SAH is accepting abstracts for
the 69th Annual Conference

Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA
April 6-10, 2016

Deadline June 9, 2015

View the call for papers

SAH lost a great friend and benefactor on March 22. 

Read the obituary 
by Pauline Saliga

SAH is accepting memorial
gifts in his honor here.

Magnitudes of Change:
Local Sites & Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment

Saturday, April 18
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Tickets $10

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Black Lives Matter

March 10, 2015 | via Aggregate

The Black Lives Matter dossier, published by the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, is edited by SAH members Jonathan Massey and Meredith TenHoor and includes essays from SAH members Amber Wiley, Michael Abrahamson, Dianne Harris, and Charles David II. Excerpt from the Introduction republished here with permission.

What does it mean to put black lives at the center of our thinking about architecture and its history? On the Aggregate website, thirteen new essays by scholars, designers, students, and citizens address the Black Lives Matter movement through architectural and urban research. The edited collection diagnoses sources of violence, identifies forms of resistance, and reimagines Black aesthetics.

Introduction: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.

—Alicia Garza, “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement”1

Members in the News

SAH Deadlines & Dates

SAH Opportunities
SAH/Mellon Author Awards    6/1 
2016 Call for Papers    6/9 
Brooks Travelling Fellowship    10/1 
Programs & Events    Dates 
2015 Conference - Chicago    4/15-4/19 
SAH Chicago Seminar    4/18 
2015 Field Seminar
(Uruguay and Argentina) 



  • Wanted: Co-editor, Nineteenth Century Studies (journal)

    Dates: 01 Apr – 01 May, 2015
    WANTED: Co-editor to join the editorial team of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association’s journal, Nineteenth Century Studies.
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  • MAS Context presents: Michael Kubo | Collective–LOK: The First Three Project

    Chicago | Dates: 14 Apr, 2015
    MAS Context, in collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, presents a lecture by architect and author Michael Kubo.
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  • Supportive Housing: Buildings Rebuilding Lives

    New York | Dates: 14 Apr, 2015
    New York City leads the nation in the development of supportive housing, affordable housing with on-site social services for formerly homeless individuals and families living with disabilities and other barriers. Since the advent of the supportive housing in NYC three decades ago, the model has expanded from serving homeless individuals living with mental illness to people living with HIV/AIDS, families with a history of domestic violence, youth aging out of foster care, homeless veterans and other vulnerable populations. The cost effectiveness of giving people housing and services has convinced government to continue to invest in it, but it’s the innovative and high quality design and construction that has helped communities welcome this housing to their neighborhoods. Supportive housing offers architects the opportunity to not just design beautiful buildings, but create the space for people to rebuild their lives. A panel of policy experts, tenants, nonprofit developers and architects will discuss the past, present and future of supportive housing, and the importance of thoughtful design.
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