The International Conference for Architecture Professionals

july 21-25, 2022 • online event

Get inspired, energized, and feel optimistic
about the profession of Architecture

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WHAT IS THE YOUNG ARCHITECT CONFERENCE?

The Young Architect Summer Series is a 5-day ONLINE CONFERENCE created for Architecture Professional at any stage in their career.  We focus on personal and professional development, learning from community leaders and unsung heroes, and helping each other reach the next level of success. But most importantly, we listen to YOU.

To highlight the different stages of your career, we have created two special “themed” days during the conference.


Small Business Saturday – For those who own their own small firm, aspire to one day, or want to learn more about the practice, this day is for you!

Study Sessions Sunday – For those who are seeking licensure, this day is for you!   There will be ARE Trivia, Licensure Panel Discussions, and Mindset & Methodologies to Studying.  

INSPIRATIONAL TALKS

INSPIRATIONAL TALKS

Our keynote speakers share real-world and inspirational stories of success in the world of Architecture, as well as practical tips to thrive in your career.

ACTIONABLE WORKSHOPS

Our workshops are highly-interactive, helping you make meaningful progress and achieve results in real time.

INSPIRED COMMUNITY

The heartbeat of it all: The incredible Young Architect Community. Connect with a community of peers who are committed to personal and professional excellence.

LIVE SESSIONS + RECORDINGS

Attend live speaking and networking sessions. Having FOMO about missing a session? After the event, you'll have access to recordings of our YASS educational content.

Hot off the Press: Read the Latest News

WHAT MAKES AN ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE YOUNG?

The term young in our conference titles isn’t there just to reflect our brand’s name, it is much more than that.
It is there to tell a story, to let you in on a little secret that makes these events so powerful.  Young is the mindset.

 

WHEN WE SAY “YOUNG”…

Young isn’t about your age in numbers. It is about the way you approach learning.

Wide-eyed, eager and hungry for more. It is the way that you embrace modern technology and realize that yes, even great networking can be done over Zoom. It is the way you feel about your profession, excited and optimistic about the future.

Young isn’t about celebrating the same star-architects or hiring outside celebrity guest speakers to make a conference “great”.

It is about elevating members within the community to have their voices heard on the big stage, which means you can actually relate to what they are saying. We do this by asking our community to submit proposal ideas for workshops and then enroll them in our Speaker Development Program to bring out the very best in them.

Young isn’t about having only one type of person represented as “experts”.

It is about bringing all people, of all backgrounds, colors, genders together to share their voices, equally.

Young is all about the youthful approach to professional development.

It means you know that a suit and tie isn’t what makes you a professional, it is what is on the inside. It’s knowing that you can have fun and get the job done. It is the desire to continuously improve yourself so you can be the best version of you.

Young is talking about the tough stuff, the important stuff, the current stuff, the topics that the next generation will be facing in their lifetimes.

At our conferences we talk about mental health, burnout, soft skills & communication tools, diversity and inclusion just to name a few.

You see, it isn’t the old way of thinking about Architecture Conferences, it is the new, YOUNG way. So are you YOUNG?
If so, join us this summer, July 21st – 25th, 2022 for the next Young Architect Conference!

A DIGITAL CONFERENCE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARCHITECTS

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Hi, I’m Michael Riscica, founder of Young Architect. I’m a Licensed Architect, nationally-recognized Blogger, a Speaker, a Coach and mission-driven advocate for the next generation of Architects. Why is now the time to attend the Young Architect Summer Series? This is our profession, we’re inheriting it. Things are moving at a faster pace than ever before, and more Young Architects are moving into positions of power. Are you equipped for long-term success? You can be. I created the Young Architect Summer Series because the world turned virtual, and now more then ever, the Young Architect community needs to be brought back together with an AMAZING online digital event.

Additional Speakers To Be Announced

Feyi Quadri + Sarah Vinyets

Workshop

Designer & Dancer + Project Coordinator & Fitness Trainer

Meagen Rivera

Ary Osorio & Meagen Rivera

Workshop

Topic: Design Your Life

Luciana Triplett
Muna Shahrori
Mercedes Civantos
Mariela Pfennig Mahmud
Ashley Bell Davis

Luciana Triplett, Muna Shahrori,
Mercedes Civantos, Mariela Pfennig Mahmud
& Ashley Bell Davis

Workshop

Successfully Launching your Small Firm by Designing Your Perfect Support Group

Luciana Triplett
Muna Shahrori
Mercedes Civantos
Mariela Pfennig Mahmud
Ashley Bell Davis

Luciana Triplett, Muna Shahrori, Mercedes Civantos,
Mariela Pfennig Mahmud & Ashley Bell Davis

Workshop
Topic: Starting your own firm

More speakers & workshops to come. Stay tuned!

PANELS

TOPIC

Diversity & Inclusion

Panelists:

Jessica Gardenhire

Jessica Gardenhire

Parva Markiw

Parva Markiw

Deborah Deck

Deborah Deck

Tim Ung

Timothy Ung

TOPIC

Urban Dwelling Project

Panelists:

Mariela Pfennig Mahmud

Mariela Pfennig Mahmud

Muna Shahrori

Muna Shahrori

Maijosh Giraut

Christine Monaghan

Christine Monaghan

TOPIC

The Neurodivergent Architect

Strategy + Q&A for those whose brains work differently (ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, etc).

Panelists:

Ashley Bell Davis

Neurodivergent Architect, Entrepreneur, and Mother

Jan Milan

BIM Manager

TOPIC

Owner’s Representatives 

Q&A about “being the client” as the Owner’s Representative: An Alternative Path in Architecture

Panelists:

Rita Ho

Seasoned Architect & Mentor

Katie Merten

Project Manager + Security Engineering Expert

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

*Live-only events (not recorded).

YASS 2021 SCHEDULE

All times are in EST (Eastern Standard Time).

YASS 2021 ET Schedule FINAL

FAQ

YOUNG ARCHITECT SUMMER SERIES 2022
JULY 21-25, 2022 • ONLINE EVENT

No, ticket sales are for single users only. The person enrolled is the only person who can access the event and all resources. No sharing of logins or group licenses allowed. Our software monitors multiple logins and IP addresses. Accounts will be automatically disabled if our policy is violated.

Want to purchase 5 or more tickets? Contact Joanna at joanna@youngarchitect.com to discuss bulk-rate discount options.

How much time you choose to take off work is ultimately up to you.

We encourage you to attend the online event LIVE as much as you can, however all the keynotes, workshops and panels will also be recorded so you can watch later as needed.

Please note: Our evening programming, networking and other celebrations, which starts at 5pm PST/8pm EST daily during the summer series will NOT be recorded as they require your participation. So if you’d like to experience these sessions, please plan accordingly.

Each session will be recorded and you will have access to the recordings shortly after each event.

No, while the conference draws many professionals in architecture, the personal & professional development is applicable to growth-minded people in virtually any creative & design related fields.

NO! 🙂 While other people in the industry have their own definition of what “Young Architect” means, we use “Young Architect” to describe a mindset. That’s right, age has nothing to do with it! In our community, it means enthusiastic, excited, and optimistic, with a passionate spirit to do your very best work, and make your biggest contribution.

Because this is an online event and everything will be available as recordings, refunds will not be offered.

We are currently collecting donations to help try to compensate either fully or partially for tickets to attend. Email Joanna@youngarchitect.com with your situation and if you need a full or partial scholarship. She will work with the team to evaluate the funds available and let you know how we can help.

Still have questions?

joanna@youngarchitect.com

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what people are saying about
young architect conferences

Video and written shoutouts from our past events.

YA TESTIMONIALS THUMBNAIL 2
I truly hope every trade/field/association out there has, or gets, a Michael Riscica. I would not feel what I feel today, or be as passionate as I am, without his guidance and words since 2014. I hope anyone studying/practicing has their own MR in whatever person/form that may be!
Emily Burton
Emily Burton
This was absolutely brilliant, in every aspect! I loved the speakers, I loved the content that was created and I loved how everything was done. Can't wait for YAWS!!
Seher Hashmi
Seher Hashmi
I really appreciated the flexibility of listening to the videos live or recorded.
Blanca Martinez
Blanca Martinez
The people that I've met at Young Architect Conferences and stories I've heard have helped me in tremendous ways.
Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
My favorite part of the YASS? The community.
Terumi Woods
I really enjoyed the networking events. It helped me to feel connected despite being hundreds of miles from others.
Michael Davis
Michael Davis
Y'all are freaking awesome! Thank you so much for everything that you do to support and inspire the next generation of architects. We will be a greater generation of architects because of your impact on the profession. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!
Ethan Griffin
Ethan Griffin
Keep up the Life-changing events!! YA TEAM is doing a beyond EXCELLENT and PHENOMENAL Job!!
Gloria Mortera
My favorite part of the YASS? All of it!
Saadiah Angster
Just a big thank you. I've been to a number of conferences in the past for my previous job and this really was the only one focused on the profession and the people behind it. I mean, a parenting panel, are you kidding me?
Tyler Whalen
You guys did a GREAT JOB!! AND I hope to receive my license by the YAWS!! Glad you are keeping the momentum going.
Amanda Romeo
Amanda Romeo
YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!! I have never been to a conference this motivating and supportive. I can't wait til YAWS and YAC!!
Joann Lui
The Summer Series: I cannot thank you all enough for it.. like for real! Thank you Young Architect for bringing that feeling of wholeness to my life in architecture.
Safari Love
Everything was amazing!!!! All the keynotes and workshops were inspiring and diverse. The networking events were amazing. I really liked the sense of community and family that I took from this. Most of all I liked that this was not like any other boring conference that I've been to in the past. I honestly did not want this conference to end. Thank you YA team for a truly unforgettable event!!!
Anel Pasillas
Anel Pasillas

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