By Alysa Nahmias and
Benjamin Murray

Winner of the 2014
SAH Award for Film and Video

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SAH is accepting abstracts
for the 2015 Annual Conference
in Chicago, April 15-19

Deadline June 6, 2014

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Experience the Maison de Verre, Villa Savoye & the Maison Louis Carré
Special event to 
benefit SAH Archipedia

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Members in the News

SAH Deadlines & Dates

Awards & Fellowships   Deadline 
SAH/Mellon Author Awards     6/1
H. Allen Brooks
Travelling Fellowship
Call for Papers
2015 Annual Conference
SAH in Paris    7/11-7/12
Croatia Study Tour


By Sandy Isenstadt via Places Journal

Great White Way
The lights of New York dazzled Vladimir Mayakovski when he came to visit in 1925. The revolutionary poet of modernism felt “a constant electrical breeze” in the great city, powering trains to the horizon and elevators to the stars, igniting the metropolitan elements; "the buildings are glowing with electricity,” he wrote. Bewitched, he stared hard into the dizzying views, his vision racing down the vanishing streets netted with wires and lights. [1] For Mayakovski, New York in the early 20th century was the frenzied heart of modernity, the new world metropolis where the self-conscious avant-garde aesthetic experiment of the old world was eclipsed by the unblinking gaze of blazing lamps, as if the white-hot heart of human consciousness itself were on display. 


  • The Lowe-Wilkie Farm: It's Heritage and Future

    Cross Plains | Dates: 12 May, 2014
    Cross Plains residents and architectural historians Anne Biebel and Mary Jane Hamilton will discuss their research on the Lowe-Wilkie farm complex in the town of Cross Plains.
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  • The 5000LB Life: The Energy Issue

    New York | Dates: 10 May, 2014
    A symposium on energy and architecture organized by The Architectural League of New York and GSAPP.
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  • Durst Conference: From Port to People: Reinventing Urban Waterfronts

    New York | Dates: 25 Apr, 2014
    The symposium will consider realized, ongoing, and planned waterfront revitalization projects, investigating the challenges and opportunities that waterfront development presents for planners, developers and cities. Focusing among other areas on governance, finance, transportation planning, and design, panelists will explore what these waterfront cities can learn from each other in an effort to identify solutions and ideas that can help ease the exciting transition along the waterfront “from port to people.”
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