SAH Archipedia is an authoritative online encyclopedia of the U.S. built environment organized by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press. It contains histories, photographs, and maps for over 22,000 structures and places. These are mostly buildings, but as you explore SAH Archipedia you will also find landscapes, infrastructure, monuments, artwork, and more. This cross-section of the country demonstrates the richness and diversity of architecture and building practice across many centuries, from mud brick to steel, from ancient cliff dwellings to contemporary office towers—a history that unfolds in individual building entries and thematic essays written by leading architectural historians who survey and explain styles and typologies, materials and techniques, and social and political contexts, from local to state to national levels.

Buildings of the United States

SAH Archipedia content was originally drawn from the award-winning Buildings of the United States (BUS) book series and includes histories and thematic essays from all of the published BUS volumes.

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Charles E. Peterson Fellowship

Graduate students are invited to apply for the Peterson Fellowship, which supports research and writing for SAH Archipedia.

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