Society of American Registered Architects to Hold 54th Annual Conference in the City of Brotherly Love

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20 — (PRNewswire) — The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) will hold its 54th annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 7-10, 2010. Philadelphia prides itself in its unique and varied architectural history. The city features a diverse range of architecture dating from the 1800's, such as the colonial-era houses in Elfreth's Alley, to the brand new Comcast Center, the country's tallest green skyscraper.


CEU seminars will be held on a variety of topics such as, an ADA Update on State and Federal Requirements from United Spinal Association, Green Building Law, Sustainable Design, and Legal Issues. Sponsors include: Pella Corporation; Powell, Trachtman, Logan, Carrle & Lombardo, P.C.; Petyk Electric; Kelly Reynolds Code Consulting; Stong Fire Protection among others.

The national conference will begin with two pre-conference events on Wednesday, October 6th, a Golf Outing at Chester Valley Golf Course in Malvern beginning at 11:00 AM and in the evening where the film Visual Acoustics, will be presented at the auditorium of the Philadelphia Community College at 17th and Spring Garden Streets. It will continue Thursday October 7th, with a Reception at the Poggenpohl Showroom in Olde City Philadelphia. Friday October 8th, SARA will acknowledge award recipients at the Celebration of Architecture and Design Awards Banquet. The recipients are selected from a nationwide search for projects with extraordinary design accomplishments.

The remainder of the conference will feature many more events including:

  • City tour of 18th, 19th, and 20th century significant architectural projects.
  • President's Award Celebration Dinner, honoring International Award Winners Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi, and Louis Kahn (posthumously) and featuring the Philadelphia Mummers.
  • Presenting The National Museum of American Jewish History with the Society's Distinguished Building Award.
  • A look ahead to San Diego in 2011.


Premier Conference Location

Conference events will take place at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel Philadelphia. The Sheraton Society Hill is located at One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA, in the heart of colonial Philadelphia, among cobblestone streets and America's most historic square mile. Step back in time, and visit the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall, located just four blocks from the Sheraton.

The Sheraton has modern yet quaint business facilities, with an extensive amount of event space. The hotel is known for its fresh, clean accommodations, adorned with contemporary and antique decor. The Sheraton Society Hill is the perfect choice for anyone visiting Philadelphia.

Registration Now Underway

Don't wait another day to register! Visit or contact Cathie Moscato, Email Contact or by phone 888-385-7272 for more information and details on participating in the national conference.

About SARA

SARA was founded in 1956 by architect Wilfred J. Gregson. He believed that membership in a professional organization for architects should be open to anyone who possesses a license to practice architecture, regardless of his/her role in the design profession and building profession. The guiding principle of the association is, "Architect Helping Architect." For more information about SARA, go to

Editor's Note: Reporters who wish to attend and cover this conference should call (215) 884-6499 to secure a press pass.

CONTACT: Leza Raffel

(215) 884-6499

SOURCE The Society of American Registered Architects

The Society of American Registered Architects
Leza Raffel
Phone: +1-215-884-6499


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