SAH Study Programs

The Society of Architectural Historians presents draws on its vast network of scholars and practitioners to provide members with Study Days and Field Seminars of the highest quality with exclusive access to museum collections, buildings, and sites. SAH is an AIA CES Approved Provider, and all SAH Study Programs are AIA CES registered. 

Upcoming Programs

SAH Study Programs have been postponed until further notice.

Study Program Fellowships

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.

SAH Field Seminars

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 includes multiple buildings and sites 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.

SAH Study Days

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 within and outside the U.S.

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

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The Society of Architectural Historians is an AIA Continuing Education 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