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The Society of Architectural Historians promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. Learn more about the Society's mission and history.

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Inviting the Locals
PCMA Convene - December 26, 2017

Architects Head to Glasgow to Celebrate City's Buildings
The Scotsman - January 13, 2017

Experts Out for a Glimpse of 'Plook' Town at the 70th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians
The National - January 11, 2017

Foundations Laid as Hundreds to Celebrate Glasgow Buildings
The Herald Scotland - January 11, 2017

Society of Architectural Historians to Host Global Conference in Glasgow
Daily Record - January 11, 2017

Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2016 SAH Awards
The Architect's Newspaper - August 31, 2016

Emerging Architectural Historians Win Awards
Architect Magazine - August 30, 2016

Society of Architectural Historians Plots a Future for the Charnley-Persky House
Architect Magazine - February 16, 2016

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book 
Gaper's Block, November 3, 2015

Students Dig for Lost Treasures in the Gold Coast
Chicago Tonight WTTW - July 29, 2015

Urban dig truly makes trash into treasures for local students
WGN TV - July 28, 2015

Students dig for architectural treasures in Gold Coast 
Chicago Tribune - July 28, 2015

Students Digging Up Historical Artifacts at Gold Coast Site 
CBS Chicago - July 28, 2015

Lake Forest College students "dig" Chicago — literally
Lake Forester - July 24, 2015

Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Publication Award Recipients
ArchDaily - April 23, 2015

A Peek Inside the Last Jane Addams Home Still Standing
Curbed Chicago - April 21, 2015

The Past is Our Shared Future
Designer Magazine (Architecture is Fun) - April 21, 2015

Award Winner: The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System
Buffalo Rising - April 20

Buffalo Parks Featured in Award-Winning Film
WIVB News 4 (Buffalo, NY) - April 20, 2015

The History of the Pagoda at the Argyle Red Line 'L' Station
Curbed Chicago - April 9, 2015

SAH Architecture Conference in Chicago: April 15-19, 2015
PrairieMod - April 3, 2015

30 One-Time Architecture Tours Now Open to the Public
The Chicago Architecture Blog - April 1, 2015

Chinatown Architectural Tour to be Offered in April
DNAinfo Chicago - March 3, 2015

Learn About Uptown's History at Society of Architectural Historians Tour
DNAinfo Chicago - March 3, 2015

SAH Architectural Tours and Public Events at Chicago Conference
PrairieMod - February 24, 2015

The Society of Architectural Historians Unveils New Student Program
Architect Magazine - February 10, 2015

$800,000 Grant to Support Digital Innovation Project
Lake Forest College

The Society of Architectural Historians Reveal 2014 Traveling Fellowship Recipient
Design & Trend - January 28

Architectural History Tours of Chicago with SAH
Chicago Detours Blog - January 22, 2015

Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual International Conference
ArchDaily - January 9, 2015


Pauline Saliga joined SAH as executive director in 1995, just as the Society was preparing to move its national headquarters from Philadelphia to the Charnley-Persky House in Chicago. Saliga, who holds a master’s degree in art history and museum administration from the University of Michigan, was associate curator of architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago from 1981 to 1995. 

While at the Art Institute, Saliga organized numerous exhibitions and catalogues focusing on 19th- and 20th-century architecture in America and Europe, including Fragments of Chicago’s Past; Building in a New Spain; Contemporary Spanish Architecture; and Design for the Continuous Present: The Architecture of Bruce Goff, 1904–1982. While at the Society of Architectural Historians from 1995 until the present, Saliga has overseen the creation of numerous online academic resources, including JSAH online, the multimedia edition of the Society’s flagship journal, SAHARA, a shared online digital image repository for teaching and research, and SAH Archipedia, a growing online encyclopedia of American architecture based on the print series, Buildings of the United States.   

Saliga’s other publications include The Sky’s the Limit: A Century of Chicago Skyscrapers and many museum catalogues that she oversaw when she was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago from 1977 to 1981. Currently, Saliga is researching the social and economic history of Chicago’s International Amphitheatre and a 19th-century photographer who specialized in portraits of prominent actors and Chicago society. 
Charnley-Persky House
Photos by David Schalliol

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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