Mission Statement for the Vernacular Architecture Forum

The Vernacular Architecture Forum promotes a broad and inclusive interpretation of the built environment to encourage a deeper understanding of how and why people make and use buildings and landscapes. Working in archives, in communities, and in the field, our members support the preservation of everyday buildings and affirm their important role in the lives of people and places.


The VAF is administered by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Board members are a dedicated group of professionals and scholars from diverse disciplines who live and work in all parts of the United States and Canada. The Board meets twice a year during our Annual Conference in the Spring and again in the Fall.

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