SAH 2016 Annual International Conference

SAH 2016 Annual International Conference


The SAH 2016 Annual International Conference will engage participants from around the world with the rich, evolving legacy of the Pasadena/Los Angeles region’s built environment. With the scheduled completion of the Metro Expo Light-Rail Line west to Santa Monica in early 2016, Pasadena will be connected to Downtown LA and the rest of Los Angeles County. This infrastructure, building on historic right-of-ways, will provide new ways to see the broad range of the region’s architecture and urbanism. 

Featured speakers include UCLA professors Eric Avila, specialist in racial identity, urban space, and cultural representation, and Dana Cuff, author of Architecture: The Story of Practice, and regional paper sessions including “Los Angeles Infrastucture: Design, Aesthetics, Publics,” “Styles, Revival Styles, California Styles,” and “Reappraising California Counterculture.”  

The SAH Los Angeles Seminar will bring together constituencies of historic conservation, design professionals, and the community at large to examine SurveyLA/HistoricPlacesLA (the online comprehensive citywide historic resource developed by the City of Los Angeles together with the Getty Conservation Institute) and contemplate its local/global implications and possibilities.

Conference Chair: Ken Tadashi Oshima, SAH 1st Vice President, University of Washington
Local Co-Chairs: Linda Hart, Independent Scholar and Kevin McMahon, Southern California Institute of Architecture


August 31, 2015  Deadline for speaker and session chair registration (non-refundable) 
September 8, 2015  Deadline for conference fellowship applications (reserved for speakers and session chairs)
November 17, 2015  Early registration opens
January 8, 2016  Speakers submit complete drafts of papers to session chairs 
February 5, 2016  Session chairs return papers with comments to speakers 
January 20, 2016  Early registration ends January 20, 2016. Registration rates increase.
January 20, 2016  Tours-only registration opens to the public
March 2, 2016  Speakers complete any revisions and distribute copies of their paper to the session chair and the other session speakers 
March 22, 2016  Online registration closes 


Speakers and session chairs may log in to the submission site to make changes to their abstracts.


Questions? Contact Kathy Sturm at
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