SAH Study Programs

The Society of Architectural Historians offers a variety of study programs that focus on the architecture and landscapes of different regions, periods, styles, and architects. SAH draws on a vast network of scholars and practitioners to provide members with programs of the highest quality and unprecedented access to buildings and sites. Watch the video to see what makes SAH tours unique.


All SAH Study Programs have been postponed until further notice due to the pandemic.


Study Program Fellowships are offered in conjunction with each study program to allow for a graduate student or emerging professional to participate in the tour. Read the Study Program Fellowship Reports to learn more about SAH study programs from the perspective of the fellowship recipients.


Designed for:
 Those whose interest in architecture goes beyond the standard guidebook
To provide participants with an intensive firsthand experience of a region's built environment
Length: 10–12-day program that covers multiple buildings, regions, cities, styles, and architects in locations around the world

Includes the following:
  • Site visits and lectures designed by a member with authoritative expertise and knowledge
  • Unprecedented access to sites usually inaccessible to the general public
  • An environment that fosters intellectual discussion and debate
  • Unique, customized tours that are not “canned”
  • AIA/CES learning units
While SAH does its best to include the most relevant and exciting sites for our travelers, we cannot include them all. Many travelers find it valuable to arrive a day or two early or stay on a day or two in order to visit other sites that are of interest.


Designed for:
Students and anyone who has an interest in hands-on learning
Purpose: To provide an in-depth experience of the architecture and/or landscapes of a city and/or behind-the-scenes access to exhibitions and museum collections
Length: One-day programs held in the U.S. and internationally

Includes the following:
  • Tours of museum exhibitions
  • Tours of architecture and landscapes
  • Talks with architects and patrons of a building
  • Lectures and discussions
  • AIA/CES learning units


The Society of Architectural Historians is an AIA CES Approved Provider and all SAH study programs are AIA CES Registered. 


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