What’s the next…..architectural practice? This is the question the YAF (Young Architects Forum) is asking to set ground work in place for the next YAF Summit. As we begin to look towards YAF Summit 25 in early 2017, we find our focus engaging the discussion for the Future of the Workforce. Every five years, the Young Architects Forum (YAF) hosts a summit to reevaluate the needs of young architects. The 2012 summit marked the twentieth anniversary of the group, bringing together more than 60 design professionals – including students, interns, young architect AIA members and non-members – to discuss top issues affecting young architects. The YAF Summit outcomes assist with the development of the strategic plan for the YAF. The YAF Focus Group will identify commonalties for the futuristic topics on Young Architect’s minds by engaging a variety of AIA members, components, industry leaders, students and collaterals. The end result of the research will be a video presentation of findings, interviews and what the future workforce looks like for an architect.