ArchEx East

Please register and join me at Architecture Exchange East where I will be hosting the Emerging Professionals Roundtable. I look forward to meeting you all there and continuing the great discussion we had this spring at our virtual EP Roundtable. Register>>

YAF Connections

For those of you who don’t know, the YAF publishes a quarterly (digital) periodical called “Connection.” It always speaks to issues that are cogent to the profession, emerging professionals, and young architects alike. This is a fantastic way to learn not just about the YAF and AIA, but also to learn about national issues from a unique perspective. 

Connection Q2: Career Evolution was just published this week. Check out how young architects are grappling with the rapid evolution of the design profession. See how they build personalized careers, spotlight alternate career paths, build mentorship pipelines, discuss firm culture, and more.

That’s not all! If you are interested in being published, this is an accessible way to get out “there,” have your voice be heard, and grow your resume. The next issue’s theme is “E.D.I. & Belonging.” If you are interested in contributing, please reach out to me so I can connect you with the YAF Communications Team and guide you in your writing journey. The Q2: Career Evolution issue was my first time writing for Connection, and it was so easy! I submitted my draft, had one review with editors for content, and then a subsequent review for layout. The Connections team of editors are great and make the process easy. 

Drafts are due by October 28 for the Q3: E.D.I & Belonging issue, so please reach out and get writing!  

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  • Quarterly YAF Publication “Connection”. Links from Knowledge Net, also available HERE.

Feel free to connect with me, too. What are some ways your firm is working with emerging professionals and young architects? Send me an email or a message on LinkedIn!
As always, I’m here for you.

Carrie Parker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Vice President at CannonDesign
Young Architect Representative for Virginia to the Young Architect’s Forum, 2022-2024