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Island Architect Weekly - 4.14.2020

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Updates! AIA Honolulu COVID-19 Resource Page

Take a look for the latest! AIA Honolulu is constantly updating our COVID-19 resource page with current information as we receive it.

Questions? Email AIA Honolulu at contact@aiahonolulu.org or call 808-628-7243.

Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities

Still Need CEU's by April 30 for Hawaii's State License Renewal Date?

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, 2020 - Renew Online.

Continuing Education Requirements: Between May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2020 you need 16 hours of continuing education in public protection topics, such as health, safety and welfare (HSW). Check your AIA Transcript and sort by May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2020.


Upcoming HSW Webinars (listed by date, all times are HST)

View all webinars by clicking here (this is a username/password protected page).


AIAU Open 24/7

Due to our current situation AIA has made some of AIAU's best business and tech courses available to you for free. 

AIA Honolulu Sponsor Spotlight

Mahalo Evergreen by Debra our Kaiaulu Premier Sponsor

As the design and construction industry continues to figure out this new and unprecedented time we are living in, relationships are increasingly important for our mutual prosperity.  AIA Honolulu is truly grateful to all our annual sponsors!

Debra Pompadur, AIA Honolulu Local Allied Member, is the Manager/Owner of Evergreen by Debra, which she runs with her husband Jeff Pompadur. They specializes in the sale of ceramic, porcelain and glass tile; outdoor pavers, planters and green walls; and profesional tile consulting. She works directly with architects, landscape architects and interior designers to match them with sustainable, safe, slip" resistant floors and wall tiles that fit within their design concept.

“Tile is inherently green,” Pompadur says. “Its durability provides fewer replacements, the lowest life cycle costs and means less tile going to the landfill compared to softer flooring products.” She’s proud to offer Hydro-Flo Permeable Pavers, the only completely permeable outdoor flooring that can improve storm water quality by helping rain find its way back to the water table and reducing runoff.

Questions? Email Debra Pompadur, Allied Member or call her at (808) 239-6599.

AIA Honolulu Members in the Media

AHL in the News with Virtual Easter Egg Decoration Contest

Featured on KHON's website on April 12: Click here to take a look at the creativity of AHL's members as they conducted their 19th annual Easter egg decoration contest virtually.

The eggs are usually put on display for the public to see in downtown Honolulu but this year the competition was held virtually.  The theme celebrated those working in healthcare, security, service and other industries on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.


Congrats Deirdre! One of PBN's 40 Under 40 Honorees for 2020

It's Pacific Business News' 21st year hosting the 40 Under 40 awards in Hawaii, so it's only fitting that the theme is "Finally legal."

Congratulations to AIA Honolulu member and former board director Deirdre Stearns, AIA of AHL on both your PBN 40 under 40 Honoree status and your baby!

We are truly happy for you!

AIA National Update

AIA's Online Resource Identifying Alternative COVID-19 Healthcare Sites

Last weekend, AIA launched a new online resource that allows architects, designers, engineers and facility owners to provide design information on COVID-19 alternative healthcare sites. AIA is asking for submissions in order to facilitate information sharing and to establish best practices in response to this global pandemic. As part of the new online resource, architects, designers, engineers and facility managers worldwide can input information on alternative care sites into AIA's database

Information will appear on the COVID-19 ArchMap, which was produced in partnership with the Kansas University Institute of Health + Wellness Design. The task force developed this tool to catalog current public health and healthcare facility response and to serve as a research database moving forward.

Additionally, the task force has created a preparedness assessment tool to assist individuals—who are not experienced healthcare designers—with evaluating buildings for alternative healthcare operations in a non-healthcare setting during the COVID-19 response. 

AIA is encouraging federal, state and local governments to adapt appropriate existing—and especially vacant or temporarily unused—buildings to meet the growing healthcare and quarantine needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scholarships for High School Seniors & College Students

2020 SAME Honolulu Scholarship Program Application Due July 3

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 2020 Scholarship Application form.

Questions? For questions please email Jennifer Kamo, Scholarship Chair.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

3 Jobs Total Posted on the AIA Honolulu 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.

Upcoming Community Events 

  • Apr 22: SMPS Hawaii: Digital Marketing & Social Media Strategies
    In the age of COVID-19 and social distancing, digital marketing and social media plays a critical role in staying connected to your clients and building new business. Speakers Howard J. Wolff, FSMPS, Most Senior Person, Full-Height Advice, Jackie Jaques-Smythe, EVP, Anthology Public Relations and Dale R. Keep, Owner of Key3Marketing, LLC.
    When/Where: Wednesday, April 22, 11:30am-1pm, Webinar
    Cost: Free for SMPS Members and $25 for Non-Members
    RSVP: Click here to register online.

2020 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Together We Are Strong! Join Us in 2020 & Support Your Chapter

Align your firm with relevant programs and events! In 2020 we will offer new professional development programs, more advocacy efforts and greater visibility for your firm. Options are limitless as we offer lots of different programs and levels to choose from. View our updated Sponsorship Prospectus.

Questions? Email or call us (808) 628-7245 for questions or to pledge your support.

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