Founded at Harvard University in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that serves an international network of institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.
What We Do
To carry out our educational mission, we publish print and digital resources including JSAH
, SAH Archipedia
, Buildings of the United States
, and SAHARA
. We organize annual conferences
, virtual programs
, study tours
, and graduate student programs
to promote scholarship and public engagement with the history of the built environment. We award fellowships and grants
to support academic research and present awards
that recognize excellence in scholarship and professional service. We also advocate
on issues related to preservation, higher education, and the humanities.
SAH serves approximately 2,300 individual members and 600 institutional members in 54 countries. Our members include architectural historians, art historians, landscape historians, architects, preservationists, urban planners, teachers, graduate students, museum professionals, and individuals from other professions who share a passion for the built environment. Join SAH today