AIA Honolulu Committees and Task Forces
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The Committees and Task Forces of AIA Honolulu are the foundations from which the Chapter positions itself in the field of architecture, whether through discussion, advocacy, policy making and development, event and exhibition planning, or other endeavors.  The Committees initiate the majority of the programs held at the Center for Architecture, and are the main avenue for direct involvement with the Chapter and the Center. 

AIA Honolulu committees and task forces have a Chair, Vice-Chair and Immediate Past Chair in leadership positions.  Other committee structures are dependent upon the groups’ needs.  Upon their term ending, former leadership members are encouraged to remain as committee members.

For information on individual AIA Honolulu committees and task forces, choose the committee from the drop down menu. 

There are also opportunities to join AIA National Knowledge Communities.  To learn more about national committeesclick here. 

The programs committee is specifically geared toward event–oriented committees, i.e.: Architecture Month, General Membership Meetings, Design Awards, and CANstruction. The committee is responsible for strategic planning with regard to events. The committee also serves to generate committee leadership, and as a training area for future board leadership.

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The AIA/GCA Committee was developed to strengthen the relationship between AIA and the General Contractors Association of Hawaii (GCA), and members of both organizations. This is achieved through networking events that provide education and open discussion on topics of common interest. It is the hope of the committee that, through these events, a better understanding of roles, responsibilities, industry trends and opportunities will improve the collaboration and delivery of projects.

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CANstruction® is a unique charity art exhibition and event featuring structures made by teams of AIA members and community partners. Structures are made entirely out of full cans of food. Design, architecture, and the built environment intersect with the Annual CANstruction event based upon an on-going need in Hawaii to feed the hungry. At the end of the exhibition, all cans are donated to the Hawaii Foodbank. AIA Honolulu’s Annual CANstruction event Build-Day is generally in October. Reminders, deadlines, and updates are distributed frequently through mid-year and more heavily closer to the event.

CANstruction is a friendly design competition among those in our profession of creativity. It focuses on internal teamwork amongst the participating firm-teams, showcasing AIA member’s talents, efforts, generosity to the general public. CANstruction also provides an outlet for AIA Honolulu to work positively with the general public.

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The Design Awards Committee administers the Chapter’s annual Design Awards which recognizes exceptional design work of AIA Honolulu members. In addition to the professional juried and popular choice awards categories, the program also includes the Student Design Awards. The Design Awards also encourage public recognition of design excellence as the award winners are published in Hawaii Business Magazine each year. The People's Choice Award engages the public as they vote for their favorite entry. The program serves as one of the larger networking events of the year for the Chapter.

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The Emerging Professionals Committee is dedicated to being a voice to express the needs of all emerging professional AIA and Associate AIA members within AIA Honolulu towards career advancement and professional development, working strategically with the various AIA committees and leaders towards steering and developing events and initiatives to serve the unique needs of young professionals. The committee is poised to become part of a larger network of EPC’s across the country, as well as the Center for Emerging Professionals, to share and gather knowledge and ideas to benefit our local members here.

ARE Prep Sub-committee
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A Liaison between AIA, NAVFAC, and the Corps of Engineers, this individual is a means to address any concerns the federal government may have with architects (and engineers), or any design/construction issues the government requests input on from the Architect/Engineer community. While this is not a standing AIA Committee, the liaison does work together with other chapter members to gain insight and ideas related to maintaining a strong relationship with NAVFAC & Corps.

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This committee aims to present films related to design, architecture, and the built environment on a quarterly basis on Oahu, and quarterly on the Island of Hawaii. In addition to 1-3 films shown throughout the year, AIA Architecture Month in April includes a Film Night. Films are typically followed by thought-provoking panel discussions with selected community members. The intent of these events is to raise public awareness of the value of architects, and give chapter members a forum to discuss design related issues.

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The AIA Honolulu General Membership Meetings (GMM) provide an opportunity to bring members together at a regularly scheduled event once a month for fellowship, networking and learning. The meetings provide an avenue to introduce sponsors and new members, recognize Board members, activate new members and announce upcoming events. Monthly membership meetings are generally held on the third Thursday during lunch, and provide one (1) AIA/CES LU to members.

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The newly formed 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.

Leadership of the committee will consist of a Chair, incoming or Vice-Chair, immediate past Chair and Secretary.

The incoming/Vice-Chair will be responsible for strategic partnerships in order to develop important and ongoing relationships within the greater community.

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The Marketing & Communications Task Force will provide advice and counsel on enhancing member value and engagement by boosting communication and outreach efforts of the chapter. The task force will focus on methods of communicating relevant and timely information on the value and image of the Architect, the design profession generally, upcoming events and programs, and information pertinent to the discipline to AIA Honolulu membership, the media, and the public at large.

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This subcommittee aims to develop and facilitate seminars presented at the Annual AIA/CSI Pacific Building Trade Expo (PBT EXPO). The subcommittee is technically an event planning committee with a focus on continuing education, and operates under the main PBT EXPO Committee. Expo seminars provide free-of-charge CEU’s to attendees at the Expo. The inclusion of presenters specializing in subject matter congruent with architectural-based continuing education increases overall event attendance and value to the members of AIA Honolulu. The committee develops approximately 20 seminars and assists with facilitating 4 additional seminars provided by select exhibitors, for a total of 24 highly-developed CEU seminars each year.

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This subcommittee aims to develop and facilitate seminars presented at the Annual AIA/CSI Pacific Building Trade Expo (PBT EXPO). The subcommittee is technically an event planning committee with a focus on continuing education, and operates under the main PBT EXPO Committee. Expo seminars provide free-of-charge CEU’s to attendees at the Expo. The inclusion of presenters specializing in subject matter congruent with architectural-based continuing education increases overall event attendance and value to the members of AIA Honolulu. The committee develops approximately 20 seminars and assists with facilitating 4 additional seminars provided by select exhibitors, for a total of 24 highly-developed CEU seminars each year.

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The Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) Knowledge Community aims to improve the quality of the regional and urban environment by promoting excellence in design, planning, and public policy in the built environment. This will be achieved through its member and public education, in concert with allied community and professional groups.

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The Walking Tour Committee was developed initially to create an ongoing program of AIA Honolulu’s Downtown Architectural Walking Tours. The intention is to create a larger base/group of qualified docents so the organization can offer more tours to locals and visitors. The committee enables AIA Honolulu to offer the tours consistently throughout the year, and hopes to expand the tours offered beyond downtown Honolulu.

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AIA members, AIA Associate Members, and Local Allied Members are all welcome to participate in committees. For more information about getting involved with a committee please fill out the Join A Committee form and we will contact you with additional information.

 

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