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Teaching Opportunity at Drexel Dept of Architecture

Drexel’s Department of Architecture and Interiors is looking for a qualified person to teach the middle section of our three term series on the history of world architecture this coming summer. The material covered during this term is largely Western architecture from the early Middle Ages through the spread of the Renaissance.  If interested, please contact Mark Brack (brackml@drexel.edu)

Looking Backward, Looking Forward: A Comparison of The Athenaeum’s 19th and  21st Century Architectural Competitions

2015-02-04 Competitions Athenaeum

Image courtesy of: Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 (snow date Feb. 11) at 6:00 p.m. The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 S. 6th Street

Curator of Architecture Bruce Laverty will compare the 19th century competition to design the Athenaeum’s current building with the conceptual Looking Forward: Re-Imagining The Athenaeum of Philadelphia competition, the results of which make up the current exhibition at the Athenaeum.  For gallery hours and more information about Looking Forward visit www.philaathenaeum.org/current.html

Co-Sponsored by ICAA Philadelphia and Philadelphia SAH.  ICAA, SAH and Athenaeum Members Free.  RSVP to events@philaathenaeum.org or 215-925-2688.  All Others $10.00, online payments at www.philaathenaeum.org/programs.html

Pizza and Pictures Party


Don’t forget our annual Pizza and Pictures Party 2015 at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

Thursday January 22nd, 2015.

SAH Annual Meeting

Chicago at the Global Crossroads
The SAH 68th Annual Conference

sah-2015-annual-conferenceCo-Chairs: Ken Tadashi Oshima, 1st Vice President, SAH
Alison Fisher, The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture and Design

As the SAH marks its 75th anniversary, it is indeed fitting that they gather in the hometown of the Society’s headquarters in Chicago, a city situated at the global crossroads. Strategically located between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Valley system, Chicago grew rapidly with westward expansion after the 1803 acquisition of the Louisiana Territory. Becoming a major railway hub of the continental U.S. in the second half of the nineteenth century and international airway hub in the twentieth century, Chicago has always been closely connected to major currents in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.

For the 2015 Conference, SAH has sought to curate a balance between paper sessions and a direct experience of the dynamism of Chicago through evening events and tours.

For more visit the SAH website

Phila Chapter SAH Web Site Launched 2015


This month we launched our new web site! Visit our Chapter Program page to see what we have planned or review past programs.  Keep your eye on our News and Events of Interest page  information of interest on the region’s architecture and design.

Please send info, questions and comments to info@philachaptersah.org

Thanks to John Cooper, our webmaster, for the initial design and upload.