COLLABORATION | CREATIVITY | COMMUNITY
Vision (why): To foster a community of design professionals who support each other as well as the greater Richmond community through architectural advocacy and intervention.
Mission (how): Through mentorship, networking, and development opportunities, YAF provides an environment that promotes collaboration, growth, and community impact for young architects and emerging professionals
The Young Architects Forum is sponsored by:
Shade & Wise
YAF provides a variety of participation opportunities throughout the year, including but not limited to:
a forum for discussing, questioning, and celebrating the process of architectural licensure.
Welcome to Richmond & Industry Wide Happy Hours
an opportunity to welcome new and returning members into our design community and build a robust network of industry allies.
an avenue for young professionals to engage with the greater Richmond community through an architectural design/build intervention
an opportunity to get back to our roots of communicating through pen and paper while exploring Richmond’s beautiful urban realm.
Construction Site + Manufacturing Plant Hard Hat Tours
an occasion for young professionals to explore job sites and learn more about the construction and manufacturing processes to enhance their design abilities