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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, December 11, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    2018 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

    Together We Are Strong! Support Your Local Chapter

    Thank you for being an AIA Honolulu member and for supporting your Chapter. We would like to remind you about a communication we recently sent about new and exciting annual sponsorship opportunities due to our recently unveiled five-year strategic plan. In 2018 you will see new professional development programs, more advocacy efforts, greater visibility for your firm and increased interaction with our sister organizations.

    To bring these plans to fruition we hope you will consider giving to AIA Honolulu as part of your annual sponsorship and we look forward to hearing from you soon as you wrap up the year.

    Why not start your partnership by supporting our 2018 Joint Kickoff Party on January 25? Our annual sponsorship program offers program-specific sponsorship opportunities, at many different levels, as well as organization-wide benefits for 12 months. Your options are limitless!

    Email or call us (808) 628-7245 for questions or to pledge your support for 2018.

    AIA Honolulu Programs

    Dec 14: Attend Our December Community Service Event

    Spread some Holiday spirit! We need a few more gifts for our Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift Drive.

    Register Online Today!  Last day to sign up for gifts is now Thursday Dec 14, 11:30am.

    Join us for our December GMM Community Service Event. In partnership with SSFM and in the spirit of the holidays, the special theme will be the Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift Drive. This year it will benefit children from Kauluwela Elementary School and ten just added senior citizens.

    "Swag Bag" Giveaway! There will be drawing for "swag bag" giveaways donated by Allied Members Western Doors.

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

    View our list of recipients, select a child by adding your name to the excel list. Register online for planning purposes and bring your WRAPPED gift(s) to the Center for Architecture on December 14. Join us for lunch and making personalized gift tags.

    Lunch generously provided by SSFM International.

    Cost: AIA members/free & Non-AIA members/$10. Register online to assist us with the lunch planning.

    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.

    End-Of-The-Year Tips

    Still Time! Renew Your Membership Early for 2018

    We appreciate your early renewal to assist the Chapter in continuing to provide excellent service and programs.

    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. Email AIA Honolulu for questions.

    Last Minute Gifts at the Center for Architecture: Books and T-Shirts

    The best part? There is no need to wait for the mail to be delivered on time. Just come down and pick up some fun items on the spot

    Purchase at the Center for Architecture Today!

    • "Hart Wood, Architectural Regionalism in Hawaii”, Don Hibbard, Glenn Mason, Karen Witze (Honor Award from Historic Hawaii Foundation) $20
    • “John M. Hara FAIA”, American Institute of Architects Hawaii State Council, Hawaii Architectural Foundation, 2017 Medal of Honor, $20
    • “The Architecture of Donald Goo”, Hawaii Architectural Foundation, AIA Hawaii 2015 Medal of Honor, $10
    • AIA Honolulu t-shirt: AIA Honolulu. Start Here, $20

    End-of-Year Giving Tips for Architecture Firms

    While year-end giving can be a gesture of goodwill, it can also be a crucial part of reducing the tax burden associated with running a business. Here are some considerations for design practitioners to best direct their charitable intentions.

    To qualify for tax deductions on charitable giving, organizations and individuals must make their donations by Dec. 31. But before tallying up every philanthropic gesture, architecture firms should be aware that not all giving qualifies for a deduction, which may affect how much a firm chooses to donate. Read the Article >

    AIA National Update

    Save the Date! A'18 in New York City June 21-23

    This year's theme is Blueprint for Better Cities. Next June, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they're creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities, towns, and communities all over the world.

    Inspiration, project insights, valuable takeaways, and new ways of working—everything you need for your own blueprint is happening June 21–23, only at A'18.

    Learn more >

    AIA Selects Recipients for the Topaz Medallion, Whitney M. Young Jr. Award and the Kemper Award

    Last week the Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects selected recipients for the Topaz Medallion for architecture education, the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award that honors architects that champion a range of social issues, and the Kemper Award which recognizes significant contributions to the profession and Institute.  Learn more about the recipients by clicking the below links:

    2018 AIA Gold Medal and Architecture Firm Award Recipients Selected

    The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted last week to award the 2018 AIA Gold Medal to James Stewart Polshek, FAIA. The board also selected Snow Kreilich Architects as the 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award recipient.  Learn more about these selections by clicking the below links:

    2017 Research Summit Report

    The 2017 Research Summit advanced the AIA's goals around research, with its key objective to help form an architectural research agenda and action plan for the Institute. The Summit brought together the professional practice and academic communities to talk about mutually beneficial interests to advance the interests of both. Read the report >

    People's Choice Innovation Award announced

    Congratulations to Reality Capture Workshop! As with all the award recipients, this project exemplifies innovative uses of technology to achieve excellence in architecture and process. What makes the People's Choice award special is that it's chosen by you, AIA peers and colleagues. Learn more >

    Join HRC in Scottsdale this February

    Two days of thought-provoking sessions, discussions, and networking at Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic retreat! The 5th annual HRC Taliesin Colloquium explores the tools and knowledge current practitioners and future architects need in their work with existing buildings. Register >

    Discover architecture of three Nordic countries

    Discover the unique and inventive architecture in three Nordic countries on an 11-day journey with Architectural Adventures. The cutting-edge designs that enliven the skylines and streets of Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo illustrate the rich past and present of this corner of the globe. Book now >

    Senate tax reform proposal moves forward

    The Senate passed its tax reform legislation early Saturday. AIA Government Relations provided additional information to CACE on Monday under separate cover, including this memorandum to components and a chart comparing the House and Senate bills. If you did not receive this update, please contact Amanda Stratton.

    Apply for 2018-2019 Architects Foundation Scholarships

    The Center for Architecture in New York is now accepting applications for the Arnold W. Brunner grant until February 1, 2018. The Arnold W. Brunner grant is designed for mid-level architects to pursue architectural investigations that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture. The project must engage in contemporary architectural issues within a local and global context. The sole recipient will be awarded up to $15,000. Learn More >

    AIA Honolulu Job Board

    Five Jobs Listed on our Job Board

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

    Upcoming Events in the Community

    • Dec 13: SMPS Lunch Program Construction Cost Trends and Forecast with RLB
      Paul Brussow from Rider Levett Bucknall, who will give us an independent perspective about factors driving the local construction market, identify the influencers of construction costs, and provide insight into the direction of our industry and what to expect in the year ahead.
      When/Where: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11:30am-1:30pm at the Plaza Club
      Topic: Construction Cost Trends and Forecast with RLB
      Cost: $35 SMPS Member / $55 Non-SMPS Member
      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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