YAF Triangle

Emerging Professionals

The Triangle Young Architects Forum | Emerging Professionals is a subcommittee of the American Institute of Architects Triangle Chapter. The organization focuses on the professional and personal development of interns and young architects in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region of North Carolina. We strive to aid young architects in the transition from graduation to licensure and beyond. 

This year's build is set!  Sign up and and help us construct a community gathering space with reuse materials for a deserving neighborhood in Wake Forest, NC.

YAF will make an impact on a Neighborhood in Wake Forest.  The design was created by YAF members who won the 2014 RESPACE Design Competition.  The covered gathering space was based on the concept of the Southern front porch. 

RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3H2JX3

Please wear your AIA Triangle Residential Architecture Tour Volunteer shirts if you have one.

Note: IDP hours will be offered and there will be continuing education credits offered as well.

Hope House Pavilion which is located at 334 N. Allen Rd. in Wake Forest.


The ReSpace Design Competition started in 2012 as a partnership between our Sections YAF chapter and Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.  The competition encourages exemplary design by challenging participants to design a small space using reuse materials.

Even in the first year of the competition we received entries from around the world.  The best of each years entries are presented in galleries on the website to showcase innovative ideas our participants develop as part of the competition.  We believe that if we can get interns and architects designing with reuse materials once, they are more likely to do it again.

The highlight of each competition is building of the grand prize winning design by volunteers from materials donated by the Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Raleigh ReStore.  It is great to give aspiring architects the opportunity to take their project through the construction process.

For more information, please visit the ReSpace website.