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YAF CONNECTION is the official magazine for young architects produced by the Young Architects Forum that includes articles on leadership, mentorship, and fellowship. Each edition also includes book reviews for young architects by young architects. 

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Awards

Young Architects Award

An awards program of the AIA College of Fellows, The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. The AIA announced the 2012 Young Architects Award recipients in January 2012. You may also view the list of annual recipients here. To purchase print copies of the 2012 and 2011 Young Architects Award Books, click on the following covers:

  


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