The Architecture Section of ARLIS/NA was established in 1975 as the Architecture Special Interest Group. The section is composed of those ARLIS/NA members who are interested in the documentation of architecture, its allied arts, and their history. This includes the acquisition, organization, retrieval, and circulation of architectural and allied arts resources, both in print and non-print formats, including architectural drawings.
The main activities of the group are focused on the presentation of sessions on these topics at the annual ARLIS/NA conference and the compilation of information on these subjects via Art Documentation and ARLIS/NA Update. The primary purpose of the Architecture Section is to support professional development and communication for those interested in the documentation of architecture and its allied arts.
Copies of any correspondence such as forms, form letters, announcements, and surveys are to be sent to the Vice-President and Executive Director. The content and distribution plan for all survey instruments must be approved by the Executive Board before distribution to the society membership.
One business meeting is planned and scheduled by the moderator or coordinator at the annual conference. The group may sponsor and plan one or more sessions for the annual conference subject to the approval of the conference planners. An orientation meeting for incoming division, section, and round table leaders and the Vice President may be held at the annual conference.
The Executive Board annually reserves a set amount for the general expenses of divisions and sections for which these groups may apply. Additional sums may be requested for special projects at the discretion of the Executive Board. The moderator or coordinator submits budget requests for conference sessions to the Conference Chair according to established conference guidelines.
The moderator or coordinator maintains files and records and passes non-archival records on to the succeeding moderator. Copies of all official business are sent to Vice President and the Executive Director. Recorders are appointed by the moderator or coordinator to take minutes of conference sessions.
The moderator or coordinator is responsible for preserving all materials of possible archival value. All such materials, including official correspondence and reports, will be deposited in the Society's archives as determined by ARLIS/NA policy.
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For a complete list of conferences, sessions, and proceedings, please visit the ARLIS/NA Conferences page.
2014: Washington, DC
2013: Pasadena, California
2012: Toronto, Ontario
2011: Minneapolis, Minnesota
2010: Boston, Massachusetts