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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Have a Great Memorial Weekend

AIA Honolulu will be closed Monday, May 28!

The AIA Honolulu office will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.  Have a wonderful holiday with friends and family and remember those fallen who served bravely.  For questions visit the AIA Honolulu website.

AIA NATIONAL OFFICE CLOSED:  The AIA National office will also be closed and for assistance you can use their self service resources.

2018 Design Symposium

Looking for Inspiring and Educational Presenters

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 Committee Meetings

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

May 25: Land Use Ordinance Task Force Meeting

Register for Friday, May 25, 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

In Partnership

May 23: USGBC Pau Hana with Eric Corey Freed In Partnership with AIA Honolulu
An Optimistic Report from the Dystopian, Apocalyptic World of 2030

Register Online! Wednesday, May 23, 5:30pm-7:30 pm, Center for Architecture

Join us for pupus and drinks in an intimate and lively discussion with an award winning architect about climate change and resiliency.

LEED Fellow Eric Corey Freed will train and engage attendees in a collaborative process to better address systemic barriers to healthy, high-performing, sustainable, resilient buildings. Together, we’ll acknowledge the challenges and complexities facing project teams pursuing net zero/zero carbon projects and how to identify the risks amplified over and above a conventional development.  Read more

Speaker:  Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker.  As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn't know were holding them back.

Cost: $10 AIA/USGBC Members and $20 Non Members.

May 24: Meeting of the Allied Minds: Trivia Night

Register with ASLA Hawaii!  Thursday, May 24, 5:30pm-8pm, Kouwork, 814 Ilaniwai St

The Meeting of the Allied Minds Trivia Night will be a fun and unique event for members of AIA, ASLA, APA, LICH, and NAIOP to form interdisciplinary teams and compete in a game of trivia.

You and your teammates will be challenged by trivia questions about landscape architecture, architecture, history, construction, and urban planning in Hawaii. Prizes for the winning team! Join us for a fun night of trivia, food, drinks, and collaboration.

Cost: $10 Members and $15 Non-Members!

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.

Jun 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.

13th CANstruction® Competition - 3 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 Program Update

May 17: General Membership Meeting.
A Dialogue with John Hara, FAIA & Joe Ferraro, FAIA on What Makes Good Design

Thank you to all who came out to our Part 1 of a 3 Part Series that featured an intimate conversation with John Hara, FAIA and Joe Ferraro, FAIA who discussed their views on what makes good design. View more images on our AIA Honolulu Facebook page.

Stay tuned for online registration to open for our Part 2 & Part 3 GMM's:

  • June 14, Part 2: Emerging Professionals – their perspective of what makes good design
  • July 19, Part 3: Developers (tentatively) – what makes good design and how it sells their projects

AIA Honolulu Job Board

2 New Jobs Just Listed and 14 Total on the AIA Honolulu Job Board

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

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.

Mahalo Annual Sponsors

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

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