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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New AIA Honolulu Executive Vice President

Welcome Jacy L. Youn to AIA Honolulu (Starts May 2)

AIA Honolulu is pleased to welcome our new Executive Vice President Jacy L. Youn.  She starts tomorrow Wednesday, May 2 and we are excited to have her on board.

Jacy comes to us with a wide breadth of experience and knowledge that will suit our organization very well for today and well into the future. She was born and raised in Hawaii, has experience with association management, strategic communications, media relations, advocacy and government relations and communications, as well as a broad range of additional skills and experience.

We welcome you to stop by the Center for Architecture, call or email her in the coming weeks to get to know her better and personally welcome her to our Chapter.
Contact Information: & (808) 628-7244.

We are also happy to inform that Abby will stay with us for awhile working with Jacy to prepare her for her new role as well as continue to work on some of the strategic plan projects in the works.  

AIA Honolulu Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 AIA Honolulu Scholarship Recipients

This year AIA Honolulu together with additional grant support from AIA National awarded $1000 scholarship grants to two University of Hawaii School of Architecture students.

Congratulations from AIA Honolulu:

  • Branden Keola Annino (Undergraduate Student)
  • Khoa Nguyen (Graduate Student)

To view the AIA Honolulu Scholarship eligibility requirements, visit our scholarship page here.

Pictured (L-R): Jennifer Harada-Okino, AIA; Khoa Nguyen, 2018 Scholarship Recipient; Branden Keola Annino, 2018 Scholarship Recipient and Geoff Lewis, AIA, 2018 AIA Honolulu President.

2018 Design Symposium

Become a Presenter and/or Sponsor!

2018 Design Symposium, Nov. 13-15, Honolulu

Online Registration Coming Soon!

Presented by AIA Honolulu, CSI Hawaii, HAF, AIA Hawaii State Council and the UH School of Architecture.

At the 2018 Design Symposium, some of the most creative architects, landscape architects, planners and design professionals in Hawaii and throughout the Northwest and Pacific Region will explore the theme: Building Voices: Livable Cities & Communities.

BECOME A PRESENTER: The Symposium Committee invites you to submit your workshop or session proposals.  The Design Symposium sessions and workshops will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center all day Wednesday, November 14, and the morning of Thursday, November 15. View our Session/Workshop Submission Form with more information on what we are looking for and how to be considered as a presenter.  Deadline is Monday, July 2, 2018 by COB.

WHY SPONSOR?  Strengthen relationships and grow your business through a sponsor partnership at the 2018 Design Symposium. This is THE annual event for leaders, decision makers and professionals from the design industry in Hawaii to set fiscal, organizational, and industry standards for Design Professionals. 2018 Design Symposium Sponsorship Prospectus coming soon!

Three full days of programming:

  1. Tuesday, Nov. 13: AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Leadership Summit and Annual meeting at the Center for Architecture.

  2. Wednesday, Nov. 14: The 19th Annual Pacific Building Trade Expo with a robust line-up of topical seminars as well as luncheon Keynote speaker Ed Mazria, FAIA.

  3. Thursday, Nov. 15: Breakfast keynote presentation followed by a half-day of interactive workshops that expand upon educational programming from the previous day. In the evening you are invited to join us for the AIA Honolulu and AIA Northwest Pacific Region Design Awards.

AIA Committee Meetings

AIA Honolulu committee meetings are open to all active AIA Honolulu members.

May 1: EASLA Taskforce Meeting

Register for Tuesday, May 1, 12pm-1pm!  The joint task force will work on recreating the certificate of Licensure wall certificates. Volunteers will contribute time, talent and personal resources to establish a new design and production criteria for the Hawaii license wall certificate.

May 3: Housing Committee Meeting, 12pm-1pm

Register for Thursday, May 3, 12pm-1pm! The AIA Honolulu Housing Committee was created to promote the development of safe, attractive, accessible, and affordable housing. It will provide leadership, advocacy, and education to the profession and the public in matters related to housing design.

May 11: Land Use Ordinance Task Force Meeting

Register for Friday, May 11, 12pm-1pm!  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. Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU. View the LUO Taskforce web portal with meeting information.

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Events

May 10: YAF's Hard Hat Tour of Ke Kilohana (1 HSW)

Registration Online! Registration is limited to 30 participants (No Walk-ins).

Join the Young Architects Forum May Hard Hat Tour at Ke Kilohana in Ward Village.  Ke Kilohana is an affordable housing project in Ward Village designed by CDS International, developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation, and undergoing construction by Nordic PCL.  Ke Kilohana is a 43-story tower with 7-story parking garage and ground floor retail to be occupied by Longs CVS and is LEED Certified.

When: Thursday, May 10, 3:30 - 5 pm (earlier start time).
Cost: Members $10 / Non-members $15.

In Partnership

May 24: Meeting of the Allied Minds: Trivia Night

Register with ASLA Hawaii!  Thursday, May 24, 5:30pm-8pm, Kouwork, 814 Ilaniwai St

The Meeting of the Allied Minds Trivia Night will be a fun and unique event for members of AIA, ASLA, APA, LICH, and NAIOP to form interdisciplinary teams and compete in a game of trivia.

You and your teammates will be challenged by trivia questions about landscape architecture, architecture, history, construction, and urban planning in Hawaii. Prizes for the winning team! Join us for a fun night of trivia, food, drinks, and collaboration.

Cost: $10 Members and $15 Non-Members!

May-June: "Greening Measures for Hawaii's Heritage Homes" Series

Pay $25 Per Session (1.5 HSW)

AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.

Register on Eventbrite for Any Sessions
Mondays 5:30-7:00pm at the Center for Architecture

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with AIA Honolulu, have developed this series to provide information, knowledge and tools to help historic homeowners reduce their homes’ carbon footprint while retaining the properties’ historic integrity. Read more.

  • May 7: ENERGY: Renewable energy, conservation, solar, wind, lighting, appliances, energy incentives and your historic home
  • May 21: WINDOWS: Sustainability measures to maintain/restore your historic windows
  • Jun 4: LANDSCAPE: Creating a sustainable & culturally-sensitive landscape

June 13: Building Science Tour of the NOAA Inouye Regional Center (2 HSW)

Register with USGBC Hawaii! 
Wednesday, June 13, 10am-12pm, Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center
AIA Honolulu is the registered provider for AIA/CES LUs (HSW).

USGBC Hawaii is organizing a tour at the LEED Gold and AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center. The Design Team (Ferraro Choi, HOK, and WSP) will be leading the tour highlighting some of the key building’s science innovations. They are also offering for the first time, LEED BD+C Specialty CEU credits for attendees.  View Event Flyer.

Cost: $20 USGBC Members & $30 Non Members. AIA Honolulu members will receive a $5 discount of the non-member rate when using promo code "AffiliatedOrgMembers" at check out.

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TOMORROW! May 2: Architects & Autodesk, 4-6pm at the Center for Architecture

RSVP Online Today!  Food and drink provided. View Event Flyer.

Join us for a special event featuring guest speaker Scott Davis from Autodesk for a look at the updated Autodesk family of solutions for the architectural community. Scott, along with U.S. CAD’s Aaron Wagner, will be speaking about Autodesk’s vision for the future of the AEC industry and how architects can continue to embrace new technology to stay at the forefront of the industry with Revit 2019 and the newly redesigned BIM 360 platform.

Questions? Call (808) 488-5535 or email

13th Canstruction Competition

Register YOUR Team for 2018 Canstruction Competition Today

Our 13th Annual Canstruction Competition will take place Saturday, Oct 6, 9am - 2pm. at Pearlridge Center - Uptown. You CAN make a difference in a child's life.

Enter Your Team Online Today!  Entry Fee: $100 per team 

2018 Theme: Comic-CAN

Who CAN Participate? ALL in the Design and Building Industries can potentially participate in this community service project i.e. architects, engineers, contractors, and other design-related professionals.

Mahalo Canstruction Sponsors:

 Mahalo Keiki Sponsor:

AIA Honolulu Job Board

1 New Job Just Listed - 10 Total on the AIA Honolulu Job Board

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

NEW! Project Architect - Healthcare (Honolulu) - Lionakis

AIA National Update

May 3: Webinar for Best Practices for Editing Documents

Register Online! Thursday, May 3 from 8am-9am HST | Free

Learn tips and tricks to the online service and ask an expert your questions. Attend a live webinar to learn helpful tips and tricks when using the AIA Contract Documents online service, including editing offline, avoiding common formatting issues, setting your document editing preferences, automating project data input, and much more!

ABI Panel Opportunity for Firm Leaders

The Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading economic indicator, and AIA is looking for firm leaders to join our panel. Through this monthly survey, members will have the chance to lend their voice and contribute to the ABI.  Join the panel >

AIA/AGC/CC Economic Webcast

Register!  With construction activity flourishing, the webcast will disclose what economists in the construction industry expect for the months ahead. ConstructConnect's complimentary May 10 Webcast, featuring three of the sector's top economists, is specifically designed to help you navigate through the uncertainty.

The free webcast is open to all. AIA members are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA CEU credits.

Architectural Hiring and the Economy

Are there enough architects to meet the needs of profession in its current state?

The article “How Many Architects Does Our Economy Need?,” published in Architect Magazine, addresses the staffing challenges architects face in a changing economy. In evaluating the relationship between construction activity and architectural positions, it concludes that the gap between existing architectural staff and the number required to handle current workloads is at a historic low. The findings also show that architectural staff will have to grow by 25,000 to handle the growth in the construction industry and replace those who have left the workforce.

Upcoming Community Events

  • May 16: Ferguson Expo (4 AIA/CES LUs)
    4th Annual Ferguson Expo where manufacturer reps will answer your questions & show new products.
    When/Where: Wednesday, May 16, 11am-8pm, 925 Kokea Street
    Lunch & Light Pupus being served.

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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