Bay Area Young Architects

The Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA) Knowledge Community connects designers, students and newly licensed architects for networking, volunteer opportunities and social events. With more than 2,000 members, BAYA is one of the most active AIA knowledge communities for young architects nationwide.

BAYA events are open to everyone engaged in the AEC industry. Bay Area Young Architects welcomes all non-licensed professionals and architects that have been licensed for less than 10 years in the Bay Area, regardless of their AIA local chapter affiliation.

Get involved
Engaging with BAYA is best experienced through our in-person events. These gatherings provide an exceptional opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, expand your network, and discover the myriad benefits BAYA has in store for you.

Our calendar is filled with monthly events across the city, ranging from firm tours and mixers to portfolio review workshops, and other unique events throughout the year. These events offer the opportunity for young architects to learn about different practices in the city while also affording firms the chance to scout new talent and forge valuable connections.

Get in touch

Learn about our latest events through our social media channels: Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

BAYA Groups: Join the conversation and engage with our community by sharing your thoughts, ideas, and projects on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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We look forward to seeing you at one of our next events!



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Sam Doherty

Agustin Avalos
Communications Chair

Sud Agrawal
Vice Chair

Aditi Gupta
Admin Chair


Aruna Bolisetty
Immediate Past Chair

Past Chairs
Cecily Ng, AIA
Will Searcy

Past Events (BAYA Firm Tours – Virtual)

Hayes Group Architects | 2/24/2022

Hayes Group Architects is a design studio, with offices on the Peninsula and in San Francisco, recognized by the AIA and community organizations for creating architecture of our time and place. Our shared vision and collective effort yield designs of uncompromising quality, and our projects contribute to the greater fabric of our communities, while accurately reflecting our clients' core values, goals, and mission.



Van Meter Williams Pollack | 2/20/2022

Van Meter Williams Pollack is an award-winning Architecture and Urban Design firm based in San Francisco, Denver, and Minneapolis. VMWP specializes in affordable housing, mixed-use and market-rate housing, master planning, land use and zoning standards that help communities accommodate change. VMWP takes a comprehensive and innovative design approach. We integrate client needs into sustainable design solutions that address climate resilience, social and economic equity, to create beautiful, inspiring communities and places for people to live and thrive.


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