SAH Celebrates


Historic Rehabilitation: The Old Post Office

Friday, November 5, 2021
6:00–9:00 PM Central
The Old Post Office (433 W. Van Buren Street, Chicago)

On November 5th, the Society of Architectural Historians will honor the team behind one of Chicago’s most ambitious projects, the historic rehabilitation of The Old Post Office, once the largest post office in the United States. Save the date and celebrate in person at The Old Post Office with SAH! Tickets will be available in September.

SAH Celebrates (formerly the SAH Awards Gala) raises funds to support the Society’s educational programs and publications, including SAH Archipedia, the Society’s online encyclopedia of the built environment of the United States, and the award-winning Buildings of the United States book series. Proceeds also help support the restoration of the Charnley-Persky House (1891–92), designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, which serves as SAH’s international headquarters in Chicago.


Owner / Developer / Leasing / Management:
601w Companies
The Telos Group, LLC

Architect / Contractor / Consultant Team:
BEAR Construction Company
DLA Piper
Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
MacRostie Historic Advisors, LLC
McGuire Engineers
McGuire, Igleski & Associates, Inc.
Site Design Group, Ltd.
V3 Companies
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

City / State / Federal Agencies:
City of Chicago, Mayor’s Office
City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development
City of Chicago, Commission on Chicago Landmarks
City of Chicago, Department of Buildings
Illinois State Historic Preservation Agency
National Park Service

Event Co-Chairs

Heather Hyde Minor
University of Notre Dame

Sarah Rogers Morris
University of Illinois at Chicago

Event Details

6:15 PM – Awards Ceremony in the Pony Express room
7:00 PM – Reception & Silent Auction in the Telegram Lounge
Individual Ticket: $195 (on sale in September)

Image Gallery

The Old Post Office exterior The Old Post Office exterior The Historic Lobby The Historic Lobby The Old Post Office The Old Post Office The rooftop
Interior/exterior photos © Eric Laignel, Design by Gensler. Rooftop image is © Tom Rossiter, Design by Gensler and Hoerr Schaudt.



Sponsorship + Advertising
Carolyn Garrett, SAH Director of Development | 312.573.1365
Sponsorship Opportunities

Silent Auction
Anne Bird, SAH Director of Membership | 312.573.1365
Silent Auction Donation Form

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610