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Individual & Joint Membership

Membership is open to all who are interested in furthering the study, interpretation, and conservation of the built environment. Join the Society of Architectural Historians for access to JSAH and the JSAH Archive, innovative and authoritative research resources, virtual programs, study tours, discounted registration for the SAH Annual International Conference, professional development opportunities, and to connect with our international network of members. 

Questions? Contact Director of Membership Anne Bird at membership@sah.org.



Membership is on a 12-month, anniversary-date basis. Upper-level members (Supporting, Patron, Donor, Life, and Benefactor) are listed in JSAH in recognition of their support.

Student Membership  $65 (digital)  $75 (print + digital)
Individual Membership   $145 (digital) $155 (print + digital) 
Joint Membership $210 (digital) $230 (print + digital) 
Professional Associate* $160 (print + digital) Additional associates $90 each (digital)
Supporting Membership $250 (print + digital) 
Patron Membership      $430 (print + digital) 
Donor Membership     $575 (print + digital) 
Life Membership
(Individual or Joint)    
$2900 (print + digital) 
(four equal installments in four successive years if desired)
Benefactor Membership
(Individual or Joint)
$7900 (print + digital) 
(six equal installments in six successive years if desired)

*Discounted individual memberships for groups of professionals working in the same office or firm, such as architectural firms, state historic preservation offices, preservation advocacy groups, and design education organizations. Learn More


SAH Connects
Members enjoy free access to all SAH CONNECTS virtual talks, discussions, and webinars throughout the year, as well as access to the complete SAH CONNECTS Video Library of past virtual programs.
SAH Commons
Join the new online scholarly network for SAH members. Discover the latest open-access scholarship, teaching materials, and discussion groups; connect with fellow professionals; participate in SAH Affiliate Group discussions; build your own WordPress website; and upload your materials to CORE, the open-access repository on SAH Commons.

Watch this video to learn more about SAH.

Professional Connections
Connect with peers and colleagues from around the world digitally and in-person through SAH Commons, the membership directory, member listserv, SAH Affiliate Groups, virtual programs, study programs, and conferences. 

Annual Conference 
Meet and hear from leaders in the field, expand your professional network, and present new research on the history of the built environment at the SAH Annual International Conference

Latest Research 
Receive quarterly issues of JSAH, the leading English-language journal on the history of the built environment. Each issue offers 4–5 scholarly articles; reviews of recent books, exhibitions, films, and other media; and a variety of editorials and opinion pieces. Members also receive access to the full JSAH Archive (1941–present).

Study Programs

Gain unprecedented access to buildings and sites around the world. Learn from experts in the field in an environment that fosters intellectual discussion among informed and passionate colleagues. Take what you’ve learned back to the classroom or firm.

Fellowships, Grants & Awards
Apply for fellowships, grants, and awards. SAH provides funding to graduate students, emerging scholars, and established professionals to attend the SAH Annual International Conference and help support research, travel, and publishing. SAH also honors leaders in the field of architectural history and excellence in publications, film and video.

Digital Resources
Safeguard your images in perpetuity by uploading to SAHARA, our digital archive of more than 155,000 architectural images for research and teaching. SAH members can also subscribe to ACLS Humanities E-Book for $40/year.

AIA CES Learning Units
As a registered AIA CES provider, SAH offers architects the opportunity to earn LUs, incuding HSW, by participating in its programs.

Frank Lloyd Wright Reciprocal Sites Program (Upper-level Members)
In partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, SAH offers the Frank Lloyd Wright National Reciprocal Sites Membership Program for all upper-level members (includes Supporting, Patron, Donor, Life, and Benefactor membership levels). As an upper-level member, you will receive a special sticker on your SAH membership card that will entitle you to visit 30 Wright-designed sites across the United States free or at a reduced rate. View the brochure for a list of participating sties and benefits. If you have already renewed as an upper level member, you will receive a letter with your identifying credential. 


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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