SAH Data Project

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The SAH Data Project is the first national, in-depth study designed to assess the health of the field of architectural history, which includes the history of architecture, landscape design, urbanism, and other fields related to the designed and built environment. Results from the project are summarized in the print and PDF book titled, Architectural History in the United States: Findings and Trends in Higher Education

The primary data collection tools for this project were three online surveys that were developed over the course of a year in an iterative process and in consultation with SAH leadership, a dedicated Advisory Committee, SAH Affiliate Groups, students, faculty, and a wide variety of individuals with an interest in the field. The surveys were directed toward students, faculty, and institutions of higher education in the United States and collected data about five indicators of health in the field. The surveys were open from February to August 2020 and had 819 respondents who provided thousands of points of data.

The Society of Architectural Historians gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for underwriting this study.

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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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