SAH Study Programs

The Society of Architectural Historians offers a variety of study programs that focus on the architecture and landscapes of different regions, periods, styles, and architects. SAH draws on a vast network of scholars and practitioners to provide members with programs of the highest quality and unprecedented access to buildings and sites. Watch the video to see what makes SAH tours unique.


SAH is in the process of organizing the following Study Programs. If you are on our email list, you will be notified when more information is available. Subscribe here to receive updates.

SAH Study Day at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Registration opens in June - details TBA

SAH Field Seminar - Cuba
Belmont Freeman, FAIA
December 2018
Registration opens in May - details TBA


Designed for:
 Those whose interest in architecture goes beyond the standard guidebook
To provide participants with an intensive firsthand experience of a region's built environment
Length: 10–12-day program that covers multiple buildings, regions, cities, styles, and architects in locations around the world

Includes the following:
  • Site visits and lectures designed by a member with authoritative expertise and knowledge
  • Unprecedented access to sites usually inaccessible to the general public
  • An environment that fosters intellectual discussion and debate
  • Unique, customized tours that are not “canned”
  • AIA/CES learning units
While SAH does its best to include the most relevant and exciting sites for our travelers, we cannot include them all. Many travelers find it valuable to arrive a day or two early or stay on a day or two in order to visit other sites that are of interest.


Designed for:
Students and anyone who has an interest in hands-on learning
Purpose: To provide an in-depth experience of the architecture and/or landscapes of a city and/or behind-the-scenes access to exhibitions and museum collections
Length: One-day programs held in the U.S. and internationally

Includes the following:
  • Tours of museum exhibitions
  • Tours of architecture and landscapes
  • Talks with architects and patrons of a building
  • Lectures and discussions
  • AIA/CES learning units


Study Tour Fellowships are offered in conjunction with each study program to allow for a graduate student or emerging professional to participate in the tour. Read the Study Tour Fellow Reports to learn more about SAH study programs from the perspective of the fellowship recipients.


The Society of Architectural Historians is an AIA CES Approved Provider and all SAH study programs are AIA CES Registered. 

SAH 2018 St Paul Conference

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