SAH Fellows


The Board of Directors names as Fellows of the Society of Architectural Historians individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field. These contributions may include scholarship, service to the Society, or stewardship of the built environment. The 2016 Fellows will be inducted at the SAH 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena, California, during an awards ceremony on April 7.

Barry Bergdoll, FSAH

Bergdoll-BarryBarry Bergdoll is the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University, where he has been on the faculty since 1985. He is also curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, where from 2007 to 2013 he served as The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. At MoMA he has organized, curated, and consulted on several major exhibitions of 19th and 20th-century architecture, including Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 with Carlos Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur, and Patricio del Real (2015); Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes with Jean-Louis Cohen (2013); Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light with Corinne Bélier and Marc LeCoeur (2013; first shown in Paris at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, 2012); Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream with Reinhold Martin (2012); Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront (2010); Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity with Leah Dickerman (2009-10); Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (2008); and Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–32 (2007); as well as numerous presentations of selections from MoMA's permanent collections of architecture and design, which were substantially expanded under his tenure. Previous to his appointment at MoMA, his exhibitions included Breuer in Minnesota at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2002); Mies in Berlin at MoMA (2001), with Terence Riley; Les Vaudoyer: Une Dynastie d'Architectes at the Musée D'Orsay, Paris (1991); and Ste. Geneviève/ Panthéon: Symbol of Revolutions, in Paris and at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (1989).

He is author or editor of numerous publications, including Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 (with Carlos Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur, and Patricio del Real; 2015); Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light (with Corinne Bélier and Marc Le Coeur, 2013); Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity (winner of the 2010 Award for Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue, Association of Art Museum Curators); Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (winner of the 2010 Philip Johnson Book Award, Society of Architectural Historians); Mies in Berlin (winner of the 2002 Philip Johnson Book Award and AICA Best Exhibition Award, 2002); Karl Friedrich Schinkel: An Architecture for Prussia (winner of the 1995 AIA Book Award); Léon Vaudoyer: Historicism in the Age of Industry (1994); and European Architecture 1750-1890, in the Oxford History of Art series (2001).

He served as chairman of the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University from 2004 to 2007, president of the Society of Architectural Historians from 2006 to 2008, Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University in winter 2011, and in 2013 delivered the 62nd A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. 

Diane Favro, FSAH

Favro-DianeDiane Favro is professor of architecture and urban design, and associate dean of academic affairs for the UCLA the School of the Arts and Architecture. She received degrees in commercial design, fine art and art history, before earning a doctorate in architectural history at UC Berkeley. Her research explores the urbanism of ancient Rome, archaeological historiography, women in architecture, and digital applications of 3D modeling in the humanities. Favro’s publications include Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space (co-editor, UC Press, 1994; Turkish editions 2007, 2011), The Urban Image of Augustan Rome (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Paradigm and Progeny (co-editor, JRA Supplement 2015) and several large digital research projects. Among other honors she was Resident at the American Academy in Rome in 2014. Founding director of the UCLA Experiential Technologies Center, Favro was an early adopter of 3D real-time digital modeling for historical research, with substantive grants (NEH, NSF, Intel, and the Mellon Foundation, among others) for such pioneering, award-winning projects as the Digital Roman Forum and Digital Karnak. Favro was president of the Society of Architectural Historians and is active in various organizations and editorial boards. At UCLA she collaborated on the establishment of two vibrant interdisciplinary initiatives: Digital Humanities and Urban Humanities. 

Richard Longstreth, FSAH

Longstreth-RichardRichard Longstreth is professor of American studies and director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at The George Washington University. He previously worked for the Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission and taught at Kansas State University. He has written extensively on the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture in the U.S. In recent years, his research has focused on retail development in major metropolitan areas, relating economic, design, urbanistic, and cultural factors that have fundamentally reshaped the American landscape since 1920. His City Center to Regional Mall and The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles 1914–1941 won four national awards in the fields of architectural history, urban history, and historic preservation. He has been involved in the preservation field at the national, state, and local levels and in the public and private sectors. Since 1984 he has taken an active role in initiatives in the Washington, DC, area. He has figured prominently in efforts to save numerous mid-twentieth-century sites, locally and nationally, and was a founding member of the Recent Past Preservation Network. He is currently writing a book about the preservation of mid-twentieth-century architecture and landscapes and editing one on additions to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Longstreth served as president of the Society of Architectural Historians from 1998 to 2000 and is a Life Member of SAH. He currently chairs the Maryland Governor's Consulting Committee on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the boards of the Fort Ticonderoga Association and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. In 2015 he received the Award for Architectural Excellence in Architectural Scholarship and Preservation Advocacy from the Society of Architectural Historians. He holds a PhD in architectural history from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Therese O’Malley, FSAH

O'Malley-ThereseTherese O’Malley is the associate dean at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Her scholarship concerns the history of landscape architecture and garden design, primarily in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a focus on the transatlantic exchange of plants, ideas, and people. Her recent publications include Modernism and Landscape Architecture, 1890-1940, co-edited with Joachim Wolschke Buhlmann (National Gallery of Art, 2015), Keywords in American Landscape Design (Yale University Press, 2010), The Art of Natural History, co-edited with Amy W. Meyers (National Gallery of Art, 2008), and many articles on aspects of the early profession of landscape design, American gardens and the history of botanic gardens. She was president of the Society of Architectural Historians, chair of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History and Senior Fellow in Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. She is on the editorial boards of Penn Press Landscape Studies series and the international quarterly Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes. O’Malley is a director of the Foundation for Landscape Studies, a founding member of the SAH Landscape Chapter, and a board member of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy in Baltimore. She currently serves as an advisor to the United States Ambassadors Fund for the State Department. She lectures internationally and has been guest professor at Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University. In 2005, she was the guest curator and catalog author of Glasshouses, Architecture of Light and Air, an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, where she serves on the Library Visiting Committee and Advisory Board for the Mellon Humanities Institute. She is currently engaged in creating a digital archive based on her book, Keywords in American Landscape Design, which will reside on the National Gallery website.


Hilary M. Ballon
Barry Bergdoll
Richard J. Betts
David Brownlee
Kathryn Bishop Eckert
Norma Evenson
Diane Favro
John D. Forbes
Jean R. France
Francis R. Kowsky
Carol Herselle Krinsky
Phyllis Lambert
Richard Longstreth
Barbara Miller Lane
Carter H. Manny , FAIA
Eileen Michels
Naomi Miller
Henry A. Millon
Keith N. Morgan
James F. O’Gorman
Therese O'Malley
C. Ford Peatross
Jack Quinan
Robert B. Rettig
Pauline Saliga
Vincent Scully
Robert A. M. Stern, FAIA
Nancy Stieber
Damie Stillman
Stanley Tigerman, FAIA, RAAR
Dell Upton
Patricia Waddy
Robert W. Winter
Gwendolyn Wright

Fellows in memoriam

James S. Ackerman
H. Allen Brooks
Marian Card Donnelly
Alan W. Gowans
Richard Howland
Ada Louise Huxtable
William L. MacDonald
Elisabeth Blair MacDougall
Denys Peter Myers
Osmund Overby
Seymour H. Persky
Charles E. Peterson
William H. Pierson Jr.
Adolph K. Plazek
Jessie J. Poesch
George B. Tatum
Barbara Wriston
SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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