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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 Design Symposium

10 More Days!
Presenter Deadline Extended Until July 27!

2018 Design Symposium, Nov. 13-15, Honolulu

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.  Extended Deadline is Friday, July 27, 2018 by COB.

BECOME A 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.

Mahalo Design Symposium Sponsor

60th AIA Honolulu Design Awards

Submit your project(s) for the 60th AIA Honolulu Design Awards!

Submissions Deadline is Friday, August 3, 5pm

The AIA Honolulu Design Awards is Hawaii’s oldest program of its type, held annually since 1958.  Projects submitted by local AIA members will be judged on their merit by a distinguished jury.  The Design Awards Gala will take place on Nov. 15 at the historic Bishop Museum.

  • Click HERE to Start Your Online Submission! Start now and get familiar with the new submission requirements and Cadmium platform.  Users can edit and add entries until the submission deadline.
    Submission Fee: Same Low Fee! $275 for Built and Unbuilt Projects

New for 2018 Submission Process

  • USGBC Hawaii Sustainability Award (Optional):  For 2018, our Built Projects can also compete for the USGBC Hawaii Sustainability Award.  To enter, you need to complete the stated submission requirements in our detailed information.
  • Updated Submission Requirements: This year we have also updated our submission requirements for the Project Narrative and Jury Upload (view above link) to match the AIA Northwest Pacific Region Awards. This will make it easier for you to apply for both awards.

2018 Design Awards Jury: We are excited to again welcome an out of state jury, provided to us by AIA Seattle, who will judge our awards, together with the past President of AIA Honolulu.

Mahalo 2018 Design Awards Sponsors!

Become one of our Design Awards sponsors today!

AIA Honolulu Programs

THIS THURSDAY July 19: General Membership Meeting
What Makes Good Design Part 3: Developers (1 LU)

Register Online! Thursday, July 19, 11:30am-1:00pm, Center for Architecture

Part 3 of a 3 Part Series! Join us for a panel discussion with three of Honolulu's developers to discuss their views on what makes good design. View GMM flyer.

Doug Johnstone, Senior Vice President with the Howard Hughes Corporation; Arnulfo Castillo, D.Arch, AIA, LEED AP, Director with the Capital Program Management Department, Kamehameha Schools and Steve Piper, Former Director of Physical Plant at Punahou Schools.

AIA/CES: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU


Cost:  $20 AIA Members; $30 Non-members (Includes lunch). Please RSVP by June 18, 12pm.

Upcoming GMM August 16! Send Questions for Mayor Kirk Caldwell

For our August General Membership Meeting we will again get a chance to Talk Story with Mayor Kirk Caldwell.  We are asking members to please email AIA Honolulu your questions beforehand.  We are also planning on having index cards at the event so that attendees can write down their questions.

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce (2 AIA/CES LUs)

AIA Honolulu Professional Development Committee Presents....

Register Online Today! Wednesday, July 25, 12-2pm, Center for Architecture.

Gain an awareness of similarities and differences between generations, strategies for addressing the HR needs for each group and an understanding of the compliance issues associated with multi-generational issues in the workplace and how to respond.

Presenter: Janina Abila, Manager of Client HR Training and Products at ProService Hawaii

Cost:  $30 AIA Members | $40 Non-Members | $20 Students (includes lunch)

AIA Honolulu Job Board

2 Jobs Posted on our Job Board

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

AIA Honolulu Program Updates

July 11: View News Coverage from Congressional Candidate Forum

We got some great media coverage on KITV 4 News from the July 11 Congressional Candidate Forum. This event was hosted by BIA-Hawaii and we got to meet six candidates and learn about their positions on issues impacting the construction industry here in Hawaii.

AIA Honolulu was one of the sponsoring organizations.

Click HERE for news coverage on KITV 4 News.

July 12: YAF's Bowling with Bosses!

Thank you to everyone who came out to make YAF's July event, Bowling with Bosses a success.  Free food and bowling were provided at Aiea Bowl thanks to the generous sponsorship by Subaru Hawaii.  It was a great event and opportunity to get to know your boss outside of work along with others in the industry.  We hope to continue the event next year. View images on the AIA Honolulu Facebook page.

Photo Credit: Matt Arakaki, AIA

AIA Honolulu Member Update

Craig Collado, Assoc. AIA Returns to WhiteSpace Architects as Project Manager

Honolulu, HI (July 12, 2018) – Craig Collado, Assoc. AIA has joined WhiteSpace Architects as a project manager, returning to the company that he first joined as an intern in 2005.  In that role, he is assisting in the design of a luxury residential project in Aina Haina and the renovation of a waterfront building adjacent to Honolulu Harbor. 

Most recently, Collado was a job captain/project architectural technician at G70. Other previous positions include senior associate architect at Peter Vincent Architects and intern architect at Garduque Architects.

For more information, visit

AIA National Update

Call for Entries: 2018 Emerging Professionals Exhibit

Submissions for the 2018 Emerging Professionals Exhibit are now being accepted. This is open to any architecture student, recent graduation, or architect licensed fewer than 10 years.

Access application >  Deadline to submit is August 6.

Business Models Survey for Small Architectural Firms

The Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is conducting the 2018 Small Firms Business Models Survey to identify and measure the variety and commonalities in small firm business models with the goal of providing meaningful insight and analysis. The survey is intended for sole practitioners and for firms with a maximum of 10 total staff members.

A'19 Call for Proposals, Peer Reviewers, and Workshops

The Call for Presentations, Peer Reviewers, and Workshops for the A'19 Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas opened in June. Individuals interested in presenting should complete the submission form
Cal for Proposal submissions are due August 1. 
Call for Peer Reviewers are due July 27.
Call for Workshops are due October 30.

Upcoming Community Events

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.

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