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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

60th AIA Honolulu Design Awards

Get Your Projects Ready! Online Submission Opens Friday, June 1

Submit your project(s) for the 60th AIA Honolulu Design Awards! 
The AIA Honolulu’s Annual Design Awards is Hawaii’s oldest program of its type—held annually since 1958.  Built and unbuilt projects submitted by local AIA members are judged on their merit by a distinguished jury of AIA architects.

NEW in 2018! USGBC Hawaii Sustainability Award & Criteria! For 2018 our Built Projects have the option to also compete for the USGBC Sustainability Award. To do so you need to complete the USGBC Hawaii Sustainability Award submission requirements when you upload your submission online in Cadmium.  Stay tuned for more information.

Same Low Fee! $275 / Entry (Built and Unbuilt Categories)

Save the Date! Design Awards Gala 11.15.18 at the Bishop Museum:  Attend our 60th AIA Honolulu Design Awards Gala on Thursday, Nov. 15. at the historic Bishop Museum. Winners will be announced.

Thank You to our 2018 Design Awards Sponsors!

Click here for 2018 Design Awards Sponsorship opportunities!

2018 Design Symposium

Become a Symposium Presenter!

2018 Design Symposium, Nov. 13-15, Honolulu

Online Registration Coming Soon!

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, November 14, and the morning of Thursday, November 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 full 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 Honolulu Survey

Vote Today for Hawaii's Top 25 Buildings

Deadline: Submit your favorites by Friday, June 1, EOD.

AIA Honolulu is working on a new website and want to include a "25 Top Buildings in Hawaii" list - chosen by our members.  This will be our recommendations of great buildings/architecture for locals and visitors to enjoy. Projects can be award-winning and famous - or not!  

We first asked our 2018 AIA Honolulu Board to give us recommendations and now it is your turn to vote for your favorites.  The list will be updated periodically as we get new board members and recommendations.

Pick Your 25 Favorites! View our 40 suggested buildings and pick your up to 25 (max) favorites.


Your Favorite Not Listed? In the survey you will be able to add 2 additional buildings for consideration.

AIA Committee Meetings

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

June 1: Land Use Ordinance Task Force Meeting

Register for Friday, June 1, 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

June-July: 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 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

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 4! "Greening Measures for Hawaii's Heritage Homes" Series (1.5 HSW)

LANDSCAPE: Creating a sustainable & culturally-sensitive landscape

Register on Eventbrite 

June 4, 5:30-7:00pm, AIA Center for Architecture
LANDSCAPE: Creating a sustainable & culturally-sensitive landscape

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with AIA Honolulu, 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.

Cost: $25 per session.

June 13: Building Science Tour of the NOAA Inouye Regional Center (2 HSW)

Register with USGBC Hawaii! 
Wednesday, June 13, 10am-12pm, Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center
AIA Honolulu is the registered provider for AIA/CES LUs (HSW).

USGBC Hawaii is organizing a tour at the LEED Gold and AIA 2017 COTE Top Ten NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center. The Design Team (Ferraro Choi, HOK, and WSP) will be leading the tour highlighting some of the key building’s science innovations. They are also offering for the first time, LEED BD+C Specialty CEU credits for attendees.  View Event Flyer.

Cost: $20 USGBC Members & $30 Non Members. AIA Honolulu members will receive a $5 discount of the non-member rate when using promo code "AffiliatedOrgMembers" at check out.

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

A Few More Teams Still 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:


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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