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SAH 2015 Annual Conference

April 15-19, 2015
Chicago, IL | #SAH2015

Early Registration deadline
Sunday, February 15 

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March 27, 2015

Study Tour Fellowship
Deadline February 10

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Architectures in the Rio de la
Plata Basin: Between Tradition
and Cosmopolitanism

September 1-12, 2015

Registration opens February 10


The Medieval City and the Pilgrimage City: Gondar and Lalibela

Jan 5, 2015

By Brooks Travelling Fellow Amber N. Wiley

Library of Yohannes I in the foreground, Chancellery of Yohannes I in the background. Fasil Ghebbi complex.

I looked at the date on Fasilides Castle—1667—and thought to myself “Wow, this is incredible! If only I had known… I would have taught my history class in a completely different way.” The date was important for two versions of a class I taught. The first version was entitled “History of Architecture: Renaissance and Baroque.” The second version was ambiguously titled “History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism II.” In both versions of the course the historical trajectory had found its way to England via Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren by 1666. 

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SAH Deadlines & Dates

Events   Deadline
MoMA/UN Study Day (3/27)
Study Tour Fellowship 
2015 Annual Conference 
Early Registration


  • Inventing Kindergarten

    Oak Park | Dates: 09 Apr, 2015
    Frank Lloyd Wright is deservedly prominent in American architectural education. Consequently, Froebel blocks, a type of building block toy fundamental to Wright's youthful development, are widely known to architectural graduates. Little recognized though is that these geometric toys that Friedrich Froebel designed in Germany in the 1830s, were merely a small part of the educational system he invented and called kindergarten. And that in direct, and unprecedented fashion, they were the vehicle that first exposed not only Wright, but the likes of Le Corbusier, Vassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and everyone at the Bauhaus to the viability of geometric abstraction. Cubism may have been a common thread through modern art and modern architecture, but kindergarten began casting its crystalline spell over Western art years before the Cubists were born.
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  • Adult Workshop: Bangers, Mash, and Paper Lamps

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Feb, 2015
    Tour the Smart Museum’s exhibition, Interaction: British and American Modernist Design, and create paper shades based on Wright’s leaded glass lamps designed for the Robie House dining table. Plus, snack on a traditional English dish.
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  • Dialogues on Design

    New York | Dates: 26 Feb, 2015
    Dialogues on Design is a new series of conversations with leading interior designers, landscape designers, and architects, moderated by Newell Turner, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful and editorial director of the Hearst Design Group. Each of the discussions will feature two prominent designers discussing their work and current trends in design today. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the designers at a reception following each program.
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