Young Architects Forum

YAF Meetings

YAF meets the second Wednesday of every month from 12-1pm

AIA Houston
P.O. Box 66696
Houston, TX 77266

Young Design Professionals HH - Reception Sponsors

Young Architects Forum

The AIA Houston Young Architects Forum (YAF) promotes education, leadership development, networking and community involvement among emerging professionals within the first ten years of licensure who live or work in Houston, TX. Programs and events include:

Ben Brewer Young Architect Award

Named in honor of Ben Brewer, FAIA, for distinguished service to the profession and his significant influence on young professionals. This award recognizes excellence in ability, exceptional work, and significant contributions in the practice of architecture by architects who are in their first 10 years of practice. This year's application dealine is March 2, 2018.

Design-Make Residency

The AIA Houston Young Architect’s Forum Design‐Make Residency is an innovative program that bridges the gap between theoretical design and physical production. Throughout the program cycle, residents will develop their selected project and area of study, culminating in the production of object(s) to be displayed at Architecture Center Houston. The program provides support for up to 3 residents annually in the form of workshop space and access to tools (via TxRx Labs,, and connection to other resources such as materials and mentors. Applications due in the Fall.

Houston Young Design Professionals HH

Drinks, networking and design talk! Come make new connections with fellow Houston Young Design Professionals! Hosted by the AIA Young Architects Forum, AGC Construction Leadership Council, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Planning Association, Young Engineers in ASHRAE, and rdAGENTS, American Society of Interior Designers and the Illuminating Engineering Society. Hosted Spring and Fall.

Connect Dinner

AIA Houston honors the year’s College of Fellows inductees, open to emerging professionals and Fellows. Typically in October.

Firm Presence

Shop talk and networking at a local architectural firm. If you’d like to host a YAF Firm Presence, please contact the YAF committee.

Fireside Chat

Conversation with Houston’s leading architects, on-site. Limited to 25 attendees. If you’d like to host a YAF Fireside Chat, please contact the YAF committee. Takes place quarterly.