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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, December 4, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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So Cal Chapter of RCI Inc: 18th Annual Hawaii Winter Workshop:
Building Enclosure Quality Assurance and Quality Control (12.5 CEUs)

Register Online!  Qualifies for 12.5 AIA LU’s /RCI CEH’s

Join us as an attendee, sponsor, or exhibitor as we return to Oahu for the 18th Annual Hawaii Winter Workshop. The seminar takes place Thursday, Jan. 11 & Friday, Jan. 12, 8am-4pm at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. Breakfast, lunch, and seminar packets are included with each registration.  View Program Agenda

This workshop is designed to improve the skills and knowledge base of design, rehabilitation, and forensics professionals (consultants, architects, and engineers), developers, contractors, and building system manufacturers.  We welcome university and college level students to gain insights, industry exposure, and network with professionals.  The educational sessions will focus on building enclosure quality assurance and quality control by addressing aspects of manufacturing of products/systems, specification, installation, and building maintenance including investigation and repair.  The program comprises of ten, 75-minute presentations, an exhibitor zone, and network reception. Email the So Cal Chapter of RCI Inc with your questions

End of the Year Reminders

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.

Refer a new member and you could win!
Do you have a colleague who would benefit from membership in the AIA? Refer them and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card. Just complete this form and we'll do the rest! Terms and conditions apply.

Still Need CE Before The End of the Year? AIAU is Open 24/7

Bundle and save an extra 15%! Take advantage of AIAU's bundle discount and save an additional 15% when you buy four or more courses. That's 15% off the special member price of $25/course. Non-members save 15% off the non-member price of $40/course.

View all courses > Browse by instructor >

AIA Honolulu Programs

Dec 6: Last Presentation Session (1.5 LU)
How to Give a Presentation Tomorrow & Sleep Well Tonight

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.

Register Online:

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

Dec 7: AIA-GCA Meeting "The Construction Process: Evolution of the Documents…Including the Construction BIM Model" (1 LU)

Register Online Today!

3-Part AIA-GCA Series: Our third and final session will focus on how the Construction Documents form the basis of the construction and describe how the drawings evolve through the construction phase through the RFI, ASI, PCD, and CO processes.  This qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU.

When/Where: Thursday, Dec. 7, 11:30am-1pm, Center for Architecture. Brown bag session.

Join us to better understand how Contractors are using BIM for their virtual construction models, the technologies being utilized to track & document changes in both the field and office, and the post-construction model being offered to the Owners for management of their new facilities.

Cost: $10 for AIA Honolulu/GCA members & $20 for non-members.

Dec 14: Attend Our December Community Service Event

Register Online Today!

Our December General Membership Meeting will be a community service event free and open to AIA Honolulu members that sign up and bring a gift. It will be similar to last year with gift wrapping and tag making plus food and drinks hosted by SSFM.

When:  Thursday, December 14, 11:30-1pm
Where: Center for Architecture

Cost: AIA members/free & Non-AIA members/$10

Chosen non-profit beneficiary organization will be announced soon on the AIA Honolulu website.

Dec 14: YAF Pau Hana Event at Tchin Tchin

RSVP Online! We are asking for advanced online registration for planning purposes.

It has been a great year!  Thank you to all who have supported and attended various YAF events throughout 2017. Please join the Young Architects Forum (YAF) for a no host pau hana  event as we get together one last time before ringing in the new year.

When:   Thursday, December 14th, 5:30-7:00 pm
Where:  39 N. Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 96817 (upstairs)

Cost:  Free (no host food and drink)

Jan 25: Register Now for the 2018 AIA Honolulu Kick Off Party

Celebrate with 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.


Become an Annual AIA Honolulu Sponsor & Start with the Kick Off Party!
Start the year off by becoming an annual sponsor with focus on the Kick Off Party for the best coverage through the year. View our Annual Sponsorship form and start your partnership with AIA Honolulu today.

Questions? Email Camilla Nicholas, AIA Honolulu or call her at (808) 628-7245.

AIA Honolulu Update

Reminder! Sign Up for our AIA Honolulu Housing Committee Blog Today

AIA Honolulu Members, make sure you visit the first and only AIA Honolulu Housing Committee Blog! If you are interested in joining our committee and / or posting a topic for discussion on our blog please email Questor Lau, AIA.

Notice: All posts are the opinions of the individual posting it, who is solely responsible for its content. Opinions expressed do not represent the opinions of the Honolulu AIA or the Honolulu AIA Housing Committee.

Volunteer Opportunity! Two Guides Needed for Saturday Architectural Walking Tours

Two Volunteers Needed! We are in need of 2 walking tour guides. You will only be asked to guide tours once every few months.

This is an excellent opportunity to promote architecture to the public and give back to the organization, all while getting some fresh air and exercise.

AIA Honolulu offers architectural walking tours on pre-reserved Saturday mornings from 9am-11:30am (check in 8:45am) with the start at the Center for Architecture.

Interested? If you are interested or want more information please email Purnima McCutcheon, AIA.

Associate AIA Update

ARE 5.0 Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Division Giveaway

This month, the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) 5.0 turns one, and is celebrating by giving away free ARE 5.0 divisions! 

If you transition from ARE 4.0 to ARE 5.0 anytime before November 30, 2017, you could be one of the 24 winners we’ll be selecting this month. Learn More >

The new version of the exam features six divisions that align to current architectural practice and the updated Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP™), making it easier for candidates to connect test topics to real-world experience. It also does away with vignettes and adds a few new item types.

With the June 30, 2018, retirement of ARE 4.0 fast approaching, candidates should make a plan to finish the exam—whether that means completing the exam in 4.0 or transitioning in 5.0. Considering making the jump? Do it this month and you could win a free division! Click below to learn more about the giveaway

AIA National Update

Apply for 2018-2019 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 >

Deadline extended for the Grassroots Leadership Excellence Awards

The deadline has been extended for the Grassroots Leadership Awards. The new deadline is Friday, December 1. Enter to win a monetary award for your component or project. First place winners will receive $1,000 and second place winners will receive $500.  To submit, please create a new account with Cadmium. Your AIA credentials will not work.
Deadline: December 1
Submission guidelines >
Submit your project >

Call for 2018 National Candidates

The call for nominations of candidates to stand for election at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018, is open through January 31, 2018.

Submit Your Sustainable Project to COTE Top Ten

COTE Top Ten is the industry's best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence. The Award highlights achievements in both design intent and actual performance across the triple bottom line of social, economic, and environmental value. Submissions are due by January 17 at 5pm ET.
Learn more and apply >

AIA Honolulu Job Board

One New Job Just Listed on our Job Board

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

UHM School of Architecture Events

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. 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

Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Sponsor and Show Your Support

Annual Sponsorship! Interested in increased visibility throughout the entire year? Sign up today for 12 continuous months of benefits!  View our Sponsorship prospectus and start your partnership with AIA Honolulu today.  Sponsor Your Chapter Today & Add Your Firm Logo Here!

Email Camilla Nicholas, AIA Honolulu or call (808) 628-7245.

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