SAH Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

by SAH News | Jul 11, 2018

July 2018 | Volume LXII, No. 7
NMAAHC   Save the Date: SAH Study Day at NMAAHC
Join SAH on September 29 for a unique opportunity to have private access to the National Museum of African American History and Culture prior to its public opening and take part in a guided tour of the museum that showcases the work of Lead Designer David Adjaye and Lead Architect Philip Freelon for the Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup team.

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  Save the Date: SAH Awards Gala
The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 2018 Awards Gala on Friday, November 2, at The Arts Club of Chicago, and will present the SAH Awards for Architectural Excellence to Cynthia Weese, FAIA, Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, Harry Hunderman, FAIA, and Deborah Slaton.

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  Future of the Past Campaign Update
Last month SAH launched a fundraising campaign to secure an NEH matching grant for SAH Archipedia. Thanks to our generous donors, since June 1 the Future of the Past campaign has raised $15,205 toward our $40,000 goal. With your support we can raise the remaining $24,795 by August 31. Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar and will support making the site a mobile optimized, open access digital resource, available to a global audience for free.

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Palmyra   Heritage Conservation Committee Issues Position Statement
On June 22, the SAH Heritage Conservation Committee issued a position statement on the reproduction of lost buildings and construction of unbuilt designs. The statement outlines three issues to be addressed when institutions consider reconstruction.

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    Cuba Field Seminar
Registration is open for the 2018 SAH Field Seminar, an ambitious immersion in the architecture, urbanism, and landscape of Cuba, covering territory from Havana in the west to Guantánamo, Cuba's eastern-most province. Space is limited to 25 and filling up fast.

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auction    Donate to the Awards Gala Auction
Each year, the Society presents a silent auction at the SAH Awards Gala, our largest fundraising event of the year. SAH is accepting donations of architectural objects and experiences that gala attendees will have the opportunity to bid on at the event. Auction proceeds benefit SAH’s educational programs and publications and the continued restoration of our landmark headquarters in Chicago, the Charnley-Persky House.

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Arizona   SAH Archipedia: Arizona's 100 Classic Buildings Completed
Arizona’s Classic Buildings is now complete on SAH Archipedia. State coordinators R. Brooks Jeffrey and Jason Tippeconnic Fox have selected a list of the state’s 100 most representative buildings and sites.

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Delphi    SAHARA Highlights: Allan Kohl
This month’s featured collection from SAHARA includes photographs taken by Allan Kohl, lecturer and visual resources librarian for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. For years, he has supported the MCAD collection, and his own teaching, with extensive travel and high-quality photography, with a special focus on the ancient world and medieval and Renaissance Europe.

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Hagia Sophia
  The Top 5 Most Popular SAH Blog Posts
Since 2012, the SAH Blog has covered a wide variety of topics related to the history of the built environment. We're sharing our top 5 most popular SAH Blog posts of all time.

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Donor Recognition

The SAH Board of Directors and staff wishes to thank the donors who made gifts during the third quarter (April 1–June 30, 2018) for their generous support of our educational mission, programs and publications.
Current SAH Opportunities

Ongoing Deadline 

SAH Award for Film and Video
Deadline July 31

SAH Publication Awards
Deadline July 31

Call for Nominations to the SAH Board
Deadline August 1

Call for Nominations for SAH Fellows
Deadline August 1

SAH Study Program Fellowship (Cuba Field Seminar)
Deadline August 3

SAH American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip Program
Deadline December 1 - new deadline!
Members in the News

Michelangelo Sabatino: Historic Water Tower in Riverside, IL
SAH Chapter & Partner News

The SAH Marion Dean Ross (Pacific Northwest) chapter held its May 2018 annual conference in Astoria, OR, hosted by the Clatsop Community College Historic Preservation & Restoration program. James Buckley, director of the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program, was the keynote speaker. Plans were made to hold our 2019 conference in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene and Wallace, Idaho. For more, visit

Registration for the 2018 SESAH conference in Manhattan, KS, (Oct 3-6) is now open. The conference will include a keynote by Kansas City architect Bob Berkebile and a Saturday Study Tour of Kansas’ Flint Hills. The deadline for our 2018 Publications Awards is July 15. See our website for details, to register, and to view a report on the 2018 SAH Annual International Conference published by our inaugural SESAH Fellowship recipient, Dr. Danielle Willkens.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) invites applications for the SHERA Graduate Student Travel Grant to the ASEEES 50th Annual Convention (Boston, 6-9 December 2018) for travel from North America ($1,000) or from another continent ($1,500). Email applications to SHERA Board < style="vertical-align: top;"> and Karen Kettering<>, complete with contact information, paper title and abstract, brief CV, listing of relevant grants, publications and talks. Deadline August 15, 2018.</></>
SAH Career Center

Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase a job announcement.
  • Sargenti Architects | Senior Architect Project Manager
  • Princeton University | Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • The University of Auckland | Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Architecture 
  • Gray & Pape  Principal Investigator: History/Architecture
SAH July Booklist

Read the July Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works, selected by Barbara Opar, architecture librarian, Syracuse University Library.
New SAH Members

SAH welcomes our newest members: Alesha Cerny, Amol Deshmukh, Jr., Sarah Estrela, Christine Finn, Kenneth Frampton, Susanne Hand, Rachel Hunt Shannon, David Kinsey, Allan T. Kohl, Elisabeth Leach, Charlotte Leib, Ellen Philpott-Teo, Mohamed Shaker and Matthew Thurlow.

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