted with Stateside Associates to conduct a research project on key provisions of state architecture practice acts and regulations to be used as a reference document by state AIA components. The attached Stateside Research Project on Key Provisions of Architecture Practice Acts and Regulations specifically addresses questions pertaining to some of the basic elements of state law on pre-licensure titling and reciprocity requirements in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. AIA has been coordinating with NCARB and will continue to do so moving forward.  Click here for Statewide Research on Key Provisions of Architecture Practice Acts & Regulation PDF.

This document is a fluid one so please let AIA know wherever changes may seem advisable. They welcome our assistance in keeping the document as accurate and up-to-date as possible. Send edits to

AIA gears up for tax reform debate

AIA is working to make sure any tax reform bill Congress passes reflects architects' core values. Threats to the Historic Tax Credit and green building incentives are among the issues the AIA is watching.
Learn how the bill may impact architects >
Contact your representatives >

Apply for the 2017 Architects Foundation scholarships

The Architects Foundation scholarship application period for 2018-2019 is now open. From now through January 17 students may apply for the Diversity Advancement Scholarship and Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship. These scholarships are available to a wide-range of students pursuing a degree in architecture.
Learn more >

Call for submissions: Diversity Recognition Program

The AIA Diversity Recognition Program recognizes architects, components, and others for exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture. The deadline to submit is January 24.
Submit application >

Call for submissions for the Grassroots Leadership Excellence Awards

For the first time, AIA will be offering a monetary award for the winners of the Grassroots Leadership Excellence Awards. First place winners will receive $1,000 and second place winners will receive $500. The winners will be announced during the Grassroots 2018 meeting.  To submit, please create a new account with Cadmium. Your AIA credentials will not work.
Deadline: November 17
Submission guidelines >
Submit your project >

Montreal: Culture, history and architecture

Join Architectural Adventures on a tour of Montreal in the spring of 2018. From the iconic Habitat 67 to the imposing Notre Dame Basilica to the recently-completed pavilions at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, admire the architectural landscape that is unique to Montreal.  
Book now >

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Four New Jobs Listed on our Job Board

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

UHM School of Architecture Events

Nov 17: AIAS Event - Gingerbread Esquisse

AIAS would love invite you to join them for their annual Gingerbread Esquisse. View Event Flyer.

What:   Building gingerbread houses/structures
When:  Friday, November 17 at 6pm
Where: The lanai, behind the School of Architecture Auditorium

Free admission for anyone interested in attending. AIAS will be providing pupus and drinks. They will also be selling gingerbread kits, which include graham crackers, frosting, red vines, marshmallows and M&Ms. If you’d like to bring your own assorted candy, you may do so as well.

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

  • 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.

  • Nov. 15: Free Elkay's CEU Webinar: Sink Sense (1 HSW)
    To facilitate the sink selection process, this webinar provides an overview of the sink materials, configurations utilized in residential applications with a focus on style, functionality and material durability.
    When/Where: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12pm CST
    Topic: Navigating Today’s Vast Kitchen Sink Market Course
    Register: Click here to register online.

  • 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. 15:  GI Design & Implementation in Communities Judith Stilgenbauer (UH School of Architecture)
    Nov. 29:  Cultural & Community benefits Kanekoa Kukea-Shultz (Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi)

  • Nov 29: SMPS Lunch Program: Effective Communication Strategies (1 LU)
    Join SMPS for this month’s Marketer’s Toolkit where Richard Ma of Presentation Resources will explain how to utilize video and other media sources to create a more vibrant presentation.
    When/Where: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11:45am-1pm, Center for Architecture
    Topic: Effective Communication Strategies
    Cost: $0 SMPS Members and $25 for Non-SMPS Members
    Register: Click here to register online for this SMPS lunch program

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