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Young Architects Forum

The Young Architects” Forum (YAF) is a public forum formed to address issues and discuss topics relevant to young architecture and design professionals in the Metro Atlanta area (10 years or less after licensure). The 2013 leaders are:
  • Doug Hannah, AIA – Atlanta Emerging Professional Director
  • Brent Amos, AIA – Atlanta Emerging Professional Director

The YAF is a joint program of AIA and the College of Fellows (COF), with roots dating back to 1989 when then AIA President, Ben Brewer Jr., FAIA, organized a grassroots program of 36 young architects from around the nation. The issues raised and benefits realized from the program led to the formation in 1991 of a national YAF Advisory Committee. Here, YAF encourages the development of national and regional programs tailored to the particular interests of young professionals including the creation of local YAF chapters.

The YAF played a vital role in AIA Atlanta”s reinvention that took place in 1998. Through the hard work of young professionals, the help of then AIA Georgia President, William Carpenter, FAIA, and the full support of AIA Atlanta, the group developed a series of programs and events that fueled steady growth and interest in both the YAF and AIA Atlanta. Today, YAF has over 150 members and continues to expand and provide opportunities for young professionals.The goals of the YAF are tri-fold:
  • Encourage professional growth and leadership development among recently licensed architects through interaction and collaboration with AIA and allied groups
  • Build a national network, and serve as a collective voice for young architects by ensuring that issues relevant to young architects are properly addressed by AIA
  • Make AIA membership a valuable tool for young architects and encourage them to pursue leadership roles within the architecture and design community

YAF membership is free and open to all designers, architects, and interns in the Atlanta area. Although membership in the AIA is not required to participate in YAF programs, we encourage AIA to take full advantage of the valuable tools and unique resources that we provide.


48hrs-YAF-ATLANTA 1013FORMATThe competition is open to all types of designers (up to 10 years after licensure) and participants must register in advance. Registration numbers will be assigned upon payment of the entry fee of $50.00 (early) or $75.00 (late). On January 10th, registrants will be provided with a “Program Packet” which includes all the details of the competition problem. A 24 hour period has been allotted for participants to submit questions on the website with all answers to be posted by the competition organizers prior to 5 pm on January 11th. Entries must then be completed and submitted in digital PDF format (one 24″ x 36″ board) before midnight on January 6th. DATESThursday, 10 January 2013 @ 5 PM: Competition opens; brief is uploaded to website; questions period opens.Friday, 11 January 2013 @ 5 PM: Questions period closes.Sunday, 13 January 2013 @ 11:59 PM: All entries due via digital PDF submittal. PRIZESFirst Place: $1000Second Prize – Sponsor Gift – HON Ceres chair ( $1100 value) – from Ivan Allen WorkspaceThird Prize – Sponsor Gift – Custom 5×7 Rug designed by winner – from FLOR*All prizes must be picked up in person in Atlanta. PROGRAM PACKET:YAF_48HRSCompetition201348hrs Program Packetyou must register in order for your entry to be consideredREGISTRATION:REGISTER HERE Early Registration: By 10 January 2013 @ 5pm, fee $50.Late Registration: By 11 January 2013 @ 5pm, fee $75. 

The Young Architects Forum Atlanta [YAF Atlanta], a program of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is proud to present Joseph Choma, Assistant Professor at Southern Polytechnic State University, as this year’s awardee of the 2013 Emerging Voices Citation for his research and experimentation in architecture.Barbara Archer Gallery will host the Emerging Voices 2013 exhibition, showcasing the work of Joseph Choma.opening reception / Thursday, January 17th, 6-9pm tickets include food and drinks:$15 advance registration$7 advance registration for students exhibition / January 17 – March 9, 2013REGISTER HEREEV13 will also feature a composition of the YAF Atlanta 48HRS Design Competition entries and winners – a competition that requires quick responses and fast, innovative thinking to a design problem within the city of Atlanta. 48HRS is intended to showcase the abilities of emerging designers and the value of good design to the greater public.

About Joseph Choma

Joseph Choma is a trained architect and designer, and founder of Design Topology Lab, a research platform dedicated to the ontology of space defined by mathematics. Joseph has been recognized in numerous design competitions and has been published in magazines and conferences internationally. His work has been exhibited in China, Columbia, England, India, Italy, and in the United States (CA, GA, MA, NV, NY, and PA). Amongst his exhibits includes a solo architecture exhibit at the MIT Museum as part of the 2010 Cambridge Science Festival, the 4th Architectural Biennial Beijing and the 9th International Beyond Media Festival in Florence.Currently, Joseph is an Assistant Professor at Southern Polytechnic State University. He is writing the first design guide to mathematical transformations to be published by Laurence King Publishing in February 2014. Choma completed his graduate studies in design and computation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a professional degree in architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. About Emerging VoicesEmerging Voices is an annual citation awarded to individuals and firms with a distinct ‘voice’ who demonstrate the potential to influence architecture and design within the Atlanta metropolitan area. Since 2001, the juried series has provided a public forum for the exhibition of early-career local architects and designers and encouraged the exchange of ideas among young practitioners and the public.About YAF AtlantaThe Young Architects Forum of Atlanta is committed to the continual education and community awareness of young architects and designers, by striving to bridge the gap between formal education and professional life. Membership in YAF is free and open to all young architects, interns and designers. We also encourage you to become a member of AIA Atlanta to take advantage of the full range of resources provided to the profession.

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REGISTER HERE   YAF Soliciting Entrants for 10Up 2013 Design CompetitionThe Young Architects Forum of Atlanta (YAF Atlanta), a program of the American Institute of Architects Atlanta, is pleased to announce its fourth Annual design competition entitled 10Up. We are inviting innovative designers to step up to the 10Up challenge! This year, Modern Atlanta (MA) and YAF Atlanta are teaming up with the Lifecycle Building Center and The Architecture and Design Center to create a series of events around the 10Up installation. This year also marks the first time 10Up will be installed inside an historic structure, a former factory designed by world renowned architect Albert Kahn.Have your work built and publishedEach year, Modern Atlanta (MA) hosts a celebration of architecture and design with a week of events in and around the city of Atlanta. This year, the executive directors and founders of MA have once again asked YAF Atlanta to hold a competition for a temporary outdoor installation that will act as a beacon for this week of events. The structure is to be installed and operational before and during the MA 2013 Design is Human events currently planned for June 1, thru June 9, 2013. The project is not only to accentuate the series of events organized by MA, but it will also be an event in its own right, celebrating young talents exhibiting their innovative works to Design is Human patrons.Committee Chairs: Nathan Koskovich, 10UP Committee Co-Chair Nghi Duong, 10Up Committee Co-ChairDirectors : Doug Hanna, AIA – Emerging Professional Directors, Brent Amos, AIA – Emerging Professional Directors

“Winning Submission will be built and published.”The goal of this temporary installation is to create a unique spatial experience that complements the MA 2013 Design is Human event with a large scale design element accessible to event patrons.Constraints

  • Two of the three critical dimensions (LxWxH) must not exceed 10’-0”. All aspects of public safety should be accommodated.
  • Construction budget: TBD
  • Assembly or disassembly should require no more than 24hrs respectively.
  • Though Volunteer labor may be available, the winning entry is responsible for executing and coordinating the construction process and the follow-up deconstruction.

ConsiderationsSpecial care should be taken in the selection of materials and construction techniques; those that can be prefabricated and installed quickly–installed and removed within 24hrs–with simple tools and an untrained assembly crew are recommended. Modularity is encouraged; one or two individuals should be able to move and/or carry pieces of the project by hand. Consideration should also be given to the possibility of reassembly; some installations may be installed in other locations in the future. In the spirit of the endeavors toward sustainability and our partnership with the Lifecycle Building Center, the use of reclaimed or recycled materials is encourage to decrease manufactured waste and by-products.Site : Lifecycle Building Center1116 Murphy Avenue, SWAtlanta, GA 30310Originally the home of the LinkBelt Corporation, the 1914 structure”s interior presents a unique opportunity for a dramatic installation. Link to site images: LBC”s photostreamAwards

      1st – $1000.00 – Cash Prize
    • TBD construction budget
    • 4 passes to Modern Atlanta Design is Human Week
    • Inclusion in MA’s Design is Human Magazine
    • Inclusion in AIA Atlanta’s Design Equilibrium publication
      2nd – $300.00 – Cash Prize
    • 2 passes to Modern Atlanta Design is Human Week
    • Inclusion in MA’s Design is Human Magazine
    • Inclusion in AIA Atlanta’s Design Equilibrium publication
      Honorable Mention (2)
    • Inclusion in MA’s Design is Human Magazine

Entrants will be contacted by e-mail with contest information and given a random entry number. All working files (building plans, 3D models, etc…) will be emailed to entrant after registration has been confirmed.ScheduleGeneral Registration ends March 8 at 11:59 p.m.Submission due March 15 at 11:59 p.m.Winners will be notified by e-mail by March 22.Submission GuidelinesSubmit the following:

      • Two 24×36 .jpg images at 300 dpi showing the major design elements of the participant’s project. The submission should demonstrate the design’s feasibility for installation within the allotted time and budget constraints.
      • A description of the participant’s project in 500 words or less
      • In the lower right corner of the participant’s submission, include participant’s YAF assigned entry number.
      • No names may appear on the submissions. Submissions that include participant names will not be judged.

Email submissions to 10upatlanta@aiaatl.org

      • Submissions must be compressed into a single zip file.
      • File folder title should be 10Up_”participants’s YAF assigned entry number”.
      • Subject of e-mail should be participant’s YAF assigned entry number.

Jurors – TBDFor more information Contact: 10upatlanta@aiaatl.org

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