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Young Architects Forum – Connection

The YAF Connection is the official e-magazine for young architects produced by the Young Architects Forum. Each edition includes articles on leadership, mentorship, and fellowship as well as book reviews by young architects. The YAF Connection is a bimonthly publication. Contact the YAF Connection Editor. Visit the YAF on Issuu and submit an article or image to be published.

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August 2015 – Volume 13, Issue 04


It’s very apparent that the state of practice has evolved, but how will it change in the future? In our first ever issue on the state of the profession, we examine current and future trends that impact how we do business.

June 2015 – Volume 13, Issue 03

In our post-convention issue, we recap many of the events that YAF was a part of and others that we found extremely valuable to the profession. Our special guest editor is the YAF's Advocacy Director and resident resiliency expert, Illya Azaroff. We have laid out stories about young leaders who are truly involved in the effort on resilience, as well as the broad spectrum that architects can get involved in. Resilience is more than a buzzword and is a great opportunity for architects to prove their impact to their communities, region, and beyond.

April 2015 – Volume 13, Issue 02

In this pre-Convention issue, learn more about the Equity by Design Conference, explore data from the Missing 32% Project, and hear stories about young leaders who are advancing equity in the profession. Don’t forget to check out the AIA Convention 2015 Atlanta preview to learn more about great initiatives spearheaded by young architects and supported by the YAF.

February 2015 – Volume 13, Issue 01

In our first issue of 2015, we caught up with young leaders of the past; the 2005 & 2006 classes of the AIA Young Architects Award, past members of the YAF Advisory Committee, and early elevated Fellows. In fact, almost 40% of the AIA Young Architects Award winners we interviewed have reached Fellowship. Read on to hear their advice for aspiring emerging professionals and where their careers have taken them!

November 2014 – Volume 12, Issue 06

In this Issue:
“Built By Design” an interview with Peter L. Gluck by George Guarino
“How Big is Your Carbon Footprint” by AJ Sustaita

“The (Almost) All-American House” a spotlight on Lantz Full Circle

September 2014 – Volume 12, Issue 05

In this Issue:
“Living In The City of 7 Billion” by Jeff Pastva, AIA
“Going Global with Diller Scofidio and Renfro” by Kevin Rice, AIA
“Fifth American House” by LaTonya Whitfield-Hohrn, AIA

July 2014 – Volume 12, Issue 04

In this Issue:
“Walk This Way” by Robert Barfield, AIA
“Materials Research Collaborative” by AJ Sustaita, AIA
“In Your Face Branding” by Matt Murphy, AIA

May 2014 – Volume 12, Issue 03

In this Issue:
“2014 Emerging Professionals Exhibition : Dual Perspectives” by Beth Mosenthal, Assoc. AIA, Jason Adler and Laura Ondrich
“Kickstart This! : Crowdfunding Architecture” by Nicholas Banks, Assoc. AIA and Justine Testado
“2014 AIA National Convention : A Young Architects Guide” by Jeff Pastva, AIA

March 2014 – Volume 12, Issue 02

In this Issue:
“2014 EP Summit” by Jennifer Workman, AIA, Jon Penndorf, AIA, Virginia Marquardt, AIA, Jeff Pastva AIA, and Corey Clayborne, AIA
“Cultural Advocacy” by Lorena Toffer, AIA, Clemente Jaquez, AIA, and Jorge Gonzalez, AIA
“Design and the Public Interest” by Bryan Bell, Steven A. Moore, Sergio Palleroni, John Folan

January 2014 – Volume 12, Issue 01

In this Issue:
“Passive House” by Kurt Neiswender, AIA
“Computation as Collaboration” by Matt Naugle
“PDX seat competition” by Bob Trempe

November 2013 – Volume 11, Issue 06

In this Issue:
“Mind the Gap” by Jon Penndorf, AIA
“A Seat at the Leadership Table” by Haley Gipe, Assoc. AIA
“Definition of Architecture” by Jody Brown

September 2013 – Volume 11, Issue 05

In this Issue:
“Building Furniture. Building Community” by Ben Hartigan, AIA
“Gun Free Zone” by James Cornetet, AIA
“The Architect and Legislative Advocacy” by Tracie Reed, Assoc. AIA

July 2013 – Volume 11, Issue 04

In this Issue:
“Lending an Open Hand” by Matthew McGrane, AIA
“Design Build: Now is the Time!” by Kevin Singh, AIA
“Opportunity” by Luke McCary, AIA

YAF Connection Archives

May 2013 – Volume 11, Issue 03
March 2013 – Volume 11, Issue 02

January 2013 – Volume 11, Issue 01

November 2012 – Volume 10, Issue 5

August 2012 – Volume 10, Issue 4

June 2012 – Volume 10, Issue 3

March 2012—Volume 10, Issue 2

January 2012—Volume 10, Issue 1

November 2011—Volume 9, Issue 6

September 2011—Volume 9, Issue 5

July 2011—Volume 9, Issue 4

May 2011—Volume 9, Issue 3

March 2011—Volume 9, Issue 2

January 2011—Volume 9, Issue 1

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