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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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NAIOP Hawaii Annual Symposium April 27

The 2018 NAIOP Hawaii Annual Symposium will take place on Friday, April 27 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Registration starts at 7:30am.

Click here to register online, event information and sponsorship opportunities. View Event Flyer (PDF).


  • Dialogue with Simon Treacy - Host Chris Deuchar, Form Partners
  • Let’s Talk About Deals - Moderator Tony Mizuno, Bank of Hawaii
  • Conversation with Andrew Cherng, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, Co-CEO, Panda Restaurant Group - Host Jeff Arce, The MacNaughton Group

2018 Architecture Month in April

Architecture Month is Still Going Strong!
Register for Fun & Educational Events

AIA Honolulu is celebrating its 12th Annual Architecture Month and under the thematic umbrella of “Community: Design Matters,” we are pleased to offer free and low-cost activities for the public during the month of April.

Download Architecture Month Flyer & Spread the Word!

Architecture Month Premier Sponsor!

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Architecture Month Events!

  • Apr 27: Oahu Public Film Night: BIG TIME, 5:30pm-8pm
    The 2017 Danish documentary “BIG TIME” (1.33 minutes) will be shown at the Center for Architecture and follows Danish architect Bjarke Ingels for the seven-year period from 2009 to 2016 as he embarks on his most ambitious project yet: Two World Trade Center. In 2016, Ingels was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

    We will end the evening with an open discussion moderated by Geoff Lewis, AIA.
    Cost: Free (suggested donation at the door).

  • Apr 28: Architectural Walking Tour: Kaka’ako, Tours starting from 3pm-4:50pm
    You are invited to join in a Walking Tour of Kakaako, led by AIA member-architects. This is a rare opportunity to explore the area’s rich history and future vision from a design perspective. Over the course of two hours, walkers will learn about architecturally significant historic and recent buildings and spaces in an area of urban Honolulu that has been the focus of so much attention in recent years. Cost is $15 per person.

    Mahalo Walking Tour Sponsors:



  • April 19: Free and Public Film Nights: Dave Made A Maze
    No RSVP! The Hawaii Island Section of AIA Honolulu invites the public to join in free film presentations.
    Waimea: Thursday, April 19 at W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters
  • April 21: Young Architects Workshop,10am-2pm
    This workshop is co-presented with the Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC) for students grade 6-12. Cardboarditecture (Cardboard + Architecture). Cost is $10 per participant, maximum 15 students.


  • April 21 - Free Urban Sketchers Event, 9:30am
    No RSVP Required! USk O‘ahu and AIA Honolulu Announce Free Sketch Event
    Saturday, April 21, 9:30am-12pm, AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture
  • April 21: Annual Beaux Arts Ball 5:30pm
    Purchase Tickets Online! The UH School of Architecture Alumni Association will bring you this 2nd Annual celebration. Saturday, April 21, 5:30pm, Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, Grand Ballroom

    At the event they will be presenting the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees.  This year, UHSAAA will be awarding our very own Jason Takeuchi, AIA (pictured) as the Distinguished Alumni and Christian Bergum, AIA with the Award of Merit. Join them in celebrating these two special people and while supporting the UHSAAA.

13th Canstruction Competition

Register YOUR Team for 2018 Canstruction Competition Today

Our 13th Annual Canstruction Competition will take place Saturday, Oct 6, 9am - 2pm. at Pearlridge Center - Uptown. You CAN make a difference in a child's life.

Enter Your Team Online Today!  Entry Fee: $100 per team 

2018 Theme: Comic-CAN

Who CAN Participate? ALL in the Design and Building Industries can potentially participate in this community service project i.e. architects, engineers, contractors, and other design-related professionals.

Mahalo Canstruction Sponsors:

 Mahalo Keiki Sponsor:

In Partnership

2018 SAME Honolulu Scholarship Program Application

Application deadline is June 15, 2018.

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME Honolulu) is again offering scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college students who will be or are currently enrolled at a university with an accredited engineering or architecture program. College students currently enrolled in an accredited engineering or architecture program are encouraged to apply for the one-year scholarship ($1,500).  High School seniors who will be enrolled in an accredited engineering or architecture program at a 4-year college/university are encouraged to apply for the 4-year scholarship ($6,000). View SAME 2018 Scholarship Application form.

Questions? For questions please email Jennifer Louie, PE.

Apr 16-23: International Energy Conservation Code Training (3.5 HSW)

Sponsored by the Hawaii State Energy Office and Hawaii Energy (View Flyer)

AIA Honolulu is the registered provider for this Statewide Code Training.

Get a head start by acquiring knowledge of the new code ahead of anticipated adoption by the counties.  Since the last update 12 years ago, many technological and code improvements have been made. Learn about the new code from national code authority, Erik Kolderup, P.E. and Howard Wiig of the State Energy Office and State Building Code Council, who has been instrumental in the development and passage of the Hawai‘i amendments.

Public sector should register for AM session and Private sector register for PM session.

Apr 23-Jun 4: "Greening Measures for Hawaii's Heritage Homes" Series

Pay $25 Per Session (1.5 HSW)

AIA Honolulu is the registered provider.

Register on Eventbrite for Any Sessions
Mondays 5:30-7:00pm at the Center for Architecture

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with AIA Honolulu, have developed this series to provide information, knowledge and tools to help historic homeowners reduce their homes’ carbon footprint while retaining the properties’ historic integrity. Read more.

  • Apr 23: WATER: Water conservation, storm water management and on-site water reuse
  • May 7: ENERGY: Renewable energy, conservation, solar, wind, lighting, appliances, energy incentives and your historic home
  • May 21: WINDOWS: Sustainability measures to maintain/restore your historic windows
  • Jun 4: LANDSCAPE: Creating a sustainable & culturally-sensitive landscape

April Licensure Series

Attend the AIA Honolulu April Licensure Series
View Series Event Flyer

Apr 17: TONIGHT! Designing Your Future - Creating Value In Your Career

FREE & No RSVP Needed! Tuesday, April 17, 6-8pm, UH School of Architecture, Auditorium

NCARB welcomes students and faculty members to understand the licensure process and the value it brings towards their careers.

Presenter: Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc. NCARB Assistant Director, Experience + Education.

Apr 19: The Case for the B.Arch in Hawaii by Daniel Friedman, FAIA

Register Online! Thursday, April 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm, AIA Center for Architecture

Dean Friedman invites the greater professional design community, including students, professionals, alumni and the profession to learn about the potential impact of an accredited B.Arch Degree at the University of Hawaii and its benefits to the community. Q+A to follow.

Presenter: Daniel S. Friedman, PhD, FAIA, NCARB, Dean, University of Hawaii, School of Architecture

Free, Refreshments Sponsored by RMA Architects, Fung Associates and AIA Hawaii.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

2 New Jobs Just Listed - 9 Total on the AIA Honolulu Job Board

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

AIA National Update

AIA Conference on Architecture June 21-23 New York City

Register Online! Early bird rates end April 25, 2018. There’s only one architecture and design event of the year! Register now for early bird pricing and to get your top session picks. Then, book your hotel, browse travel discounts, and download the A’18 app.  Blueprint for Better Cities! At A'18 we'll explore how design cities, towns, and communities that are smarter, healthier, more equitable, and sustainable.

July 10-13: AIA State Government Network Annual Meeting, Madison, WI

Catch up on the latest policy trends and reconnect with colleagues at the annual State Government Network Conference, July 11–13 in Madison Wisconsin.

From deregulation and de-licensure, to building code rollbacks and the erosion of QBS, the past few years have brought significant challenges and opportunities. This year's conference will include hands-on work sessions, an open forum, deep-dive breakouts, and expert panels to discuss these issues and more.

Upcoming Community Events

April Hawaii Energy's Innovation Symposium

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 from  8:00am -  4:30pm
This informational and networking event is geared towards Hawaii's business professionals to help you increase your energy savings and widen your profits. Find out more at

  • April 18: Schulter Systems Architectural Workshop (4.5 LUs)
    When/Where: April 17-19, 7:30am-4pm, Prince Waikiki, Honolulu
    Register: Call 1-800-472-4588, Education Department or Dan Curtis, Schluter Systems 707-888-8531.
  • May 16: Ferguson Expo (4 AIA/CES LUs)
    4th Annual Ferguson Expo where manufacturer reps will answer your questions & show new products.
    When/Where: Wednesday, May 16, 11am-8pm, 925 Kokea Street
    Lunch & Light Pupus being served.

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!

Become a Sponsor and Show Your Support

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!

Email or call us at (808) 628-7245 for questions.

Mahalo Annual Sponsors

Email Camilla Nicholas, AIA Honolulu or call (808) 628-7245.

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