The Society of Architectural Historians has appointed Ashley Gardini to serve as an interim member of the SAH Board through May 1, 2022. She replaces R. Scott Gill, who served on the board from 2014 to 2017 and from 2019 to 2021.
Ashley Gardini is an adjunct instructor of architectural history at Diablo Valley College, where she teaches global architectural history surveys. Gardini also teaches the history of art and architecture at other community colleges around the San Francisco Bay Area, including City College of San Francisco and Chabot College. She earned her M.A. in Art History and Visual Culture from San Jose State University. Her previous research focused on the legacy of Italian Futurist architecture. Her essay, “The Reception of Futurist Architecture after the Second World War,” can be found in the 2018 edition of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Her current research interests focus on education and public engagement with architectural history. Gardini served on the Advisory Committee for the SAH Data Project from 2019 to 2021.