Individual & Joint Membership

Join SAH and receive access to some of the architecture world's most innovative and authoritative research resources, job and career opportunities, international and local study programs, registration for the SAH Annual International Conference, and events and networking opportunities with peers. SAH members include architectural historians, art historians, landscape historians, architects, preservationists, urban planners, teachers, students, museum professionals, and others who share a passion for the built environment.

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Networking Opportunities
Connect with peers and colleagues from around the world through the SAH member directory, listserv, study programs, and conferences. 

Annual Conference 
Meet and hear from leaders in the field, expand your professional network, and present new research on the history of the built environment at the SAH Annual International Conference

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Latest Research 
Receive quarterly print and/or electronic editions of JSAH, the leading English-language journal on the history of the built environment. Each issue offers 4–5 scholarly articles; reviews of recent books, exhibitions, films, and other media; and a variety of editorials and opinion pieces. Access the full ​JSAH​ Archive (1941–present).

Study Programs

Gain unprecedented access to buildings and sites around the world. Learn from experts in the field in an environment that fosters intellectual discussion among informed and passionate colleagues. Take what you’ve learned back to the classroom or firm.

Fellowships, Grants & Awards
Apply for fellowships, grants, and awards. SAH provides funding to graduate students, emerging scholars, and established professionals to attend the SAH Annual International Conference and help support research, travel, and publishing. SAH also honors leaders in the field of architectural history and excellence in publications, film and video.

Digital Resources
Study and teach with SAHARA, the digital archive of more than 100,000 architectural images, and SAH Archipedia, the online media-rich encyclopedia of the American built environment. SAH members also can subscribe to JPASS for $99 and to ACLS Humanities E-Book for $35 annually. These are discounts of 50%.

AIA CES Learning Units
As a registered AIA CES provider, SAH offers architects the opportunity to earn LUs, incuding HSW, by participating in its programs.

Frank Lloyd Wright Reciprocal Sites Program (Upper-level Members)
In partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, SAH offers the Frank Lloyd Wright National Reciprocal Sites Membership Program for all upper-level members (includes Supporting, Patron, Donor, Life, and Benefactor membership levels). As an upper-level member, you will receive a special sticker on your SAH membership card that will entitle you to visit 30 Wright-designed sites across the United States free or at a reduced rate during 2017. View the brochure for a list of participating sties and benefits. If you have already renewed as an upper level member, you will receive a letter with your identifying credential. 


All memberships (with the exception of Life and Benefactor) are valid one year from payment or will extend a current membership 12 months.

Individual Membership    $135/electronic  $145/print (includes electronic) 
Joint Membership  $195/electronic  $215/print (includes electronic) 
Student Membership  $65/electronic  $75/print (includes electronic) 
Professional Associate  $150/print (includes electronic) 
Additional associates $80 each
Supporting Membership  $235/print (includes electronic) 
Patron Membership       $415/print (includes electronic)  
Donor Membership      $560/print (includes electronic) 
Life Membership      $2700/print (includes electronic) 
(4 payments of $675)
Benefactor Membership  $7500/print (includes electronic) 
(6 payments of $1250)
SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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