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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Presidents Day Feb. 19, 2018

The AIA Honolulu office is closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of Presidents Day.  We will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, February 20.  For information during this period go to AIA Honolulu or the AIA National website.

Presidents Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington and it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.

Hawaii State Licensing for Architects

Reminder! Hawaii State Licensing for Architects due April 30, 2018

The State of Hawaii's renewal cycle for professional licensing of Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and Landscape Architects (every two years) is coming up on April 30, 2018 - Renew Online.

Continuing Education Requirements: Between May 1, 2016 - April 30, 2018 you need 16 hours of continuing education in public protection topics, such as health, safety and welfare (HSW). Fulfillment of the CE requirement is subject to random audit by the State of Hawaii.

Check Your AIA Transcript: Go to and check your transcript under Career and Continuing Education using the date range of May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2018.  If a person was licensed during the 1st year of the biennium, 8 CE credits are required. If licensed during the 2nd year of the biennium, no CE is required.

AIA Honolulu Meetings & Programs

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 a couple of 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. 

Register fo upcoming Land Use Ordinance Task Force Meetings

Feb 15: Urban Core Development with Guest Speaker Race Randle from the Howard Hughes Corporation (1 LU)

Mahalo to our GMM Sponsors!

Register Online Today!  Thursday, Feb. 15 | 11:30am-1:00pm | 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 of 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.

Feb 15: Attend 3rd Annual AIA Honolulu 5x5x5 Mentorship Program

Register Online! Max 25 Participants - Only 4 Spots Left!

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 with a new mentor every other month in pau hana setting (5 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
Join Us! 6 Sessions | 6 Divisions | One Low Rate

Finish the ARE This Year! Fees goes up October 2018. 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.

AIA Honolulu Member Update

Congratulation Jason Takeuchi 2018 Associates Awards Recipient

AIA Honolulu would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Jason Takeucki, AIA for being one of seven recipients of the prestigious AIA National 2018 Associate Awards.

Jason is a very active supporter of our local Chapter. He was the Associate Director on our 2017 AIA Honolulu Board and currently chairs both our Mentorship Program and the AIA Honolulu Design Awards Student Category. He also takes part in various other committees and is always willing to volunteering his time where needed.

On a National level he has served as regional associate director for AIA Northwest and Pacific Region, and since 2017 has sat on the AIA National Associates Committee, the first member from Hawaii to do so. Read more about Jason's amazing accomplishments on the AIA website. Congratulations again Jason for a well-deserved award!

AIA's Associates Awards are given to individual Associate AIA members to recognize outstanding leaders and creative thinkers for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.

Welcome Local Allied Member

Welcome Sarah Bakewell with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers is Hawaii’s statewide, 100% locally owned and operated real estate brokerage.

At Hawaii Life, we embrace technology while maintaining a strong human connection to the buyers and sellers we represent. We show up every day to work, with a commitment to create Hawaii’s simpler, smarter real estate experience. We have strong connections to Hawaii and the people that love this place. With 14 offices around Hawaii and even more committed, local agents, we are a solid, connected ohana. Our HGTV show is followed by millions of viewers and thousands of customers visit daily– more than any real estate website in the state. In 2017 we surpassed $1 billion in sales volume.  View Relocation Service Flyer.

Questions? Email Sarah Bakewell, Allied Member and Director of Corporate Services, who assists companies and individuals relocating to the islands for a smooth and easy transition. View Sarah ’s services directly.

AIA Honolulu Event Updates

Joint IRC, IBC & LUO Meeting: Focus Residential Fire Sprinkler

Thank you to all who attended our Joint IRC, IBC and LUO meeting titled "Focus Residential Sprinklers" on Monday, Feb. 12 at the Center for Architecture.

Assistant Fire Chief Socrates Bratakos joined us to discuss fire sprinklers in residential buildings. We also had two more attending from the Honolulu fire department, the deputy director of Honolulu Department of Permitting and Planning.

The County of Hawaii building code director also joined us on the phone together with 5 other architects along with those in the photo.

AIA Young Architects Forum and BIA-Hawaii Young Members Pau Hana

The AIA Honolulu Young Architects Forum (YAF) and BIA-Hawaii's Young Members Group just had a very successful Pau Hana gathering at PITCH Sports Bar Hawaii in Kakaako on February 8. Close to 60 people signed up for this fun networking event.

Join them on Thursday, March 8 at the Center for Architecture for a workshop titled "Hilti Let's Talk Fire" from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Stay tuned for more information! View images on Facebook.

The local committee of YAF is a part of AIA Honolulu serving the interests of the licensed out to ten years licensure (and the young at heart).

AIA National Update

Register for AIA National Events

  • AIA Conference on Architecture June 21-23, New York City
    Register Online!
    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
    Register Online!
    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. 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

Closes Feb. 15! 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.

14 Jobs Posted on our Job Board

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

Upcoming UH & AIAS Events

  • 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

  • Feb 28: SOQ Smackdown: Creating Winning Proposals
    SMPS Hawaii and ACEC Hawaii will bring you “exclusive” insights on preparing your company’s Statement of Qualifications (SOQs).  
    When/Where: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11:30am-1:30pm, Honolulu Country Club
    Cost: $55 SMPS Member Ticket and $75 Non-Member Ticket
    Register: Click here to register online.
  • 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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