SAH 2016 Annual International Conference

SAH 2016 Annual International Conference

Society of Architectural Historians
2016 Annual International Conference
New Local/Global Infrastructures
April 6-10 | Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA

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.

UCLA professor Eric Avila, specialist in racial identity, urban space, and cultural representation, will give the introductory address, and UCLA professor Dana Cuff, author of Architecture: The Story of Practice, will give the plenary talk. Regional paper sessions include “Los Angeles Infrastructure: 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 and 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.

Read the Conference Chair's welcome message
Read the Local Co-Chairs' welcome message

Ken Tadashi Oshima
SAH 1st Vice President
Professor, University of Washington

Linda Hart
Independent Scholar

Kevin McMahon

Library Manager, Southern California Institute of Architecture

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101

Kathy Sturm


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