14 May 2018

2018 Design Symposium - Building Voices: Livable Cities and Communities

The 2018 Design Symposium will take place November 13-15 in Honolulu, HI. In 2017, the School of Architecture at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and the Honolulu Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Honolulu) agreed to present a four-part series of Design-oriented symposia to the Hawaii community. The 2018 Design Symposium is the second in this four-part series, the first of which, known as BUILDING VOICES, took place on Earth Day, 2017 at the Hawaii State Capital, and presented by the School of Architecture at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, and the University of Hawai’i Community Design Center.
This comprehensive and collaborative event will consist of three full days of programming and include:
1. Tuesday, November 13: AIA Northwest & Pacific Regional Leadership Summit and Annual meeting at the AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture.
2. Wednesday, November 14: The 19th Annual Pacific Building Trade Expo, presented by HonBlue, and a robust line-up of topical seminars that speak to our theme and designated symposium tracks, as well as luncheon Keynote speaker Ed Mazria, FAIA. Wednesday programming will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center.
3. Thursday, November 15: The day will begin with a keynote presentation followed by a half-day of interactive workshops that expand upon educational programming from the previous day and take place at the Hawaii Convention Center. On Thursday evening you are invited to join us for the AIA Honolulu and AIA Northwest Pacific Region Design Awards at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.
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. They will share with us how they Build the Voice of the Design Industry, through our primary symposium tracks: Design in Coastal and Extreme Climatic ConditionsHealthy Citizens & CommunitiesCommunity Mobility & Housing for All. Attendees will also meet and learn from industry product experts at the more than 200 Exhibitor Booths during the 19th Annual Pacific Building Trade Expo, presented by HonBlue.
We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity to Build your Voice as a Design Professional in Hawaii!

Sincerely, your 2018 Design Symposium Chairs,
Geoff Lewis, AIA
2018 President, AIA Honolulu
Chris Hong, AIA
Past President, AIA Honolulu

23 April 2018

18 April 2018

AIA MAUI / ASID Trade Show - April 25, 2018

Join us for the annual Maui AIA / ASID tradeshow on April 25, 2018 from 10:30am-1:30pm at the Dunes at Maui Lani.

RSVP to Greg Endo by 4/23/18.

10 April 2018

County of Maui Zoning Code Audit Complete

The Title 19 Zoning Code audit has been completed and the final report is available for viewing on the County's Planning Department webpage, under Hot Topics


The Mayor's FY19 proposed budget includes funding to do Phase 2 of the project, which is to amend Title 19 per the recommendations of the audit.  The Planning Department's FY19 proposed budget is scheduled for discussion by the Council's Budget Committee on Wednesday, April 11, at 9:00 a.m.

If you would like to testify in support of this budget request, we would welcome the support. You may also submit written testimony via email to the Budget and Finance Committee at bf.committee@mauicounty.us.

Information shared by County of Maui Department of Planning

05 April 2018

County of Maui - Proposed Zoning Amendments for Accessory Dwellings / Parking

The County of Maui Department of Planning has drafted new zoning regulations amending Maui County Code 19.35 Accessory Dwellings to allow larger accessory dwellings and additional units. The proposed changes may make it easier to develop accessory dwelling units, and may change the density of residential areas, depending on how many individual property owners construct the additional units.

In addition, the Planning Department is considering repealing the existing 19.36A Off-Street Parking and Loading with a new proposed 19.36B Off-street Parking and Loading . The proposed ordinances are to be reviewed at the Maui Planning Commission meeting scheduled for April 24, 2018.

AIA Maui members are encouraged to submit their comments to the Planning Commission in writing or in person at the meeting. As design professionals, architects are uniquely qualified to offer recommendations on the merits or potential issues with these changes to the zoning ordinance.

02 April 2018

The Science of Color and Light - Monday, April 16 2018

You are invited to a Lunch & Learn hosted by Benjamin Moore and Da Kine Paints.  Gus Maseba, the Benjamin Moore Architectural and Design Representative will be presenting a continuing education presentation about The Science of Color & Light.

Investigate the interplay of color and light:  this in-depth course explores the design impact of lighting, Color Temperature, Color Rending Index and Light Reflectance Value (LRV).  Additionally, we'll identify problems that occur as a result of product substitution and color matching.

Date: Monday, April 16th 2018
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location:  Mana’o Pono room at The King Kamehameha Golf Club

RSVP is required, as there is a maximum of 30 guests

Please RSVP to Michelle at dakinepaints@gmail.com or (808) 214-4470 by Wednesday April 11th 2018.

15 March 2018

March 2018 AIA General Membership Meeting - Solid Surface

Cradle-to Grave Evaluation of Solid Surface Manufacture presented by Andrew Lui-Kwan & Theresa Youn.  Buffet lunch sponsored by LG Hausys. Register by March 27, 2018.

05 March 2018

2015 IECC Training - April 17, 2018

Register for the Hawai'i State Energy Office / Hawai'i Energy International Energy Conservation Code Training to be held at the Maui Beach Hotel on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Disability Access Conference - May 10, 2018

Register today for the 2018 DCAB Conference, to be held on May 10, 2018 from 8:00am to 4:30pm at the Ala Moana Hotel. For more information, download the registration form and program.