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Island Architect Weekly - 5.21.2019

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, May 20, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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TI’s and Retrofits Capital Constrained? 
Energy Efficiency - Renewables as a Service (EaaS-RaaS) the Answer?

Wednesday, June 5, 11:30am-1pm
Hawaii Energy, 1132 Bishop St., Rm 611

RSVP Online or email Julie Yunker.
Join us for a lunch and learn on different types of funding options for your energy efficiency projects. Hear from local experts on the different types of traditional and non-traditional options such as Efficiency as a Service (EaaS). 
Panelists include:

  • Gwen Yamamoto Lau, Executive Director, Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority, State of Hawai'i
  • Anthony J. Amendola, Chief Financial Officer, Energy Advisors
  • Reid Chung, Vice-President, Professional Services American Savings Bank

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend

AIA Honolulu will be closed Monday, May 27

The AIA Honolulu office will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a wonderful holiday with friends and family and remember those who have fallen and served bravely for their country.  For questions visit the AIA Honolulu website.

AIA NATIONAL OFFICE CLOSED:  The AIA National office will also be closed and for assistance you can use their self service resources.

I.M. PEI, FAIA, RIBA 1917-2019

I.M. Pei Dies at 102

AIA Honolulu offers our condolences to the family and friends to one of the most famous architects in the world, who died at his home on May 16. Pei is known for the renovation of the Louvre Museum in Paris, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and popularizing Modernism in corporate and cultural buildings. READ MORE.

I.M. PEI's Work in Hawaii: Pei designed a number of the East-West Center’s original buildings, his only work in Hawai‘i, which have been cited by the prominent arts publisher Phaidon as one of Pei’s top designs worldwide.

AIA Honolulu & I.M. PEI: On August 22 our AIA Honolulu Film Committee will show the documentary I.M. PEI: Building China Modern, where he returns to his home city of Suzhou to build a modern museum that complements the architecture of the 2,500 year-old city. For our 2019 AIA Honolulu Design Awards we will hold the Gala at the East West Center on Saturday, September 14. Join Us!

Start Your Online Submissions

New Awards for 2019! The Distinctive Detail Design Awards and the
Hawai‘i Energy Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Design

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 Saturday, Sep. 14 at the East West Center.

Deadline:  Submissions completed, paid for and submitted online by June 14, 5pm
Submission Fee:  $300 for Built and Unbuilt Projects

AIA Honolulu Design Awards Submission Information:
Read our 2019 AIA Honolulu Design Awards Information (PDF) for detailed eligibility, submission requirements, project categories, awards and jury information.


  • The Distinctive Detailed Design Award (Optional):  
    Built projects have the option to compete in this award category created to honor individual building components and design features that until now may not have been recognized for overall achievement.  Whether it be a prominent façade, a grand staircase, or a custom piece of furniture, this award celebrates the craftmanship, attention to detail, and spirit of innovation expressed by architectural elements big and small. The eligibility is the same as for Built Projects, just choose “Distinctive Detail” under the Project Category list when starting your online submission. 
  • Hawai‘i Energy Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Design (Optional): 
    All Unbuilt and Built projects in the Institutional or Commercial/Industrial project categories now have the option to compete for this award which recognizes design that embodies Hawai‘i Energy’s mission to assist Hawai‘i’s consumers in maximizing energy efficiency as a critical step to getting to our state’s clean energy goals, saving ratepayers on their utility costs and protecting our islands’ environment. View PDF for more information.

2019 Design Awards Jury: In 2019, the AIA Honolulu Design Awards jury will consist of five individuals, two of whom will be members of an AIA chapter outside of Hawaii.  Three jurors will be members of AIA Honolulu to ensure that the uniqueness of Hawaii Architecture is recognized and appreciated.
Start the Submission Process Early: Start the submission process now to get familiar with all the submission requirements and Cadmium platform.  Users can edit and add entries until the submission deadline, facilitating internal collaboration and review by your entire project team.

Mahalo 2019 Design Awards Sponsors!

Become one of our Design Awards sponsors today!

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Programs

Presented by our AIA Honolulu Fellows
May 30: Join Us for Paths to Fellowship

RSVP Online Today! Thursday, May 30, 5:30pm at the CFA

AIA fellowship recognizes significant and lasting contributions to the profession of architecture and society.

Please join us for an informal Talk Story with Hawaii members of the AIA College of Fellows. Learn about alternative paths, process, and preparation leading to this prestigious Institute honor.  Everyone is welcome!

June 13: YAF's Bowling with Bosses!

Free - Register Online! Thursday, June 13, 6:00–8:00pm, Aiea Bowl
Free bowling (sponsored by Next Design LLC). Food & drinks for purchase.

You're invited to the Young Architects Forum (YAF) Bowling with Bosses event at Aiea Bowl. Come out and enjoy a night of fun and friendly competition with your peers and bosses alike. This is a great chance to network with upper management and owners of local firms and colleagues from the industry.

To attend this event all attendees must register for themselves and their boss.  Registration includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental.

Space is limited to 25 YAFers and 25 bosses, so you must register in advance to guarantee a spot. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

AIA Honolulu Members in the News

Jason Takeuchi, AIA Co-Author of Article

An article co-authored by AIA Honolulu member Jason Takeuchi, AIA got published May 7, 2019 on under "Career and the profession". The article titled "Diverse career paths offer exciting opportunities for these emerging professionals" talks about how the architecture profession might look very different in the future, and how education and experience can provide careers in different fields like the film industry, banking and more.

Highlighted in the article is AIA Honolulu Board member Danielle Yafuso, Assoc. AIA who is a vice president and branch properties manager at First Hawaiian Bank, overseeing design, construction and maintenance of their sixty bank branches throughout Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. Congratulations to Jason and Danielle!

AIA Member Information

State & Local Government Network Conference July 17-19

Join your fellow AIA members July 17 - 19 in Providence, RI for this exciting opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, be inspired and challenged by outstanding speakers, and learn more about AIA's new proactive policy agenda.

Registration is open, and all members are encouraged to attend. Learn more

2019 Women's Leadership Summit, Sep. 12-14

Register Online! Reframe. Rethink, Refresh.  Registration is now open to AIA members for the 2019 Women's Leadership Summit, taking place September 12-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is the largest leadership event in the US for women in architecture! Women's Leadership Summit is three days of high-value educational sessions, candid conversations, and wellness activities designed to help women refine leadership skills and accelerate career growth. Registration will open to the general public in early June.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

A Total of 11 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 Community Events

  • May 29: SMPS Lunch Program
    Featuring a dynamic panel of local experts from the development, leasing, and design industries who will share their stance on the current condition and future activity of Hawai‘i’s retail market.
    When/Where: Wednesday, May 29, 11:30am-1:30pm, Plaza Club (20th floor)
    Topic: Retail Round-Up: Get the Latest Trends and Tips for Marketing to This Dynamic Sector
    Cost: $35 for SMPS Members and $55 for Non-Members
    Register: Click here to register online.
  • May 30: Women in Lodging & Tourism "EMBRACING RADICAL INNOVATION"
    Please join Women in Lodging & Tourism at their 2019 educational workshop at the
    Hawaii Hotel & Restaurant Show! Featured speakers come from the architecture & design industry from companies like WATG, AHL and G70
    When/Where: Thursday, May 30, 11:30am-1:30pm, Hawaii Convention Ctr, Rm 314
    Cost: $30 for WIL members, $35 for non-members
    Register: Click here to register online.
  • Jun 5: APA Hawaii "Indigenous Knowledge and the City"
    This presentation will examine identity and relationship building in the city: How do we re-establish relationships between the ʻāina (land), kai (ocean), kanaka (people), and our cultural akua (deities)?  AIA Honolulu Members are welcome. 
    When/Where: Wednesday, June 5, 12:00-1:00pm, AIA Center for Architecture.
    Cost: $10 for APA and AIA Honolulu members
    Register: Click here to register online with APA.

2019 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Sponsor of AIA Honolulu and Pick Your Programs

In 2019 you will see lots of exciting sponsorship and networking opportunities. Support your profession and become an AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsor Today!

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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