Young Architects Forum
The Young Architects Forum (YAF) promotes the professional growth and leadership development of Emerging Professionals, including early and mid-career architects and unlicensed professionals on both traditional and non-traditional career paths. The YAF is both a place to connect socially with the design community and a venue to build leadership and advocacy skills. YAF co-presents monthly happy hours with Women in Design which are hosted by local architecture, construction, and built environment design firms, and plans tours and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
The Young Architects Forum meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm at AIA Seattle. To receive upcoming meeting and event details, subscribe to our email list. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. The Young Architects Forum serves AIA Seattle’s Member vision.
Contact the Committee Chair(s): YoungArchitectsForum@aiaseattle.org
- Charlie Ekblad Assoc. AIA
- Elijah Coley Assoc. AIA
AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design. We open doors, provide connections, keep our members and the public informed, and demonstrate our commitment to great design as the key ingredient for livable, sustainable places.
A chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Seattle is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, membership service organization. Founded in 1894, AIA Seattle is comprised of over 2,500 architects and allied professionals throughout the Puget Sound region. AIA Seattle membership is open to anyone with a professional or personal interest in architectural practice, and in the creation or appreciation of the built environment.
AIA Seattle is the 5th largest urban component of the American Institute of Architects, with members throughout the Puget Sound area. AIA Seattle is one of four Washington components affiliated with AIA Washington Council, and the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region.
In 2011, AIA Seattle founded Design in Public, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to celebrate all the ways that design makes life better for Seattle.
In 2015, AIA Seattle partnered with Seattle Architecture Foundation, Design in Public, and AIA Washington Council to create the Center for Architecture & Design. The Center is Seattle’s premier public space for exhibits, programs, and conversations that explore design’s role in shaping cities. More info at cfadseattle.org.
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