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May Event – Client Relationships & TRIVIA


When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:30pm

Where: Metazoa Brewing Co. – 140 South College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202

What: Join us for happy hour at Metazoa Brewing Company on May 16th! We’ll be hosting an informal discussion about Client Relationships. Every client is different, and it’s important for us as young architects to learn how developing these relationships creates successful projects.

Following our chat, Metazoa will be hosting their weekly Trivia Tuesday at 6:30pm. For anyone interested in sticking around, we’ll join forces and create a YAF trivia team. See you there!

March Event – Transitions Roundtable


When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:30pm

Where: Elbow Room – 605 North Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: Join us upstairs at the Elbow Room for our annual Transitions Roundtable where we will learn from three experienced professionals in the Indianapolis area about how they got started and what led them to the work they do today.

Our three panelists for this year are:

Cara Weber, AIA – DELV Design
Winifrid Williams, AIA, LEED AP BD+C – krM Architecture+
Scott Perkins, AIA – Blackline Studio

January Event – ARE 4.0 + 5.0


When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 5:30pm

Where: RATIO Design – 101 S. Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: Let’s kick off 2017 together as we discuss the ARE and navigate the new 5.0 version. We’ll be talking about the exam’s new formatting, divisions, resources, and some tips to make the transition easier. Whichever stage of the process you’re at (even if you’re sticking with version 4.0!), come chat with your peers and get your questions answered. Drinks will be provided.

December Event – YAF Year in Review


When: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:30pm

Where: The Rathskeller – 401 East Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: It’s that time of year again! Join us for a drink (or two) at our traditional Year in Review at the Rathskeller. Appetizers will be provided.

Thank you for your participation in making 2016 one of YAF Indy’s highest attended years yet!

November Event – Fellows Reception


When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:00pm

Where: The Hatch – 6161 Hillside Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220

What: We would like to invite you to the annual dinner with the College of Fellows. This year we will be hosting the event at the Hatch in Broad Ripple. Come chat with us and learn from some of the best of the best in our profession!

Food and drinks will be provided, so please RSVP by November 11th.

October Event – Parallel Careers Panel

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When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:00pm

Where: The Platform at City Market – 202 East Market Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: This year for our “Parallel Careers” discussion, we will be focusing on the field of fabrication. Join us as we talk with our panel about what architecture-adjacent work looks like, how you create and innovate in similar fields, and how architecture helped set them up for success.

Our guest panelists include:

James DeChant, designer at Luur Design

Kyle Perry, designer/co-founder of PROJECTiONE

Adam Buente, designer/co-founder of PROJECTiONE

September Event – Transitions Roundtable


When: Tuesday September 20, 2016 at 6:00pm*

Where: Doris Research – 535 East Wabash Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: Join us for our annual Transitions Roundtable where we learn from three experienced professionals in the Indianapolis area about how they got started and what led them to the work they do today. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.

Our three panelists this year are:

Dan Overbey, AIA – Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
Desma Belsaas, AIA – Schmidt Associates
Scott Perkins, AIA – Blackline Studio

August Event – Firm Culture

The Eagle

When: Tuesday August 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Where: The Eagle – 310 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: Have you ever wondered how your peers fit into their office? Do they have happy hours and office kickball teams? Are there video game consoles or pool tables to blow off steam? Do they always work with the same small team, on large, long-term projects, or is their work space a mixture of small quick deadlines? Is the grass actually greener on their side of the studio?

Join us at The Eagle as we discuss the different aspects of firm culture. Everyone is different, and it’s up to you as a young architect to find the work environment that fits you best. Big to small, corporate to boutique, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of this significant aspect of the architecture profession.

June Event – Happy Hour


When: Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Where: Metazoa Brewing Company – 140 South College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202

What: Time to kick off the summer! Join us for a social happy hour event at Metozoa Brewing. The more the merrier, so feel free to bring your friends or significant other. Metazoa is pet-friendly, so your four-legged friends are welcome, too!

May Event – Mentorship + Advocacy


When: Tuesday May 10, 2016 at 5:30pm

Where: Big Lug Canteen – 1435 East 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46240

What: As young professionals, it’s increasingly important to understand the value of mentorship and career advocacy in the architecture community.

How does one go about finding a mentor and what can you expect? Mentors, whether formal or informal, are there to help, so let’s talk about how to make the most of it.