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Island Architect Weekly - 12.11.2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

End of the Year Reminders

Renew 2019 AIA Membership by Dec. 31 for a Chance to Win iPhone 8 Plus, iPad Pro, or Amazon gift cards!

We appreciate your early renewal to assist the Chapter in continuing to provide excellent service and programs.

Renew today and you could win a prize! Renew your 2019 membership by December 31, 2018 and you could win an iPhone 8 Plus Special Edition, 12.9 inch iPad Pro, or a $200 Amazon gift certificate.*  Learn more >

Dues Installment Program! Pay your dues in up to six monthly installments with our Dues Installment Program.  Enrollment is available through April 30, 2019. Learn more >

Refer a new member and you could win! Do you have a colleague who would benefit from an AIA membership? Refer them and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a prize. Just complete this form and AIA will do the rest! Terms and conditions apply.*

Tax deductible dues statement! Dues payments, contributions or gifts to the AIA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, subject to restrictions imposed by federal law, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Please consult a tax professional to determine the appropriate tax treatment of your dues.

Less Than Two Weeks Left For Completing Continuing Education

Reminder! All active AIA members must complete a minimum of 18 Learning Units (LUs) per calendar year. Of this total, 12 must meet the Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) criteria.

Bundle and save an extra 15%!  
Take advantage of AIAU's bundle discount and save an additional 15% when you buy four or more courses. That's 15% off the special member price of $25/course. Non-members save 15% off the non-member price of $40/course.

View all courses > Browse by instructor >

Christmas Gift Suggestions at the Center for Architecture

Not sure what to buy for some of your family, friends and co-workers? If they are interested in architecture we have a few suggestions for you at the Center for Architecture.

Purchase at the Center for Architecture Today!

  • “John M. Hara FAIA”, AIA Hawaii State Council, Hawaii Architectural Foundation, 2017 Medal of Honor, $20
  • “The Architecture of Donald Goo”, HAF, AIA Hawaii 2015 Medal of Honor, $10
  • AIA Honolulu t-shirt: AIA Honolulu. Start Here, $20 (Only XL left)

Upcoming Programs & Events

Dec 12: Bring Holiday Cheer for the Ronald McDonald House

 RSVP Today!  Wednesday, Dec 12, 11:30am-1pm, Center for Architecture (RSVP for free lunch) 

Help us brighten the holidays for the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House by donating a gift this holiday season.  Gifts are especially needed for newborns, infants and teenagersView list of also and always needed items.

RSVP today and bring your gifts to the CFA by Dec. 12 where you are also invited to join us wrapping gifts and enjoy a free holiday lunch for all AIA members providing a gift, sponsored by Manageability, LLC . View Event Flyer (PDF).

Dec. 13: AIA Young Architects Forum's Networking Event at Aloha Beer

RSVP Online Today!   Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:30pm-7pm | Aloha Beer Co/HI Brau in Kakaako

Join us for the Young Architects Forum (YAF) December Pau Hana and networking event. 
Come network with your professional peers and build new relationships with colleagues from the up and coming generation of leaders in Hawaii's design and construction industry!

Cost: Free (buy your own food & beverage)

Save the Date! 2019 AIA Honolulu Kick Off Party

2019 AIA Honolulu Kick Off Party - Thursday, Jan. 24

Celebrate the new year with AIA. Come alone, bring your spouse, your friend(s) and/or colleagues.

Online Registration Opens Next Week!  Join AIA Honolulu and AIA Hawaii State Council for our Kick-Off Party at the Center for Architecture! Come meet the new 2019 Board members from both organizations and hear what the year will bring.  As always we will also be celebrating Newly Licensed Architects.

     Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5pm - 8pm at the AIA Center for Architecture
Refreshments: Included in the price is two drinks and delicious heavy pupus.

Cost: $40 for AIA Members (AIA, FAIA, ME, Allied), $30 for Assoc. AIA Members, $50 for Non-Members and $20 for Students until Jan. 23.  At the Door fee is $60 for all.

AIA Honolulu & Members in the News

Norman Hong, AIA Featured in Pacific Business News

Congratulations to AIA Honolulu member Norman Hong, AIA who is featured in an article in Pacific Business News, Executive Insight, titled "Tradition of service by design." 

Norman Hong has always made time in his nearly 50-year career as an architect in Hawaii to give back to his profession, his community and his church, something he’s imparted to his son, fellow architect Chris Hong, and other young architects who join G70. Click here for article (subscription needed).

AIA Honolulu Architectural Walking Tour on the Go Hawaii website

Our very own AIA Honolulu Architectural Walking Tour is now featured on under Oahu's Visitor's Guide.

This is a great website for visitor's and local alike who would like to find out what activities and events the islands has to offer.  Click HERE to find out what they wrote about our Architectural Walking Tour.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

8 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.

AIA National Updates

Support Action on Climate Change

The Fourth National Climate Assessment made clear the dire consequences of continuing to wait to respond to climate change. Sign your firm to this letter to tell the Administration to heed the warnings of this report and curb greenhouse gas emissions now.

The future will not wait for us.
Sincerely, Angela Brooks, 2018/AIA COTE Chair

Architect William Bates, FAIA, Inaugurated as 2019 AIA President

The AIA inaugurated William J. Bates, FAIA, as its 96th president on Friday, Dec. 7.  “During my tenure as your president, and thereafter, I will focus on helping to make our profession one that welcomes and nurtures the talent of everyone who has a passion for design and who dreams of making our built world, and by extension our society, better,” said Bates. “My dream is for architects to lead efforts to create a more fair, sustainable and peaceful world that embraces all, and disenfranchises none.”

Click HERE for details of AIA’s leadership online.

Payette Honored with 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are honoring Boston-based Payette with the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award.  The annual AIA Architecture Firm Award is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture practice. The award recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. Read more >

2019 AIA Gold Medal Awarded to Lord Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are honoring Lord Richard Rogers, Hon. FAIA, with the 2019 Gold Medal. 

The Gold Medal honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Rogers is being recognized as his influence on the built environment has redefined an architect’s responsibilities to society. Read more >

Edward A. Vance, FAIA, Now  Chancellor for the AIA COF

Edward A. Vance, FAIA, was inaugurated as the 57th Chancellor of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) yesterday.  Vance was elected Chancellor by members of the College of Fellows citing his leadership and service to the Institute, the profession of architecture and his community. He is the first chancellor to be named from the state of Nevada and only the third to come from the Western Mountain Region since the early 1950s. Vance’s engagement with AIA exemplifies how sustained service to the Institute advances the profession of architecture regionally and nationally. Read more >

Upcoming Community Events

  • Dec 12: Celebrate 2018 with USGBC Hawaii Pau Hana
    Join the USGBC Hawaii Market Leadership Advisory Board, committee volunteers, members and the green building community in celebrating 2018. Come early to mix and mingle, and stay late to continue the conversation.
    When/Where: Wed, Dec. 12, 5-7pm, Bethel Union, 1115 Bethel Street
    Register: Click here to register online with USGBC Hawaii

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