Society of Architectural Historians Presents 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles

by SAH News | Dec 08, 2015
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The Society of Architectural Historians will hold its 2016 Annual International Conference from Wednesday, April 6, through Sunday, April 10, at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green Street in Pasadena, Calif. Over 700 people from around the world will convene to share new research on the history of the built environment from antiquity to the critical present. Early registration is open now through February 3, 2016. View the complete program and register online at sah.org/2016.  

“New Local/Global Infrastructures” is the theme of the 2016 Pasadena/Los Angeles conference which includes 42 paper sessions as well as roundtables, exhibits, talks and public architecture tours. Regional sessions include “Los Angeles Infrastructure: Design, Aesthetics, Publics,” “Styles, Revival Styles, California Styles,” and “Reappraising California Counterculture.”  

Speakers include Eric Avila, professor of urban cultural history at UCLA, and Dana Cuff, UCLA architecture professor and director of the cityLAB research center. Avila will give the introductory address “Learning from Los Angeles: Identity, Mobility, Climate and Design,” and Cuff will present the plenary talk “Potentials of the Profession” following the SAH Awards Ceremony. 

Public tours led by historians, architects and other local experts will cover the architecture of Pasadena, Irvine, and Claremont as well as the L.A. neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Frogtown and Boyle Heights. Other tours will explore the works of architects such as Richard Neutra, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Myron Hunt, and Rudolph Schindler, among others. Tours-only registration opens to the public on February 4, 2016. 

In addition, SAH will present “Surveying L.A.: Past, Present, Future,” a public seminar that will take an in-depth look at SurveyLA, the city’s comprehensive study of historic resources funded by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the City of Los Angeles. Panelists representing the City of Los Angeles, Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute, and others will discuss the local and global implications and applications of SurveyLA and its website, HistoricPlacesLA.

Visit sah.org/2016 for the complete program and to register for the conference.

About SAH
Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. Headquartered at the National Historic Landmark Charnley-Persky House in Chicago, SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by vocation or avocation, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs. Learn more at sah.org.
 
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