Architecture Subject Guide

The Architectural Research Process

General Architecture

Professional Practice

Codes and Reference

Architectural History

Architects and Buildings

Sustainable Design




The Architecture department has an on-site archive of newer thesis projects. Please contact them at 415-618-3597 for information on accessing these projects.

Articles and Reference Resources

Building Codes, Standards, and Reference Sites

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Job Websites

Professional Organizations

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Grant Information

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Browse Books by Call Number
Topic Call Number Area
United States building laws KF5701
California building laws KFC813
General works; History of architecture NA190-NA682
Architecture of specific regions and individual architects NA701-NA1614
     United States NA705-NA737
     Europe NA950-NA1455
     Japan NA1550-NA1559
Professional practices in architecture NA1995-NA1996
Theory of architecture NA2005-NA2542
Architectural drawing & drawing techniques NA2700-NA2780
Architectural design: Composition, rendering, modeling NA2750
Architectural acoustics NA2800
Architectural details and decoration NA2840-NA4050
Religious architecture NA4606-NA6199
Public buildings NA6210-NA6700
Domestic architecture NA7100-NA7786
Hotel architecture NA7800
Urban aesthetics; city planning NA9000-NA9053
Materials for building and construction TA401-TA495
Building construction; building standards TH420
Green design TH6057
Ergonomics & human factors TS171
Architectural photography TR659

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