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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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May 16: Ferguson Expo & CEU Event (4 LUs)

Open to all trades!  Join Us for Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery's  4th Annual Product Expo

When/Where: Wednesday, May 16, 11am - 8pm, 925 Kokea Street. 
Cost: Free! Lunch & Light Pupus being served. 

Join us as the Ferguson showroom for a day of learning, networking, food and more. We will have four IDCEC certified CEU courses throughout the day as well as dozens of manufacturer representatives showcasing their commercial and residential product offerings. Following the classes, enjoy pupus provided by Kaka'ako Kitchen.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Chanelle at

2018 Design Symposium

Looking for Inspiring and Educational Presenters

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 18: Land Use Ordinance Task Force Meeting

Register for Friday, May 18, 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.

May 21: EASLA Taskforce Meeting

Register for Monday, May 21, 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.

AIA Honolulu Programs

THURSDAY May 17: General Membership Meeting
A Dialogue with John Hara, FAIA & Joe Ferraro, FAIA on What Makes Good Design

Get some awesome swag giveaways donated by Procore

Register Online! Thursday, May 17, 11:30am-1:00pm, Center for Architecture

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series! An intimate conversation with John Hara, FAIA and Joe Ferraro, FAIA to discuss their views on what makes good design.

Since 1970, John Hara’s practice has been devoted to the planning and design of sites and buildings which continue to re-define the contemporary language of Hawaiian architectural traditions.  Among other honors, in 2015, John was awarded the AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Medal of Honor, and most recently in 2017, received the AIA Hawaii State Council / HAF Medal of Honor.

Vice President and President Elect of AIA Honolulu, Joe Ferraro co-founded Ferraro Choi And Associates, a leading sustainable design architectural, interior design, and research firm. The firm’s office is located in the historic IBM Building was certified LEED CI Platinum in August of 2011. Recent projects include UH Information Technology Center, the UH Culinary Institute of the Pacific on Diamond Head, and the NOAA Inouye Regional Center on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor.

AIA/CES: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU

Cost:  $20 AIA Members; $30 Non-members (Includes lunch). Please RSVP by May 16, 12pm.

June-July: 3-Part Professional Development Workshop Series (6 Total CEUs)
Everything You Need To Know To Run A Firm (Besides Design)

Gain insight into the critical topics that impact AEC firms. This Professional Development workshop series will feature sessions on wealth strategy, liability, and Human Resources from leaders in their fields.  View Event Flyer.

Register for 3-Part Series! Wednesday Sessions, 12pm-2pm, AIA Center for Architecture:
We strongly recommended to attend ALL 3 sessions for best learning experience and value.

  1. June 13:  Major Liability Issues for Design Professionals to Watch out For (2 LUs)
    Presenter: Harvey Lung, Senior Partner, Bays Lung Rose & Holma
  2. June 27:  Business Succession, Tax and Retrirement Planning for Owners of AEC Firms (2 LUs)
    Presenters: Marko Mijuskovic, MBA, Cex (Certied Business Exit Planner) Sr. Partner, Wealth Strategy Partners and Mike Hicks, owner of Hicks Pension
  3. July 25:  Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce (2 LUs)
    Presenter: Janina Abiles, Manager of Client HR Training and Products at ProService Hawaii

All costs include lunch | 2 AIA LU credits provided per session

  • Series (3 sessions):  $80 AIA Members / $110 Non-Members / $50 Students
  • Session:  $30 AIA Members / $40 Non-Members / $20 Students

In Partnership

May 23: USGBC Pau Hana with Eric Corey Freed In Partnership with AIA Honolulu
An Optimistic Report from the Dystopian, Apocalyptic World of 2030

Register Online! Wednesday, May 23, 5:30pm-7:30 pm, Center for Architecture

In the last decade, carbon levels increased 20 parts per million (from 380 to 403), the population grew by one billion, global temperature increased by half a degree Celsius, and 25 percent more people moved into our cities.

The world is rapidly changing and will be a very different place by 2030.  In this talk, we’ll explore dozens of disparate trends in technology, sustainability and the construction industry and connect the dots to get a glimpse into how we can save the world AND save our businesses at the same time.  You’ll learn how to stack emerging trends to forecast opportunities in the green building space. Read more

Speaker:  Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker.  As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn't know were holding them back.

Cost: $10 AIA/USGBC Members and $20 Non Members.

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 21 & June 4! "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 21: WINDOWS: Sustainability measures to maintain/restore your historic windows
  • June 4: LANDSCAPE: Creating a sustainable & culturally-sensitive landscape

Jun 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.

REMINDER! 2018 SAME Honolulu Scholarship Program Application

Application deadline is June 15, 2018.

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME Honolulu) is again offering scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college students who will be or are currently enrolled at a university with an accredited engineering or architecture program. College students currently enrolled in an accredited engineering or architecture program are encouraged to apply for the one-year scholarship ($1,500).  High School seniors who will be enrolled in an accredited engineering or architecture program at a 4-year college/university are encouraged to apply for the 4-year scholarship ($6,000). View SAME 2018 Scholarship Application form.

Questions? For questions please email Jennifer Louie, PE.

13th CANstruction® Competition - Teams Still Needed!

Help Hawaii's Foodbank Stock Their Shelves

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 Sponsors:


AIA Honolulu in the Media

USA Today Features 25 Must-See Buildings in Hawaii May 16 (Tomorrow)

In 2017, USA TODAY Travel wanted to do an online feature of “25 Must See Buildings and/or Public Spaces” from all 50 states.  To get this accomplished they teamed up with AIA National who reached out to all chapters nationwide to find 25 structures visitors to their state should see. 

As you might remember AIA Honolulu conducted a member survey in November 2016 for both AIA Honolulu and AIA Maui members to come up with our list. Mahalo for your participation!

Mahalo Andrea Brizzi Photography! We were very lucky that our awesome local allied member Andrea Brizzi with Andrea Brizzi Photography offered to take many of the featured images.

Hawaii Featured May 16! Make sure you take a look in USA Today's  online Travel section tomorrow Wednesday, May 16 to view all our final building/spaces, images and facts.

AIA National Update

Participate in an AIA Focus Group & Help AIA Build Better Stuff

AIA is developing digital experiences that are centered around you the member. Your feedback informs our work so that we know we are creating something that is of value to you. If you are interested in participating in online or in-person focus groups, please share your contact info with us.

Robert Ivy, FAIA Honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters

AIA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Ivy, FAIA was awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the first architect to receive this honor, which is awarded to living artists and art patrons with Mississippi connections. Past recipients include Eudora Welty and Morgan Freeman. Read more.

AIA Best Practice: Winning Credit for Your Work - An Expert's View

Securing basic credit and even modest visibility for design projects is a frequent frustration for architects. If your firm does not have the resources for a high-impact publicity campaign, a few simple steps can still help you receive appropriate credit. The process does not have to be time-consuming or expensive, but it does require a little creativity and follow-through.  More information >

Bauhaus and Beyond tour

On the brink of its 100th anniversary, experience the legendary Bauhaus, one of the world's most influential schools of design that revolutionized 20th century design, art, and architecture with Architectural Adventures. Listen to tour expert, Martin Moeller, discuss the tour's architectural highlights. Tour dates: September 21-20.  Learn more >

AIA Honolulu Job Board

7 New Jobs Just Listed - 13 Total on the AIA Honolulu Job Board

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

Upcoming Community Events

  • June 9: Free! ASID's First Design Impacts Lives Fair
    Learn how designers improve your way of living.  Throughout the day there will be booths and table tops by sponsor companies, all focused on presenting materials that can impact our work space, home life and emotional well-being.
    When/Where: June 9, 10am-4pm, Na Lama Kukui, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy
    Participate? 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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