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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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Attend NAIOP Hawaii's MidYear Review & Forecast on August 31


Attend the NAIOP Hawaii's Mid-Year Review & Forecast on Wednesday, August 31 from 7:30am- 10:00am at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Event Flyer (PDF). 

Come hear about the latest from our experts speakers when they discuss the economy, deals, construction industry, capital markets and lending.  The cost is $55 for NAIOP Hawaii Members and $70 for Non-Members/Guests. Deadline for advance reservations is Monday, August 29.

Questions? Email Barbie Rosario at

2016 AIA Honolulu Design Awards - Saturday, Sep. 17

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER by FRIDAY, SEP 2 (or Aug. 19 for Non-US Citizens)

Register Online Now! 

Event Date: Saturday, Sep. 17 from 5-9pm at the award-winning NOAA facility on Ford Island (security clearance required). View invitation flyer.

Join us for cocktails, heavy pupu’s, live music and socializing with friends and colleagues, and of course the Awards Program featuring our 2016 Winners presenting their distinguished project stories!

CES Tour: Sign up for our optional building tour (1 LU) during registration (starts at 4:30pm).

Must Register by Sep. 2 (or Aug 19)! Due to strict security requirements of the Ford Island Military Facility, all attendees are required to obtain security clearance prior to being permitted on base. We can not accommodate late registrations or changes to attendees after the registration deadline.

MAHALO 2016 AIA Honolulu Design Awards Sponsors!

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Programs

Aug 18: HI Rise Reflections - A Panel Discussion on Reflective Glass (1 LU)

Register Online! Attend our next General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Thursday, August 18, 11:30am-1:00pm at the Center for Architecture

Panelists: Andrew Sabados - Founder, Cornerstone Energy Solutions; Deepak Neupane, AIA, PE - Director of Planning & Development at HCDA; Joy Hiromasa Browning - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Moderator Robbie Dingeman - Editor, Honolulu Magazine, Public Director of AIA Honolulu.

Go-To-Meeting Available for our outer island friends and those unable to attend in person. Register online and check this option.

Cost: AIA Members: $0 No Lunch/$15 Lunch. Non-Members: $20 No Lunch/$35 Lunch.

Aug 24: ADA Program: Document Review Process & Common Errors (2 HSW)

Register Online! Wednesday, Aug. 24,8-10am at the Center for Architecture. The Disability and Communications Access Board (DCAB) has prepared a custom program for AIA Honolulu. Members and Non-Members can attend.

Topic: Document Review Process & Common Errors. This will be an overview of the Disability and Communication Access Board's (DCAB) document review process and the common design errors found in their document reviews.

Presenter: Mona Higa, Facility Access Coordinator from the U.S. Access Board/Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB).

Cost: $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Advanced registration and payment is required.

Aug 26: RUDC Committee Meeting

RSVP Online! Our Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) will meet on Friday, August 26, 12-1pm at the Center for Architecture. Open to all AIA Honolulu members (brown bag lunch).

Agenda: Stay tuned for the agenda.

The role of the AIA Honolulu RUDC committee is to review, discuss and advocate for positions on various urban design issues that affect our built environment and the communities we serve.

Sep 8: Young Architects Forum - Firm Tour and Presentation, 5:30pm

RSVP Online! Join our Young Architects Forum (YAF) on Thursday, Sep. 8 from 5:30-7:00pm when they will visit Group 70 International for a firm tour and presentation. Stay tuned for more information but bring questions for a lively discussion!

This event is free but we are asking for online registration for planning purposes.

Register Online for Upcoming 2016 YAF Events:

YAF Event Update on Learning to Start Your Own Business + Wine Tasting

The Young Architects Forum (YAF) hosted a wine tasting and panelist discussion on How to Start Your Own Firm on Thursday, August 11th. The event began with networking and tasting of several types of wine and cheese. The panel discussion consisted of four architects talking about their experiences opening their own practice and was comprised of Reid Mizue, AIA of Omizu Architecture, Cathi Schar, AIA of Collaborative Studio, Fritz Johnson, AIA of Fritz Johnson Architect, and Janine Clifford, AIA of Clifford Planning. View pictures on Facebook.

YAF meets the second Thursday of each month so please register for our next event above.

Associate AIA Update

Aug. 18: Attend A FREE Live NCARB Webinar: AXP, ARE, & Certification (1.5 LU)

Register Now! Join us on Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Center for Architecture, 5:30-7:30pm when Matthew Friesz, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc., Outreach Manager, Experience + Education from NCARB will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession.

AXP Supervisors & Firm Principals! This is an excellent way to learn about the AXP, ARE 5.0 and other updates to continue promoting licensure and professional development in your firms.  

Neighbor Islands! Attend remotely by using our Go-To-Meeting capabilities. Email us if interested.

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we can plan for refreshments and seating.

ARE Sessions Aug 25: Structural Systems – Part I (1.5 HSW)

Register Online! Thursday, August 25, Center for Architecture, 5:30-7pm.  

Cost: $10 for AIA/AIAS members; $20 for non-members.

August Topic: Structural Systems – Part I:

Expert lecture by Lyle Carden, Ph.D., P.E., Principal, Martin & Chock, Inc.  This Part 1 of 2 sessions on the Structural Systems exam will prepare attendees with fundamental knowledge on: 1) Types of loads on buildings, 2) Fundamentals of statics and forces, 3) Lateral forces including wind and seismic forces and 4) Principles of selecting a structural system.

AIA/CES LU: This qualifies for 1.5 AIA/CES LUs (HSW). AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.

Neighbor Islands - Attend Remotely! If interested to attend via Go-To-Meeting please choose that option when registering.

Register Today for Upcoming ARE Sessions:

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AIA Honolulu Member Corner

Aug 19 - "Design Talk Hawaii" hosts Ruby Menon with BrainSmart HR, LLC

Join Design Talk Hawaii host Matt Gilbertson on AM760 KGU or podcast at Friday, Aug. 19, 2:00pm. 

Join Matt Gilbertson, AIA for another "Design Talk Hawaii" today Friday, Aug 19 from 2-3pm as he talks with Ruby Menon is a HR Coach with BrainSmart HR, LLC.  She is a project director and community organizer in the art and start up industry here in Hawaii. Since 2010, she has shared her energetic soul and luminary heart with the volunteer team.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

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The Job Board is open to members and non-members. All listings will run for 30 days.

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Join Us & Support Your Chapter!  Email or call us at (808) 628-7244 for sponsorship opportunities.

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