What role does SAH play in preservation of historic structures and landscapes?
As the leading professional society in the field of architectural history, the Society adopted the SAH Guidelines for Architectural Historians Testifying on the Historic Significance of Properties. On preservation issues of national and international importance, preservationists may request that the SAH Board pass resolution and a send letter of support for in favor of their efforts. Since these matters can only be discussed by the Board at their semi-annual meetings, in the interim the SAH Preservation Officer may contact the Board requesting their support of a preservation effort. In addition, every year at the SAH Annual Meeting, the Local Committee for the meeting organizes a day-long preservation colloquium designed to focus on a preservation issue that is of particular importance to the city in which SAH is meeting.