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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

AIA Honolulu Meetings & Programs

Feb. 12: Joint IRC, IBC & LUO Meeting: Focus Residential Fire Sprinkler (1.5 HSW)

RSVP Online Today! Open to all interested AIA Honolulu members

When/Where: Monday, Feb. 12, 11:30am-1pm, Center for Architecture

Assistant Fire Chief Socrates Bratakos will be attending this joint IBC, IRC and LUO task force meeting to discuss fire sprinklers in residential buildings. This is a unique opportunity as the building codes and LUO are being reviewed at the same time.

Topics of discussion will be related to the removal of the fire sprinkler requirement from the model code and might include incentivizing fire sprinklers by offering increased density to offset the cost of the fire sprinklers.

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

Meetings 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 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: AIA Honolulu GMM in collaboration with the Howard Hughes Corporation Presents Urban Core Development with Guest Speaker Race Randle (1 LU)

Mahalo to our 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 provide an 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. View Event Flyer.

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: Register for the 3rd Annual AIA Honolulu 5x5x5 Mentorship Program

Register Online! Open to 25 participants

AIA Honolulu is pleased to announce the 5x5x5 AIA Mentorship Program for 2018.  We are inviting AIA Honolulu members (AIA, Assoc. AIA, Allied Members), Sister Organization members and Non-members (graduates and professionals) to participate in our third annual mentorship program geared toward emerging professionals development.

The Mentor Program

  • A formal platform and social group for emerging professionals 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)

Cost: $50 AIA Honolulu Members (AIA, Assoc. AIA, Allied Members) | $50 Sister Organization Members | $100 Non-Members.   Fee includes admission to Pau Hana Kickoff on Thursday, Feb. 15, 5:30-7:30pm at the Center for Architecture + 5 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.

Mahalo Sponsors: AHL, collaborative studio llc, HDR, DKKY Architecture Studio, KAI Hawaii & WhiteSpace ARCHITECTS.  Interested in volunteering or sponsoring? Email Julie Lam, Assoc. AIA.

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

New ARE Study Club! Pass the ARE by Summer 2018
6 Sessions Covers 6 Divisions for One Low Rate

Finish the ARE This Year!  Fees goes up October 2018 and the cost per division will increase from $210 to $235.

Register Online for all 6 Sessions Today!

Connect and review with others preparing for the Architect Registration Exam.  Membership provides 6 sessions to cover all 6 divisions of the ARE 5.0 exam.  Corresponding ARE 4.0 divisions will be open for discussion for first 4 sessions. View ARE Club Flyer

Each session will focus on a specific division with a guest speaker presentation, sample questions, testing tips and open discussions.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Six Divisions - Six Sessions: 1) Feb. 20: ARE 5.0 Practice Management 2) Mar. 19: ARE 5.0 Project Management 3) Apr 26: ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis 4) May 31: ARE 5.0 Project Planning and Design 5) Jun 28: ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation and 6) Jul 20: ARE 5.0 Construction & Evaluation.

Membership Pricing: $80 AIA Members & $160 Non AIA Members for all six sessions.

2018 Kick Off Party Update

Kick Off Party Pictures on Facebook

Mahalo again to all who attended our 2018 AIA Honolulu Kickoff Party on Thursday, January 25!
We had a great mix of AIA Honolulu members, guests and sponsors who came together for a fantastic evening.
Take a look at the pictures posted on the AIA Honolulu Facebook page.Photo Credits: Josephine Briones.


AIA National Update

AIA Consensus Construction Forecast

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! 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.

Register! 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

For more information about this position go to our AIA Honolulu Job Board.  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.

3 New Jobs Posted & 15 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)
  • Feb 21: Sustainable Cities Initiative
    Sustainable Cities Initiative Students Solving Problems. Moderated by Senator Donovan Dela Cruz. Featuring Marc Schlossberg, University of Oregon, Qimei Chen, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Matthew Kamakani Lynch, University of Hawaii.  Reception to follow.
    When/Where: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6pm, UHSoA Room 205
    Register: No RSVP needed.
  • 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

  • Mar 9: Trees for Hawaii's Future Growing Our Urban Forest
    Lessons shared from successful urban forestry programs. Key note speaker: Ian
    Shears, Melbourne Urban Forestry.
    When/Where: Friday, Mar 9, 8:30am-4pm, Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse
    Cost: Early bird registration $50 (after Feb. 16 $75) / Student $25
    Register: Click here to register online.

2018 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Join Us! Start Your Sponsorship Today & Pick Your Programs

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! 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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