SAH American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip Program


The SAH American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip grant program funds awe-inspiring architectural and landscape field trips for students in grades 3–12 from under-resourced communities. To provide students with firsthand experiences and hands-on knowledge about the history of the built environment, SAH partners with nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that offer youth design education programs and docent-led tours of architecture, parks, gardens, neighborhoods, and town/city centers. The SAH American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip grant program was established in 2015 through an anonymous gift from a generous SAH member. The goal of the grant program is to share the wonders of architecture and landscapes with students whose educational interests in the arts and humanities have been underserved due to racial, social, or economic inequity.

SAH welcomes applications from a wide variety of nonprofits including architectural and cultural heritage organizations, house museums, creative placemaking sites, schools of architecture with youth outreach programs, and arts and architecture high schools. Priority will be given to community-based educational programs that focus on marginalized histories that reflect the lived experiences of students and foster meaningful engagement with the built environment in which they live. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadlines for submitting applications are June 1 and December 1. Notification of grant awards will be made within six weeks.

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