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Island Architect Weekly - 9.10.2019

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Programs

Sep. 14: Join Us for the 2019 AIA Honolulu Design Awards Gala, 5-9pm

Registration deadline is tomorrow Wednesday, Sep. 11

Live Music | Heavy Pupus | Drinks | Networking

Register Online!  Saturday, Sep. 14, 5pm -9pm, Jefferson Hall, East-West Center, UH. 

Join us for a night of fun and design excellence! The event begins at 5pm, when you can join us for cocktails, heavy pupu’s, live music and socializing with friends and colleagues. We will close the evening with our Awards Program featuring the AIA Honolulu 2019 award winners!  

Cost: $100 for AIA Honolulu Members & Guests / $30 for Students


General Membership Meeting (1 AIA/CES LU)
Sep 19: Talk Story with Mayor Kirk Caldwell

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

Topic: Talk Story with the Mayor:  An Update on the City and County of Honolulu.  Mayor Caldwell has prioritized investing in Honolulu’s core infrastructure, with a focus on roads, sewers, bus and rail transportation, parks, and homelessness. View Event Flyer.

Speaker: Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. Moderated by Robbie Dingeman, Honolulu Magazine.

Cost: $20 AIA Honolulu Members | $30 Non-Members (Lunch Included)

Sep 19: YAF's Hard Hat Tour of the UHWO Creative Media Facility

Register Online! Thursday, Sep. 19, 3:30-6:30pm, University of Hawaii West Oahu

Join the YAF's September Hard Hat Tour at the University of Hawaii West Oahu's Creative Media Facility in conjunction with DBIA-WPR Hawaii Chapter.  The design build project led by Kiewit Building Group with Next Design and Gensler is slated to be completed in June 2020.  Meet @ Job Site Trailer. Join us at Brick Oven Pizza after the tour at 889 Kamokila Blvd, Kapolei. 

Cost: Members $10 / Non-members $15. Max 25 participants. No walk-ins.

PPE Required: Must provide your own hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses, and steel toed boots. Safety gloves recommended. Must wear full PPE upon arrival on-site or will not be allowed on-site.

Pacific Building Trade Expo Celebrates 20 Years!

Oct. 1: Attend our 20th Pacific Building Trade Expo

FREE event for industry professionals! 

Register Online Today!  Don't Stand in Line! Register and watch your mailbox for Expo details.

When/Where: Tuesday, October 1, 8am-5:30pm, Hawaii Convention Center

Pacific Building Trade Expo is the largest trade venue serving Hawaii’s building design professionals and contractors. It is presented by HONBLUE and is produced by AIA Honolulu and CSI Honolulu.

Here's why you should attend:

  • 27 Free and Timely Seminars, in Seven Tracks (8am-4:30pm) Earn up to 4 HSW 
    incl. the new HONBLUE Center Stage venue
  • Exhibition Hall with Products & Services (9am-5:30pm) - Over 250 Vendors
  • Free Buffet Lunch, Aloha Reception + Great Prize Giveaways

Get a sneak peak! We just posted the seminar tracks and titles for this year's AIA CES program. The details will be posted in the next few weeks.

Booths Still Available! Want to Exhibit?  Go to the Pacific Building Trade Expo website for information OR email Barbie Rosario of BK Corporate Coordinators or call her at (808) 864-7983 (Oahu).

AIA Honolulu Annual Business Meeting - Tuesday, Oct. 1, 11:30am-1pm! 

The AIA Honolulu Annual Business Meeting and lunch takes place, in conjunction with the Expo from 11:30am-1:00pm. Come hear what is new with the chapter and vote for our 2020 AIA Honolulu Board Nominees. The Annual business meeting information packages will be mailed out mid-September.

AIA National Information

AIA Announces Climate Change Action Initiative 

AIA National’s Board of Directors approves a member-led resolution to rally architects in mitigating and adapting the built environment.

“This is a defining moment for the Institute,” said 2019 AIA President William Bates, FAIA. “We are making this our top priority in order to address the crisis our communities face. Moving the needle on this critical issue—that threatens the future of our planet and humanity—requires our firm commitment to achieving carbon-neutral goals in the built environment and our immediate action. It’s imperative that the industry acts today.”  Read the full press release on AIA National’s website.

Design for Climate Action at A'20

Design for Climate Action:  Intersections Symposium at A'20 is open for submissions. In support of the AIA Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action, submit your research and/or projects that address climate change across scales—from building, to community, to the planet. 
Deadline: September 25. Learn more >

2019 Compensation Report Here

The new 2019 AIA Compensation Report was released on September 6. A complimentary copy of our regional report will be sent to our office from AIA National on September 9. Stay tuned for arrival.

The updated Small Firm Compensation Report will be released later this year. 

Learn more >

Best practices in editing documents in the Online Service

Wednesday, September 25, 3-4pm (ET). Register Online >

Attend a live webinar to learn helpful tips when using the AIA Contract Documents online service, including editing offline, avoiding common formatting issues, setting your preferences, working with project data, working with project data, and more!  Technical support staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Submit questions prior to the webinar by emailing 

AIA National Committees: Call for Nominations  

 AIA has opened its call for nominations for appointments to 2020 AIA National Committees.

AIA is seeking nominations of members interested in serving on national committees. To nominate members interested in serving or view all committees and advisory groups with openings in 2020, visit the nomination homepage (member login required).

The nomination process closes at 5 p.m. ET on October 4, 2019; appointments will be made, and nominees notified by December 31, 2019.

Along the Dutch Waterways - Spring 2020

Don't miss your chance to experience the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium during a seven-night cruise with Architectural Adventures.  Discover Old World cities, picture-perfect towns and centuries of history and culture. Earn 12 AIA LUs (3 of which are HSW credits).
Tour dates: April 3-11, 2020. Learn more >

Reminder! Vote for the 2019 Film Challenge until Sep. 27

Two Hawaii Produced Films Entered - Vote! Vote! Vote! Watch all 2019 submissions and vote for your favorite. You can vote once every hour. The film that receives the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award. Voting ends September 27.

The Living Building Challenge - This film is submitted by AIA Honolulu member Aaron Ackerman, Assoc. AIA with Bowers + Kubota who is on a mission to accomplish the Living Building Challenge as well as to inspire others to be environmentally proactive.

LifeEdited Maui: Small Wonder - This is a model for how we can innovate to live in the future. It allows a family to live a big, happy, modern, convenient off-grid life in a 1,000 square foot home that functions like one twice its size.

View all 2019 Film Challenge videos - The 2019 AIA Film Challenge invited architects and film makers to collaborate in telling stories of architects, civic leaders and their communities working together toward positive community impact, creating a Blueprint for Better.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

14 Jobs Listed on our Job Board

Post a job with AIA Honolulu!
Jobs are posted for 1 month. Posting fee: $25/members, $40/non-members.

AIA National Career Center

The AIA National Career Center is also a great place to look for your next career or post a job. Check back frequently as new jobs are posted every day.

Sister Organization Events

Sep 20-21: Attend the Build + Buy Green Conference on Kauai

AIA Honolulu is the registered provider for AIA/CES LUs

Register Online!  Attend the 19th Annual Build + Buy Green Conference, September 20-21, on Kauai! Hosted by USGBC Hawaii and its partners, Hawaii State Energy Office, and DBEDT, this conference is a can’t miss event.

Click here for more information or email Melanie Islam at

Sep 30 + Oct. 1: 2019 Building Voices: Housing for All Symposium 

  • Monday September 30 @ UHM School of Architecture Auditorium
    6pm: Opening Keynote Lecture & Panel: Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles with panelists Marc Alexander, Executive Director, C&C of Honolulu Office of Housing and Councilmember Carol Fukunaga
  • Tuesday October 1 @ the Hawai'i Convention Center Room 314
    8am: Keynote: Better Living through Density: David Baker FAIA, David Baker Architects
    10am: Keynote: Architecture as a Catalyst for Change: Marsha Maytum FAIA, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
    2:15pm: The Future of Hawaii'is Housing: A Toolkit for Design: Hakim Ouansafi, Executive Director HPHA, Kevin Auger, Redevelopment Officer, HPHA,  Karla Sierralta, Assistant Professor, UHM SoA,  Brian Strawn, Senior Researcher, UHCDC,   Jonathan Lee, Project Architect, WCIT Architecture, Kevin Miyamura, Partner, AMA-A/E, Andrew Neuman, Partner, AMA-A/E, and Victoria Takamine, Founder, PA'I Foundation.  
    Click here for additional information.

Upcoming Community Events

  • Sep. 13:  The Future is Fluid
    Professor Kazi Ashraf is a former member of the SOA faculty.  He is now Director General of the Bengal Institute. Please put Kazi Ashraf's lecture on your calendar. At 12:00pm, School of Architecture auditorium, UHSoA, Room 215.
  • Sep. 19: HSBP Is Hart on Track? Update on the Hawaii Rail Project
    Listen to Andrew Robbins, HART’s Executive Director and CEO, is leading the elevated rail line project in Hawaii, a project which has seen its price tag rise to more than $9 billion from about $5 billion. Most overruns predate Mr. Robbins, who is the sixth person to lead the project. Does Mr. Robbins expect costs to exceed the current projection of $9.02 billion? What are the chances that the entire rail line will be finished by the current 2025 projection?
    When/Where: Thursday, Sep. 19, 11:30am-1:30pm, Prince Waikiki
    Cost: $45 Members (AIA Members included), $51 Guests & Non-Members
    Register: Click here to register online at
    Questions: Call Karen Smith at (808) 537-2356
  • Sep. 20: MIH Masonry & Energy Codes Seminar (4 AIA/CES LUs)
    Attend the Masonry Institute of Hawaii's seminar. The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (ICC, 2015) requires insulation to be added to the exterior of masonry and concrete walls in order to comply with the minimum R-value requirements. Speaker Dr. W. Mark McGinley's research has indicated that concrete and masonry walls with an exterior reflective coating can provide an equivalent R-value based on the exception that the MIH/MCAH is seeking.
    When/Where: Friday, Sep. 20, 7am-11:30am, Pearl Country Club, Aiea
    Cost: $15 (Full breakfast is included). Deadline to register is Sep. 16.
    Register: Please contact Rod Haraga at 808-782-8661 to register.
  • September 25-28: 2019 Docomomo US National Symposium
    The 2019 Docomomo US National Symposium will be held in Honolulu, HI from September 25-28, 2019 in collaboration with the Docomomo US/Hawaii chapter. From the iconic East-West Center, to the white sand beaches, to all things Ossipoff, come celebrate Hawai‘i’s unique blend of East-meets-West tropical modernism through tours, lectures and events.
    Register: Click here to register online. (Discounted kama‘aina rate available).

2019 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

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Pick which program-specific sponsorship opportunities your firm would like to align with and at what levels. Your options are limitless! 

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