300,000 pages of building product information for the architectural and spec writing communities. Searchable
by company/trade name or by product type.
One of the world's most extensive built environment portals, all courtesy of the Royal Institute of British
Architects. The online catalogue includes an index to over 300 architectural periodicals held in the RIBA
Library as well as the catalogue of the books, audio visual materials, photographs, drawings, and
manuscripts acquired by the RIBA Library. It also has a biographical database of architects.
Developed by Jeanne Browne, the architecture librarian at UNLV, this source remains one of the best directories
of architectural information on the web. Links are organized by topic and have brief annotations along with the
date when last seen by the author.
A photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage with over 9000 photos of 595 sites in eighteen countries,
and includes background information and virtual tours. This website is a collection of photos from many different
BuildingGreen Suite offers articles, case studies and links to information on sustainable design issues, strategies,
green building products, and current projects.
A searchable collection of historic and contemporary images of historic gardens and landscapes that include plans,
engravings, paintings, and photographs along with historic documents and bibliography.
This multi-tiered database has more than 20,000 Renaissance Documents (inventories, guide books, lives of artists,
archival documents, etc.) related to more than 10,000 Antique Monuments (sculptures, architecture, vases, etc.)
that are accompanied by 30,000 photographs or illustrations. The collection of images includes: drawings, sketchbooks,
paintings, engravings, sculpture, medals, applied arts, etc. The database can be utilized for its collection of images,
but more extensive information is provided in the database. Monuments, their preservation history, provenance history,
and other relevant information are accompanied by bibliographic citations.
Working with the ULS Digital Research Library, Dr. Alison Stones (Professor of History of Art and Architecture
at the University of Pittsburgh) created this comprehensive online image collection documenting the architecture,
sculpture and stained glass of the Cathedral of Chartres, one of the most important monuments of Europe's cultural
heritage. The image collection contains over three thousand images that can be searched by descriptive keyword or
browsed by logical arrangement. All of the images can be displayed at a very high-resolution (3000 ppi).
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks recommends to the City Council individual buildings, sites, objects, or entire
districts to be designated as Chicago Landmarks, thereby providing legal protection. To be recommended, a building
or district must meet at least two of the following criteria: critical part of Chicago's heritage, site of a significant
event, association with a significant person, important architecture, important architect, distinctive theme as a
district, or unique visual feature. It must also retain a high degree of architectural integrity. As of Jan. 1, 2005,
259 Chicago Landmarks have been designated by the City Council, including 217 individual designations, 38 landmark
districts, and four district extensions, totaling 6,500 properties.
A collection of over 5000 digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world,
available to students, researchers and educators on the web. The images have been scanned from original slides or
drawn from documents in the public domain. Researchers can search for buildings by country, city, style, title,
architect, date of construction, as well as other fields.
Provides architectural, engineering and construction professionals free access to the industry's most comprehensive,
up-to-date library of formatted commercial building product information, plus manufacturers' addresses, telephone
numbers, trade names, and regional distributors. Users can search by: product, CSI code, manufacturer name, or
general word search. Also the site for the Reed Design Registry, a directory of architectural firm that is searchable
by name, location or focus.
A project that specializes in community-based education bringing together educators, kids and community partners
to effect change. Website offers activities and resources to carry out appropriate community outreach projects.
A portal site for urban planners and others interested in cities and the built environment, contains a selective
directory of Internet resources relevant to planning and urbanism. Cyburbia also includes information about mailing
lists and newsgroups, and it hosts a very active bulletin board and image hosting gallery.
A daily newssheet with job postings, resumes, and professional news.
A database on architectural and building data with the goal of indexing all buildings and structures worldwide.
It includes technical data, interesting facts, and photos for included buildings.
An online resource center for sustainablity - specifically, green building, sustainable agriculture, and
responsible planning. Includes a directory of professionals, a building sourcebook, an event calendar, online
forums, a materials exchange and more.
A yet-to-be-funded project of the National Parks Service, HALS intends to include historic landscapes varying in
size from small gardens to several thousand-acre national parks and from designed to vernacular, rural to urban,
and agricultural to industrial spaces.
With information about more than 3000 materials and processes, the online database is searchable by keyword, material type, manufacturer name, and manufacturer location. Entries for the materials include technical information such as properties and applications along with high quality photographs.
(formerly Sweets Online: Building Product Information). Searchable database with products from 10,000 manufacturers.
The Mapping Gothic France project was initiated by Stephen Murray, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and Andrew Tallon, Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is an open-source, open access digital project to document the architectural monuments of 12-13-century France. The site consists of hundreds of dynamic, panoramic images, mapped to each monument, and accompanied by contextual materials including historical texts, time-lines, interactive maps, and biographies of scholars. It also contains tools for comparative study.
An extensive site with forums, webcam views, photos, architect directories, topical directories, developer
directories, maps, and additional links.
Current information about the world's most prestigious architecture award and its Laureates.
A growing database dedicated to providing exceptional and unique images from the collections of the British Architectural Library at the Royal Institute of British Architects, the world’s most extensive visual archive devoted to architecture. RIBApix covers world architecture of all periods together with related subjects such as interior design, landscape, topography, planning, construction and the decorative arts. Many of the images are also of social documentary importance. Searching can be done in several ways: through a Quick search box for simple free–text searches; using Browse to access the entire collection; or for more structured searching by categories such as architect and building you should use Advanced search or Subject search.
A database intended for identifying architecture, consulting, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture and urban planning firms by location. Can apply additional search criteria such as size of firm, practice areas, and design styles.
A website devoted to exploring the relationship between ecology and sustainability and the goal of nourishing
and strengthening ecologically oriented design, construction and lifestyle choices. Includes a directory of
products, interviews, reviews, news, and resource links.
Online guide to academic and research resources in architecture. Contains index of famous architects with
links to biographical data and works; index of architectural historians; images and resources organized by
architectural style and by city; links to schools, magazines and architects' sites worldwide organized by country;
links to architectural archives; image galleries; other online directories.