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Island Architect Weekly - 2.25.2020

Posted By AIA Honolulu, 14 hours ago

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Featured Weekly Ad

Join Schluter Systems for a Dinner Presentation April 1
Moisture Management in Tiled Showers (1.5 LU)

When/Where: Wednesday, April 1, Vintage Cave Café, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 1380, Honolulu. View Flyer.

Leaks and mold continue to pose serious problems for the construction industry. This seminar will compare traditional waterproofing systems with modern waterproofing technology to show how tiled showers have evolved.

  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Dinner and Presentation with Live Demonstration

RSVP: RSVP to or view the flyer for a registration form. Please contact Dan Curtis, Local Allied Member for more information at 707-888-8531.

In Remembrance

Aloha Joy Davidson, AIA

It is with great sadness we inform you that longtime AIA Honolulu member Joy Davidson, AIA, passed away on January 24, 2020.

Joy was a partner of MASON which she joined in 2002 with a Doctorate in Architecture from the UH School of Architecture. She immediately became a key consultant in the firm’s historic preservation work. She was active with AIA Honolulu servings as a Director from 2007-2008 and as our Secretary from 2009-2010. She was also our Historic Resources Committee Chair from 2009-2011.  Joy gave of herself in many ways and encouraged others to do likewise, including initiating office support at MASON for the annual Giving Tree and the Hawaii Food Bank. She will be missed by co-workers, family and friends alike.

Congratulations to our Newest Fellow!

AIA Elevates John J. Ida to the College of Fellows in 2020

AIA Fellowship Recognizes Significant Contributions to the Profession of Architecture and Society

The American Institute of Architects elevated 116 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows in 2020, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. View full list of AIA National College of Fellows.

We are pleased to announce that the Jury of Fellows of the AIA elevated our very own AIA Honolulu member John J. Ida to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Category: Practice (Technical Advancement). Through his practice, John Ida cultivates future design leaders who share his commitment to urban integrity and modern, sustainable architecture that honors past, present, traditional, and contemporary form, equally attentive to technical and aesthetic excellence.

Please extend your congratulations to your peer on his outstanding achievement.  He will be honored at the 2020 National AIA Convention in Los Angeles, May 14-16.

AIA Honolulu Upcoming Events & Programs

Mar 4: 2020 Mentorship Program + Kick Off Pau Hana

Register Online! Online registration to the Kickoff Pau Hana automatically enrolls you in the program. Registration limited to first 25 participants. View Flyer!

When/Where: Wednesday, Mar. 4, 5:30-7:30pm, CFA.

We invite AIA Honolulu members and Non-Members to participate in our mentorship program geared toward emerging professionals and their development.  A formal platform and social group for emerging professionals to engage with industry leaders from diverse backgrounds. Five learning groups will engage a new mentor every other month in a Pau Hana setting.

2020 Kick-Off Pau Hana! The program begins with a Kick-Off Pau Hana, which will be an informal gathering to introduce the program and allow participants to meet the mentors and their learning groups. All participants are strongly encouraged to attend the kick-off pau hana.

Program Cost: $50 - Includes Pau Hana Kick-Off + 5 Group Mentoring Sessions.

Mar 5: Professional Development: "Brand Matters" (1 LU)

Register Online! Thursday, March 5, 12pm-1:30pm, Center for Architecture

A strong and recognizable brand is one of the most crucial elements of good marketing, particularly in the architecture and design community where aesthetics are everything. Join us as we kick off this year’s Professional Development Series with an engaging discussion with two of Hawaii’s leading experts in branding, Bernard Uy of Wall-to-Wall Studios Inc., and Kara Fujita Jovic, of iQ 360. Moderated by AIA Honolulu Board Director Jennifer Pang of Pang Communications, the session will explore valuable topics and intriguing marketing questions, such as: What constitutes a successful brand, when to rebrand, and how much time and energy your firm should put into branding. View Event Flyer.

Speakers: Bernard Uy, Wall-to-Wall Studios Inc. and Kara Jovic, IQ 360.

Cost: $30 for AIA Members, $35 for Non-members and $20 for Students. Includes lunch.

Mar 5: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Launch (1 LU)

Register Online! Thursday, March 5, 5-7:30pm, CFA. Registration will open to the public the week of February 24 and seats are limited.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee. EDI’s mission is to support equity, diversity and inclusion within the design community and create a stronger profession by providing opportunities for career progression, leadership development, work culture improvements, and talent recruitment. We are committed to supporting the actions and conversations that lead to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive design community that represents the unique characteristics of Hawaiʻi.

Speaker: Akiemi Glenn, a Honolulu based non-profit leader,curator, and systems-oriented qualitative researcher. The founder and executive director of the Popolo Project.
Cost: Free for AIA Members & Students. $10 for Non-members.

AIA Committee Meetings

AIA Honolulu committee meetings are open to all active AIA Honolulu members.

Feb 27: Housing Committee Meeting, 12pm-1pm

The AIA Honolulu Housing Committee was created to promote the development of safe, attractive, accessible, and affordable housing. It will provide leadership, advocacy, and education to the profession and the public in matters related to housing design.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

Three (3) New Jobs Just Listed and Nine (9) Total

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 Update

AIA Conference on Architecture May 14-16, Los Angeles

Register Online Today! A’20 is home to a speaker lineup you won’t find anywhere else. There’s only one architecture and design event of the year! Register now to get your top session picks. Then, book your hotel, browse travel discounts, and download the A’20 app.  Don’t miss this year’s keynotes and an unrivaled range of seminars, tours, workshops, and expo credit sessions bring the best new work and trending topics to you. You’ll also earn your HSW, ADA, GBCI, and AIA LU credits for the year.

New AIA members get free registration!  Put your member benefits to work for you in Los Angeles with free registration to the AIA Conference on Architecture. New members get free registration, a benefit worth up to $875. Read more >

Architecture Billings Continue Growth into 2020

Architecture firm billings strengthened slightly in January, according to the latest report from AIA National.

AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 52.2 for January compared to 52.1* in December reflects an increase in design services provided by U.S. architecture firms (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). Indicators of work in the pipeline, including new project inquiries and new design contracts remained positive, posting scores of 57.9 and 56.0, respectively. 

“Despite the continued presence of volatility in the economy, design activity has begun to accelerate in recent months,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, Ph.D. “Even with the ongoing challenges facing the nonresidential construction sector, this upturn points to at least modest growth over the coming year.”

Managing the Risks of Model Sharing

Transmitting reliable building information through digital models is a rapidly emerging trend. There are significant risks - models can convey information that the author does not intend. Join a free webinar on Mar. 19 to hear from industry experts on how to safely and confidently provide models that others can trust. Register >

Best Practice: A Boyer Report Retrospective

The Boyer Report addressed the importance of architecture in society and called for a renewed focus on architecture's public benefits. It also discussed the direction of architecture education and outlined seven principles for action. The report argued that incorporating architecture into the fundamentals of liberal arts education would help architects better understand and respond to society's design-build needs and provide the general public with a basic understanding of the value and principles of architecture.  Learn More >

Upcoming Community Events

  • Feb. 26: Immersive Architectural Legacies: The Construction of Meaning in Speculative
    Virtual Realities (1 LU)

    Research investigates how novel realities alter the experience of the tangible and intangible in virtual environments. We portray socio-cultural meanings that are interpreted by users according to their own ideology, without influence from other users and speculate on authenticity within the virtual realm.
    Speaker: Marc Aurel Schnabel, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Chair, Architectural Technology, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    When/Where: Wednesday, February 26, 6pm, SOA Auditorium (ARCH 205), 2410 Campus Rd.

  • Mar 2: APA Hawaii: Wildfire Resilience in Hawaii
    Hawai‘i Wildfire Management Organization will discuss planners' role in wildfire resilience as Hawai‘i faces increased fire and drought.
    When/Where: Mon, Mar. 2, 12-1pm, AIA Center for Architecture
    Cost: $10 APA/APA-HI & AIA members, $20 Non-members, Students Free
    Register: Click here to register online.

  • 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.
    RSVP: Click here for a flyer with more information and registration form.

2020 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

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

As you plan for 2020 please take a look at our updated Sponsorship Prospectus. 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. 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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