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Island Architect Weekly - 1.14.2020

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, Jan. 20

The AIA Honolulu office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, January 21 at 9am. 

For info during this period go to AIA Honolulu or the AIA National self-service help page.

AIA Honolulu "Member Spotlight"

Todd Hassler, AIA, Senior Associate with Peter Vincent Architects

Welcome to "Member Spotlight" where we feature AIA Honolulu members, ask them 5 random questions, get to know each other and maybe learn a thing or two.

The questions we asked Todd were......

  1. What do you do at your firm/company?
  2. What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join your team?
  3. What’s the coolest experience you ever had?
  4. Which sports team(s) do you root for?
  5. What are you most looking forward to in the new year?

Click HERE to find out his reply to our questions.

Want to Suggest a Member or Participate? Email Jacy L. Youn, EVP and give her your suggestions.

2020 AIA Honolulu & AIA Hawaii Kick Off Party

Register Today! Kick-Off 2020 with Us - Thursday, Jan. 30, 5-8pm

NEW LOCATION! Join us at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox for the first time

Register Online Today!  Our cocktail mixologist extraordinaire Jason Takeuchi, AIA will be featuring specialty drinks again.

Bring your colleagues, friends and spouse for a fun evening with great networking.

Meet our new 2020 Board and hear what the year will bring. 

We will also thank our outgoing board and celebrate our Newly Licensed Architects.

Parking (Cash Only $6): Click here for more parking information.

Cost: $45 AIA/Allied Members, $35 Assoc. AIA, $55 Non-Members & $25 Students.

View 2020 Sponsorship prospectus and start your partnership with AIA Honolulu today. Questions? Email Camilla Nicholas, AIA Honolulu.

Feb 4: 2020 Shinnen Enkai Networking Reception

Register with CICH Online!

When/Where: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 5:30-7:30pm, Café Julia, 1040 Richards Street

AIA Honolulu members are invited to to celebrate the New Year and new Legislative Session with construction industry leaders and elected officials. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about issues affecting contractors, and speak directly with elected officials. The Construction Industry Council of Hawaii (CICH) is pleased to continue the Shinnen Enkai tradition begun by the Construction Industry Legislative Organization (CILO).

Cost: $25-$35/person. This is not a fundraiser. Registration covers the actual costs of the event.

AIA Honolulu Member Update

AIA Honolulu Members Participating on AIA National Committees

2020 Codes and Standards Committee - Bill Brizee, AIA with AHL The 2020 president of the American Institute of Architects, just offered Bill Brizee, AIA an appointment to serve on the AIA’s 2020 Codes and Standards Committee. He will be one out of twelve members and the first from Hawaii to represent on this committee. As 2020 AIA National President L. Jane Frederick, FAIA stated in her confirmation email "I would like to thank you in advance for your willingness to serve the Institute in this manner. Without question, the life, vitality, and future of the AIA are dependent on the commitment you and your fellow members make on behalf of your profession." Thank you Bill for stepping up and giving AIA Honolulu a voice at AIA National. We look forward to your further updates.

2020-2022 AIA National Leadership Academy - Todd Hassler, AIA, with PVA Todd Hassler, AIA will join the inaugural class of the 2020-2022 AIA Leadership Academy; a small and highly-selective program, intended to help develop future leaders for the profession in both the practice and the community.  The program includes both remote and in person training sessions for 3 years held at various AIA Chapters, Center for Architecture.  Thank you, Todd for your commitment to AIA. We look forward to you sharing your updates.

Young Architect Regional Director, AIA Northwest & Pacific Region - Jason Takeuchi, AIA with Ferraro Choi Jason Takeuchi, AIA will of course continue in his role as a Young Architect Regional Director with the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region. This is a position he held since January 2019 and has done a good job!

PBN Announces Honorees for Women Who Mean Business 2020

Every year, PBN sends out a search for Hawaii businesswomen, in both the non- and for-profit sectors, known for affecting great change in their respective fields through dynamic leadership, dedication to their industry and business savvy. 

This year we had two AIA Honolulu members selected; Laura Ayers, AIA, Cathy Ho Schar, AIA and Katharine Stephens AIA. Congratulations from AIA Honolulu to all of you!

AIA National Update

How to Help Puerto Rico and Australia

Updates from AIA’s Disaster Assistance Program include AIA activities in Puerto Rico and Australia, resources and volunteer opportunities. Learn how to help.

AIA National Membership Reaches Historic 95,000 Members in 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, AIA is excited to report another historical high for AIA's membership: over 95,000 members. We look forward to continued success in 2020.

Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship

The Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship, offered by the Architect’s Foundation, supports a graduate student whose work demonstrates an exemplary focus at the design intersection of sustainability, resilience, wellness and beauty. The scholarship recipient receives $5,000 and mentorship from Yann Weymouth, AIA for the scholarship year. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, January 17. Learn more.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Two (2) 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.

Upcoming UHSoA & AIAS Events

Jan 19: FLOW Raising Awareness of Water

Please join UH SoA on Sunday, January 19, 5pm at the Shen Architecture Gallery at UH SoA for the opening of FLOW, an exhibition focusing on the awareness of water. View Flyer.

Featured Artists: Beau Bassett, Gaye Chan, Richard Lowe, Jonathan Stanich, Lauren Roth Venu and Adam Woltag.  This exhibition runs through March 31, 2020.

Mar 20: 2020 UHSAAA Golf Tournament

UHSAAA is proud to announce the 27th Annual University of Hawaii School of Architecture Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Pearl Country Club on Friday, March 20, 2020. Your support directly funds our UH Foundation UHSAAA endowment which awards two annual scholarships to University of Hawaii Architecture students.
Click here for a flyer with more information and registration form.

Upcoming Community Events

  • Jan 16: SMPS Hawaii: Visual Storytelling by Kelsey Ige
    Join SMPS Honolulu for a unique opportunity to gain expert insight on how to create impactful communication pieces that align your graphic content.
    When/Where: Thursday, Jan 16, 11:30am-1:30pm, Center for Architecture
    Cost: $0 SMPS Members and $25 for Non-Members
    Register: Click here to register online.

2020 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

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

As you plan for 2020 we would like to remind you that our NEW Sponsorship Prospectus is hot off the press and we would love to be part of your marketing and outreach efforts!

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. Start your partnership with supporting our 2020 AIA Honolulu Kickoff Party Jan. 30! Options are limitless as we offer lots of different programs and levels to choose from.

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

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