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Architectural History student club to host a panel discussion “Rethinking Commemoration”

February 19, 2020

The James Oglethorpe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, SCAD’s Architectural History student club, has organized a public panel entitled “Rethinking Commemoration,” taking place Saturday, February 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the SCAD Museum of Art Auditorium.  Spearheaded by Clara Miller (BFA candidate) and club vice-president, the event addresses the lack of diversity in the Savannah’s revered and controversial commemorative landscape. Historic preservation and architectural history panelists — Thomas Gensheimer, Ph.D., SCAD and City of Savannah’s Historic Sites and Monuments Commission; Vaughnette Goode-Walker, Footprints of Savannah; Lilith Logan, Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters; and Chassidy Malloy, Historic Savannah Foundation — discuss how public support and the private reinterpretation of history are impacting public remembrance and reframing historical narratives in Savannah. 

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2018-2019 Career data now posted

January 28, 2020
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The semi-annual review of full-time positions advertised for architectural history in the public and private sectors (and excluding academic positions), representing the period of July 2018 through June 2019, have been posted to the Careers section (see tab above).  Compiled by faculty members Karl Schuler and Tom Gensheimer, the most recent data show some interesting trends:

  • the number of advertised positions nationally remains steady, showing a strong upward trend
  • positions in architectural research and evaluation in particular continue their long-term trend of dominating opportunities
  • the geographic distribution of jobs shows the Southeast continuing to offer the most opportunities
  • salaries remain steady, with a general increase in all categories

Professor Guichard profiled in SCAD District publication

January 28, 2020

The GuichardsArchitectural History professor Celeste Guichard was profiled, along with her husband, SCAD Interactive Design and Game Development professor, Cyril Guichard, in an article in the SCAD student publication District.

SCAD Architectural History has great showing at SESAH and SACRPH Conferences

January 28, 2020

SCAD Architectural History students, alumni and faculty had their best ever showing at this year’s annual meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) held in Greenville, SC, October 10-12, 2019. Undergraduate Clara Miller and graduate students Monica Gann and Madi Alspector, alumni Nathaniel Walker (MA 2006) and Marisa Gomez Nordyke (BFA 2007) and Professors David Gobel, Patrick Haughey and Robin Williams all presented papers. Alumnus Ruben Acosta (MFA 2010), while not presenting a paper, is now part of the SESAH executive as Membership Coordinator.

At the end of October, Undergraduate Clara Miller and graduate student Monica Gann, along with Professors Patrick Haughey and Robin Williams all presented papers at the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) biennial national conference in Arlington, Virginia.

The students’ achievements were profiled in another SCADworks blog post.


Graduate student Madi Alspector profiled in SCADworks blog article

October 20, 2019

Architectural history graduate student Madi Alspector enjoyed some well-deserved attention in being profiled in an article on the SCADworks blog.  Madi has been active translating her research papers from her classes into conference presentations, serving as a roll model for her classmates who have begun following suit.

Students prepare for conference presentations at Peer Practice Session

October 18, 2019

SCAD students and faculty from a variety of Building Arts majors assembled on a Saturday morning in early October to hear three Architectural History students and three of the department’s faculty present rehearsals of their conference papers to be presented at the annual meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH), the most significant regional conference for architectural historians, which took place a week later in Greenville, SC.  Graduate students Monica Gann (pictured below) and Madi Alspector and undergraduate Clara Miller presented, along with architectural history faculty David Gobel, Patrick Haughey and Robin Williams.  The “Peer Practice Session” aims to provide students — both those presenting and those in attendance — with an opportunity to see how conference papers are crafted and how feedback from a rehearsal can dramatically improve the presentation, the delivery, the visuals, the argument, etc.

Williams publishes article as part of the online exhibition “People-Works: The Labor of Transport”.

January 20, 2019

williams_figure-13Department chair Robin Williams recently saw the publication of his peer-reviewed article, “Hand-Made Streets: The Role Of Labor In Making, Installing And Maintaining Street Pavement Prior To The Dominance Of Asphalt,” as part of the online exhibition People-Works: The Labor of Transport.  The exhibition is hosted on the T2M Mobility in Transportation blog and involves six articles and an introduction by the exhibition’s curator and editor, Kate McDonald.

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