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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, January 8, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, Jan. 15

    The AIA Honolulu office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, January 16 at 9am.  For information during this period go to AIA Honolulu or the AIA National self-service help page.

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    Call for Entries: 2018 KUKULU HALE AWARDS (Letter of Intent due Feb. 1)

    Recognizing projects and people in the state’s commercial real estate industry

    NAIOP Hawaii seeks entries for its 2018 Kukulu Hale Awards, recognizing excellence in Hawaii’s commercial real estate industry. New projects or renovations, including “green” buildings completed for the public, private and nonprofit sectors are eligible if completed in Hawaii between January 31, 2015 and January 31, 2018. Nominations may be submitted by any person or entity affiliated with the project.

    Important dates:
    Thurs, Feb. 1, 2018: Deadline to postmark Letter of Intent to enter
    Wed, March 1, 2018: Entry portfolios due
    Friday, May 4, 2018: Awards announced at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel

    Entry forms and information are available by calling Barbie Rosario at NAIOP Hawaii, (808) 864-7983, or email or visit

    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!  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.

    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.

    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.

    RSVP Online! 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.

    Jan 25: It's Time to Celebrate! Attend our 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: View Program Flyer

    • 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.

    Associate AIA News

    Feb 6: LIVE WEBINAR! An NCARB Outreach Event in Honolulu (1.5 LU)

    RSVP Now! No charge but please register for planning purposes.

    Tuesday, February 6, 5:00-7:00, Center for Architecture

    Excellent session to attend to learn about the ARE 4.0 to 5.0 transition and other updates to the AXP and ARE programs to continue promoting licensure and professional development in your firms. Matthew Friesz AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate, Out Reach Manager, Experience + Education, will be speaking on licensure-related topics in Hawaii.  This live webinar will be broadcast from the Center for Architecture.

    Great event for AXP Supervisors, Mentors & Firm Principals!

    Neighbor Islands! Attend remotely with Go-To-Meeting. Register online and we will send you the link.

    Welcome Local Allied Member

    Welcome Theresa Youn with LG Hausys America, Inc.

    Welcome new local allied member Theresa Youn, Inside Sales Specialist with LG Hausys America, Inc.

    LG Hausys is a U.S.-based division of the global LG brand.  They produce high performance decorative bldg materials, including HI-MACS acrylic solid surface and Viatera quartz surfaces.  As the only producer with two dedicated solid surface and quartz factories in the U.S., Hi-Macs and Viatera surfaces is designed with beauty, function and eco-friendly manufacturing process in mind. 

    Their Honolulu warehouse branch stocks 8,000 sq ft of inventory, serving local builders, fabricators, architects and designers. View product flyer.

    Questions? Email Theresa Youn for further information or call her at (808) 777-5444.

    AIA National Update

    AIA Awards: Library Buildings 2018

    Honoring the best in library design! Libraries are more than learning centers—they're an integral part of our infrastructure and play a critical role in communities across the country. Every year, AIA is proud to partner with the American Library Association/Library Leadership and Management Association to honor the best in library architecture and design with the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.  Learn more >

    Submit your work by January 12, 2018, before 5pm ET.

    Apply for 2018-2019 Architects Foundation Scholarships

    The Center for Architecture in New York is now accepting applications for the Arnold W. Bunner grant until February 1, 2018. The Arnold W. Bunner 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 >

    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

    Two New Jobs Just Listed on our Job Board

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

    Upcoming Community Events

    • Jan 10: Attend P3 Workshop Hawaii Panel
      Join guest speaker Senator Lorraine R. Inouye and join AIAI industry practitioners as they lead the discussion on Public-Private Partnerships and address your questions. Networking reception immediately after.
      When/Where: Wednesday, Jan. 10 at YWCA O'ahu Laniakea
      Register: Click here to register online.
    • Jan 31: Bird's Eye View: Using Drones in AEC Marketing
      Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as drones, are everywhere and the potential to incorporate the use of drones in marketing is nearly limitless.  With their bility to see projects from a completely different perspective, drones are able to convey a broader story than traditional standard marketing techniques.
      When/Where: Jan. 31, 11:30am-1:30pm, Plaza Club (20th floor)
      Cost: $35.00 SMPS Member / $55.00 Non-SMPS Member
      Register: Register with SMPS Hawaii

    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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