Preservation Advocacy

Preserving important structures, landscapes and other aspects of the built environment is a key tenet of the Society of Architectural Historians' mission. The SAH Heritage Conservation Committee meets monthly and coordinates SAH’s preservation advocacy, evaluating emerging preservation issues and selecting those on which the committee decides to comment. As a matter of policy, the Society only becomes involved in preservation issues of national or international significance. Preservation issues of local significance should be directed to your State Historic Preservation Office or to local preservation organizations. Learn more about the committee's recent work below or visit the archive

Bryan Clark Green, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, Commonwealth Architects

Kenneth Breisch, University of Southern California School of Architecture
Mary Brush, FAIA, BRUSH Architects, LLC
James M. Buckley, University of Oregon, Portland
Jeffrey Cody, Getty Conservation Institute
Anthony Cohn, Anthony Cohn Architect, New York
David N. Fixler, FAIA, LEED® AP, EYP/
Priya Jain, Texas A&M University
Theodore Prudon, FAIA, Prudon & Partners
Deborah Slaton, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Patricia A. Morton, SAH President, University of California, Riverside
Ben Thomas, SAH Executive Director
  • Preservation Advocacy

Statement on Proposed Demolition of Most of the Dormitory Blocks of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A)

May 16, 2023
  • Preservation Advocacy

SAH Opposes Proposed Alterations to the Historical Studies and Social Sciences Library at the Institute for Advanced Study

May 3, 2023
  • Preservation Advocacy

SAH Opposes Proposed Alterations to the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress

November 23, 2022
  • Preservation Advocacy

SAH Statement on the Conflict in Ukraine

June 7, 2022
  • Preservation Advocacy

SAH Statement on the Demolition of the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo

June 7, 2022
  • Preservation Advocacy

SAH Opposes Demolition of the Century Building and Consumers Building in Chicago

June 7, 2022
  • Preservation Advocacy

SAH Supports the Preservation of Second Baptist Church in Richmond, VA

May 25, 2022
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SAH Supports the Preservation of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Frederick Bagley House

September 16, 2021

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