Press Room

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.

Media Contact
Helena Karabatsos, Media and Communications Editor 
312.573.1365 | hkarabatsos@sah.org 


Recent Press



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


About the Executive Director


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. 

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 history of Japanese garden design in North America, and she has an avid interest in the history of industrial design.



Photo Galleries


Please contact Helena Karabatsos at hkarabatsos@sah.org for photo requests.

SAH 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago (April 15-19, 2015)

2014 SAH Awards Gala

Charnley-Persky House
Photos by David Schalliol