SAH Newsletter

June Newsletter 2014

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June 2014 Volume LVIII, No. 6 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
  Obituary: Osmund R. Overby
Osmund R. Overby, 82, Past-President of SAH and former Editor of both JSAH and BUS, died on June 1, 2014, after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Osmund Rudolf Overby, known universally as Ozzie, was born November 8, 1931, in Minneapolis, the son of Oscar and Gertrude (Boe) Overby. He attended school in Northfield, MN, and graduated from St. Olaf College in 1953 with a degree in mathematics and philosophy. He played in orchestras and bands as a clarinetist and saxophone player and was active in several sports and outdoor activities, including ski jumping. Read More
    SAH at the AIA Convention 2014 in Chicago
SAH will have booth space at the AIA Expo at the 2014 AIA Convention in Chicago, June 26-29. If you'll be attending the Convention, stop by booth #4913 to learn more about the Society, become a member, or just say hello. In addition, SAH is partnering with AIA Chicago and the Graham Foundation for the "Design + Dining: Chicago's Gold Coast" tour (EV207). Read More
    Help SAH Reach Its Goal of 5,000 Members
The One-to-One Membership Campaign aims for each member of SAH to recruit one new member by the end of the calendar year. With your help, we can double our membership numbers and reach our goal of 5,000 members! This would not only allow the Society to have a bigger impact on current discussions about the built environment, it would also help reduce the costs of many SAH activities for each individual member. Visit the One-to-One Campaign webpage for some thoughts to consider when reaching out to potential members and a downloadable SAH Membership Kit. If you have questions, please contact Anne Bird at
    SAH Member Discount for Groundbreakers Exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden 
This Garden-wide exhibition celebrates early 20th-century America's most influential women in landscape architecture and design as well as garden photography. Experience Mrs. Rockefeller's Garden in the Haupt Conservatory—an exquisite evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine—and through the many exhibition components offered that embrace poetry, music, and photography, discover the innovative work and significant contributions of these women to American history and culture. Read More
    Millennium Park Premiere of "Jens Jensen The Living Green," July 19
Celebrate the urban conservation movement in one of the world’s most spectacular urban settings, Thursday, June 19. Join director Carey Lundin, WTTW program host and producer Geoffrey Baer, and planting designer of Chicago’s Lurie Garden, Piet Oudolf for the free Millennium Park premiere of “Jens Jensen The Living Green” on The Screen at Pritzker Pavilion. Read More
Nine SAH Members Awarded Graham Foundation Grants 
Nine SAH members have been awarded grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The Foundation’s 2014 Grants to Individuals award over $520,000 to 68 projects that demonstrate innovative and thought-provoking ideas in architecture. The new grantees comprise a diverse and multi-disciplinary group of U.S. and internationally-based architects, designers, artists, scholars, writers, curators, and others, who were selected from a competitive pool of more than 700 applicants representing 40 countries. Read More
Advertise Your Job Opening in the SAH Career Center 
If your school, department or organization has a job opening, consider advertising in the SAH Career Center to attract the best candidates locally and internationally. SAH offers competitive rates for 30-day and 60-day job postings. Learn More
Mackintosh Architecture Exhibit at The Hunterian 
This major new exhibition will be the first substantive exhibition devoted to the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It draws on the landmark research project led by The Hunterian, which will be launched in the summer of 2014 and will deliver the first in-depth survey of Mackintosh’s architecture. Read More
Current SAH Opportunities
Call for Nominations for 2015 SAH Fellows: The Board of Directors of SAH seeks nominations for the 2015 class of SAH Fellows, those individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field. Deadline July 1.

Call for Nominations to SAH Board for 2015: The 2015 SAH Nominating Committee seeks your recommendations for new SAH Board members who would begin their terms in April 2015 and serve for three years. Deadline
August 1.

CFP: Graduate Student Lightning Talks: SAH is accepting paper abstracts for the Graduate Student Lightning Talks session of the 68th Annual Conference in Chicago, April 15-19. Deadline August 1.

2015 SAH Award for Film and Video: This annual award recognizes the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment. Deadline August 1.

2015 SAH Publication Awards: Each year, SAH presents five awards honoring publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation and exhibition catalogues. Deadline August 1.

2015 SAH International Travel Grants: Funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation, these grants are for scholars from countries that have traditionally been underrepresented at the SAH Annual Conference to attend the 2015 conference in Chicago. SAH membership is not required. Deadline September 1.

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship: This prestigious $50,000 fellowship allows a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. Deadline October 1.
Members in the News
Meredith L. Clausen: The Fiery Career of Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable
Thaisa Way, ASLA: Symposium at Humanities Research Institute, NY Botanical Garden
Waverly Lowell: Environmental Design Archives Honored by AIA-SF
Robert Bruegmann: AIA's Historic Resources Committee Program
Tom Yots Retires from Preservation Buffalo Niagara
Phyllis Lambert: 2014 Venice Biennale Golden Lion Recipient
Katherine Boller Promoted to Editor at Yale University Press
SAH June Booklist
Read the June Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works. Booklists and exhibition catalog lists are selected by Barbara Opar, architecture librarian, Syracuse University Library.

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