A Message from the Dean - Fall 2022
The YSoA community–our alumni, students, faculty, and staff–shares an interest and a commitment to architecture and architectural education. We are fortunate that our unique differences–our backgrounds, experiences, and current concerns–make dialogue and exchanges rich. I have been reminded in so many ways over the past academic year that our community begins in the studio but continues well beyond…
YSoA is excited to help alumni celebrate milestone reunions. Classes can self-initiate the process. Please fill out the Reunion Interest Form to begin the process. Date selection is contingent on calendar availability. The School will be able to provide meeting rooms as available. Reunion classes can also request interaction with the dean and/or faculty during their reunion; participation will be based on availability. School staff will assist with alumni contact information and offer suggested format and vendor options as needed. All activities within the YSoA premises needs to comply with Yale rules of conduct and event guidelines. The School is not able to provide financial support for reunion events. Classes/attendees need to cover all related expenses.
If adjacent class year alumni would like to gather as a larger group, collaboration is welcome. A point person representing the initiative should contact staff to begin coordination following the same guidelines as single class reunions.
From time to time, YSoA will organize all-alumni events to mark milestones related to the school’s past, present, and future. To allow for greater participation, these events will have in-person and virtual components.
Alumni delegates to the Yale Alumni Association
YSoA has three delegate positions on the YAA Assembly who are nominated or self-nominated and appointed by the Dean. Delegates serve three-year terms commencing on July 1 of the year in which they begin the role and must rotate off for at least three years before they are eligible to be re-appointed. YSoA delegates represent fellow YSoA alumni at the Yale Assembly and Convocation. This is an unpaid volunteer role and delegates must cover their own expenses related to attending meetings.
To nominate or self-nominate a delegate, please complete the nomination form.
The Architect is IN
Learn more and sign up to volunteer on the Yale Day of Service website.
Alumni Annual Fund Volunteer
If you would like to volunteer as the contact for your class year and friends as part of the outreach to grow support and participation in the Alumni Annual Fund which supports financial aid, D|E|I, and great needs, contact Susan Kigamwa, Assistant Director, Development and Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
Yale Cross Campus is a community-building, networking, and mentoring platform for the entire Yale community. Register to join and connect with alumni and current students. There are discussion groups, including one for Yale Architecture. Sign up at https://crosscampus.yale.edu/
Alumni firms can post job openings online. More information is available on the Career Opportunities page, including the form for submitting a job opportunity for listing on the website.
If you are a firm or an organization interested in participating in this annual spring program, please contact Rona Walstra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts to the School of Architecture Alumni Fund are directed to the school’s most valuable asset—the students. Architecture alumni provide essential funds for financial aid, helping to offset the cost of professional study at Yale. Year after year, consistent support from alumni has allowed the School to maintain its high standards and to continue bringing together the most talented students, assisting many with their financial needs. Just as alumni gifts once helped fund your time at Yale, you can now take pride in knowing your generosity is helping those who are here now.
Alumni Fund Co-Chairs:
Michael Duddy (M.Arch ’85) and Elisabeth Martin (M.Arch ’83)