Welcome to Women in Architecture Affiliate Group of the Society of Architectural Historians!

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The SAH Women in Architecture Affiliate Group (SAH WiA AG) was established on June 10, 2020, and is a SAH Board-approved group of members of the Society of Architectural Historians who share a common, scholarly, or other, interest aligned with the SAH mission. The Purpose of SAH WiA AG is to promote research, provide a forum for ongoing conversations on areas of mutual interest, and foster contacts and collaboration among scholars through activities such as online websites, a listserv, and active participation in research conferences.

The Mission of SAH Women in Architecture Affiliate Group is to support the breadth of interests of the SAH members, to advocate the contribution of women in architecture, to champion the cause of gender equality and the diversity of professional engagements in the integral field of the built environment.

The Objectives of the Group are to provide a platform for collaborative scholarship and a forum for discussion; to document, support, and advance research, publication, education, and exhibition initiatives; and to integrate professional standing of women in architecture with broader studies across cultures and geographies.

The Guidelines are envisioned to acknowledge the vast landscapes of yet latent legacies, contexts, and perspectives, to record the largely unwritten women’s professional histories, to invite questions and debates, stimulate studies and discussions in emerging and bordering areas, and to address current work and the cultivation and empowerment of the next generation. The gravity of objectives for the group is determined by an urgency to fill the void in resources about women’s contribution to the built environment, leadership, and new trajectories of global transitions.

SAH Women in Architecture Affiliate Group Council

Chair: Anna Sokolina
Advising Chair: Wanda A. Bubriski
Associate Chairs: Rebecca Siefert and Ola Uduku
Senior Communications Lead: Priya Jain   
Web News Editor: Yan Wencheng
National Outreach:
Maristella Casciato
Mentoring Program:
Gül Kale, Anat Geva, and Barbara Ann Opar                                                                  
Special Events Coordinator: Gül Kale
Administrators: Elisa Dainese and Avni Gor

Founding Members 

Founding Initiative: Anna Sokolina, International Archive of Women in Architecture. Founding Principals – Proposal Leadership Group: Annmarie Adams, McGill University; Kathryn E. O’Rourke, Trinity University; Rebecca Siefert, Governors State University; Anna Sokolina, International Archive of Women in Architecture; Margaret Birney Vickery, University of Massachusetts; Nathaniel Robert Walker, College of Charleston; Danielle S. Willkens, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Founding Members – Proposal Leadership Support Group: Ann Marie Borys, University of Washington; Wanda A. Bubriski, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation; Sara Caples, Caples Jefferson Architects; Meredith L. Clausen, University of Washington; Catherine Boland Erkkila, SAH Archipedia; Alice T. Friedman, Wellesley College; Sarah W. Goldhagen, Cooper Union; Mary McLeod, Columbia University; Kevin D. Murphy, Vanderbilt University; Barbara Ann Opar, Syracuse University; Alexander Ortenberg, California State Polytechnic University; Despina Stratigakos, University at Buffalo; Abigail Van Slyck, Connecticut College; Julia Walker, Binghamton University; Thaisa Way, University of Washington; Catherine W. Zipf, Bristol Historical & Preservation Society.

Programs and Scholarship
  • SAH Conference: Scholarship and Contribution
  • SAH CONNECTS: Scholarship and Contribution
  • Annual March Program: Celebrating Women’s History Month
  • Collaboration with SAH Board and Collectives: SAH Archipedia and BUS, SAH IDEAS, SAH AGs
  • Registers Committee: SAH WiA Bibliography, SAH WiA AG Oral Histories, SAH WiA AG Networks
  • Legacy Committee: Special Events, Film Screenings & Discussions, Book Talks, Recognition Program, The Inclusion and Social Justice Program, SAH WiA AG Library and Archive
  • Mentoring Program: Internships and Practicum, Virtual Programs and Webinars
  • WiA Grants and Fellowships Directory
  • National Outreach
  • International Collaboration