Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has announced that senior urban designer, Tiara Hughes will join the Board of National Historic Landmark Charnley-Persky House (CPH). As a member of the board, Hughes will provide her expertise on the conservation of the landmark designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright 129 years ago. Its international reputation has rendered it a historic relic in modern architecture.
Following a restoration by SOM in the 1980s, the landmark property became the home of the SOM Foundation and the Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism (CIAU), providing a learning space for creatives. Today, the building serves as the headquarters for SAH.
"I can't wait to bring together youth and underrepresented voices to further conversations surrounding socioeconomic equity, history, architecture, and cultural awareness to amplify Chicago's communities of color," says Hughes on her new appointment.