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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


Officers Meeting: 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Studios Architecture, 405 Howard St #488

Firm Visits: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (location varies; mixer following)
Mixers: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., (location varies)

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.


Patrycja Dragan, Assoc. AIA

Sara Ibanez
Outreach & Communications Chair

Tay Othman
Architect Chair

Miko Mendoza
Academic Chair

Henry Gao
Finance & Membership Chair

Lily Weeks, Assoc. AIA
Past Chair

Upcoming Events
BAYA January Firm Tour | Gast Architects
Tuesday, January 30, 2018