Young Architects Forum (YAF)

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Young Architects Forum (YAF) Kansas City is a committee of AIA Kansas City and is dedicated to connecting emerging architectural professionals, developing the next generation of design leaders, and raising an awareness of the value of high quality design in our built environment. We seek to support and encourage young professionals in the field of architecture to obtain their license, become involved with career development and leadership opportunities, and engage allied professionals through collaboration. Although membership in the AIA is not required to participate in YAF programs, we encourage you to become a member of AIA Kansas City to take advantage of the full range of resources provided to the profession.

We continuously seek out new and fresh ideas and the energy and resources to implement them, and have fun doing it. You don’t have to be young or an architect to be a part of this group! Join us at our next event to build your local professional network, make friends and become engaged in our local community.


MOD | What is the Future of Architecture?

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From building codes to technological advancements, the field of architecture is ever changing and progressing. The methods and architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright do not look at all like the profession today; architects will have to continually change and adapt to meet the demands of future generations. What can we do now to prepare for our future needs, and how can we predict what those future needs will be?

AIA Kansas City's Young Architects Forum (YAF) has created Monsters of Design (MoD) to challenge you on this topic. Looking through the lens of the theme, “What is the Future of Architecture?”, what solutions can you come up with?

Enter MoD as an individual or team to address one of the four following categories:

Building Performance
Sustainable Design
Affordable Housing

To be considered, this registration form must be submitted by Friday, November 15 (NEW DEADLINE).

Requirements & Entry >

Committee Co-Chairs

Shannon Hush, Assoc. AIA
Bryce Cummings, AIA

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