Tuesday, November 13


AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Leadership Summit & Annual Meeting, 8am-5pm


Location: AIA Center for Architecture, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 96813

  • 8am-9am: AIA NW&PR Annual Meeting with a status report on the Region
    (Open to all AIA members, no charge, no RSVP needed)
  • 9am-5pm: Leadership Summit, an opportunity to share component issues and insights
    (By Invitation Only, Open to AIA NW&PR component delegates and staff) Register Online!


The AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Pau Hana, 5:30pm-7:30pm (By Invitation Only)


Location: The Liljestrand House, 3300 Tantalus Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822

This reception is open to our AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Delegates, AIA Honolulu and AIA Hawaii State Council Leadership and specially invited guests to bring their annual meeting to a close.

  • Cost: $95 for both AIA NWPR Leadership Summit & Pau Hana (incl. continental breakfast, lunch and reception)

Wednesday, November 14


19th Annual Pacific Building Trade Expo, 8am-5:30pm (HSW)


Location: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Online registration is closed but you can still attend by registering at the event with your business card.

Presented by Honblue and jointly produced by AIA Honolulu and CSI Honolulu this is the largest trade venue serving Hawaii’s building design professionals and contractors.

The Pacific Building Trade Expo, is a FREE event open to all members of the design & construction community, including architects and landscape architects, engineers, contractors as well as military and government agencies.

  • 8:00am-4:00am:   27 AIA/CES Seminars, 7 tracks. View Planned Seminars.
    Sessions: 8:00-9:00am, 10:00-11:00am, 2:15-3:15pm, 3:30-4:30pm.
  • 8:45am-9:00am:   Opening Ceremony, Exhibit Hall
  • 9:00am-5:30pm:   Exhibition Opens, 300 Vendors, Exhibit Hall
  • 11:30am-1:00pm: Hosted Buffet Lunch, Exhibit Hall
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Keynote Speaker, Edward Mazria, FAIA, Level 3, Rm 319
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm:   Pop-up Dessert Stations, Exhibit Hall
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm:   Aloha Reception & Prize Giveaways, Exhibit Hall

Cost:  Free Admission for AEC industry professionals

SOLD OUT! Emerging Professionals Party, 6pm-9pm


This event is now SOLD OUT and Online Registration CLOSED!
Location: Tchin Tchin Bar, 39 N Hotel Street (above Bar 35), Honolulu, HI 98617

Join us for an evening of tasty pupu, architectural cocktails, raffle prizes and networking. A celebration of emerging professionals and those young-at-heart.  All professionals in the architecture, design and construction industry, students, AIA NW+PR delegates and allied professionals are welcome.

Cost: $20 Early Bird (Sep 15-Oct 15) & $35 Regular. Incl. pupu & drinks. Limited to first 100 attendees / No walk-ins.

Thursday, November 15

2018 Design Symposium Workshops & Keynote Speaker, 7:30am-12:30pm (HSW)
Free and Open to the Public!  Walk ins welcome, no pre-registration required.


Location: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • 7:30am-8:00am:     Check In & Breakfast Buffet – Level 3, Rm 317
  • 8:00am-9:00am:    Brooks + Scarpa: Past, Present and Future (1 HSW)
    Keynote Speaker Angela Brooks, FAIA,
                                  Managing Principal, Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • 9:15am-10:45am: (1.5 HSW/Workshop)
    Session 1A (Rm 318): “Shifting Baselines and Developing Resilient City Design” with the Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability & Resiliency
    Session 1B (Rm 319): “Encouraging New Models of Affordable Housing” with the AIA Honolulu Housing Committee
  • 11:00am-12:30pm: (1.5 HSW/Workshop)
    Session 2A (Rm 318): “Zero Net Energy in Hawaii: Codes, Tools and Incentives” with the Hawaii State Energy Office
    Session 2B (Rm 319):  “Stakeholder-Driven Resilience Planning in Honolulu’s Ala Wai Watershed” with Hawaii Green Growth

Our Thursday will start with a keynote and sit-down breakfast. It will follow with a half-day of Symposium Education Workshops with presentations by 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.

Cost:  Free and open to the public.

60th AIA Honolulu & AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Design Awards, 5pm-9pm


Location: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

The 60th AIA Honolulu Design Awards Gala will be held in conjunction with the AIA Northwest and Pacific Region’s 2018 Honors and Awards Program, for a combined evening celebrating design excellence!

  • 5:00pm: Check in/Cocktails/Pupus/Networking
  • 6:30pm:  Design Awards Program Part 1
  • 7:30pm: Intermission/Dessert Break
  • 7:45pm: Design Awards Program Part 2
  • 9:00pm: Pau

It provides an avenue for member architects to be recognized by their peers for their effort and dedication to excellence in architecture. The competition culminates in a gala awards celebration to recognize the winners and all of our distinguished entrants, attracting more than 300 members and affiliates.

Cost: $95 for AIA Honolulu Members & Guests / $30 for Students