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American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has served as the primary professional organization for architects for close to 150 years, and is perhaps best known to the general public for its annual architectural and design awards. On the website, visitors can learn about the career opportunities for those interested in becoming an architect and read about various outreach efforts...
Architect Magazine

There are a number of publications that deal with architecture and its related professions, such as interior design and landscape architecture, and Architect Magazine is one such publication. With a strong web presence, the magazine offers persons searching the web a selection of materials from the current issue, along with valuable material on professional development programs and information...
Architect's Virtual Capitol

From the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), the federal agency dedicated to preserving all buildings on the U.S. government's capital campus, comes this virtual tour that enables anyone to explore the historical buildings of Washington, D.C. The Architect's Virtual Capitol can be explored in a number of ways. In the Discover portion of this resource, visitors can check out a series of short videos...
Asian Historical Architecture: A Photographic Survey

Edited by a number of professors and graduate students from Columbia, Yale, and the University of Virginia, this site offers thousands of photographic images of Asia's diverse architectural heritage. In total, the site contains over 6450 photos of 457 sites across seventeen countries. The geographical parameters of the site are limited to areas heavily influenced by Buddhism, Confucianism, or...
Berkeley Institute of Design

The Berkeley Institute of Design (BID) conducts research and educational activities that emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to designing interactive environments. Under the topic of "environments," the website includes "architectural spaces, products, web sites, and other artifacts that support complex human activity." Given the current "era of ubiquitous technologies," the organization's...
Center for Architecture: K-12 Education

Little builders and future architects will love these short at-home design projects from the Center for Architecture at the American Institute of Architecture New York (AIANY). Architecture and urban planning concepts are explored in the context of New York City. Grown-ups will appreciate that all of the projects call for basic materials found at home. Many require nothing more than paper and a...
Chicago Architects Oral History Project

From the artistic statements of Louis Sullivan to the brutally Modern statements of Walter Netsch, architecture in Chicago is nothing if not eclectic. Given the important legacy of those architects practicing in and around Chicago, it is refreshing to note that the Art Institute of Chicago has been collecting the oral histories of these men and women since 1983. With substantial financial support...
Columbia GSAPP YouTube Channel

From office buildings to prisons to Mars settlements, what do we think about when we design spaces? How does planning influence urban society in the past, present, and future? All of these questions and more are ripe for exploration thanks to the YouTube channel of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). Most videos are recordings of live events...
Design Build Network

When architects, designers, and construction engineers want to get the latest scoop on what's going on in their profession, one of the places they go is the Design Build Network website. The site contains a great deal of information for people working in these industries, including reports on innovative construction projects, list of product providers, and information on suppliers. Along with this...
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus On Line

Developed as a public online resource by the Getty Institute, the Art and Architecture Thesaurus is a structured vocabulary containing 125,000 terms and other information that may be used to describe art, architecture, decorative arts, material culture, and archival materials. Each record within the Thesaurus is returned as a concept, which in turn, is linked to various terms, related concepts,...
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