Society of American Registered Architects

The Society of American Registered Architects is a professional organization for architects in the United States.


The Society of American Registered Architects was founded on November 9, 1956 by Wilfred J. Gregson. As a professional society that includes the participation of all architects, regardless of their roles in the architectural community. The society follows the Golden Rule and supports the concept of profitable professionalism for its members. It stresses a high degree of professional fellowship and supports its motto of "Architect helping Architect".[1]

Wilfred GregsonEdit

Wilfred J. Gregson (1900–1998) was an architect in the United States who founded the Society of American Registered Architects.[2] The society presents an award named in his honor.[3] He established the firm Gregson and Associates.

Gregson had a Scottish father and an English mother.[4]

He was based in Atlanta.[5] In 1939 he worked as an inspector for the Civilian Conservation Corps.[6]

Gregson was involved with the design of the Georgia exhibit at the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle.[7]

He testified before a U.S. House of Representatives Labor and Education subcommittee in 1966.[8]

He warned about structural issues at the U.S. Capitol and storing files in its attic, saying it was not designed for that purpose.[9]

Membership classificationsEdit

  • Professional and Associate Members - for registered architects and individuals working towards architectural registration.
  • Affiliate Members - for individuals, firms and corporations involved in the construction industry.
  • Student Members - for individuals studying architecture.
  • International Members - for registered architects outside of North and South America.

Local organizationsEdit

The society has state councils and local chapters in California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "History of SARA". Archived from the original on 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
  2. ^ "SARA History".
  3. ^ "Gregson Leadership".
  4. ^ "Year Book of the American Clan Gregor Society". 1997.
  5. ^ "Realty and Building". July 1996.
  6. ^ "The Survey, Issued Monthly for the Personnel of the Bureau of Biological Survey". 1939.
  7. ^ "Progress Report". 1961.
  8. ^ "Capitol Architecture and Planning: Hearings Before the Special Subcommittee on Labor ... 89-2, on H.R. 16100, July 26, 27; August 4, 1966". 1966.
  9. ^ "Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress". 1969.

External linksEdit