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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, January 22, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

AIA Honolulu Meetings & Programs

Attend Next State Building Code Meetings: Review of the 2018 IRC & IBC

Meetings are open to anyone interested in participating in the code review.

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. We now have 3-4 months for the AIA Codes Committee to review and recommend changes appropriate for Hawaii and have two different code review meetings that will meet weekly.  Click on below links for more information.

2018 IRC Meetings scheduled at the Center for Architecture:

2018 IBC Meetings scheduled at the Center for Architecture:

Questions? Email Bill Brizee, AIA or Richard Myers, AIA


Jan 25: THIS THURSDAY! Attend our 2018 AIA Honolulu Kick Off Party

Online registration will close Wednesday Jan. 24, 12pm!

Register Online Today!

When/Where: Thursday, Jan. 25, 5 - 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.  We will also be celebrating our 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.


Jan 26:  Land Use Ordinance (LUO) Task Force, 12pm (1 AIA/CES LU)

RSVP Online! Feel free to bring your own lunch.

When/Where: Friday, Jan. 26, 12:00pm, Center for Architecture.

Attend our AIA LUO Task Force meeting 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.


Feb 6: 2018 Shinnen Enkai Networking Reception

Register with CICH Online! Deadline to register is Friday, January 26th

When/Where: Tuesday, February 6, 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Café Julia, 1040 Richards Street

AIA Honolulu members are invited to celebrate the New Year and the legislative session with other construction industry leaders and public officials at the Construction Industry Council of Hawaii’s (CICH) traditional Shinnen Enkai or New Year’s Celebration.

This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about related industry issues and meet with your counterparts in the industry and the legislators who will be driving the important issues during this coming session. The CICH serves as the umbrella organization for construction groups in Hawai‘i’s building industry. Cost is $25/person.


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, 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 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.


Feb 22: Save the Date! Equity by Design Seeking Volunteers

AIA Honolulu is partnering with Equity By Design for this event.

Equity by Design (promoting equity in the architecture and construction industry) is seeking volunteers and sponsors for an upcoming one day workshop in Honolulu.  Members of the San Francisco chapter will be flying to Honolulu for our very first EQxD Hackathon in Honolulu on Thursday, Feb 22, 2018. Their agenda includes revealing the findings from their 2016 survey and assisting Honolulu in understanding the challenges and the solutions towards equity in our industry. Click here for  more information on their website.

If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring this event, please feel free to email Julie Lam, Assoc. AIA

Mahalo Sponsors: Prowork Pacific Inc & WhiteSpace ARCHITECTS.


Feb. 28: Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency Lunch Program

Register Online!  No charge for AIA members and non-members

Join us at the Introductory Presentation of the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (CCSR) with speaker Josh Stanbro, City Director & Chief Resilience Officer.

When/Where: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 12pm-1pm, Center for Architecture

In 2016, via city charter amendment, the voters of Honolulu elected to create an Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (CCSR). Additionally, Honolulu was accepted into the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative in May 2016. As part of the early outreach and education, the office is engaging a broad cross-section of public, private, and civil society – for example, they are presenting at every neighborhood board, have met with senior managers of multiple city departments, presented to ACEC Hawaii, and continue to meet with other non-profits, service providers, etc., totaling over 1,000 survey participants since October. Read more.

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 Jon Ilao with Thyssenkrupp Elevator

Aloha, my name is Jon Ilao and I am very excited to be a part of the AIA Honolulu Chapter.  I work for Thyssenkrupp Elevator- the largest elevator company in the Americas!  I am looking forward to meeting you all at our upcoming events. View Product Flyer.

My goal is to provide you with assistance in Design, Estimating, and even Continuing Education courses which will provide you one Learning Unit  towards your AIA requirements:

AIA Accreditation - Contact us to earn credits. Lunch is on me!

tkE has some very innovative technology rolling out, that will revolutionize the design world: MULTI and AGILE.

Questions? Email Jon Ilao for further information or call him at (808) 839-8138.

AIA Honolulu Members in the News

Jan 30 - DESIGN TALK HAWAII Celebrates 3rd Year Anniversary

Congratulations Matt Gilbertson, AIA on celebrating the 3rd year anniversary of DESIGN TALK HAWAII.

Stemming from Matt’s passion for all types of design, DESIGN TALK HAWAII is a vehicle to provide a new and unique voice to the creative community in Hawaii.  To date, 160 guests have joined him on-air for conversations on diverse, creative, and design-oriented topics.  We wish Matt continued success in the New Year.

Design Talk Hawaii airs Fridays, 4pm on KGU AM760 or 95.1FM (greater Honolulu area) and is funded by MGA Architecture.

  • Friday, Jan. 26: Meet David DeLuca, Director of Publishing & Development at Bess Press Inc.
  • Friday, Feb. 2: A. Kam Napier,  Editor-in-Chief at PBN, Matt’s first guest on DESIGN TALK HAWAII, will return for the 3rd Year anniversary show.

AIA National Update

Register Today! Grassroots 2018 March 12-14 in San Diego

Registration is now open for Grassroots 2018 and this year's event will be held in San Diego, CA  March 12-14 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Register Online >

Grassroots 2018 is an exclusive event for our leaders. The agenda emphasizes component leadership and workshops designed to help component officers become more effective chapter and civic leaders.

The conference will open doors and provide opportunities for us to share knowledge, experiences, and challenges. The premise of this year’s Grassroots theme “Leading through Influence,” is to demonstrate the impact of influence in improving chapter and firm effectiveness, communities, and the lives of others. Empowering attendees to best serve their chapters, communities and the profession is an integral part of the experience.


AIA Grassroots 2018 Leadership Conference Scholarship Applications Due Feb. 2

The American Institute of Architects Northwest + Pacific Region (AIA NWPR) is offering scholarships to cover airfare and registration expenses to attend the AIA Grassroots 2018 Leadership Conference. The conference will be held in San Diego – March 12-14, 2018.

The scholarship is provided to Associates and Young Architect members of AIA, who have been registered less than 10 years. The scholarship covers airfare and registration expenses. Applications are due February 2, 2018. View Scholarship Flyer.


Apply for the Higher Education Advisory Group

If you are a full or part-time faculty at a NAAB accredited US school, consider volunteering for the Higher Education Advisory Group. Volunteers will offer advice, expertise, and updates on issues in architecture higher education to the AIA staff. A short application is required by February 1.


2018-2019 Architects Foundation Scholarships Due Feb. 1

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 >

AIA Honolulu Job Board

AIA Honolulu Seeking New Executive Vice President

As you know AIA Honolulu is looking for a highly motivated and energetic executive vice president. For more information about this position go to our AIA Honolulu Job Board.

Abby Mundell, our current EVP, is working remotely from Texas until we find and train someone and is also assisting our EXCOM and Honolulu executive search firm KumabeHR in selecting a qualified candidate.

Application Process:  Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position by February 15 to Marie Kumabe or Kimberly Miyashiro as they will be handling the executive search process on behalf of AIA Honolulu:

For questions you can also call them at (808) 222-1126.


Two New Jobs Just Listed on our Job Board

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

Upcoming UH & AIAS Events

  • Save the Date for April 21: UHSAAA 2nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball
    When/Where: Saturday, April 21, 5:30pm, Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom
    Save the Date flyer and more info to come!

Upcoming Community Events

Call for Nominations 2018 Preservation Honor Awards  - Deadline Feb. 2

The Preservation Honor Awards, held annually since 1975, recognize projects that exhibit excellence in planning, implementation and follow-through of work that demonstrates historic preservation as a strategy for the protection, understanding, revitalization, use or celebration of Hawaii's historic and cultural sites

Deadline to Submit is Friday, February 2, 2018. View Nomination Form & Instructions.

The 44th Annual Preservation Honor Awards Presentation will be held on May 23, 2018 in Honolulu.


  • 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

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!

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

Mahalo Annual Sponsors



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

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