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Island Architect Weekly - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Posted By AIA Honolulu, Monday, April 23, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Date:  THIS Wednesday, April 25 from 7:45am- 5:30pm
Location:  Neal S. Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu
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Cost:  $50 General Admission (Full Day Seminar) & $40 Group Admission (Discounted for Groups of 2 or More)

Register Online: Click HERE for more details & registration.

Save the Date! 2018 Design Symposium

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.

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.

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.

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! 

2018 Architecture Month in April


Apr 27: Oahu Public Film Night: BIG TIME, 5:30pm-8pm

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: SOLD OUT! Architectural Walking Tour: Kaka’ako

On Saturday April 28 our Architectural Walking Tour in Kaka’ako will take place with tours starting from 3pm-4:50pm. This is a SOLD OUT event and we are looking forward to seeing all our registered walkers.

Mahalo to our committee chairs Sean Baumes, AIA and Aki Yoshida, AIA and all our wonderful volunteers, docents and tour guides that will assist during the event.

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AIA Committee Meetings

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

Apr 30: Land Use Ordinance Task Force Meeting

Register for Monday, April 30, 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.

May 1: EASLA Taskforce Meeting

Register for Tuesday, May 1, 12pm-1pm!  The joint task force will work on recreating the certificate of Licensure wall certificates. Volunteers will contribute time, talent and personal resources to establish a new design and production criteria for the Hawaii license wall certificate.

May 3: Housing Committee Meeting, 12pm-1pm

Register for Thursday, May 3, 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.

Upcoming AIA Honolulu Events

May 10: YAF's Hard Hat Tour of Ke Kilohana (1 HSW)

Registration Online! Registration is limited to 30 participants (No Walk-ins).

Join the Young Architects Forum May Hard Hat Tour at Ke Kilohana in Ward Village.  Ke Kilohana is an affordable housing project in Ward Village designed by CDS International, developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation, and undergoing construction by Nordic PCL.  Ke Kilohana is a 43-story tower with 7-story parking garage and ground floor retail to be occupied by Longs CVS and is LEED Certified.

When: Thursday, May 10, 3:30 - 5 pm (earlier start time).
Cost: Members $10 / Non-members $15.

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:

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May 2: Architects & Autodesk, 4-6pm at the Center for Architecture

RSVP Online Today!  Food and drink provided. View Event Flyer.

Join us for a special event featuring guest speaker Scott Davis from Autodesk for a look at the updated Autodesk family of solutions for the architectural community. Scott, along with U.S. CAD’s Aaron Wagner, will be speaking about Autodesk’s vision for the future of the AEC industry and how architects can continue to embrace new technology to stay at the forefront of the industry with Revit 2019 and the newly redesigned BIM 360 platform.

Questions? Call (808) 488-5535 or email

In Partnership

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.

  • 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

AIA Honolulu Member Updates

PBN's 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 Introducing Kris Powers, AIA

Congratulations to our very own Kris Powers, AIA, Branch Manager/Architect with Trinity|ERD who made the Pacific Business News 40 Under 40 list. Every year PBN recognizes the best and brightest young business leaders in Hawaii with this signature awards and event. 

Join PBN in recognizing these rising stars at the Sheraton Waikiki on June 8, 2018, in the celebration. This year's theme is Secret Society, click here for event details.

Welcome Back Renewed Allied Member Lyle Carden with Martin & Chock, Inc

Martin & Chock, Inc - structural engineering, engineering research, hazard mitigation and planning. 

We are committed to development of efficient structural engineering solutions in new, existing and historic structures for our federal, state and private sector clients. 

We have unique insight into risks and vulnerabilities in a challenging multi-hazard environment, through research, building code development and hazard mitigation planning. Our people enjoy developing strong relationships with the project teams by maintaining continuity of design and coordination throughout all project phases. For 49 years, Martin & Chock has completed projects in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, with support from our affiliated Martin offices.  Questions? Email Lyle Carden or call him at (808) 521-4513.

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

Architectural Billings Remain Positive in March

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported that architecture firm billings rose for the sixth consecutive month in March, although the pace of growth slowed modestly from February. Read more.

Overall, the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for March was 51.0 (any score over 50 indicates billings growth), which still reflects a healthy business environment. While business conditions softened somewhat at firms located in the Northeast region, billings remained strong at firms located in the South and West regions.

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

  • 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!

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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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