Bay Area Young Architects

The BAYA Knowledge Community 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.

Each month, a local architecture firm host gives a brief presentation of their work. The event serves two important purposes: it’s an opportunity for young architects to learn about the different practices in the city, and it’s a chance for the firms to meet and attract new talent. BAYA also organizes monthly mixers around the city and special events throughout the year.

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. BAYA events are open to everyone engaged in the architecture profession.

Interested in hosting an event or would you like to get involved in BAYA? Contact

First Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 PM (In person)


2023 AIASF BAYA Holiday Party


Aruna Bolisetty, AIA

Sam Doherty
Admin Chair

Mithila Jagtap
Academic Chair


Joey Xu
Architect Chair

Agustin Avalos
Social Media Chair


Cecily Ng, AIA
Immediate Past Chair

Will Searcy
Past Chair

BAYA Firm Tours

Hayes Group Architects
Thursday, February 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
Thursday, January 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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