Society of Architectural Historians Executive Director Position Profile

by Patricia Morton and Abby Van Slyck | Aug 15, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to share with you the position profile for the SAH Executive Director, informed by what we heard from you over the past several weeks. Some of you participated in scoping meetings facilitated by our search consultants, Isaacson Miller. Others provided feedback through the survey we circulated in mid-July. All of the comments we received were very valuable as we worked to articulate the challenges ahead and the qualities we are seeking in our next executive director. Thank you!

We count on your continued involvement, especially at this important moment in the process. First, we ask you to circulate the position profile widely within your professional networks. Additionally, we ask you to give some thought about individuals who would make promising candidates and encourage them to apply though the Isaacson Miller website: You can also send their names to Jeff Kessner or Kelly McLaughlin at Isaacson Miller through that same website. Your engagement with this part of the process will be central to helping us build a robust candidate pool and thus ensuring a successful search.

Many thanks for your commitment to SAH!

Patricia Morton
Abby Van Slyck
Co-Chairs, SAH Executive Director Search Committee

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
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