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Our Mission

"Yada is quite simply about getting young architects and developers talking to each other, and crucially understanding each other better."

 

YADA encourages young architects and developers to meet, make friends, understand each other, share ideas and grow in their careers together in a spirit of mutual benefit through understanding.

We’ve all had those frustrating days at work when it’s almost as if you’re talking different languages. What often results is a project with a compromised design, delivered by a demotivated team.

We think that through simple conversation, we can gain an insight into our opposite disciplines’ motivations and challenges, allowing us to work together to deliver better designed, commercially successful developments. Just think how many ideas start amongst friends in the pub?!

Young architects and developers are uniquely engaged with their professions today. They are the first generation of professionals in a long time who are experiencing the problems they are in business to solve: difficulty in raising a deposit to buy a property; getting a mortgage; being able to afford to live where they want. Young development and architecture professionals are on the front line of trying to solve these problems – problems they share.

The Young Architects and Developers Alliance started as a networking organisation, providing a context for young professionals to meet regularly, to get to know each other and talk. We are currently running quarterly events in London but have plans to grow and develop the programme to deliver training, conferences and professional development as well as growing the network geographically around the UK and overseas.

 

If you're interested in coming to a future Yada event, please register on our mailing list for further information. We are also looking for partners to sponsor our programme of events and buildings to host them in. If you can help with this, please email info@yada.build