Individual & Joint Membership

Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. Join the Society of Architectural Historians today, and you'll be joining a group of people dedicated to furthering our understanding of the built world. Members play a vital role in ensuring the success of SAH's educational mission to promote the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all. 

As a member you'll receive access to the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians and the JSAH Archive, discounted registration for the SAH Annual International Conference, free access to all SAH CONNECTS virtual programs, access to the SAH Commons network, eligibility for fellowships and grants, and more.

Questions? Contact Director of Membership Anne Bird at


Membership is on a 12-month, anniversary-date basis. Printed renewal invoices will be distributed two months prior to the membership expiration date and are payable by the expiration date. Members will be entitled to four (4) quarterly journals and 12 months of access to member benefits (see below).

Individual Memberships  Digital JSAH  Digital + Print JSAH 
Individual Membership  $145 $155
Reduced-Rate Membership*   $65 $75
Retired/Emeritus Membership**  $65 $75
Student Membership  $50   $60 
*The Reduced Rate is for individuals who are working independently or at an institution without full-time employment. This includes adjunct and contingent faculty who experience precarious employment, and part-time and unemployed workers.
**Age 65+
Limited Individual Membership 
Affiliate Membership  $25  
This is a limited membership that ONLY grants participation in SAH Affiliate Groups and access to SAH Commons. Does NOT include any other member benefits, including (but not limited to) access to JSAH and the JSAH Archive, SAH CONNECTS member pricing and video library, discounted annual conference registration, and eligibility for fellowships, grants, and awards.
Multiple Memberships  Digital JSAH  Digital + Print JSAH 
Joint Membership $210 $230
Professional Associate*    $160 + $90 per additional associate 
*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
Upper-Level Memberships  Digital + Print JSAH 
Supporting Membership $250
Patron Membership      $430
Donor Membership     $575
Life Membership
(Individual or Joint) 
$3000 (paid in four installments of $750)
Benefactor Membership
(Individual or Joint)
$8000 (paid in six installments of $1334)
Upper-level members are listed in JSAH in recognition of their support and are enrolled in the Frank Lloyd Wright Reciprocal Sites Program. 


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.

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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 
Discounted registration for the SAH Annual International 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 
All members receive digital access to quarterly issues of JSAH, the leading English-language journal on the history of the built environment. (Those with Digital + Print memberships receive a printed copy of the Journal as well.) 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

Discounted registration for SAH 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
Eligibility to 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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