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.


AIA National Young Architects Forum

Committee Chair(s):

  • Charlie Ekblad Assoc. AIA
  • Elijah Coley Assoc. AIA
  • Contact the Committee Chair(s):

    [email protected]

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    Updates from Young Architects Forum

    Welcome New 2018-19 Board of Directors

    AIA Seattle’s Board Nominating Committee is pleased to present this slate of accomplished members to fill open seats on our Board of Directors beginning September 1, 2018. Our nominating committee – Ron Rochon FAIA (Chair), Vicki Ha AIA, Stephen Jablonsky, Amy Janof

    2018 Happy Hour Series

    The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series is a monthly gathering presented by the Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees to encourage connections within the Seattle design community. This year’s happy hours will explore the social, environmental, and cultural responsibilities of design. JOIN US EVERY

    AIA Seattle Announces 2017 Travel Scholarship Recipient

    Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA is the 2017 recipient of AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, for his proposal, “Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role in and Responsibility to Society.” Read more

    2019 Happy Hour Series

    Attend the AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series for the chance to grab a drink, socialize with peers, and hear from designers at the host firms. Read more


      Join us for our monthly meetings set the fourth Thursday of every month at 4:30pm at the AIA Seattle office. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community.

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