Please join us to celebrate the 1940 founding of the Society of Architectural Historians at Harvard University.

SAH 75th Anniversary Reception
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
5:00–6:30 p.m.
Frances Loeb Library
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Immediately following the reception, at 6:30 p.m. you are invited to attend the PhD Seminar by SAH board member Luis Castañeda, assistant professor art history, Syracuse University. The PhD Seminar is free of charge, however, you must reserve online to confirm a seat.

Please register by October 22

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SAH Reception (drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served):
$75 per person
$15 Graduate Student rate
$250 and up: Reception sponsors of $250 and up will be acknowledged at the event.

75th Anniversary Reception Committee
Ken Breisch
Gail Fenske
Keith Morgan
Ken Tadashi Oshima
Pauline Saliga
Bart Voorsanger
Ann Whiteside

SAH thanks Ann Whiteside, Librarian/Assistant Dean for Information Services Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, for her invaluable assistance in coordinating the event.

SAH thanks Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret) and the Tawani Foundation for their support of SAH’s 75th anniversary programs.

MIT Chapel Lighting

NESAH Tour: Finnish-American Architecture at MIT

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Meet at: 77 Massachusetts Ave

All tour participants must RSVP with their complete name to by 5pm Thursday, September 17.

All tour participants must bring valid ID for entry to Baker House.

In the decade after World War II, the architectural expansion of MIT westward from its initial Cambridge campus brought opportunities for both Alvar Aalto and Eero Saarinen to contribute to the campus. These notable architects of Finnish heritage brought incorporated striking uses of material, light, and form within their vocabularies of modern design. This tour of Aalto’s Baker House dormitory and Saarinen’s MIT Chapel will focus on the buildings’ inception, construction, evolution, and use by the MIT community, as well as their rehabilitations after more than five decades of occupancy. Architect, MIT alumnus and former Baker House resident David M Foxe (Safdie Architects) will join David Fixler FAIA (Principal, EYP Architecture and Engineering) to lead the tour. David Fixler was the architect of the rehabilitation work for both Baker House starting in the late 1990s, and more recently for the MIT Chapel.

All tour participants must RSVP with their complete name to by 5pm Thursday, September 17. All tour participants must bring valid ID for entry to Baker House.


A lecture by Elizabeth Hope Cushing on her recent book:

Arthur Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburgh Landscape

Wednesday 6 May 2015 7:00 p.m.

Codman Estate Carriage House
34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts