AIA Central

Positioning ourselves at AIA’s headquarters on Fort Street Mall not only made for a fitting end to our participation in Architecture Month but also offered varied views, from Aloha Tower to modern skyscrapers downtown. Our home base was fully equipped, sheltered, and lit, all courtesy of the AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture. Nice!

We were joined by many newcomers, including professional architects and students of the trade (the latter after an extensive courtship), which allowed us to form an almost perfect oval around a square desk during show-and-tell. Lloyd shared with us his philosophy of documenting his travels exclusively through sketches, rather than photos, as well as some of his work from trips to Malaysia, Nepal, and Bhutan. A professional architect by day, Lloyd uses HB pencil and a mini ruler to quickly position his sketches and keep those straight lines straight. Eyes were also drawn to Purnima’s full-size pastel painting which stood out among the (mostly) pen and pencil sketches.

Homemade mochi and a raffle closed out our day. Although this was our final sketch event for Architecture Month, AIA Honolulu has many more activities planned for April. Mahalo nui to Mayumi for suggesting and helping set up this fitting collaboration – we hope to do it again in 2017!

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Don’t forget to check out the day’s sketches on the USkO Flickr page.

See you at the next event on May 7!

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