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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

AIA Hawaii State Council Update

AIA OPPOSE Senate Bill 2996 Airport Corporation

Today the AIA Hawaii State Council submitted, to legislature, an opposing testimony of Senate Bill 2996 Relating to an Airport Corporation (TRE/WAM). It was addressed to the Honorable Lorraine R. Inouye, Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy and AIA were speaking in strong opposition to the text of SB 2996 Page 11 lines 1 and 2. AIA opposes an airport corporation being totally exempt from 103D. 

Click here to read the entire letter.

AIA Honolulu Meetings & Programs

Jan/Feb: Get Involved! State Building Code Meetings: Review of the 2018 IRC & IBC

Meetings are open to anyone interested in participating in the code review. Click on the links below for more information and to register. We 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.

2018 IRC Review Meetings at the Center for Architecture:

2018 IBC Review Meetings at the Center for Architecture:

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

Feb:  Land Use Ordinance (LUO) Task Force (1 AIA/CES LU)

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 land use ordinance 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.

Register fo upcoming Land Use Ordinance Task Force Meetings

Feb 6: 2018 Shinnen Enkai Networking Reception

Register with CICH Online!

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. Cost is $25/person.

Feb 8: AIA Young Architects Forum and BIA-Hawaii Young Members Pau Hana!

RSVP Online! Free (no host food and drink). Please RSVP for planning purposes.

When/Where: Thursday, Feb. 8, 5:30pm, PITCH Sports Bar Hawaii (@ SALT in Kakaako)

AIA Honolulu’s Young Architects Forum and BIA-Hawaii’s Young Members Group will be joining forces to provide various opportunities for networking events this year.  Please join us for our kickoff event for 2018 which will be an informal pau hana at PITCH Sports Bar Hawaii in Kakaako.  Come network with your professional peers and build new relationships with colleagues from the up and coming generation of leaders in Hawaii’s design and construction industry!

Feb. 15: GMM Urban Core Development with speaker from Howard Hughes (1 LU)

Mahalo 2018 GMM Sponsors!

Register Online Today!  Thursday, Feb. 15, 11:30am-1:00pm at the Center for Architecture.

Race Randle, Senior Vice President of Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation will discuss the development of the 60-acre master planned community at Ward Village, which Architectural Digest recently named “Best Planned Community in the U.S.” Randle will overview how The Howard Hughes Corporation has created a vibrant community in the heart of Honolulu that combines the best of urban island living with progressive design.

Cost: $20/AIA Honolulu members & $30/ Non-Members. Lunch will be included.

Go-To-Meeting: Available for our outer island friends and those that simply can't attend in 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.

View Program Flyer

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. 

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: Attend Equity by Design "Equality or Equity??" (1 LU)

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

Register Online! Open to members and non-members. Pupus and drinks to be provided.

When/Where: Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:30pm-7:30pm at the Center for Architecture

AIA Honolulu is proud to present two amazing speakers for an Equity by Design event, promoting equity in the architecture and construction industry. View Event Flyer.

Members of the San Francisco EQxD chapter will be flying to Honolulu to speak about their results from the 2016 EQxD survey, introduction of the upcoming 2018 survey, and assisting our industry members in understanding the challenges and solutions towards equity in our industry.  Lecture will be 60 to 90 min with ample time for discussion/Q&A.

Speakers: Rosa T. Sheng, AIA is a Principal at SmithGroupJJR, AIA SF President 2018, and Founding Chair for Equity by Design and Frances Choun, Assoc. AIA is an established leader with over 30 years in the AEC.

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

Mahalo Sponsors: AHL, collaborative studio llc, DKKY Architecture Studio, KAI Hawaii & WhiteSpace ARCHITECTS.

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

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

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

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.

Participants will be introduced to the Office and its charter mandate; learn about approaching resilience through assessing and addressing shocks and stresses, including early identified challenges and short-term actions already taken; and contribute to the Office’s preliminary resilience perceptions assessment through a live interactive survey. Read more.

Associate AIA News

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

Great event for AXP Supervisors, Mentors & Firm Principals!

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.

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

ARE 4.0 Retirement

The retirement of ARE 4.0 is less than six months away. To prepare candidates, NCARB has several ongoing communications initiatives in progress, including emails, postcards, social media, and more.

Anyone currently testing in ARE 4.0 should be aware of the following key points: The last day to take an ARE 4.0 division in a test center is June 30, 2018. Candidates who have not completed ARE 4.0 by this date will need to complete any remaining divisions in ARE 5.0 to satisfy the examination requirement for licensure. Now is the time to make a plan to finish the exam if you are currently testing in ARE 4.0. Read more about the ARE 5.0.

2018 Kick Off Party Update

Mahalo Kick Off Party Guests! Pictures to Come Next Week

Mahalo to our amazing AIA Honolulu members and guests who attended the 2018 AIA Honolulu Kick Off Party last Thursday.  We hope you had a fantastic time as 150+ people joined us to kick off 2018 properly with AIA Honolulu, AIA Hawaii State Council and the Hawaii Architectural Foundation.

Almost the entire 2018 Boards from all three organizations attended and we also had the honor to celebrate 14 Newly Licensed Architects. More pictures will be posted from the event next week. Stay tuned!

Mahalo 2018 AIA Honolulu Kickoff Sponsors!

AIA Honolulu Members in the News

Feb 2: DESIGN TALK HAWAII Celebrates 3rd Year Anniversary

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

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

We wish Matt Gilbertson, AIA continued success in 2018!

  • 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

Registration Open! AIA Conference on Architecture June 21-23, New York City

Register Online Today! Early bird rates end April 25, 2018

There’s only one architecture and design event of the year! Register now for early bird pricing and to get your top session picks. Then, book your hotel, browse travel discounts, and download the A’18 app.

Blueprint for Better Cities! At A'18 we'll explore how design cities, towns, and communities that are smarter, healthier, more equitable, and sustainable. Learn more about this year's theme.

State Government Network (SGN): Where We Stand: Professional Licensure

AIA announced the release of the first Where We Stand statement for 2018. This statement directly addresses the current threat to the profession of deregulation and delicensure.  Many state legislatures are currently debating legislation that would significantly rollback professional and occupational licensing requirements in a misguided effort to stimulate economic growth and each presents a clear threat.

The Where We Stand series is part of an ongoing effort to address a variety of critical issues facing our profession and the statements are intended to drive action and benefit the advocacy work of our members. View press release - Where We Stand: Professional Licensure and view statement - Where we stand: Professional licensure.

Architecture Billings Ends Year on a Positive Note     

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading capping off three straight months of growth in design billings. The AIA reported the December ABI score was 52.9, down from a score of 55.0 in the previous month. This score still reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 61.9, up from a reading of 61.1 the previous month, while the new design contracts index decreased slightly from 53.2 to 52.7. Read more >

AIA Consensus Construction Forecast

Pace of construction activity projected to accelerate through 2019

Washington, D.C. – January 29, 2018 – Despite labor shortages and rising material costs that continue to impact the construction sector, construction spending for nonresidential buildings is projected to increase 4% this year and continue at that pace of growth through 2019. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates the commercial construction sectors will generate much of the expected gains this year, and by 2019 the industrial and institutional sectors will dominate the projected construction growth.  Read more >

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.

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.

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 call them at (808) 222-1126.

Four New Jobs Posted & 13 Total Listed on our Job Board

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

Upcoming UH & AIAS Events

  • Feb. 12: Deep Forms, Kongjian Yu Lecture!
    Co-sponsored event by the UHM School of Architecture and Hawaiʻi ASLA for Dr. Kongjian Yu, FASLA, founder of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peking University; and founder of Turenscape, Beijing.
    When/Where: Monday, Feb. 12, 6pm, UHM School of Architecture (Reception following)
  • 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

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

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