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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

    AIA Honolulu Updates

    Welcome 2018 AIA Honolulu Board of Directors

    AIA Honolulu would like to welcome and introduce our 2018 AIA Honolulu Officers and Board of Directors, some newly elected on Oct. 24, 2017 during our annual business meeting. Their term started on Jan. 1, 2018 and if you would like to meet them please attend our 2018 AIA Honolulu Kick-Off Party Thursday, Jan. 25.

    Serving as president is Geoff Lewis, AIA of Geoffrey Lewis Architect. Our other officers are Vice-President/President-Elect Joe Ferraro, FAIA with Ferraro Choi And Associates; Treasurer Sean Baumes, AIA, with WCIT Architecture and Secretary Lorena Yamamoto, AIA with Roy K. Yamamoto Architect.

    The 2018 Board of Directors consist of.....

    2017-2018 Board of Directors:  Daniel Friedman, FAIA with the University of Hawaii, School of Architecture; Todd Hassler, AIA; Nathan Saint Clare, AIA with AHL; Jonathan Sim, AIA with RIM Architects; Shane Kitchens, AIA with Shane Kitchens Architect (Big Island).

    2018-2019 Board of Directors: Joanna Griffith, AIA with WhiteSpace ARCHITECTS; Deirdre Stearns, AIA with AHL; Jennifer Toba-Davila, AIA with Philpotts Interiors; Aki Yoshida, AIA with InForm Design, Inc.

    2018 Associate Director: Henry Schneider, IV, Assoc. AIA with J.A. Schmit – Architect.

    2018 Public Directors: Larry Heim, Hon. Affiliate with HonBlue; Deborah Sharkey with Makana Communications. Stay tuned for their head shots on the board page.

    AIA Honolulu's Executive Vice President Relocating

    Later this spring — likely in April — our Executive Vice President Abby Mundell will be leaving AIA Honolulu as her family is relocating to the mainland. Her last day physically in the Center for Architecture will be Friday, January 5. After that date, she will be telecommuting from Texas, but has agreed to remain the executive vice president until a replacement is found. We believe that the transition to a new association executive will be smooth.

    In early January, 2018 President Geoff Lewis, AIA will convene a committee that will lead the search for a new executive vice president.  In early 2018 we will share more information about that search with our members, in case you know anyone who you feel may be interested in the position.  

    Abby has contributed greatly to the organization in her time with us, and we can all sense the renewed energy among our members. She will be truly missed by our board, staff and membership but we wish her the best of luck on her new adventure. Our 2018 Associate Director Henry Schneider, IV, Assoc. AIA will be working part-time at the Center for Architecture to assist with accomplishing some of the strategies in our Strategic Plan. Our staff members Pat Nohara Ho, Administrative Specialist and Camilla Nicholas, Assistant Director will stay on in their roles to make sure the day to day operations continues smoothly. Stay tuned for more information.

    2018 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

    Join Us! Start Your Sponsorship Early and Pick Your Programs

    Get On Board Early! In 2018 you will see lots of new and exciting sponsorship opportunities due to our new five-year strategic plan. Support your profession and become an AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsor Today!

    Start your partnership by supporting our 2018 Joint Kickoff Party on January 25 and pick which program-specific sponsorship opportunities your firm would like to align with and at what levels. Your options are limitless!

    Email or call us at (808) 628-7245 for questions.

    AIA Honolulu Programs

    Jan 10: IMPORTANT! State Building Code Review & Discussion Participants Needed

    RSVP Online!  These meetings are open to anyone interested in participating in the code review.

    When/Where: Wednesday, January 10, 11:30am-1pm, Center of Architecture. 

    Due to legislative changes in the 2017 session, the State Building Code Council (SBCC) has been given authority to adopt building codes which do not require the Governor's approval for public hearings nor his signature on the bill enacting the updated codes.  For this reason, the SBCC is still following the 2006 International Building Code/International Residential Code (IBC/IRC)

    The Legislature recently mandated that the SBCC adopt the newest IBC/IRC codes within 2 years from the date of publication.  The 2018 IBC/IRC codes were published in November, 2017. The SBCC estimates the procedure to adopt the new codes will take approximately 18 months. Given that timeline, as well as the 2018 code publishing date, we now have only 3-4 months for the AIA Codes Committee to review and recommend changes appropriate for Hawaii.

    The AIA Codes Committee will be meeting at least bi-weekly to review and discuss the 2018 codes in order to make appropriate recommendations within the 3-4 month time frame.

    Can't attend in person? You can participate via GoToMeeting. Just choose that option during online registration and we will send you further information before the meeting.

    Jan 11: 2018 YAF Kickoff with Servco Home & Appliance and Subaru Hawaii

    RSVP Online! Please RSVP online for planning purposes. Free (Sponsored by Subaru)

    When/Where: Thursday, Jan. 11, 6pm-7:30pm, Servco Home & Appliance Showroom (SHAD) in Mapunapuna.

    We hope you had a joyful holiday and that your 2018 is off to a great start. Subaru Hawaii and Servco Home & Appliance Showroom are hosting our first event of the year. Big G's Catering will provide a create your own pizza station along with heavy pupu and an open bar. We'll be touring the showroom and watching demonstrations on the latest kitchen and bath appliances while networking with sister organizations. Each person that attends will get a schwag bag, so bring a co-worker and friend.

    Bonus: Pupus, Drinks, & Schwag Bags

    Mahalo YAF Sponsor!  

    Jan 12:  Land Use Ordinance (LUO) Task Force, 12pm

    When/Where: Friday, January 12, 12:00pm, Center for Architecture.

    Join the AIA LUO Task Force as we review our city’s land use ordinance (LUO). We invite all interested members to engage in the unique opportunity to take a look at Honolulu’s current zoning code and give feedback to the city for their upcoming revisions to the LUO.

    This is a chance for us as design professionals and AIA members to have an impact on the very codes that regulate our work and define the future fabric of our city. We will be meeting regularly either weekly or twice a month at the Center for Architecture. View Meeting Flyer.

    We will kick off by reviewing the residential portion of the zoning code. There will be multiple meetings on each code section, so if you cannot make it to the first meeting, you will have other opportunities to contribute. We are also looking for volunteers to join our leadership team. As a member of the leadership team, you will be taking on an administrative role and not expected to be an expert on zoning or land use. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the AIA and impact our design community.

    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! No walk-ins accepted at the Kickoff Pau Hana. Online registration to the Kickoff Pau Hana automatically enrolls you in the program.

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

    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.

    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.

    Feb 15: 5X5X5 Mentorship Program Kick Off Pau Hana

    Register Online! Open to 25 participants (Assoc. AIA & AIA members)

    When/Where: Thursday, Feb. 15, 5:30-7:30pm, Center for Architecture

    We invite Associate AIA and AIA to participate in a new mentorship program geared towards the professional development of emerging architects.

    The Program:

    • A formal platform and social group for emerging architects to engage with industry leaders from diverse backgrounds
    • Five learning groups will engage a new mentor every other month in pau hana setting (five meetings total)

    2018 Kick-Off Pau Hana! The program will begin with a Kick-Off Pau Hana, which will be an informal gathering to introduce the program and allow participants to meet the mentors and their learning groups. All participants are strongly encouraged to attend the kick-off pau hana (registration limited to first 25 participants and includes beverages and pupus). Stay tuned for flyer with additional information. 

    Program Cost: $50 for Associate AIA and AIA Members (must sign-in as a member on our home page first).
    Includes admission to Pau Hana Kickoff and five group mentoring sessions.

    AIA National Update

    Architecture Billings Index up in November    

    The November Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score was up in November to 55.0 from October's 51.7 reflecting an increase in design services provided by architecture firms. Both the new projects inquiry index and new design contracts index increased in November.

    “Not only are design billings overall seeing their strongest growth of the year, the strength is reflected in all major regions and construction sectors,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. “The construction industry continues to show surprising momentum heading into 2018.”  Read more >

    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 >

    Free Conference Registration! New members receive FREE registration for A’18 Conference on Architecture 2018. This is valid for first-time architect, associate, and international associate members joining by June 23, 2018.

    AIA Honolulu Job Board

    Three Jobs Listed on our Job Board

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

    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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