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, and museum professionals. All members are connected by a shared passion for the built environment.

New for 2015–2016! Frank Lloyd Wright Reciprocal Sites Program for upper-level members

Questions? Contact Director of Membership Anne Bird at



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 $75 each
Supporting Membership  $235/print (includes electronic) 
Patron Membership       $410/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)


New for 2015–2016, SAH has joined forces with the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust to offer the Frank Lloyd Wright National Reciprocal Sites Membership Program for all upper-level members (includes Supporting, Patron, Donor, Life, and Benefactor membership levels). If you join or renew 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 2015 and 2016. 

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. 


Networking and Career
  • Register for the SAH Annual Conference and SAH Study Programs
  • Search for jobs in the SAH Career Center
  • Connect with colleagues and subject experts through the SAH membership directory 
  • Send messages through the SAH Listerv
  • Serve on the SAH Board of Directors and committees
  • Earn AIA/CES learning units through SAH study programs, conferences, and seminars
  • Keep current on national and international news with the SAH Newsletter
  • Apply for various SAH fellowships and grants
  • Receive a print copy and/or electronic access to the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH and JSAH Online, including the JSAH archive, 1941-present)
  • SAH members receive a 50% discount on JPASS
  • Full access to SAH Archipedia, the online multimedia encyclopedia of American architecture
  • Gain firshtand knowledge of the built environment by participating in SAH Study Programs
  • Access over 80,000 user-contributed photos in SAHARA
  • Participate in the programs of SAH's local chapters
  • Access members-only archived resources and content on the SAH website
    Bricks and Mortar Benefits
    • Take a complimentary tour of our landmark headquarters, Charnley-Persky House
    • Receive discounts in the Charnley-Persky House tour center
    • Reserve the Charnley-Persky House for small meetings, seminars, and class lectures at a discounted rate


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