Arris – The Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

Arris is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scholarship on all aspects of the history of architecture and landscape in the form of research articles, field notes, and book reviews. Founded in 1989, Arris is published annually by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH), a regional chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. SESAH promotes scholarship on architecture and related subjects and serves as a forum for ideas among architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and others involved in professions related to the built environment. Starting in 2019, Arris has been published in partnership with the University of North Carolina Press.

Print subscriptions for individuals are available as a benefit of membership to SESAH.

Institutional print subscriptions are available through the University of North Carolina Press.

To order a back issue, please contact Suzi Waters at or 919-962-4201.

Articles, field notes, and book reviews published in Arris may not be reproduced in any form, in whole or in part, including illustrations, except for classroom and noncommercial use (beyond the copying permitted by sections 107 and 108 of the U.S. Copyright Law), without obtaining written permission from SESAH. The abstract of any article may be quoted without obtaining permission, as long as complete author, title, and source credit is given. Longer quotations require written permission through the current editors of Arris. The current editors of Arris in the year the request is made are to be contacted regarding written permissions. Noncommercial uses include government use, author use as part of their professional development, and use by tax-exempt entities. Commercial use includes any promotional use, whether gratis or at cost, by for-profit entities. Fees may be charged for the granting of permission.

Authors interested in contributing to Arris should refer to the Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines.

Past Editors of Arris

30 (2019)
29 (2018)
26-28 (2015-2017)
23-25 (2012-2014)
22 (2011)
21 (2010)
19-20 (2008-2009)
16-18 (2005-2007)
13-15 (2002-2004)
10-12 (1999-2001)
7-9 (1996-1997)
4-6 (1993-1995)
1-3 (1988-1992)


Mark Reinberger
Alfred Willis and Virginia Barrett Price
Robin Williams and Celeste Lovette Guichard
Barbara Klinkhammer and Gregor Kalas
Leslie Sharp and Mark Reinberger
Leslie Sharp
Stephen James
Anat Geva and Nancy J. Volkman
David Gobel and Daves Rossell
Pamela Simpson and Delos Hughes
Ethel Goodstein and C. Murray Smart, Jr.
Rachel McCann and Michael Fazio
Marian Moffett and Lawrence Wodehouse