Individual & Joint Membership

Join SAH and receive access to some of the architecture world's most innovative and authoritative research resources, job and career opportunities, international and local study programs, registration for the SAH Annual International Conference, and events and networking opportunities with peers. SAH members include architectural historians, art historians, landscape historians, architects, preservationists, urban planners, teachers, students, museum professionals, and others who share a passion for the built environment.

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All memberships (with the exception of Life and Benefactor) are valid one year from payment or will extend a current membership 12 months.

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)


Networking Opportunities
Connect with peers and colleagues from around the world through the SAH member directory, listserv, 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

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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
Study and teach with SAHARA, our digital archive of more than 155,000 architectural images, and SAH Archipedia, our online encyclopedia of the U.S. built environment. 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. 


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for its operating support.
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