The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, from April 18–22, 2018. The Saint Paul conference will include thematic sessions, open sessions, and Graduate Student Lightning Talks that will draw architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world together to present new research on the history of the built environment. In addition, roundtable discussions and architectural and landscape tours are being planned to enhance the overall program.
THE CITY Why Saint Paul?
- Historic buildings abound with 104 landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Summit Avenue features the longest stretch of preserved Victorian architecture in the United States.
- Modeled after St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Rome, the Cathedral of Saint Paul is one of the most elaborate cathedrals in the United States.
- The city prides itself on adaptive reuse/repurposing of its existing architecture, rather than tearing down and building new.
- The Historic Lowertown District has recently become a bustling hub of restaurants, pubs, outdoor concerts, and the Green Line light rail system.
- Saint Paul is known as the "City of Neighborhoods," each offering a celebration of the city's long-cherished heritage and diversity.
THE VENUE Saint Paul RiverCentre
A premier convention venue, Saint Paul RiverCentre is connected to downtown hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, and theaters by an indoor skyway system, allowing attendees to enjoy the city in climate-controlled comfort.