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EARLY REGISTRATION OPEN

SAH 2015 Annual Conference

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

Early Registration deadline
Sunday, February 15 

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STUDY DAY AT MoMA
AND UNITED NATIONS


March 27, 2015
AIA/CES: 5 LU/HSW

Study Tour Fellowship
Deadline February 10

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2015 FIELD SEMINAR

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

September 1-12, 2015
AIA CES: 45 LU/HSW

Registration opens February 10

Blog

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 
   
2/10
2015 Annual Conference 
Early Registration
 
2/15 

Opportunities

  • Clarke House Lecture: Unearthing Chicago

    Chicago | Dates: 31 Mar, 2015
    Have you ever wondered what remnants of Chicago history lie buried right beneath your feet? Join Eric Nordstrom, owner of Urban Remains, for this exciting, fast-paced review of recent digs at several locations throughout the city including the former site of the John Kent Russell house (c. 1855), a near west side parking lot, and Wolf's Point. Erick will share discoveries he has made in long-abandoned privy pits and explain what layers of prior generations' trash reveal about the developement of the city we know and love today.
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  • The Apartment Building in Portland, 1900–1930: an Introductory Survey

    Portland | Dates: 07 Mar, 2015
    In 1904, the category “apartment houses” first appeared in the Portland City Directory. While only four buildings were listed, the new term signified the emergence of a new building type, one that differed from the boarding houses, hotels, and other multi-dwelling units of the time.
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  • Film and Architecture: Two Shared Worlds

    Portland | Dates: 28 Feb, 2015
    What does Alfred Hitchcock have to do with a schoolhouse, albeit one that has attributes of the Victorian period? Furthermore, what are Mayan temples doing in Los Angeles? To find the answers to these questions we’re going to the movies… via architecture!
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