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Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference
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4/6/2016 to 4/10/2016
When: 4/6/2016
Where: Pasadena/Los Angeles, California 
United States
Contact: Kathy Sturm

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Early registration for the Society for Architectural Historians (SAH) 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles is now open. The conference features 42 paper sessions as well as roundtables, architecture tours, the SAH Los Angeles Seminar, and more. Expand your professional network and hear new research on the history of the built environment while exploring the architecture of the Pasadena/Los Angeles region. Tours and special events sell out quickly and registration rates increase on February 4, 2016. Book your stay at one of the designated conference hotels and receive $100 off your registration. Register now for the best selection of programs and to save!

The SAH 2016 Annual International Conference will engage participants from around the world with the rich, evolving legacy of the Pasadena/Los Angeles region’s built environment. With the scheduled completion of the Metro Expo Light-Rail Line west to Santa Monica in early 2016, Pasadena will be connected to downtown LA and the rest of Los Angeles County. This infrastructure, building on historic right-of-ways, will provide new ways to see the broad range of the region’s architecture and urbanism.

UCLA professor Eric Avila, specialist in racial identity, urban space, and cultural representation, will give the introductory address, and UCLA professor Dana Cuff, author of Architecture: The Story of Practice, will give the plenary talk. Regional paper sessions include “Los Angeles Infrastructure: Design, Aesthetics, Publics,” “Styles, Revival Styles, California Styles,” and “Reappraising California Counterculture.”  

The SAH Los Angeles Seminar will bring together constituencies of historic conservation, design professionals, and the community at large to examine SurveyLA/HistoricPlacesLA (the online comprehensive citywide historic resource developed by the City of Los Angeles together with the Getty Conservation Institute) and contemplate its local/global implications and possibilities.

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