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Island Architect Weekly - 10.16.2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New AIA Honolulu Website Launched

AIA Honolulu is excited to inform you that together with our marketing committee we have done a soft opening of our new website and will update and improve a little bit every day.  Please take a look and let us know what you think.

Update Your Member Profile!  "Sign In" to make sure all your information looks correct.

Questions/Comments? Email Camilla Nicholas, Assistant Director or call (808) 628-7245.

Renew Your 2019 AIA Membership

Renew Your 2019 AIA Membership! An AIA membership connects you to +90,000 professionals who share your passion for architecture.

Dues Installment Program!  Pay your dues in up to six monthly installments with our Dues Installment Program.  Enrollment begins October 1, 2018 and is available through April 30, 2019. Learn more > 

13th Annual CANstruction Competition

Vote for People's Choice Award until Oct. 20: One Can. One Vote!

Bring your family and friends to Pearlridge - Uptown until Saturday, October 20 to view all amazing can-structions and VOTE for your favorite with lots of cans.

To vote you just place your cans in the shopping cart in front of each can-structure. All cans will be donated to the Hawaii FoodBank to help feed our less fortunate communities.  

 Over the past 12 years, 377,042 pounds of food have been raised to help feed the hungry in Hawaii – providing 295,766 meals.  View a video clip created by Star-Advertiser.

AIA Honolulu Program

Oct. 25: Film Night - AIA Film Challenge Showcase (1 HSW)

Register Online!  Thursday, October 25, 5:30pm-8:00pm, AIA Center for Architecture

Please join us for a great night of film, food and fun!

Our 4th AIA Honolulu Film Event for 2018 will be screening short stories by our local filmmakers submitted for the annual AIA Film Challenge. The showcase will provide attendees a unique opportunity to view the films and follow up with a Q&A session with the storytellers and the community participants involved in the development of these mini documentaries.

Films being screened: Ka Hale (2018 People Choice Award Winner)  | Mix Plate (2015 People's Choice Award Winner) | Albizia Film (2016) | Affordable and Sustainable: The Way Forward (2018)

2018 Design Symposium in November

Presented by AIA Honolulu, CSI Hawaii, HAF, AIA Hawaii State Council & UH School of Architecture

The 2018 Design Symposium will gather some of the most creative architects and design professionals in Hawaii and throughout the Northwest and Pacific Region exploring the theme: Building Voices: Livable Cities & Communities.

Nov 14: 19th Annual Pacific Building Trade Expo, 8am-5:30pm (HSW)

Pre-Register online for the 19th Pacific Building Trade Expo and receive your badge in the mail or register at the event with your business card.  Presented by Honblue and jointly produced by AIA Honolulu and CSI Honolulu, this is the largest trade venue serving Hawaii’s building design professionals and contractors.

27 AIA/CES Seminars (HSW) | 300 Vendors | Hosted Buffet Lunch | Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Edward Mazria, FAIA | Pop-up Dessert Stations | Aloha Reception & Prizes!

Nov 14: Emerging Professionals Party, 6pm-9pm

Register Online! Tchin Tchin Bar,  39 N Hotel Street (above Bar 35), Honolulu

Join us for an evening of tasty pupu, architectural cocktails, raffle prizes and networking. A celebration of emerging professionals and those young-at-heart.  All professionals in the architecture, design and construction industry, students, AIA NW+PR delegates and allied professionals are welcome.

Cost: $35 incl. pupu & drinks. Limited to first 100 attendees / No walk-ins

Nov 15: Design Symposium Workshops & Keynote Speaker, 7:30am

Free and Open to the Public!  Walk-ins welcome, No Pre-Registration Required.
Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815. Read more.

  • 7:30am-8:00am:  Check In & Breakfast Buffet – Level 3, Rm 317
  • 8:00am-9:00am:  Brooks + Scarpa: Past, Present and Future (1 HSW) 
    Keynote Speaker Angela Brooks, FAIA, Managing Principal
  • 9:15am-10:45am: (1.5 HSW/Workshop)
    Session 1A: Shifting Baselines and Developing Resilient City Design
    Session 1B: Encouraging New Models of Affordable Housing
    11:00am-12:30pm: (1.5 HSW/Workshop)
    Session 2A: Zero Net Energy in Hawaii: Codes, Tools and Incentives
    Session 2B: Stakeholder-Driven Resilience Planning in Honolulu’s Ala Wai Watershed

Nov 15: 60th AIA Honolulu & AIA NW&PR Design Awards Gala

Register Online!  Thursday, Nov 15, 5pm-9pm, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St, Honolulu

The 60th AIA Honolulu Design Awards Gala will be held in conjunction with the AIA Northwest and Pacific Region’s 2018 Honors and Awards Program, for a combined evening celebrating design excellence!  This gala awards celebration recognizes the winners and all of our distinguished entrants, attracting more than 300 members and affiliates.

Cost: $95 for AIA Honolulu Members & Guests / $30 for Students


AIA Honolulu Job Board

7 News Jobs Posted and 11 Total Listed

Jobs are posted for 1 month. Posting fee: $25/members, $40/non-members.

AIA National

Earn 18 LUs exploring Vietnam's architecture

Kick off 2019 with a 16-day tour of Vietnam's unique architecture and culture with Architectural Adventures. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites including, Ha Long Bay, Hue's Imperial Citadel and Hoi An's Old Town – just named one of the World's Top 15 Cities by Travel + Leisure. View itinerary >

Best Practice Article! Government relations: Cultivating decision makers

A guide for small and midsize architecture firms to develop a successful government relations program which leads to new business opportunities. Learn more (Login required).

AIAS Events

Oct 19: The Annual Pumpkin Esquisse Creatures of the Depths

Friday, Oct. 19, 6pm-9pm, UH School of Architecture, Courtyard. 
Pumpkin Pre-Sale and Sale. While supplies last.

Featuring music by DJ Teams / Pumpkin Carving / Costume Contest / Prizes / Haunted House Provided by Chaminade University IDPRO.

Upcoming Community Events

  • Oct 27: HHF Honors Matson, Kama'aina of the Year 2018
    The Historic Hawaii Foundation recognizes Matson for its 136 years of sustaining service to the Hawaiian Islands, and its role in  establishing some of the most beloved historic buildings in Honolulu. View Flyer.
    When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 27, 5:30-10pm, The Royal Hawaiian
    RSVP: For more information email HHF or call (808) 523-2900
  • Nov 1: Advanced Business Planning
    Tax, Financial & Business Continuity Planning.
    When/Where: Thursday, Nov. 1, 8am-10am, Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No 9
    Cost: Free. Breakfast Included
    RSVP: Click here to register online
  • Nov 8: IIDA Night Market Presents White Thursday
    Craft fair for our design community, with an opportunity for designers to showcase their crafting skills. Come by and grab a few Christmas gifts while networking with people in the AEC industry. In lieu of an admission fee, 2 canned goods for the Hawaii Foodbank will be accepted. Canned goods can be purchased by check-in.
    When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 5pm-8pm
    Where: Pacific Guardian Center Courtyard (Mama-Ya Arcade), 733 Bishop Street
    RSVP: Click here to RSVP by Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
    Questions: Email Beth Mau for more information

2018 AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Join Us! Start Your Sponsorship Today & Pick Your Programs

In 2018 you will see lots of new and exciting sponsorship opportunities due to our new five-year strategic plan. Support your profession and become an AIA Honolulu Annual Sponsor Today! Your options are limitless!

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Annual Sponsorship! Interested in increased visibility throughout the entire year? Sign up today for 12 continuous months of benefits!  View our Sponsorship prospectus and start your partnership with AIA Honolulu today.  Sponsor Your Chapter Today & Add Your Firm Logo Here!

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