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AIASF Committees: Bay Area Young Architects

Baya Mixer / © Patrycja Dragan

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.

If you are interested in hosting a future BAYA event or have any questions, please contact us at


Firm Visits: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mixers: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
(locations vary)

BAYA convenings are open to attend for everyone in the architecture profession. Bay Area Young Architects defines membership as all non-licensed professionals and architects licensed for less than 10 years in the Bay Area, whether or not they are a registered member of a local AIA chapter.


Joseph Estefanos, AIA

Bonnie Shih
Communications Chair

James Abeyta
Architect Chair

Kevin Riley
Academic Chair

Beatrice Goh
Finance & Membership Chair

Patrycja Dragan, Assoc. AIA
Immediate Past Chair

Upcoming Events
BAYA March Firm Tour | Handel Architects
Thursday, March 29, 2018
BAYA Portfolio Review
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
New Member Orientation
Friday, June 1, 2018