Publication Awards


Every year the Society presents six awards to honor the most distinguished publications in architectural history

Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award

The Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award was established in 1949 to recognize annually the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture published by a North American scholar.

2014 Hitchock Award Winner:

The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976

Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award

Presented by the Society of Architectural Historians for excellence in published exhibition catalogs.

2014 Johnson Award Winner: 

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light 

Antoinette Forrester Downing Award

Presented by the Society of Architectural Historians for the outstanding publication devoted to historical issues in the preservation field.

2014 Downing Award Winner:

Saving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity


Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award

Presented by the Society of Architectural Historians for distinguished scholarship in the history of landscape architecture or garden design. 

2014 MacDougall Award Winner:

Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes

Spiro Kostof Book Award

Presented by the Society of Architectural Historians for the work that, focusing on urbanism and architecture, provides the greatest contribution to our understanding of historical development and change.

2014 Kostof Award Winner: 

The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal: Postwar Urbanism from New York to Berlin


Founders' JSAH Article Award

Presented by the Society of Architectural Historians for the best article on the history of architecture published by an emerging scholar in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. 

2014 Founders' Award Winner - Susan N. Johnson-Roehr

JSAH, Volume 72, Number 1, March 2013