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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, June 4, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

King Kamehameha Day June 11

King Kamehameha Day - AIA Honolulu Closed June 11

The AIA Honolulu office will be closed on Monday, June 11 in observance of the King Kamehameha holiday.  For information during this period go to AIA Honolulu.

We will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, June 12. 

AIA Honolulu Update

Jacy at AIA's 2018 Institute Resource Training

Last week, Jacy Youn, EVP traveled to AIA National's headquarters in Washington, DC together with many more brand new executive vice presidents and directors to attend AIA's Institute Resource Training (IRT).

The IRT is an intensive program designed for new component executives to enhance their understanding of AIA resources, including how to implement them at the state and local levels.

Executive Directors also benefit from networking and information exchange with other component executives and membership in the CACE Executive Committee. AIA national pays for travel and hotel expenses. Congratulations to the class of 2018!

High School Need Cheap or Free Drafting Storage Cabinet with Drawers

AIA Honolulu was contacted by Kerry Young, a teacher at James Campbell High School in Ewa Beach, who is looking for a blue-print cabinet with shallow drawers (big enough to hold a poster-board flat) with at least 3 but preferably 5 drawers.

He is part of the STEAM Academy, and some of their students are heading in the design engineer, architectural, construction fields. They already do a lot of projects in his class but he is looking to become even MORE project based next year.  Unfortunately, they don't have anywhere to store poster-board type large projects.  

Can you assist? If your company have something like this that you would like to donate or sell very cheaply, please email Kerry Young directly to let him know.

2018 Design Symposium

Spots Available! Become a Presenter for the 2018 Design Symposium, Nov. 13-15

Presented by AIA Honolulu, CSI Hawaii, HAF, AIA Hawaii State Council and the UH School of Architecture.

At the 2018 Design Symposium, some of the most creative architects, landscape architects, planners and design professionals in Hawaii and throughout the Northwest and Pacific Region will explore the theme: Building Voices: Livable Cities & Communities.

BECOME A PRESENTER: The Symposium Committee invites you to submit your workshop or session proposals.  The Design Symposium sessions and workshops will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center all day Wednesday, Nov. 14, and the morning of Thursday, Nov. 15.

View our Session/Workshop Submission Form with more information on what we are looking for and how to be considered as a presenter.  Deadline is Monday, July 2, 2018 by COB.

Three Days of Programming:

  1. Tuesday, Nov. 13: AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Leadership Summit and Annual meeting at the Center for Architecture.
  2. Wednesday, Nov. 14: The 19th Annual Pacific Building Trade Expo with a robust line-up of topical seminars as well as luncheon. Keynote speaker Ed Mazria, FAIA.
  3. Thursday, Nov. 15: Breakfast keynote presentation followed by a half-day of interactive workshops that expand upon educational programming from the previous day. In the evening you are invited to join us for the AIA Honolulu and AIA Northwest Pacific Region Design Awards.

WHY SPONSOR?  Strengthen relationships and grow your business through a sponsor partnership at the 2018 Design Symposium. This is THE annual event for leaders, decision makers and professionals from the design industry in Hawaii to set fiscal, organizational, and industry standards for Design Professionals. 2018 Design Symposium Sponsorship Prospectus coming soon! 

AIA Committee Meetings

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

CANCELLED! June 7: Housing Committee Meeting, 12pm-1pm

Register for Thursday, June 7, 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.

June 8: Land Use Ordinance Task Force Meeting

Register for Friday, June 8, 12pm-1pm!  We invite all interested members to engage in the unique opportunity to take a look at Honolulu’s current zoning code and give feedback to the city for their upcoming revisions to the land use ordinance LUO. Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU. View the LUO Taskforce web portal with meeting information.

AIA Honolulu Programs

3-Part Professional Development Workshop Series (6 Total CEUs)

AIA Honolulu Professional Development Committee Presents....

Gain insight into the critical topics that impact AEC firms. This Professional Development workshop series will feature sessions on wealth strategy, liability, and Human Resources from leaders in their fields.  View Event Flyer.

Register Below for 3-Part Series!
Wednesday Sessions, 12pm-2pm, AIA Center for Architecture:
We strongly recommended to attend ALL 3 sessions for best learning experience and value.

  1. June 13:  Major Liability Issues for Design Professionals to Watch out For (2 LUs)
    Presenter: Harvey Lung, Senior Partner, Bays Lung Rose & Holma

  2. June 27:  Business Succession, Tax and Retrirement Planning for Owners of AEC Firms (2 LUs)
    Presenters: Marko Mijuskovic, MBA, Cex (Certied Business Exit Planner) Sr. Partner, Wealth Strategy Partners and Mike Hicks, owner of Hicks Pension

  3. July 25:  Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce (2 LUs)
    Presenter: Janina Abiles, Manager of Client HR Training and Products at ProService Hawaii

All costs include lunch | 2 AIA LU credits provided per session

  • Series (3 sessions):  $80 AIA Members / $110 Non-Members / $50 Students
  • Session:  $30 AIA Members / $40 Non-Members / $20 Students

June 14: General Membership Meeting
What Makes Good Design Part 2: Emerging Professionals

Register Online! Thursday, June 14, 11:30am-1:00pm, Center for Architecture

“What makes good design, great architecture?” Is a presumptive question to ask. Good Design can make our human-created world better. It can make it better in a social and an environmental sense. Architecture should be neither weird nor boring, neither alien nor alienating, neither wasteful nor wanting in the qualities that make us human. It should be good!  Come listen to Andrew Tang; Deirdre Stearns, AIA and Bundit Kanisthakhon talk about.....

1) The "foundation" of their early years which may have contributed to their process in design of good buildings.
2) Education and exposure to "Architect Heros" and how that influenced their practice.
3) Principals, ideas, and elements which influence their designs such as the client, budget, program etc.
4) Experience working abroad and how that influenced their approach towards design.

AIA/CES: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU

Cost:  $20 AIA Members; $30 Non-members (Includes lunch). Please RSVP by June 13, 12pm.

June 14: YAF Pau Hana at Smith & Kings

RSVP Online! Thursday, June 14, 5:30pm-7pm, Smith & Kings, 69 N. King St., Honolulu 

Come network with your professional peers and build new relationships with colleagues from the up and coming generation of leaders in Hawaii’s design and construction industry! 

Cost: Free (Individuals purchase food and beverage)

The Bowling with Boss's event at Aiea Bowl had to be moved to July 12th due to scheduling conflicts. The good news is, you now have more time to convince you boss to join you! It's sponsored by Subaru, so its free. Space will be limited to 25 YAF and 25 bosses.

Associate AIA News

Apply today for the ARE Scholarship (Deadline July 11)

Learn more and apply online.

Architects Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship. 
The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of emerging professionals in the early stages of their careers by defraying the costs associated with the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). The scholarship also pays tribute to our late friend and colleague, Jason Pettigrew. Recipients will receive funds to cover the cost of the ARE exams, as well as study materials. 

In Partnership

June 20 : SMCA Hawaii Presents A Special Technical Session by Eli P. Howard, III

Register with SMCA Hawaii! Deadline to Register June 12.

Wednesday, June 20, 2:30-4:30pm, Honolulu Country Club

With a continued resurgence in architectural sheet metal this seminar will focus on key aspects in architectural sheet metal roofing and building envelope systems. SMACNA’s Architectural Sheet Metal Manual will be the background for this presentation that will cover the many aspects required for a cost effective, architecturally pleasing project.

Cost:  $20 AIA & SMCA Members / $30 Non-Members.

13th CANstruction® Competition Oct. 6

One More Team Needed! Help Hawaii's Foodbank Stock Their Shelves

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 Sponsors:


Welcome Local Allied Member

Welcome Back Chip Richards with Solid State Lighting

Welcome back renewed local allied member Chip Richards with Solid State Lighting.

Solid State Lighting is an Oahu-based firm representing manufacturers of lighting products of all types.  Our lines cover decorative, functional, architectural outdoor, office and commercial, education, sports lighting, and residential projects.  Our office assists you with selecting, budgeting, lead times, expedites, and submittals for lighting projects of all types and sizes. 

Questions? Email Chip Richards, Outside Sales for information or call him at (808) 439-6450 ext 11.

AIA Honolulu Job Board

1 NEW Job Just Listed - 12 Total on our Job Board

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

AIA National Update

Webinar June 14: How to get involved in the AIA Film Challenge

Register Online Here for June 14, 3pm ET

Get a sneak peek into this year's AIA Film Challenge, formerly the I Look Up Film Challenge, and learn how you and your members can get involved! We'll discuss Film Challenge key dates, how to access the social share kits for promotion of the Film Challenge, and the resources AIA is creating to help you showcase the value of architecture to the general public in your community.  

Upcoming Community Events

  • June 9: Free! ASID's First Design Impacts Lives Fair
    Learn how designers improve your way of living.  Throughout the day there will be booths and table tops by sponsor companies, all focused on presenting materials that can impact our work space, home life and emotional well-being.
    When/Where: June 9, 10am-4pm, Na Lama Kukui, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy
    Participate? Click here to register online. 

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.

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