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Robin Williams and alumnus Nathan Walker (MA 2006) attend SAH Board of Directors meeting

November 16, 2009

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the semi-annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians Board of Directors held in Chicago, where the SAH is based.  This is my third year on the board, which has provided me with tremendous insight into the workings of this professional organization and a sense of its ambitions and goals for future growth.  Defining the strategic direction of the Society was the focus of this meeting.  I’m very excited about the potential growth of the society beyond its traditionally academic research focus to embrace more public outreach in such areas as K-12 education, non-academic professionals, and more international representation.  One of our alumni, Nathan Walker (MA 2006), also attended in an ex-officio (i.e. non-voting) capacity because of his role as the Society’s Listserv Moderator.  He proved himself a worthy contributor in the company of many highly ranked and esteemed academics.  He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Architectural History at Brown University.  While in Chicago, the board met for two receptions at the SAH headquarters at the Charnley-Persky House, designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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