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Island Architect Weekly - 11.19.2019

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Update Your AIA Member Profile for 2020

Can Clients Find You? Add All Project Types Your Firm Does

AIA Honolulu gets lots of inquiries about what work our members do each week and we always tell them to use our AIA ArchitectAssociate Architect or Local Allied Member Finder on our website.

Can they find you?  To update your member profile go to the AIA Honolulu website and log-in, with your username/password under "Sign In".

Questions? Email Camilla Nicholas or call her at (808) 628-7245.

Renew Your 2020 AIA Membership

Renew today and you could win a prize!  Renew for 2020 by December 31, 2019 and you could win an 10.5-inch iPad Air or a $200 Visa CardLearn more.

Dues Installment Program! Pay your dues in up to six monthly installments. Enrollment is underway and available through April 30, 2020. Learn more >

2020 AIA Honolulu | AIA Hawaii Kick-Off Party

It's Time to Party! Come Kick-Off 2020 Thursday, Jan. 30, 5-8pm

NEW LOCATION! Join us at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox

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.

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.

AIA Honolulu Upcoming Events

Nov 23: Architectural Walking Tour - Spots Still Available!

Spots are still available for our regular bi-weekly Saturday Architectural Walking Tours. This is a fun architectural treat that should not be missed. Invite your family and friends for some holiday fun.

Register Online! Saturday, Nov 23 from 9am-11:30am

The tour is of downtown Honolulu through the eyes of an architect from 9am-11:30am (check in 8:45am) starting at the Center for Architecture.

Dec 11: Brighten the Holidays for the Youth at Hale Kipa!

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

Donate a gift to the CFA by December 11, and join us as we wrap presents and enjoy a free holiday lunch. 

Hale Kipa is a local private non-profit organization focusing on the youth who are at risk, e.g. homeless or living with an abusive family. The organization supports teens by providing a wide range of programs which includes emergency shelter, independent living skills, and a transitional family program.

Gifts/Items Needed: Click here to view the items on Hale Kipa's "Holiday Cheer Wish List". 

For pre-wrapped gifts, please include a tag or note giving a brief description of the contents and approximate value.  If you're unable to attend our GMM on Dec. 11 but would like to donate a gift, please drop it off at the CFA no later than Dec. 11 by noon.

Cost: Free.  Lunch provided by Pragmatic Professional Engineers.

AIA Committee Meetings

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

Nov 20: 2018 IEBC Review, 11:30am-1pm

AIA Honolulu members are going through and giving input on draft amendments to the 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC), which are proposed to be incorporated into the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (ROH).

Nov. 26: Emerging Professionals Committee, 12-1pm

This committee is the umbrella for all programs geared toward emerging professionals, including but not limited to: Mentorship Program, Young Architects Forum and the Architectural Exam Prep (ARE Prep).  This committee is for associate members and anyone in the early stages of his and her careers.

Dec 9: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Architecture, 12pm-1pm

This committee will support equity, diversity, and inclusion within the design community and create a stronger profession by providing opportunities for career progression, leadership development, elevating work culture, and inclusive talent recruitment.

Dec 12: 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 Member Information

AIA Small Project Design Grant

The Small Project Design (SPD) advisory committee is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Small Project Design Knowledge Community Grant. The purpose is to provide financial support for non-profits working with architects on community-based projects. Along with supporting the work of non-profits, AIA wants to help demonstrate the value of hiring an architecture firm (and AIA member) for community projects, by helping cover some of the costs associated with hiring a design team. One grant for up to $3,000 will be awarded.  Submission deadline is January 10, 2020 at 5pm PST.

AIA National Now Accepting Applications for 5 Scholarships

The Architects Foundation, the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), is now accepting applications for five scholarships supporting students pursuing architecture degrees.

Diversity Advancement Scholarship: This multiyear scholarship supports high school and undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into an undergraduate architecture program recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Scholarships may be renewed every year for up to five years or until the degree is completed ($20,000 total award toward tuition and fees).

Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship: This is a $10,000 award toward tuition and fees supporting a woman studying architecture within a NAAB-accredited bachelor or master’s degree program. The awardee will also receive a senior mentor from Payette for the scholarship year.

Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship: The Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship 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 toward tuition and fees and mentorship from Yann Weymouth, AIA, for the scholarship year.

The a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship: The a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship is awarded annually to two students who demonstrate a strong interest in practice and risk management in the field of architecture. Each student receives a $5,000 award toward tuition and fees.

The Architects Foundation / McAslan Fellowship: Established in 2019, the Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship supports travel for two students to engage with UK-based firm John McAslan+ Partners. Each student will receive a $7,500 award to work with the firm on a homelessness initiative in Scotland.

The application period for these five scholarships is open through Jan. 17, 2020.  More information on the Foundation’s scholarship programs can be found online.

Best Practice: Negotiations

When it comes to negotiations, many design firms have a culture of avoiding confrontation. Shifting our perceptions, however, can help us change that: We can learn to define our interests; understand the other parties' interests; and, with good preparation techniques, conduct a mutually successful negotiation.  Learn more.

Brilliant Brazil - 2020 Architectural Tour (19 LUs)

See why Brazil was named the World Capital of Architecture for 2020 by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects. With Architectural Adventures, experience Brazil's incredibly influential Modernist architecture and culture in the country's capital city of Brasília and the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro. Earn 19 LUs.  Learn more.

New AIA Construction Manager Documents

Construction Management is one of the most widely used project delivery methods allowing for more collaboration in the pre-construction phase.  The Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) documents were release on Nov. 15 and the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) release on Feb. 6, 2020. Go to the AIA Contract Documents page on Component Connect for more information regarding the release. Learn more.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

3 Jobs Total 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 Events

Dec 13: UH School of Architecture Open House 4:30-6:30pm

If you have family, friends, or colleagues who want to know more about the Bachelor of Environmental Design, Master of Landscape Architecture, and Doctor of Architecture degree programs at the UHM School of Architecture, please encourage them to attend this OPEN HOUSE on Friday December 13, 2019, 4:30 - 6:30 pm at the School of Architecture. Come for short presentations, tours, a year-end display of student work, and a hands-on design esquisse.

Questions? Call 808.965.7225 or email

Upcoming Community Events

  • Nov 19: ACE Mentorship Program Pau Hana
    ACE Mentor Program is a national organization with a mission to ENGAGE, EXCITE and ENLIGHTEN high school students to pursue careers in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. Join us to learn more!
    When/Where: Tuesday, Nov 19, 5:30-7:00 PM, Center for Architecture
    Cost: Free; open to anyone in the Design and Construction industry wanting to learn more about ACE
    Register: Email Stephanie Stache or call her at 748-7012

  • Nov 20: SMPS Hawaii "Construction Cost Trends and Forecast with RLB"
    The construction industry has been on fire for the past several years. Will this fire diminish? What will influence construction costs in 2020 and how are they trending locally and globally?
    When/Where: Wednesday, Nov 20, 11:30am-1:30pm, Plaza Club (20th floor)
    Cost: $35 SMPS Members and $55 for Non-Members
    Register: Click here to register online.

  • Dec 3: FocusON: 2020 Tax Savings Ideas for Business Owners
    The end of the year is a great time to evaluate what's working for your business and what could change in 2020. FocusON: 2020 Tax Savings Ideas for Business Owners will bring together two tax experts to share planning strategies, as well as how tax planning affects other parts of your business. Breakfast will be served.
    When/Where: Tuesday, Dec 3, 8:30-10:30am, The Pacific Club
    Cost: Free for Chamber, YP and HFMA members. Non-Members $15.
    RSVP: To RSVP call 808.695.2102 or click here.

2020 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

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

As you start to plan for your 2020 budget 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 relevent 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

Mahalo 2019 AIA Honolulu Sponsors!

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