AIA Hawaii State Council
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AIA has three organizations in Hawaii representing the interests of members and the public on state and local/county issues. State-wide we are served by the AIA Hawaii State Council.

The AIA Hawaii State Council represents AIA members on matters of state-wide interest, and provides assistance and advice to state, governmental and regulatory bodies regarding issues affecting the profession and practice of architecture in Hawaii.

The AIA Hawaii State Council has organized three committees to work on legislative and regulatory subjects on behalf of all Hawaii's architects. Each committee has an agenda that matches current state legislative and regulatory issues monitored by AIA as government advocacy service to members.

Membership in any Hawaii State Council committee is open to all AIA Honolulu and AIA Maui members, particularly those with expertise in dealing with the committee subject matter and interested in providing their input.

The Hawaii State Council Codes Committee works closely with related City and County departments, making recommendations to the regulatory agency, and keeping the membership of both Hawaii AIA chapters informed of important Code-related issues. This committee has a number of subcommittees which take on specific areas of concern including building, fire, zoning, termite protection and wood treatment, professional liability, and accessibility.

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The Hawaii State Council Licensing & Consumer Protection (LCP) Committee is responsible for defending the state’s architect licensing law, liaising with the Hawaii Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs EASLA, and other items associated with licensing and consumer protection related to architects in Hawaii.

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The Hawaii State Council Practice & Prosperity (P2) Committee is responsible for issues that affect public procurement, taxation, civil justice and similar issues in the State of Hawaii. The committee also prepares the architect labor rate survey every three years.

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The Government Affairs Commission keeps track of and reports on Government and Legislative issues affecting design professionals and the practice of architecture in Hawaii in order to educate and inform AIA members and other design professionals throughout the state.

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Legislative Reports

The AIA Hawaii State Council reports regularly on the Legislative activities affecting design professionals and the practice of architecture in Hawaii via the Government Affairs Commission.

To view the Legislative Reports, visit the Government Affairs Commission page.


Hawaii Annual Legislative Session

When session is in progress, visit our Hawaii State Legislative Contacts page to educate and inform yourself on the issues affecting design professionals and the practice of architecture in Hawaii.


2018 AIA Hawaii State Council Leadership

The AIA Hawaii State Council Board of Directors includes elected delegates from the AIA Honolulu Chapter and AIA Maui Chapter, their respective numbers determined by a formula based on the number of registered architects in each Chapter.

AIA Hawaii State Council Board of Directors


Other Key Roles for the AIA Hawaii State Council

AIA is also asked at different occasions to submit the name(s) of Architect member(s) to represent AIA Hawaii interests and provide professional expertise on behalf of the architectural profession. Current active AIA appointment include:

Jim Reinhardt, AIA - AIA Representative to State Building Code Council
Daniel Chun, FAIA - Government Affairs Chair


For more information about or to get involved with the AIA Hawaii State Council, contact AIA Honolulu.

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