The Honolulu chapter of the American Institute of Architects is offering free public events during April in the eighth annual celebration of Architecture Month in Hawaii.
Architecture Firm Crawl – Friday, April 25
Ever wonder what an architecture studio looks like or what an architect does? The sixth Annual Architecture Firm Crawl was developed to allow the public to learn more about some outstanding companies, projects and people. The following Honolulu design firms will open their doors on Friday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.:
- Allana Buick & Bers (707 Richards Street, Suite 635)
- Ferraro Choi & Associates/Dean Sakamoto (IBM Building, 1240 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 510)
- Group 70 International (McCandless Building, 925 Bethel Street, Fifth Floor)
- Mason Architects (Stangenwald Building, 119 Merchant Street, Suite 501)
- RIM Architects (851 Fort Street, Suite 200)
Architectural Walking Tour: Historic Waikiki – Saturday, April 12
The public is invited to join in a free Waikiki Walking Tour, led by AIA architects and other design-minded volunteers, on Saturday, April 12. The Waikiki tour was developed by AIA member-architects in celebration of Architecture Month in 2013; due to overwhelming demand, Waikiki will be our site again in 2014. Over the course of two hours, walkers will learn about architecturally significant historic buildings and areas in Waikiki -- a world-famous locale that we are all familiar with, but that too few of us appreciate as a center of historic architecture.
The tour covers a distance of approximately one mile. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hats are highly recommended; walkers are encouraged to bring water and snacks to keep their energy up!
Tour times are set by advanced reservation for that morning. Visit the AIA Honolulu Web site at www.aiahonolulu.org.