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Architecture and Historic Preservation

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Abandoned Places - Images by Henk van Rensbergen, pilot and urban explorer. "Old buildings, abandoned hospitals, industrial palaces overgrown with plants and trees, the remaining walls decorated with graffiti, smashed windows, rain dripping through the roof..." For more about van Rensbergen see Antwerp (2005) by Nicholas Royle (you can search inside this book at Amazon). Among the images are Grand Hôtel Gauquié in Oostduinkerke (demolished in November 2000) and Le Valdor Hospital in Liege.
L'Abbaye de Saint-Germain d'Auxerre - Created by the French Ministry of Culture, and available in English, this site explores the history, architecture and archaeology of a 6th century abbey in Bourgogne.
Abzu: Guide to Information Related to the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Web - Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. A search for Petra, for example, yields 15 resources, consisting of books, articles and websites, including Petra Great Temple Excavations, Temple of the Winged Lions and
Academie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France - Section III is for Architecture.
Adirondack Design Associates - Saranac Lake, New York firm specializes in the Adirondack style.
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) - "Independent Federal Agency that provides a forum for influencing Federal policy, programs, and activities as they affect historic and archaeological resources in communities and on public lands nationwide." Has addresses and links for State Historic Preservation Officers.
Alvar Aalto Museum - Jyväskylä, Finland. With good collection of links to other resources.
American Institute of Architects
Honors & Awards
AIA Chicago
AIA New York Chapter
America's Favorite Architecture - “On behalf of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Harris Interactive conducted research to identify America's favorite works of architecture. The research included interviews with AIA members followed by a survey of the public.”
American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920 - Library of Congress collection of "approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920. It represents the work of Harvard faculty, such as Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of prominent landscape architects throughout the country. The collection offers views of cities, specific buildings, parks, estates and gardens, including a complete history of Boston's Park System. In addition to photographs, views of locations around the country include plans, maps, and models. Hundreds of private estates from all over the United States are represented in the collection through contemporary views of their houses and gardens (including features such as formal gardens, terraces, and arbors)."
American Society of Civil Engineers - You can search the Civil Engineering Database which "provides Access to over 100,000 bibliographic and abstracted records" from 1970 to the present. There is a Subject Heading List . Among their publications are Civil Engineering Magazine and ASCE News. The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology has prepared an Index to Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers for volumes I to LXXXIII (1867 - 1920) with an author and subject index.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) - They provide Landscape Architecture Links. LAND Online, or Landscape Architecure News Digest, is ASLA's newsletter. It provides links to Landscape Architecture in the News and The Dirt (News and info we unearth daily).
American Solar Energy Society - With a schedule for their National Tour of Solar Homes held every October.
Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe
Archeire: Irish Architecture Online - Developed administered by Paul Clerkin Archeire is described as "an online community for Irish architecture and design".
ArchiNed - de architectuur site van Nederland - Has some interesting videos of Dutch housing: Vinex, Stadswijk, Stadsvernieuwing, Stadsrand, Dorpsrand, and Buitengebied.
archINFORM - International architectural database "includes over 13,000 built and unrealized projects from various architects and planners."
Arch'it - Italian architecture
Archiseek: Architecture Directory - Ireland
Architect Online - Publishers of Architect Magazine
The Architect's Newspaper
Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania
Collection List
Paul Philippe Cret (1876-1945)
Wilson Eyre (1858-1944)
Frank Furness (1839-1912)
Lawrence Halprin (1916-)
Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974)
George Erwin Patton (1920-1991)
Friedrich Weinbrenner - You can search the full-text of Friedrich Weinbrenner, Architect of Karlsruhe: A Catalogue of the Drawings in the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania byDavid B. Brownlee
Architectural CADD Sources - Geoffrey Langdon, Architectural CADD Consultants.
Architectural History 102: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture - C. W. Westfall, University of Virginia.
Architectural Index

Architectural League of New York - Has video and audio podcasts> including Bill McKibben on Deep Sustainability: Building Communities that Actually Work (53 minutes) on April 17, 2006. There are also interviews by journalist Andrew Blum of participants in the Emerging Voices lecture series. Among the architects interviewed:
J. Meejin Yoon & Eric Howeler - Howeler + Yoon/MY Studio, New York City and Boston, 1 March 2007, 18:10 minutes
Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee - Johnston Marklee and Associates, Los Angeles, 1 March 2007, 18:19 minutes
Ammar Eloueini - AEDS, New Orleans and Paris, 8 March 2007, 17:30 minutes
Mark Anderson & Peter Anderson - Anderson Anderson Architecture, San Francisco and Seattle, 8 March 2007, 17:35 minutes
Trey Trahan - Trahan Architects, Baton Rouge, 15 March 2007, 15:54 minutes
Lisa Iwamoto & Craig Scott - IwamotoScott Architecture, San Francisco, 15 March 2007, 15:56 minutes
An Te Liu - University of Toronto, Toronto, 22 March 2007, 16:02 minutes
Jared Della Valle & Andy Bernheimer - Della Valle Bernheimer, Brooklyn, 22 April 2007, 13:22 minutes
Eric Bunge & Mimi Hoang - nARCHITECTS, New York, 2 March 2006
Teddy Cruz - estudio teddy cruz, San Diego, 2 March 2006, 17:56 minutes
Jeanne Gang - Studio Gang Architects, Chicago, 9 March 2006, 16:21 minutes
Annie Han & Daniel Mihalyo - Lead Pencil Studio, Seattle, 9 March 2006, 16:26 minutes
Mark Goulthorpe - dECOi, Cambridge and Paris, 16 March 2006, 16:57 minutes
George Yu - George Yu Architects, Los Angeles, 16 March 2006, 17:02 minutes
Thomas Bercy & Calvin Chen - Bercy Chen Studio, Austin, 23 March 2006, 18:25 minutes
Frank Escher & Ravi GuneWardena - Escher Gune Wardena, Los Angeles, 23 March 2006, 18:35 minutes

Architectural Record
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America - Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner, 1935-1955. Library of Congress collection "is comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. Subjects are concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States, especially the New York City area, and Florida." - Official site of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The Riba Journal has a searchable archive. The Library provides access to the online catalogue. This catalogue will locate books and drawings in the library's collection, but it also serves as an index to over 300 architectural periodicals owned by the RIBA Library. A subject search for Fallingwater, for example, yields 52 results and includes books and articles. Clicking on the title of the journal will give you a Table of Contents for that particular issue. Architecture Links on the Web is an extensive categorized list of more than 2000 websites from around the world.
Architecture and Building - Comprehensive subject guide maintained by Jeanne M. Brown, Architecture Studies Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Architecture Asia
Architecture for All - Joint project of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Victoria and Albert Museum and offers a Gallery of images.
Architecture for Humanity - Among their Projects include Design Like You Give A Damn (2006)
Architecture Magazine
Architecture of Thomas Jefferson - Richard Guy Wilson, University of Virginia. (Much of the site is under construction or available to UVa students only.)
Architecture of Canada
Architecture Web Resources - Subject directory compiled by Jeanne Brown, Architecture Studies Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Architecture Week
Architronic - the Electronic Journal of Architecture - Kent State University; full-text
Archiworld Channel
Archnet - Provided by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, an "endowed centre of excellence in the history, theory, and practice of Islamic architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology" and described as an "online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world." In the Digital Library you can view architecture by country, place, building type, century, decade, and site name. There are, for example, over 100 images of the Fatehpur-Sikri Palace. There are a large number of full-text Publications, including books, journal articles and reference resources. The Academic and Institution Directory is organized by institution, area of study, degree program and country. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was "established in 1977 by His Highness the Aga Khan to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Islamic culture as expressed through architecture."
ArchNet - Links to archaeological web sources are categorized by geographic region and subject. The site is part of the WWW Virtual Library for Archaeology and is hosted by the Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) at Arizona State University.
Arcosanti - Paolo Soleri's self-contained community in the Arizona desert midway between Phoenix and Flagstaff.embodies his theory of arcology, which marries architecture and ecology. Sponsors of the Arcosanti Paradox Project.
Arkade - "Fagportal for arkitektur, kunst og design." Danish portal to architecture, art and design.
Arkitekens Forlag - Danish Architectural Press
Arkitekturmuseet - Stockholm. Swedish Museum of Architecture. Has over 2500 pictures in its image database
Art Institute of Chicago: Chicago Architects Oral History Project - Has a 452 page Master Index
Association of Architecture School Librarians - Offers a Directory of architecture libraries and librarians. There's also ARCLIB in the UK and Ireland

Articles - Several European libraries provide databases that allow you to search for articles:
Kunstakademiets Arkitektskoles Bibliotek (KASB) Artikel-basen - Search for articles on architecture in this Danish database. A search for Jacobsen, for example, retrieves over 400 results. - Official site of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The Library provides access to the online catalogue. This catalogue will locate books and drawings in the library's collection, but it also serves as an index to over 300 architectural periodicals owned by the RIBA Library. A subject search for Fallingwater, for example, yields 52 results and includes books and articles. Clicking on the title of the journal will give you a Table of Contents for that particular issue.

Asian Historical Architecture - Over 6300 photos of 442 sites in sixteen countries (Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korean, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam). Timothy Ciccone created this website; the photographs have been contributed by many photographers throughout the world. These photographs may be used for educational purposes (credit the site ""and the contributor of the photos).
Association of Architecture School Librarians (AAS) - Has directories for the United States and Canada.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) - You can Search for Members or browse by name, state or region.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ASCA) - With links to members.
Australian Architecture - 78 examples of twentieth century architecture in Melbourne, Victoria, from the turn of the century to 1980.
Barn Again! - National program to preserve historic farm buildings sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Successful Farming magazine.
Barn Journal
Base Merimee: patrimoine architectural - Database of French architecture and monuments provided by the Ministère de la culture et de la communication. The simplest way to use the database is to browse by region (accès cartographique aux notices illustrées). Click on the Midi Pyrenees region on the map, for example, and you will retrieve over 500 images. The list is alphabetical by type of building. Items 99-200 are French farmhouses (fermes). The ferme Salle in Armenteule, is a charming example of an 19th century farmhouse with courtyard. You can locate this image, via accès cartographique. On the map, select 65, Hautes-Pyrénées, in the Midi Pyrenees region. This will bring on a list of villages and towns on the right side of the page. Select Armenteule. You can also search by clicking on recherche experte in the side bar. A Texte libre search, for Victor Hugo locates three photographs of the Maison natale de Victor Hugo in Besançon. (Be sure to check the box for avec image.)
Base Palissy - French database contains 260,000 records with 15,000 digital images. You can drill down by object categories (meuble domestique - meuble de rangement - armoire - buffet). There's a color image of a fine armoire-bibliothèque with marqueterie (IM02000987) from the Hôtel d'Ecrivain dit Maison Jean de la Fontaine in Picardie. Try a search for charpente. There are over 100 images of la maison dite Villa Kérylos, located in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, "conçus entre 1902 et 1908 par l' architecte niçois, Grand prix de Rome, Emmanuel Pontremoli, pour l' helléniste parisien Théodore Reinach."
Bauhaus-archiv museum für gestaltung - Berlin musuem devoted to the architecture, design and art of the Bauhaus period (1919-1933). In German only.
Berlage Institute - Located in Rotterdam the Berlage Institute is an "international postgraduate laboratory for education, research and development in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape design."
Best Practices: Database in Improving the Living Environment - "Searchable database contains over 2150 proven solutions from more than 140 countries to the common social, economic and environmental problems of an urbanizing world."
Bildarchiv zur Kunst und Architektur in Deutschland - German art and architecture database provides access to over 620,000 photographs. (In German, but using Alta Vista Translation will help with navigation. Click on Künstler to search by artist, Orte to search by place. Click on Suche, then, in Dokumente Aus select Marburg, Foto Marburg digitale diathek from the pull-down menu and click on the Galerie button at the bottom of the page. This will retrieve over 4,500 images.)
Bildarchiv Foto Marburg - Search the Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur for kirche, haus, architekt, architektur, Wohnhaus, Adam-und-Eva-Haus (Paderborn), Willsches Haus (Hamburg), Albrecht-Dürer-Haus, Alt'sches Haus (Monzingen), villa, Sitznischenportal, hotel, hof, Walter Gropius, Atelierhaus, Bauhaus, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Notre-Dame-du-Haut (Ronchamp), schloss, Hochhaus, Schwedisches Blockhaus, Schloss Neuhaus, Piranesi, Straße, stadt, Carl Dransfeld etc.
Bishop's Castle in Colorado - Jim Bishop has been single-handedly building this castle, located southwest of Pueblo, since 1969. (See Transcript from All Things Considered, February 24, 1994.)


Bldg Blog - Geoff Manaugh
A Daily Dose of Architecture - John Hill
Inhabitat - Jill Fehrenbacher
Life Without Buildings - Jimmy Stamp
Subtopia: A Field Guide to Military Urbanism - Bryan Finoki
City of Sound - Dan Hill

Boston Society of Architects - Includes News, Events & Announcements
BUBL LINK Catalogue of Internet Resources: 720 Architecture - Annotated subject guide compiled by the Andersonian Library, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.
Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest - "Over 15,000 images and documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest." (University of Oregon Libraries)
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) - Library of Congress collection of measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Search by keyword or browse by subject or geographic location. Samples:
Built-in Cabinets at a Shaker Church Family Dwelling House, Shaker Village Road, Canterbury, Merrimack County, NH, taken by photographer Bill Finney in 1976;
Merchant & Drovers Tavern, Saint George's & Westfield Avenues, Rahway, Union County, NJ (legend has it that George Washington stopped here), taken by photographer R. Merritt Lacey, April 14, 1936;
Jedediah Barber House, 18 North Main Street, Homer, Cortland County, NY, photo taken some time after 1933;
Bailey Island Bridge, Bailey Island, Cumberland County, ME, taken taken by photographer Jet Lowe (?), 1984; and
Indian Castle Church, State Route 55, Town of Danube, Herkimer County (Fort Hendrick), taken by photographer Nelson E. Baldwin, May 5, 1936. "Indian Castle Church was built in 1769 by Captain Samuel Clyde for Sir William Johnson, who presented it to the Canajoharies (Mohawks of the Upper or Canajoharie Mohawks Castle), in 1770. It is the only Colonial Indian Mission Chursch standing in New York State and the only surviving Colonial building of the Mohawks or Iroquois Castles. The Church was built on land owned by Joseh Brandt [Brant], the famous Mohawk Chieftain, who was noted for his pity [piety?] and who translated the gospel of St. Mark into the Mohawk language. During the Revolution, the Mohawk Indian raiders, formerly residents here, attempted to steal the bell of this old church. They, however, neglected to fasten its clapper and its ringing awakened the parish settlers who armed themselves, sallied out and recovered the old church bell." (Data Page 2).

Adirondack Cabin (2005) - By Robbin Obomsawin
Adirondack Camps: Homes Away from Home, 1850-1950 (2000) - By Craig A. Gilborn
Adirondack Furniture and the Rustic Tradition (2000) - By Craig A. Gilborn
Adirondack Home (2005) - By Ralph R. Kylloe
Adirondack Style (1998) - By Ann S. O'Leary
The Cabin Book (2004) - By Linda Leigh Paul.
The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway (2001) - By Dale Mulfinger and Susan E. Davis
Cabin Fever (1998) - By Rachel Carley
Cabin in the Woods (2007) - By Ralph Kylloe
Cabins and Camps (2002) - By Ralph R. Kylloe
Camps in the Woods (1931) - By Augustus D. Shepard with a foreword by Robert W. Chambers; compiled and edited by R.W. Sexton. Illustrations from original drawings prepared in the office of Mr. Shepard, and from photographs by John Wallace Gillies, Architectural Book Publishing Co., [c1931]
Camps and Cottages (2004) - By Molly Hyde English. You can search inside this book at
Durant: the Fortunes and Woodland Camps of a Family in the Adirondacks (1981) - By Craig Gilborn
Fire Places: A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces and Stoves Indoors and Out (2006) - By Jane Gitlin. You can search inside this book at
Great Camps of the Adirondacks (2003) - By Harvey H. Kaiser
Katrina Cottages - New Urban Guild Foundation. Principles, Types and Resources. You can buy the plans.
Maine Cottages: Fred L. Savage and the Architecture of Mount Desert (2005) - By John M. Bryan, Princeton Architectural Press. You can search inside this book at See review - Bringing Cottages To Life by Earl Brechlin, Ellsworth American, May 19, 2005.
The New Cottage Home: A Tour of Unique American Dwellings (2000) - By by Jim Tolpin
Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks: The Architecture of a Summer Paradise, 1850-1950 - By Bryant F. Tolles, University Press of New England, 2003.
Rustic Cabin: Design & Architecture (2003) - By Ralph R. Kylloe
Rustic Fireplaces (2007) - By Ralph R. Kylloe
Rustic Furniture Companion : Traditions, Techniques and Inspirations (1996) - By Daniel Mack
Rustic Revisited: Innovative Design for Cabin, Camp And Lodge (2006) - By Ann Stillman O'Leary
Stone by Design (2005) - By Lew French. "More than 125 gorgeous photographs showcase the beauty of award-winning stonemason Lew French's work in eight different homes, illustrating how rounded fieldstone, gray slate, rough granite, and even curvy driftwood can be incorporated into stunning pieces of functional art."

California Heritage Digital Image Access Project - Online archive of over 30,000 images illustrating California's history and culture consisting of photographs, pictures, and manuscripts from the collections of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. You can Browse the Collection. (Select "container listing" to access the images.) For example, the Flamm (Roy) Photographs of Buildings Designed by Bernard Maybeck, ca. 1950-1955. There are over 200 digitized images which include the First Church of Christ, Scientist (Berkeley, 1911), San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Hearst Gymnasium on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley (co-designed with Julia Morgan), the Roos House, the Goslinski House, and the Packard Showroom, all of San Francisco; the Randolph School, the Oscar Maurer Studio, the Hunt House, the Rose Walk, and the architect's studio, all of Berkeley; the Hopps House of Ross; the Tufts House of San Anselmo; and the Outdoor Art Club of Mill Valley. Other architecture-related collections include Artistic Homes of California, 1887-1890, Buildings of Berkeley, California, ca. 1915 and Arbor Villa: the Home of Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Smith, 1902.
California Mission Studies Association - "For the Study and Preservation of the California Missions, Presidios, Pueblos, and Ranchos and Their Native American, Hispanic, and Early American Past."
California Missions - Historic photographs of all 21 California Missions.
Canadian Architect and Builder - Searchable version of the CAB, a professional architectural journal published in Canada before World War I (1888 to 1908).
Canadian Architect - Monthly design publication sponsors an annual national awards program. See Steel Treehouse, Canadian Architect, August 2002, an article about a cottage ("La Tour de Bébelles") on Otter Lake in Loughborough Township, Ontario, designed by Barbara Dewhirst and André Lessard.
Canadian Architecture Collection - Part of the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, McGill University, Montréal. offers a number of Digital Collections including the John Bland Archive, the Frederick Taylor Archive, Moshe Safdie Hypermedia Archive, the G.E. Wilson Archive, the Nobbs Archive, the Ramsay Traquair: the Architectural Heritage of Quebec, the France Gagnon Pratte Collection, the Architecture of Edward & W.S. Maxwell: The Canadian Legacy and Arthur Erickson: the Middle East Projects.
Canadian Centre for Architecture - Montréal. The Library "comprises over 195,000 volumes with emphasis on rare books and special collections relating to the history of architectural theory, practice, and publishing from the fifteenth century to the present. It holds, in addition, over 1,500 current serial subscriptions, over 3,000 retrospective serial titles and a variety of special materials." Online access is provided to the catalogue. Podcasts include:
Canadian Institute of Planners
Casa Luis Barragán - Mexico City. See The House Barragán Built (Masterpiece: Anatomy of a Classic) by Javier Perez-Gill, Wall Street Journal, September 1-2, 2007. "Luis Barragán was arguably Mexico's greatest 20th-century architect. He developed a truly Mexican style of modern architecture, notable for its traditional materials, rich spaces, broad, planar forms and--unheard of for modernist architecture--bright colors." He won the 1980 Pritzker Architecture Prize. See also Barragán Foundation.
Castles of Japan - Takashi Toyooka

Centre des Monuments Nationaux - The French Ministry of Culture and Communication provides information on French chateaux, monasteries, cathedrals, palaces, and other important monuments. (In French and in English.)
Abbaye du Thoronet
Villa Savoye (1929-1931) - Designed by Le Corbusier (Poissy, France)
Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
Maison de George Sand
Château de Bouges - "Une élégante demeure du 18e siècle, remarquable par son mobilier et ses jardins."
Château de Vincennes - "The Castle of Vincennes, where the French Kings have been living since the 12th century, is an amazing group of monumental buildings."

Charette magazine - Full-text of vols. 1-54, (1920-1974) of the journal of the Pittsburgh Architectural Club.
Charles F. Gillette Photograph Collection - Library of Virginia collection consists of 862 images, all part of the collection of Charles F. Gillette Papers at the Library of Virginia. Gillette (1886-1969) is "nationally recognized as one of the premier landscape architects associated with the restoration and re-creation of historic gardens in the upper South and especially Virginia." The images "primarily depict Virginia houses, estates, gardens, and other landscape design projects. There are also many personal photographs of Gillette, Ellen Cogswell Gillette, and the various homes in which they lived."
Chicago Architects Oral History Project - Art Institute of Chicago project offers transcripts, in pdf format, of over 40 "comprehensive life-review documents as well as shorter, focused interviews". The Master Index is a 232 page cumulative index of names and buildings.

Cities and Buildings Database> - "Contains nearly 10,000 images ranging from New York to Central Asia, from African villages, to the Parc de la Villette, and conceptual sketches and models of Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project." You can "search for buildings by country, city, style, title, architect, date of construction, as well as other fields." (University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections.) Some examples:
E. J. Brill building - Netherlands. Photograph by Meredith L. Clausen, 1985.
Roman Fortifications - Leiden, the Netherlands. Photograph by Meredith L. Clausen, 1985.
Jeanneret House - La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Le Corbusier (1887-1965), architect, 1907.
Deir (monastery) - Jordan. Photography by Rita Zawaideh, 1997.
Mongolian Yurt - Gobi Desert. Photograph by Daniel Clarke Waugh, 1979.
Shah-i Zinda - Samarqand, Uzbekistan. "Mausoleum of Usto Ali, detail of tile, left side of facade." Photograph by Daniel Clarke Waugh, 1969.

Claesson Doivisto Rune - "Founded in Stockholm in 1995 by Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune." Of note: The Raman House, Baldringe, Sweden (2000)
Colección Virtual de Patrimonio Artístico y Arquitectónico Chileno y LatinoAmericano - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
CRS Center Archives - Archives at the College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. "CRS (originally Caudill Rowlett Scott) was established in College Station, Texas, shortly after World War II by William Caudill and John Rowlett, professors of architecture at Texas A&M, and Wallie Scott, Jr., a graduate student. By the 1970s, it had grown into the largest architecture/engineering/construction firm in the country." CRS: A Firm and Its Legacy, John Miles Rowlett Lecture Series, February 8, 2001, Texas A&M University. The archives consist of:
Oral History - With transcripts. The interview with James M. Hughes, for example, contains the following: [1962-1963]"That was the beginning of what became the community college movement in the U. S., an extraordinary thing. . .lasted probably for about fifteen years. They came back all excited about the potential of this building type, in terms of CRS marketing strategy. So immediately, I was called in and told I was going to be a community college specialist." "In a period of not very many years, we brought in a total of, I think, 35 community college projects. . .nine in Illinois, for example, which was quite a number. We had them in Kansas, Florida, California, New York, Michigan, all over the place. . .Ohio. It was a really exciting period. The first community college we got was from John's (Rowlett) real good friend, Leroy Good, President of Monroe County Community College in Rochester, New York." Others in the firm involved in junior and community college design included James Thomas, James M. Hughes, Chuck Thomsen, Charles ('Tiny') Lawrence, Bob Reed, Jack DeBartolo, Franklin D. Lawyer, C. Herbert Paseur, James M. Hughes, Tom Bullock, Wallie Scott, John Rowlett, Don Wines, Phil Williams, Ralph C. Carroll,

Cusato CottagesCooper-Hewitt, People's Design Award
Cyburbia: the Urban Planning Portal
Death by Architecture - "Features architecture competitions, design projects, job resources, links, news, construction and contractor information..."
Deutschlands Architektur - Gary L. Catchen
Digital Archive of European Architecture - Jeffery Howe, Boston College.
Digital Imaging Project: Art Historical Images of European and North American Architecture and Sculpture from Classical Greek to Post Modern - Over 13,000 images. Mary Ann Sullivan, Professor of English and Art History, Bluffton College has “photographed (on site), scanned, and manipulated all the images on these pages.”
Julia Morgan - Includes photographs of more than 60 buildings.
Art Nouveau in Brussels
Villa Savoye - Poissy-sur-Seine, France. Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret.
Sant'Apollinare in Classe - Ravenna, Italy.
Digital Librarian: Prefabs (Modern Modular) - Links to articles, books and design firms.
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture - University of Wisconsin Madison. Among the E-Facsimiles are Sir William Chamber's Desseins des edifices, meubles, habits, machines, et ustenciles des Chinois (1757, William Halfpenny's Useful architecture (1760), Batty Langley's The city and country builder's and workman's treasury of designs (1756), William Pain's Pain's British Palladio (1788) and his The practical house carpenter (1792), John Plaw's Sketches for country houses, villas, and rural dwellings; calculated for persons of moderate income, and for comfortable retirement (1800), Asher Benjamin's The American builder's companion (1806), Samuel Sloan's Sloan's homestead architecture, containing forty designs for villas, cottages, and farm houses (1861), Edith Wharton's The Decoration of Houses (1898) and Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes (1909).
Dogon Niger Lobi - Over 1,000 outstanding photographs of Africa by Swiss photographer Huib Blom. Albums include Malian Architecture (175), Egypt (82), River Niger (145), Dogon (850), Lobi (125), and Miscellaneous (60). The photographs of architecture in Mali are very fine.
Dunn Foundation - (401) 367-0026
Ecclesiological Society - Site devoted to Church architecture, furnishings and liturgy "provides picture essays, links to interesting church sites, research tools and details of related organisations..."
Edith Wharton Restoration - The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts. (See also Save America's Treatures.)
Energy Star Homes - EPA program for energy efficient housing.
Empire That Was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated - Library of Congress site features photographs by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944). There is an Architecture section with some high-quality photographs medieval churches, monasteries, mosques and Islamic schools.
English Heritage - "British Government's official adviser in England on all matters concerning heritage conservation." ViewFinder is a browsable picture library with over 18,000 images, many by Henry W. Taunt, "an important photographer who worked out of premises in Oxford between 1860-1922. His main interests were Oxfordshire and surrounding counties, the River Thames, customs and local history." There are hundreds of images that depict Gloucestershire, for example. (Search for Hidcote House, Hidcote Bartrim, Ebrington, Gloucestershire (Reference no: CC73/00559.) There are some wonderful market and village scenes: Broadway, Worcestershire (ref. no. CC56/00790), St Kenelms Church, Sapperton, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: HT09433), Market Place, Fairford, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC57/00343), Burford Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/01060), Barnsley Village, Barnsley, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/01176), Arlington Row, Bibury, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/00992), Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. no: CC57/00534), 3 Jockey Row, Badminton, Avon (Ref. no: BB98/08264), High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/00936), Ankerwyke House, Picnic House, Wraysbury, Berkshire (Ref. no: HT02820). Streatley House, Gardens, Streatley, Berkshire (Ref. no: HT13710), Hatherop Castle, Gardens, Hatherop, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/01932) and Abingdon Abbey, Sham Abbey, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Ref. no: CC97/02085).
Etienne-Louis Boullée (1728-1799) - Online exhibition (in French) on the 18th century architect (Bibliothèque Nationale de France).
Fatehpur Sikri Palace Complex - Royal city in Northern India constructed by the Mughal emperor Akbar (1556-1605). A World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri is the most completely preserved palace city of the Mughals. Archnet has hundreds of images of the complex which include the Birbal Residence, Jodh Bai Palace, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i Khass (Private Audience Hall), Chishti Tomb, Hiran Minar (Deer Tower or Elephant Tower), Buland Darwaza (also known as the Victory Gate or the Lofty Portal) of the Friday Mosque,
Fiske Kimball: Master of the Diverse Arts - University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Frank Lloyd Wright - Companion to the PBS video by Ken Burns Lynn Novick.
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy - Wright on the Market is a listing of Frank Lloyd Wright houses that are currently for sale.
French Heritage Society - See French Heritage Society fetes 25 years of French-American alliance by Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune, October 15, 2007.
Fresh Air - National Public Radio show hosted by Terry Gross of WHYY of Philadelphia has searchable audio archives. There is an interview with Nathaniel Kahn (11/03/03), son of Louis Kahn.
Galinksy - "Photographs and descriptions for more than 200 buildings across Europe, North and South America and the Asia-Pacific region." Buildings are listed by architect and by geographic location (North America and Europe). "Our initial building pages were created largely by a team of graduates and students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, traveling, photographing and writing specifically for galinsky. Our list of contributors has since broadened, with a mix of architecture students, architects and others just interested in architecture." There are Travel Packs for New York, London, Paris, Japan and Switzerland.
Gallica - Text and image digitization project undertaken by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Among the digitized titles are:
Architecture arabe, ou Monuments du Kaire, mesurés et dessinés, de 1818 à 1826 - par Pascal-Xavier Coste, Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1837-1839.
Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres (1912) by Henry Adams (1838-1918).
Le Garde-meuble, ancien et moderne, 1839-1935 (Furniture repository, ancient and modern) - “Bimonthly periodical published in Paris, exerted an enormous influence throughout the world by promoting French styles in furniture, fabrics, and interior decoration for a nearly a century, beginning in 1839 during the reign of Louis Philippe and ceasing in the waning years of the Third Republic around 1935.”
Gardens of the Mughal Empire - This Smithsonian Productions web site recreates and studies the gardens and architecture of the Islamic dynasty that ruled between 1526-1858 in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kasmir and Northern India. “The project was initiated in Pakistan by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and became a fully collaborative joint venture with the Department of Archaeology of the Government of Pakistan and the School of Architecture at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.”
Getty Research Institute - Los Angeles. Provides the following free research tools:
Getty Union List of Artist Names - "Structured vocabulary containing around 120,000 records, including 293,000 names and biographical and bibliographic information about artists and architects, including a wealth of variant names, pseudonyms, and language variants." A search for Le Corbusier, for example, retrieves the following record: "Le Corbusier - Born 6 October 1887; died 27 August 1965. Born as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, he adopted the pseudonym "Le Corbusier" in 1920, to be used when he was active as an architect and theorist; he used the pseudonym for his paintings from ca. 1930. He emigrated to France in 1917 and was naturalized in 1930. Born into a family of horologists and enamelers, he studied at École d'Art in Chaux-de-Fonds, but was largely self-taught in painting and architecture through study trips. In the 1920s he emerged as the most important architect of the "International Style" in France. He established the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris to care for and make available to scholars his library, architectural drawings, sketches, and paintings.."
Art & Architecture Thesaurus On Line - "Structured vocabulary of around 34,000 concepts, including 131,000 terms, descriptions, bibliographic citations, and other information relating to fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture." A search, for example, for pilotis retrieves the following definition: "Ground-level columns or piers, either external or externally visible, which create a feeling of openness beneath an elevated building mass, as in the architecture of Le Corbusier and his followers."
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names - "Structured vocabulary containing around 912,000 records, including 1.1 million names, place types, coordinates, and descriptive notes, focusing on places important for the study of art and architecture." A search for Poissy, for example, retrieves the following: "Located on the Seine River; noted as birthplace of Louis IX (St. Louis, born 1214); here French Catholics and Huguenots unusuccessfully tried to reconcile theirdifferences; noted for 12th-century collegiate church and Savoye House by Le Corbusier (died 1965)." A additional resource is the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Getty Research Library - A keyword search in the online catalog for Le Corbusier retrieves over 500 entries.
Great Buildings Online - Edited by Kevin Matthews the site is an impressive collection of photographic images, architectural drawings, discussion, bibliography and architect information on over 750 buildings around the world. For example, the section on the Brooklyn Bridge has information on the architect, John Augustus Roebling and provides extensive commentary, photographs and drawings. Le Corbusier is well-represented. See, in particular, his Villa Savoye.
Green River Cabins
Green Steel Homes - Cottage-style modular homes are able to stand up to high winds.
Guide to Old Covered Bridges of Southeastern Pennsylvania and nearby areas - Images of covered bridges in the counties of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and nearby New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware State.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Harvard Design Magazine
Frances Loeb Library Public Lecture Series Bibliographies
Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) & the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) - Library of Congress
Historic Preservation Services - National Park Service.
Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen - Helsinki, Finland. See:
Villa Mecklin - "Villa Mecklin is located in the Finnish archipelago. It sits in a small depressions in the rock, its sheltered terrace extending over the summit of the rock. In connection with the shoreline sauna, there is also a stove-heated cabin for guests. The building materials selected for Villa Mecklin are uncontrived, basic ones suited for the archipelago. All wood surfaces have been left untreated and will turn grey naturally."
Index to Colonial Homes Magazine, 1976-1999 - John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Initiative for Architectural Research (IAR)
Inland Architect - "The international magazine for the building arts since 1883."
International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) - Virginia Tech.
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) - The aim of the Heritage at Risk is to "identify threatened heritage places, monuments and sites, present typical case studies and trends, and share suggestions for solving individual or global threats to our cultural heritage." The U.S. National Committe offers papers presented at the annual Symposia: Place - Memory - Meaning: Preserving Intangible Values in Monuments and Sites (2003), U.S. Preservation in the Global Context (2000). Culture, Environment and Heritage (1999) and Questions of Interpretation: Historic Urban Settlements and Cultural Tourism (1998).
International Union of Architects / L'Union Internationale des Architectes
Itinéraires du patrimoine - French regional architecture.
JEC Innovation Awards
Kidder Smith Images on American Architecture - Sampling of digitized images from the Kidder Smith Slide Archives, Rotch Visual Collections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kisho Kurokawa Home Page
Kunstakademiets Arkitektskoles Bibliotek (KASB) Artikel-basen - Search for articles on architecture in this Danish database. A search for Jacobsen, for example, retrieves over 400 results.
LA Obscura: The Architectural Photographs of Julius Shulman
Library of Congress Webcasts - See also Library of Congress Podcasts:
The Parking Garage and Its Impact on Urban Planning - Shannon McDonald, 15 January 2008 [62 minutes].
A History of Russian Architecture - William Brumfield, 1 December 2005 [69 minutes].
Capital Drawings: Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C. - Ford Peatross, 11 October 2005 [30 minutes].
Mesa Verde Prehistoric Public Works - Kenneth R. Wright, 20 October 2003 [60 minutes].
Barns - John Michael Vlach, 10 April 2003 [33 minutes].
Life Dream House
Lighthouse Society of Great Britain
Love of Monsters: Gargoyles & Architectural Details in New York City - Amelia Wilson
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886 - 1969 - Hermann Kühn (in German only).
Magazines & Journals
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals - Provides a list of Journals Indexed
Note - Several European libraries provide databases that allow you to search for articles:
Kunstakademiets Arkitektskoles Bibliotek (KASB) Artikel-basen - Search for articles on architecture in this Danish database. A search for Jacobsen, for example, retrieves over 400 results. - Official site of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The Library provides access to the online catalogue. This catalogue will locate books and drawings in the library's collection, but it also serves as an index to over 300 architectural periodicals owned by the RIBA Library. A subject search for Fallingwater, for example, yields 52 results and includes books and articles. Clicking on the title of the journal will give you a Table of Contents for that particular issue.

A + U: Architecture and Urbanism
AIArchitect This Week - American Institute of Architects (AIA). See list of AIA publications
Architect Magazine
Architects' Journal
Architectural Digest - Complete table of contents back to August 2002 can be found at Universidad Complutense Madrid
Architectural Record - ISSN: 0003-858X
Architectural Review
Architecture Magazine
Architecture Week
Baumeister (0005-674X) - Callwey Verlag, Munich
Building Design
Civil Engineering Magazine
Environmental Buiding News
Forum AID
GA Houses - Japan
Harvard Design Magazine
Icon - Architectural Preservation Quarterly of the World Monuments Fund
Inland Architect - "The international magazine for the building arts since 1883."
Planning Magazine - American Planning Association
Preservation Online
Residential Architect
RIBA Journal
Medieval New York - Paul Halsall, an instructor and Ph.D. candidate in medieval and Byzantine studies at Fordham University, and students in his Introduction to Medieval History class have researched New York City and how the "histories of the European, Byzantine, and Islamic Middle Ages are documented in its streets and buildings."
Merimee - French monument database includes "architecture religieuse, domestique, agricole, scolaire, militaire et industrielle."
Metropolis - Monthly journal of social commentary on architecture and design, the site provides articles from the current issue and from the archives.
Minneapolis Architecture, 1848-1908 Image Database - Images from the Donald Torbert Photograph Collection , University of Minnesota Libraries. "The collection consists of photographs of residences, commercial buildings, churches, bridges, hotels, government structures, and other buildings gathered by Torbert in compiling his doctoral dissertation, Minneapolis Architecture and Architects 1848-1908 (University of Minnesota, 1951). Also present are photographs of 19th century street scenes in Minneapolis and St. Paul and in a number of other Minnesota towns and cities."
Oliver Wyman residence (1890) - Built by: Dorr, Adam Lansing 1854-1928 (record number tor0117)
MIT Libraries - Subject Guides - Architecture - Architects
Islamic Architecture, Art, and Urbanism
MIT World - "Distributed Intelligence." "Free and open site that provides on demand video of significant public events at MIT." The index contains more than 625 videos." You can browse the videos. Relevant items include:
Is There a Black Architect in the House? - By Theodore (Ted) Landsmark, March 16, 2007 (54:57)
Mondrup Kristiansen - Danish architecture firm. See the Galleri.
Municipal Plans:
Municipal Plans & Bylaws (Atlantic Provinces) - Provided by Atlantic Planners Institute
Canadian Institute of Planners
Museum of Islamic Art - Doha, Qatar. See Art's New Oasis by Kelly Crow, Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2008. "The architect Mr. Pei, inspired by the geometric forms of a 13th-century fountain at a mosque in Cairo, shaped the five-story museum like a staggered set of creamy building blocks, each cube adjusted just enough to catch a triangle of harsh light or deep shadow. Visitors can reach it by boat -- there is a dock for dhows, an Arabian-style fishing vessel made of wood -- or by traveling a palm-lined path and crossing a small bridge."
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - New York. With information on current and past exhibitions. The Un-Private House, "the first project in the Lily Auchincloss Series of Architecture Exhibitions, examines twenty-six contemporary homes by a roster of prominent international architects whose designs reflect the evolution of the private house in response to recent architectural innovations and changing cultural conditions." Provides access to DADABASE, the online catalog of the Museum of Modern Art Library, Archives and Study Centers.
National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB) - "Sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture." There is a database, browsable by state, of "schools offering NAAB accredited professional programs in architecture, leading to the Master of Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree."
National Association for Olmsted Parks - The Olmsted Research Guide Online is a database "that will index the 150,000 Olmsted landscape plans and drawings and other archival materials housed at Fairsted, the firm's former headquarters in Brookline, Massachusetts, and the 500,000 pages of related correspondence housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C." Database consists of descriptions only - you do no have access to the actual documents. See also Olmsted Associates Papers (Library of Congress) and Olmsted Associates: A Register of Its Records in the Library of Congress.
National Building Museum - Washington, D.C.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training - An office of the National Park Service.
National Historic Landmarks - National Park Service
National Historic Sites of Canada - Parks Canada
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) - "Purpose of the NIAH is to identify, record, and evaluate the post-1700 architectural heritage of Ireland, uniformly and consistently as an aid in the protection and conservation of the built heritage." Some examples:
Russborough House - County Wicklow. Described as "possibly the greatest Palladian mansion in Ireland and one of the best preserved 18th-century buildings in the whole country."
Rocklands House or Rockland House - Wexford, County Wexford, 1790 - 1795/dd>
Ballydownan Cottage - Geashill, County Offaly
Toberdaly House - County Offaly
Lissadell House, County Sligo
Wonderful Barn - County Kildare
The Burnaby, Greystones - County Wicklow
Lough Cutra CastleCounty Galway. Selected as Building of the Month for June 2011.
National Monuments Service - Ireland. Has a Sites and Monuments Database.
National Register of Historic Places - U.S. National Park Service site provides access to database, educational materials, publications, showcase of recently listed properties and regional travel itineraries. You can search by name, location, agency and theme.
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Sections of interest include America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, Historic Homeowner, Historic Travel and Preservation Online.
National Trust for Scotland
Nederlands Architectuurinstituut / Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) - Rotterdam
New Acropolis Museum - Athens. See Acropolis Now by Richard Covington, Smithsonian Magazine, February 2008. "Housing more than 4,000 works of art, the New Acropolis Museum in Athens will contain the world's most extensive repository of Archaic and Classical Greek sculptures."
National Register of Historic Places: South Carolina - Clickable map by county
Branford-Horry House - 9 Meeting Street, Charleston
Denmark Vesey House - 56 Bull Street, Charleston
Drayton Hall - Highway 61, Charleston County
Hampton Plantation - McClellanville vicinity, Charleston County
Miles Brewton House - 27 King Street, Charleston
Presqu'ile - 2 Amherst Street, Charleston
Robert Barnwell Rhett House - 6 Thomas Street, Charleston
William Blacklock House - 18 Bull Street, Charleston

New Urbanism / Smart Growth / Neotraditional Towns / Traditional Neighborhood Development
Building the New Urbanism - By Erica Ryberg,, August 1, 2006. Developers include:
Vince Graham - Newpoint, SC, Broad Street, and I'On
Robert Davis - Seaside, Florida
Joe Alfandre - Kentlands, Maryland
Phil Angelides - Laguna West
Marshall Erdman - Middleton Hills, Wisconsin
Henry Turley - Harbortown Michael Eisner (Celebration, Florida).
Architects and planners include:
Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company - See Rosemary Beach (2007) - By Richard Sexton published by Pelican Press
Calthrope Associates
Leon Krier - Poundbury, Dorset, England Books include:
Suburban Nation : The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Jeff Speck
Solving Sprawl: Models of Smart Growth in Communities Across America (2001) by F. Kaid BenfieldS
The Architecture of Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company by Joanna Lombard
Rosemary Beach (2007) - By Richard Sexton Journalists and authors who have wrritten articles on the subject include:
James Howard Kunstler
Philip Langdon
Peter Katz Other resources include: Congress for the New Urbanism, New Urban News, Seaside Institute, The Town Paper, Smart Growth Online; Alliance for Regional Stewardship; Local Government Commission; National Charette Institute; National Trust for Historic Preservation: Main Street Center; Smart Growth America; National Town Builders Association; Walkable Communities; Urban Land Institute;
New York State Preservationist - Publication of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
New York Review of Books - You can purchase a framed print for $150 from their Illustrator Galleries . There are over 3,000 caricatures by David Levine including Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, and Mies van der Rohe.
New York Times - Offers free archives from 1987 to the present , as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There will be charges for some material from the period 1923 to 1986.
Going Down the Road : Vanishing Barns Signal a Changing Iowa - By Monica Davey, New York Times, September 6, 2008.
Postings: Raising Old Barns to Make a New Village by C. J. Hughes, New York Times, April 1, 2007. Article mentions Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings (1997). You can search inside this book at
Newport Restoration Foundation
19th-Century Photography of Ancient Greece - "Approximately 200 nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs of ancient Greek and Roman architecture" from the Getty Research Institute.
Not So Big House - Sarah Susanka, author of The Not So Big House, Inside the Not So Big House and Creating the Not So Big House. There are plans you can buy and information on Architects. Listen to Designing 'No Place Like Home' on NPR, December 9, 2003.
Les Nouveaux albums des jeunes architectes - French Institute of Architects' top award for architects under 35.
Notre-Dame d'Orciva - Puy-de-Dôme, France. (Ministère de la culture et de la communication.)
Open Architecture Network - Cameron Sinclair
Ontario Association of Architects
PADDI (Planning Architecture Design Database Ireland) - Queen's University Belfast and University College Dublin.
People's Design Award - Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The Design Life Now National Design Triennial 2006 has a designer database which "features the work of 87 designers and firms who are leaders, innovators, or emerging figures in the world of design. They are practicing across numerous creative fields, including architecture, products, landscapes, interiors, graphics, film, animation, interactive media, fashion, and robotics." There are also podcasts.
Perseus Project - Digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world provided by the Department of the Classics, Tufts University. It has an Art & Archaeology section with images of architecture.
Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project - "Provides authoritative information on three centuries of Philadelphia buildings and designers. PAB incorporates data and images from the collections of more than 25 Philadelphia-area repositories." You must register to use the database, but it is free. You can browse by architect, location and image. "As of October 22, 2003, the PAB database contains more than 216,709 projects and buildings, 18,616 architects, engineers and contractors, and over 33,318 images."
Philip Johnson Glass House - New Canaan, Connecticut
Planned Communities:
Llewellyn Park, West Orange, New Jersey - 1853, 750 acres
Lake Forest, Illinois - 1856
Berkeley, California - 1866
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts - 1866, Robert Morris Copeland (1830-1874)
Riverside, Illinois - 1868, 1,600 acres
Rangeley, Winchester, Massachusetts - David Nelson Skillings, assisted by George Dutton Rand, Boston architect, 1875 Roxbury Highlands
Poplar Forest - Lynchburg, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson's 4800-acre plantation in Bedford County, Virginia Jefferson.
Prelinger Archives - Internet Archive.
The Towers (1957) - "Simon Rodilla and the building of the Watts Towers in south-central Los Angeles."
Preserve/Net - "Designed to provide preservationists with a comprehensive database of regularly updated internet resources and current professional opportunities."
The Prince's Foundation - "Promotes a return of human values to architecture, the building arts, urban design and regeneration."
Princeton Architectural Press - Their series on New Voice in Architecture (Graham Foundation/PAPress) includes books on Julie Snow, Rick Joy, Charles Rose, Brian MacKay-Lyons, Marlon Blackwell, Miller/Hull, and Architecture Research Office.
Pritzker Architecture Prize - History and purpose of the prize, list of previous prize winners (from 1979), and information about current prize winner.
Project for Public Spaces
Public Lectures at Princeton - Architecture-related lectures with webcasts include:
Thom Mayne Architect, Morphosis - April 26, 2007.
Things That Keep Me Up at Night - Elizabeth Diller, Professor of Architecture, Princeton University. April 9, 2007.
The Public in Architecture - Cesar Pelli, Cesar Pelli and Associates. March 24, 2004. [Webcast]
Urban Design and Landscape Architecture - Adriaan Geuze, November 16, 2009.
Building Places from Memories - Daniel Libeskind, Studio Daniel Libeskind. February 24, 2004. Stafford Little Lecture.
Telling Stories - Michael Graves, April 22, 2002. Stafford Little Lecture. [Webcast]
Current and Recent Work - Frank O. Gehry, March 6, 2002. Stafford Little Lecture.
Small and Large Works - David Adjaye, November 09, 2009.
Ramsay Traquair: the Architectural Hetritage of Quebec - Consists of over 7,000 images of architectural buildings and over 600 images of silver artifacts used for religious and domestic purposes. (Digital Collections Program, McGill University.)
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture - "Images included in this collection were scanned from slides taken by Professor C. W. Westfall and used in his survey course, Renaissance and Baroque Architecture (ARH 102), University of Virginia, School of Architecture, Department of Architectural History."
Residential Architect - Magazine has an annual design competition for the following categories: Project of the Year, Custom Home - 3,500 square feet or less, Custom Home / More than 3,500 square feet, Renovation, Multifamily, Affordable Housing, Single-Family Production Housing, Outbuilding, Kitchen, Bath, On the Boards, Architectural Interiors, and Architectural Design Detail.
Rocky Mountain Institute - Snowmass, Colorado. Has information on Green Building.
Roemer Van Toorn
Royal Academy of Art - London. There is a list of Podcasts and audio. Among them:
Annual Architecture Lecture - Kengo Kuma, July 14, 2008 [1:15:37]. See also Kengo Kuma's Craft, a 2004 interview.
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts - Provides a list of Members Since 1880. You can also search by discipline (architect, landscape architect) or province.
Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) - Most useful feature is the Heritage Links, a collection of resources on historic buildings and archaeological landscapes. (Note: on 21 October 03 "page cannot be found".)
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) - "Carries out a programme of field surveys and recording of the built heritage of Scotland and makes this information available to the public through the Collections of the National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS). The CANMORE (Computer Application for National MOnuments Record Enquiries) database contains details of many thousands of archaeological sites, monuments, buildings and maritime sites in Scotland together with an index to the drawings, manuscripts and photographs in the Collections of the NMRS. (Registration, which is free, is required to use the CANMORE database.)
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) - See also which is run by RIBA.
Save America's Treasures - Public-private partnership of the White House Millennium Council and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There is a list of Official Projects with links to project Web sites.
SCRAN (Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network) - Project to digitise Scotland's human history and material culture. Site is searchable and provides free thumbnail images. (Full images available to subscribers only).
Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen - Aarhus and Copenhagen.
Family Home in Greenland is a prefab structure by Steko-Holz-Bausysteme.
Seaside - Planned community in Seaside, Florida. Cottage Rentals has many interior and exterior views.
Skyscraper Museum - New York
Small-Town America: Stereoscopic views from the Robert Dennis Collection - 12,000 photographs of small towns in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as "they were captured in stereoscopic views from the 1850s to the 1910s. In addition to showing buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages, the photographs show farming, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people and costumes." (From the New York Public Library Digital Library Collection.)
Smithsonian: American Architecture and Gardens
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities - Has recently changed its name to Historic New England. Provides information on museum properties. There is an online exhibition on Wallpaper in New England

Society of Architectural Historians - Useful resources include:
Bibliographies of Selected SAH Study Tours
Bibliographies of Selected SAH Annual Meeting Sites
Brief Biographies of American Architects Who Died Between 1897 and 1947
A Historical Bibliography of Commercial Architecture in the United States - Compiled by Richard Longstreth, 2002; revised 10 May 2009
Dissertations Underway and Recently Completed Dissertations (since 1994) on Architectural History - Edited by Itohan Osayimwese
Doctoral Dissertations Relating to American Architectural History: 1897-1995 compiled by James M. Goode
Dissertations Underway on Architectural History
Dissertations Recently Completed (Since 1994)
Net Resources of Interest
Image Exchange
links to other resources
Brief Biographies of American Architects Who Died Between 1897 and 1947 - By Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
Image Exchange Project, a World Architectural History Survey, is divided into two sections: Ancient through Medieval and Renaissance through Modern

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-arc) - Los Angeles. There is a Publications List and a Lecture Archives.
SPIRO Architecture Image Library - Over 16,000 images from the Architecture Slide Library at the University of California, Berkeley are searchable by architect, building name, location, subject and period.
Structurae - Nicholas Janberg. Browsable by name, structural type, function, construction method, geographical location and year of completion. (Available in English, French and German.) There are some good photos of the Bailey Island Bridge in Maine.
Study of Greek Revival Architecture in the Seneca and Cayuga Lake Regions - by Clifford H. Ruffner, Jr., (Bachelor of Architecture thesis at Cornell University in 1939.) Discusses Elmira, Horsehads, Millport, Montour Falls, Watkins Glen, Reading Center, Dundee, Second Milo, Penn Yan, Lakemont, Dresden, Geneva, Ithaca, Varna, Genoa, Lake Ridge, Kings Ferry, Aurora, Union Springs, Cayuga Bridge, Cayuga, Auburn, Lodi, Ovid, Romulus,Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Odessa, and Trumansburg.
Team 10 Online
Tate Gallery - London. "Over 65,000 accessible works" including Turner Worldwide. You can search by subject.
David Gentleman (1930-)
William Callow (1812-1908) - Frankfurt
Patrick Allan Fraser
John Sell Cotman (1782-1842)
David Cox (1783-1859)
Heneage Finch, Fourth Earl of Aylesford (1751-1812)
TED: Ideas worth spreading
Moshe Safdie: What makes a building unique? - March 2002 (17:41)
David Macaulay: All roads lead to Rome Antics - February 2002 (21:34)
Frank Gehry: Nice building. Then what? - February 2002 (22:00)
William McDonough: The wisdom of designing Cradle to Cradle - February 2005 (20:11)
Joshua Prince-Ramus: Designing the Seattle Central Library - February 2006 (20:09)
Thom Mayne: Architecture is a new way to connect to the world - February 2005 (20:52)
Cameron Sinclair: TED Prize wish: Open-source architecture to house the world - February 2006 (23:40)
Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia - Library of Congress provides 679 excerpts from original sound recordings and 1,256 photographs from the American Folklife Center's Coal River Folklife Project (1992-99) documenting traditional land use in the mountains surrounding Southern West Virginia’s Big Coal River Valley. Photographs include:
Exterior of log house built by Woody Boggs. Front porch with old saw and license plates used for decorative purpose
Ben Burnside's hoes
Log cabin playhouses built by Ivan Jarrell's nephews on Rock Creek
Outbuildings on the Dickens property: exterior of cellar or spring house, built by Dennis Dickens' father
Cobby Dillon's cabin, built of chestnut logs in the early 1900s
Thais: 40 Centuries of Architecture - Thousands of images of Egyptian (Sphynx), Greek (Temple of Athena), Roman, Gothic, Byzantine, Islamic (Ahmediye Cami or Blue Mosque in Istanbul) and Romanesque (Baptistery of San Giovanni) architecture.
Residential Structural Design Guide (2000) - 434 page document is described as a "state-of-the-art review and application of engineering information for light-frame homes, apartments, and townhouses." U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research.
Trustees of Reservations - Organization formed to "preserve, for public use and enjoyment, landscapes of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and to protect special places across the state." With database describing 80 reservations across Massachusetts. Properties include:
Colonel John Ashley House
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Castle Hill
Mission House
Union of European Historic Houses Associations - Has lists of properties for France, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal and Great Britain.
United Kingdom Database of Historic Parks and Gardens
University Departments of Architecture:
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture - See Map of Schools by Region and Program Directory.
Cornell Department of Architecture
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
MIT Department of Architecture
Urban Center Books - "Municipal Art Society's bookstore for architecture."
Urban Planning, 1794-1918: An International Anthology of Articles, Conference Papers, and Reports - Primary source material for the study of how urban planning developed up to the end of World War I. Selected, edited, and provided with headnotes by John W. Reps, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University. Search by keyword or browse by subject, author or date.
U.S. Architects Index - Searchable directory of links to architectural firms.
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
Vernacular Architecture Forum - Provides access to Vernacular Architecture News. The Henry Glassie Award Winners include Thomas Hubka (2006), James "Big Jim" Griffith (2005), Don Yoder of the University of Pennsylvania (2004), and Albert Lorenz and David Macaulay (1999).
Victoria & Albert Museum - London. The Collections Database - Has over 43,000 images. There is an section for Architecture which includes Architects’ Sketchbooks
Vitruvius - Brazilian architecture.
Wall Street Journal - More and more stories are becoming available without a subscription. Use the Resource Center Search Page or Google to locate stories. Ada Louise Huxtable is the Architecture Critic at the paper.
Borobudur, Path to Enlightenment - By Jamie James, Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2008. "...Astonishing stone mountain of exquisitely wrought sculpture in Central Java..."
Found -- and Lost -- in Translation - By Ada Louise Huxtable, Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2008. "In New York's overhyped, overheated art world, the New Museum has just about everything that has been lost to bigness, bureaucracy and glitz. A simple and rational design, it needs no specious novelty or trendy confrontation to affirm its avant-garde credentials. It reminds us of an art scene where innovation, optimism and delight once mattered more than money, and although that illusion can't last, the appeal of the museum's small scale and intimate spaces encourages a pleasurable personal engagement whether or not you like the art, which in the inaugural show seems to consist, not inappropriately for the Bowery, largely of colorful bundled rags."
WGBH Forum Network - Archived lectures include:
French Architecture in America - Ronald Katz, Alliance Française d'Atlanta, October 3, 2008.
Architecture of Ralph Adams Cram's Boston - Douglass Shand-Tucci, November 17, 2005.
Conservation with I. M. Pei - September 26, 2004.
Piranesi in Boston: An Architectural Tour - Peter Vanderwarker, September 18, 2003.
Creative Mind: The Architect as Creator - Frank Lloyd Wright, February 19, 1958.
White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs - A list of the books in the series compiled by the Connecticut State Library. "The Monograph Series: Recording the Architecture of the American Colonies and the Early Republic, better known as the White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs, consisted of 98 monographs published as a series, with each monograph receiving a distinct "Volume" and "Number".
World Heritage List - UNESCO's list of cultural and natural heritage World properties of "outstanding universal value" are arranged alphabetically by country. Included are cities, structures, parks, archaeological sites, monuments, canals, historic routes, landscapes, and fortifications.
World Heritage Tour - "World Heritage sites in panography - 360 degree imaging."
Washington as it Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak , 1923-1959 - Library of Congress searchable and browsable photograph collection (about 14,350 photographs online) documents the architecture and social life of the Washington metropolitan area in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, including exteriors and interiors of commercial, residential, and government buildings, as well as street scenes and views of neighborhoods.
Wissenschaftliches Bildarchiv für Architektur - Alexander Hartmann, Berlin. Architectural image archive (In German only). Click on Bildbestand (photographs), Risse (plans) or Graphik (drawings) to browse or Suchen to search.
World Monuments Fund - "Private, nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic and architectural treasures throughout the world". Provides a list of the current 100 Most Endangered Sites and previous 100 Most Endangered Sites.
Yale School of Architecture
Yale University Netcasts (available through iTunes) related to architecture include:
Vincent Scully Lecture: Philip Johnson: Life and Work Examined, given at Yale University on October 27, 2006 (70 minutes)
Vincent Scully Lecture: Louis I. Kahn and the Ruins of Rome - Vincent Scully, December 8, 2006
Yale School of Architecture: Building Projects at 40 - Paul Brouard
Vincent Scully Lecture: Yale and the Promise of the Modern - Paul Goldberger, archtecture critic at New Yorker Magazine, December 9, 2006 (54:09)

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