1365 North Astor Street

Chicago, IL 60610


Ben Thomas


Nancy S. Steinhardt



The mission of the Society of Architectural Historians is to advance the knowledge and understanding of the history of architecture, design, landscape, and urbanism worldwide. The Society serves scholars, professionals in allied fields (including architecture, historic preservation and planning), and the interested public by: sponsoring the pursuit and presentation of scholarly research; sponsoring forums for the presentation of scholarly research and exchange of ideas; providing publications that disseminate scholarly work, professional information, and general information related to the field and of interest to the public; acknowledge outstanding scholarly accomplishments in the field; fostering scholarship, research, and education about the history of the built environment; organizing study tours of significant buildings and sites both in the United States and abroad; supporting the preservation of historic places and cultural heritage.