What: Joint meeting with AIA Indianapolis at Eskenazi Hospital
When: Thursday, July 9th 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Eskenazi Hospital
Each year our annual budget for YAF Indy is generously supplied by AIA Indianapolis. Just like our group they too have monthly events that center around something relating to the architectural profession. In July we’ll be partnering with AIA Indianapolis to see Eskanzi Health up close and personal. Every AIA event is free to AIA members (both associate level and full AIA members) and for this joint event the free admission is also extended to YAF Indy members. That’s right, this is a totally free evening spent meeting firm owners and your peers all while getting some insight into the newest hospital in Indianapolis.
The event is scheduled as follows.
• 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Networking, Hors D’oeuvres, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks
• 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Presentation – “Design Considerations – Eskenazi Health Commonground” – Matthew R. Gutwein, President and CEO, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County – Earn 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit!
This is an excellent chance to see what the larger AIA events offer as well as expand your circle of connections in the architecture community. We hope to see you there.
What: Salary Negotiations, How Much Am I Worth?
When: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Where: Black Acre Brewing Company (5632 E Washington St., Indianapolis, IN)
Sparked by feedback from our Year in Review and a survey we’ve been sending out periodically we have a wealth of topics to discuss this year at our more informal “social” events. Up first will be a very pressing issue to many of you; Salary Negotiation, How Much Am I Worth?
Time and again we’ve heard the frustration of young architects and designers in Indianapolis over not having a concrete grasp on what the going rate is for their services. Many design firms subscribe to various salary aggregation services, but we have yet to hear of a single firm who actually provides their salaries back to those companies. As a Young Architect you can take matters into your own hands. If you’re currently employed or have worked before in the Indianapolis area we’re encouraging you to fill out your salary information on Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com). It’s a completely anonymous way to help us all answer the question “How much am I worth?”
To join in the discussion come out on January 20th to Black Acre Brewing Company (in the historic Irvington Neighborhood on Indy’s East Side). We’ll be sampling local brews and swapping stories about how to negotiate your salary. Also take a minute and RSVP via the Eventbrite link above. We use that to track our anticipated attendance and it has the added benefit of allowing last minute communication if events or locations have to change.
It’s that time of year again. That moment when we look back and think “what just happened?” or “why am I so old?” Before you rush to answer those questions remember that there’s still one YAF event left in 2014. It’s our traditional Year in Review and as per usual we’re meeting up after work to, er, review the year over a pint or more at the Rathskeller.
What: Year in Review
When: Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Where: The Rathskeller
If you want to get a jump start on giving the YAF some feedback we have a quick seven question survey we’d appreciate your help with. Thanks.
Stay tuned for more information and thanks for helping make 2014 one of the most well attended years for YAF Indy.
What: Dinner with the Fellows
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Where: Speak Easy – 5255 North Winthrop Avenue Indinapolis, IN 46220
RSVP Required: Eventbrite
As one of our most well attended events of the year the Young Architects Forum is proud to present an opportunity to meet and mingle with archiects in the state of Indiana who have been elevated to FAIA. Join us for an evening at the Speak Easy to meet your Young Architect peers as well as those architects in the state who have helped raise the bar on what it means to be an architect. Becoming a Fellow of the AIA is an involved process that requires experience, nomination, and exemplary service to the profession. For more information on what it takes to be honored as FAIA you can read about it here.
Due to popularity of the event an RSVP is required and space is limited. Respond now to ensure you have spot.
What: Hotel Tango Whiskey, Happy Hour + Rendering Techniques Discussion
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Please RSVP: Eventbrite
Fall is here, winter is coming, and there’s no better time to sample the spirits from the newest distillery in downtown Indianapolis. Besides being a good time to meet and network with other YAF people (and discuss how best to make an Old Fashioned) we’ll be talking about rendering techniques. If you have a recent rendering your firm has done (or that you have worked on personally) make sure to bring a printed copy and a brief understanding of the process that was used to produce it. As added incentive we’ll be buying a drink for the first 3 attendees to show up with a rendering. Additionally we’ll include all renderings in the Event Recap we post on YAFIndy.org.
Even if you don’t care about renderings feel free to join us for drinks. Bring your friends from your firm or from your days back in school. This will be a good time to meet some of your architectural peers, grill the competition about design mistakes you’ve read about on IBJ, or ask for a recommendation on who is hiring around town. We only have 3 events left before 2015 begins.
See you there.
What: The annual YAF Transitions Round Table
When: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Where: CSO Architects Office – 8831 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240
5:30-6 pm – Networking, Food & Drinks (free)
6:00-7 pm – Round Table Discussion
This annual event is a chance to meet architects in our community who are a few steps ahead of us in their career progression. We discuss the steps and transitions they’ve gone through to get them where they’re at today. They have a wealth of tips and suggestions on how to best continue with our careers in the architectural profession. It’s often a fun and inspiring event. Along with great conversation, we also provide food and drinks. It is typically one of the most well attended events and can be a great introduction to Young Architects Forum as well as a quick way to network with professionals from various firms throughout the Indianapolis area.
A few more specifics on the location.
CSO Architects building is located behind the The Fashion Mall at Keystone. For those unfamiliar with the area there are two free mall parking garages as well as free surface parking within walking distance of their office.
When: July 8 4pm-8pm
Where: Marion County Fairgrounds, Expo Hall, 7300 E Troy Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46239 (more detailed directions below)
Marion County Fairgrounds and Global Peace Initiatives have realized their potential for having real and meaningful impact in the wellness, education, food security and sustainability of the greater Indianapolis area. We plan to provide creative insight, ideas, and passion to help build upon the changes and growth envisioned by their 355 Committee, Board Chair; Ron Phillips, and GPI’s Executive Director, Linda Proffitt.
Please join us for an evening of intense design exercise and consideration to build a Center for Sustainable Living and hub of Urban Agriculture for our community.
We will meet at the Expo Hall (Exposition building, #7 on the map below). Follow internet directions to 7300 E. Troy Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46239. Turn north at the intersection of E Tory and S. Shortridge Road (just behind a line of trees and hill at the edge of a farm.) Follow Shortridge into the Grounds around to the Main gate, Gate 1(G1), the gate will be open. Continue on Main Street to the large gravel lot on the right, around a two story building (Admin building). We will meet and conduct most of the Charrette in the Expo Hall adjacent to the Plaza/Parking lot.
Parking space is plentiful.
How to Prepare:
We will be in a conditioned space with lights, power and adjacent restrooms, but we will be spending some time outside and touring the property. Therefore summer cloths and suitable shoes are strongly recommended.
Bring your own laptops, drafting tools and drawing/writing implements, and any other supplies you prefer to use. We will have some on hand, but don’t know what you like.
4:00 to 4:45 Setup and Organization
4:45 to 5:00 Marion County Fairgrounds and Global Peace Indicatives staff and volunteers present general info, history, needs, goals/expectations, dreams and liabilities/problems for the property
5:00 to 5:45 Break into groups to tour the property with staff/volunteers to see some of the existing program and spaces to be
6:00 to 6:20 Small group discussion and brainstorming
6:20 to 6:30 Refreshments and start working on programs/drawings
7:30 Return to spaces Engineering and Feasibility evaluation
8:00 Present plans, images , programs, and ideas to MC FG Board and GPI.
8:30 Wrap-up and documentation, pictures, scans, copies etc.
Sign up for free on our Eventbrite page: event info
When: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Where: 501 E Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Summer is upon us and it’s time to enjoy a local brew or three. There’s no agenda, just come out and have a good time (maybe prepare a short Pecha Kucha about how your coworkers don’t understand you).
Come one and come all. Bring your friends from your firm or from your days back in school. This will be a great time to meet some of your architectural peers, complain about work their firm has done, or ask for an inside scoop on who is hiring. If you have never attended a YAF event this would be a great time to start. Remember there is no fee to join YAF and you don’t have to be a member of AIA either.
See you there. (Eventbrite link!)
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Where: The Rathskeller, 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
It’s finally here, drinks and discussion in The Rathskeller Beirgarten. It’s the best place to enjoy the best beer in Indy. There’s no agenda, just come out and have a good time.
If you’ve never been to the Rathskeller, attendance is mandatory. You should also order a pretzel with mustard, it’s not spicy at all… Also, If you’ve never been to YAF, attendance is mandatory. There will never be a meeting better than this one to get to know some of your architectural peers.
We’ll meet out back in the beer garden. You can park in the Athenaeum’s lot or anywhere along the street, there are even some free spots on East St.
See you there.
When: Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Where: 211 N Pennsylvania (Regions Tower), URS Offices on the 21st floor
5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Networking, Dinner, Drinks (free)
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Dinner and drinks continue with Round Table Discussion, guests of honor: David Franklin (Domain Architecture), Diana M.H. Brenner FAIA (Brenner Design), and Craig McCormick (Blackline Studio)
This annual event is a chance to meet architects in our community who are a few steps ahead of us in their career progression. We discuss the steps and transitions they’ve gone through to get them where they’re at today. They have a wealth of tips and suggestions on how to best continue with our careers in the architectural profession. It’s often a fun and inspiring event. Along with great conversation, we also provide dinner and drinks. It’s one of our best attended events and could be a great one to attend to see what the YAF is all about.
If you’d like to receive the official invite, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you signed up. You’re also welcome to just show up.
A few more specifics on the location…
Address is 211 N. Pennsylvania. (Regions Bank Building), Indianapolis, IN. The 21st floor (3rd elevator bay from the garage entrance). Use the main door and we are going to be in the main conference room. (URS offices)
Parking is available in the building garage (not free), and access is limited to the Garage entrance at this time of day. However you could find a free or metered spot on one of the nearby streets and walk in from there.