“ I am happy to join the forum. It gives me opportunity to learn, to network and to socialize ”
— Huy on Feb 5, 2015.
“ This is the first time I went to a YAF event. It was a great choice and I'm looking forward to the next. ”
— Chris F. on Oct 5, 2014.
“ A+ ”
— Chuks O. on Oct 2, 2014.
“ Good， for people realizing different firms and communicating with each other, this is really a nice Forum! ”
— Jing W. on Aug 8, 2014.
“ Great! ”
— Faisal on Jun 3, 2014.
“ That was nice meeting you guys! Wish you the best :) ”
— sanaz on Aug 29, 2013.
“ It is my first time attending CYA. It was very instructive with valuable information. The people I met today was very helpfull and knowledgeable. I can wait for the next event. I totally enjoyed the experience. ”
— Yan on Jun 13, 2013.
“ in my hurry I didn't see that I needed to RSVP to the YPC directly (rather than just this event on meetup) This caused some confusion at the door since I wasn't on the list. looking back at the page, there certainly was big bold text saying I needed to RSVP separately. Luckily, the YPC were able to sneak me into a spot for someone else who didn't show up. ”
— Ben R. on May 23, 2013.
“ awesome! ”
— Isida K on Feb 5, 2013.
“ great! ”
— Jessica P. on Nov 16, 2012.
“ Thanks those who organize and volunteer to make this happen ! ”
— Chun Yiu F. on Nov 15, 2012.
“ the BEST! ”
— Joan P. on Jul 27, 2012.
“ Im glad to ba apart!!! ”
— Ayana K. on Jul 9, 2012.
“ good ”
— william r. on Apr 28, 2012.
“ Good Group ”
— Larry N. on Apr 4, 2012.
“ it's great! i'm glad i know about it now! ”
— ElenaL on Mar 21, 2012.
“ The YAF is an informal group of design professionals interested in architecture. Our events are a nice opportunity to network with other creative people living and working in Chicago. ”
— Matt D. on Dec 9, 2011.
“ As with anything, the more you put in, the more you get out. YAF consistently puts in 100%, and the rewards are immeasurable. ”
— Jennifer T. on Dec 9, 2011.
“ Two thumbs up. ”
— Simon C. on Sep 23, 2011.
“ This was my first experience with Chicago Young Architects Forum and it did not disappoint. ”
— Dace R. on Sep 23, 2011.
“ A great group with plenty of wonderful events. I recommend it to anyone interested in design looking to meet some great people! ”
— Stephen K. on Aug 3, 2011.
“ Excellent professional group! ”
— Deborah Z. on Jun 11, 2011.
“ A wonderful group. It provides connections that I have found hard to establish in our current economy. ”
— Warren S. on May 13, 2011.
“ To experience Architecture through experienced professionals and then some. ”
— Jean A. on Apr 21, 2011.
“ Excellent! ”
— Ms n. on Apr 11, 2011.
“ Excellent idea! There are many forums out there for virtually all topics and this one proves to be yet another great one! It always helps sharing ideas and similar interests with your peers. Without groups like this, the profession and practice in general would not survive. I strongly believe that these types of get togethers and people are what the industry is about; exploring what it is like to think "outside the box" and express their creativity thru design. Architecture, in many ways, is an art form, and exploring that art thru "the forum" is wonderful! ”
— Adam L. on Jan 26, 2011.
“ After relocating to Chicago from Detroit, Michigan I attended several YAF events and was inspired by the energy and size of this organization. I joined YAF to network with other professionals and learn about their work and community activities. ”
— Ania J. on Jan 2, 2011.
“ A talented group of Architects that are very active in the community. ”
— Bill G. on Dec 10, 2010.
“ It is great that most YAF meet ups encourage people to come out and learn about current things going on in architecture in a relaxed social atmosphere. ”
— Angel V. on Jul 28, 2010.
“ It is a great way to meet people from the same industry, to network and to stay inspired by others - by variety of approaches to the Design subject. ”
— Eliza on Jul 7, 2010.
“ Other architects should join this group to maintian connections with others in and around the profession and it's most enjoyable to do this in a casual setting. This group also addresses many issues that young professionals run into and it helps to increase knowledge and support about many pertinent issues. ”
— George G. on Apr 28, 2010.
“ It's an open opportunity to discuss architecture, urban design, and the future of design-related fields. ”
— Drew on Mar 17, 2010.
“ Great way to meet people and learn about career opportunities ”
— Maria N. on Aug 26, 2009.
“ It is a wonderful networking opportunity. As well as a good place to meet people that share similar interests. ”
— Christina B. on Aug 4, 2009.
“ If it helps you prepare for the ARE at a minimal cost, why not? ”
— Mariah on Jun 24, 2009.
“ This is a great place to start for young architects who are looking to network and learn in Chicago! ”
— prashanth on Apr 5, 2009.
“ Why haven't you joined this meetup group is the question you should ask youself. Great People good times The opportunity for you to make magnificent things happen is in your hands. ”
— Lester S. on Mar 4, 2009.
“ No one informed the volunteers that they needed to be in touch further than a side note at the bottom of the page. I even commented on there asking for additional information and no one responded to me. It wasn't until I took the initiative to get in touch with Ms. Patterson I found out I was too late. On day of the event, I received an email from one of the coordinators not even apologizing about the mix up but informing all of us that there is no room, which is unfortunate since I took the two days off work to help and I would have gotten this email 1 1/2 hours before the event. I am new to the group and I am sure that events that are posted here do not typically end up like this but can there be a better system of being sure people are informed? I think this is a fantastic group and I am grateful to be a part of it, I was just disappointed in the lack of professionalism with this particular event. I look forward to future opportunities and I say this as feedback, not an attack ”
— Brittany M. on Nov 6, 2012.
“ Have not formulated an opinion yet. ”
— KERL L. on Feb 2, 2010.