Architectural Records Roundtable


The Architectural Records Roundtable (ARR) of the Society of American Archivists supports the preservation of architectural, engineering, landscaping, and construction records and brings together care-givers to discuss the storage, conservation, arrangement, and description problems inherent in specialized records. Our mission is to provide a forum for members to discuss issues related to access and management of architectural records and related fields. This site serves to fulfill this mission by providing a clearinghouse of information on architectural records in the spirit of the Cooperative Preservation of Architectural Records (COPAR).

Becoming a member of the roundtable is as simple as logging in to the Society of America Archivists web site (you needn't be a member to create a logon account) and contacting the ARR co-chairs. Round table members meet once a year during the annual Society of American Archivists conference, and communicate throughout the year via the Architectural Records Roundtable listserv and the Architectural Records Roundtable Google site.

Announcement: 2016 Election

Architectural Records Roundtable is casting votes for two positions this election cycle: election of a Junior Co-Chair, and election of one individual to serve on the Steering Committee.  Please see the candidates’ biographical information and personal statements on the 2016 Election Candidates page.  If you have any questions contact ARR Co-Chairs Emily Vigor ( and Aliza Leventhal (