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Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA)

BAYA connects designers, students and newly licensed architects for networking, volunteer opportunities and social events. With over 800 members, BAYA is the most active AIA committee for young architects nationwide. Our goal is to involve young architects from graduation to licensure with the architectural community. We have monthly meetings to announce our activities, other architecture related events, volunteer opportunities and to discuss topics relevant to the architecture profession.

Each month a local architecture firm hosts and gives a brief presentation of their work. This is an opportunity for young architects to learn about the different practices in the city, as well as a chance for the hosting firm to present it self and attract new talent. We also organize monthly mixers around the city and a number of special events throughout the year.

BAYA meetings are free to attend for everyone in the architecture profession. Our membership is open to all non-licensed professionals and architects licensed for less than 10 years in the Bay Area whether or not a member of a local AIA chapter.

Firm Visits: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (location varies; mixer following)
Mixers: 4th Thursday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, (location varies)

If you are interested in hosting a future BAYA event, please contact Wesley Wong (Co-Chair) at

Past Events

Year Month Event More
2014 April BAYA + AIAS Mixer: What's Next? From School to Practice View
2014 April Firm Visit: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc. View
2014 March Firm Visit: Van Meter Williams Pollack View
2014 February Firm Visit: Flad Architects View
2014 January Firm Visit: John Lum Architecture View
2013 November Firm Visit: Woods Bagot and BAYA Elections View
2013 October Firm Visit: GLS Landscape / Architecture View
2013 September Firm Visit: NicholsBooth Architects View
2013 August Firm Visit: Mark Horton / Architecture View
2013 July Firm Visit: MK Think View
2013 June Firm Visit: Feldman Architecture View


  • BAYA + AIAS Mixer: What's Next? From School to Practice

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    BAYA + AIAS Mixer: What's Next? From School to Practice

    Join the BAYA community and students at CCA for an evening focused on the transition from school to practice. Come listen to professionals share their stories and view student work from CCA’s Architecture Department. Meet some new faces and make some new connections. Free food + drinks will be provided.


    Je'Nen M. Chastain, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA | Marketing Coordinator at Perkins+Will
    Exploring Alternative Careers in Architecture

    As a marketing professional for Perkins+Will, Je'Nen M. Chastain ...

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  • BAYA April Firm Tour: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.

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    BAYA April Firm Tour: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.

    Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects's approach focuses on each building beginning with the site, and the particular desires to transform it. Buildings are earth, made of matter, and a continuation of the geological processes that produced their sites, part of natural evolution. A building marks and amplifies its unique spot on the globe.

    Both the buildings in landscapes and the work in cities demonstrates this marking of time and place.

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  • BAYA March Firm Tour: Van Meter Williams Pollack

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    BAYA March Firm Tour: Van Meter Williams Pollack

    Van Meter Williams Pollack is an award-winning multi-disciplinary architecture and urban design firm based in San Francisco and Denver. We provide a full range of comprehensive design and planning services for a variety of project types, scales and clients. The partners and staff bring expertise to all aspects and phases of our projects. Since 1989, we have strived to make a positive impact in the neighborhoods, towns and cities in which we work, leaving them more functional, livable and sustainable ...

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