Biographical/Directory Information

Topics covered by this guide include architecture, building and construction, design, housing, planning, preservation, facility management, energy and the environment, and landscape architecture. Types of listings range from discussion groups to electronic publications to databases -- and of course a wide variety of websites. This is a selective guide. Links to more comprehensive link collections are included. For some topics just one or two sites with good links to the net resources in that topic are listed. Although the emphasis is on quality sites, sometimes sites that are currently not well-developed but show promise of being so are included. This guide, started in 1993, is posted to the UNLV Libraries Architecture Studies Library page [/arch/rsrce/webresources/index.php]. Additions and corrections, as well as suggestions for categories, can be sent to Caroline Smith ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), head of the UNLV Architecture Studies Library. Permission is granted to use this material for non-commercial purposes, provided the author (Caroline Smith) is credited.


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AIA Firms []
Search by zip code, firm, country city, etc to list member firms and organizations in that area. 06/08

Architects in Canada Directory []
Organized by name, firm, city.

Architects USA []
Listings of over 30,000 architecture firms, from Yellow Pages and from submissions by architects. The geographic location of a firm must be known to find a specific firm. Can search firms categorized by size. A list of licensing boards is part of the site. 7/98

Arts & Crafts Movement Resource Directory []
Directory is divided in many categories, including architecture and antiques. 3/09

Biographies of American Architects, 1897-1947 []
Last accessed 6/08.

Blue Book of Building and Construction []
Building and construction. Search by region. Narrow search within a region by using keyword or company name. 8/02

Engineering News-Record Firm Finder, including 500 Top Firms []
Last accessed 1/03.

International Archive of Women in Architecture []
Last accessed 1/03.

International Archive of Women in Architecture: Imagebase []
Just one of the categories of Virginia Tech's Imagebase, this collection of images from the International Archive of Women in Architecture has about 2000 images, sorted by woman or category. The women in this imagebase are architects, designers, and landscape architects. A sample google search showed these images do not come up in the google results. 4/05

Pritzker Architecture Prize []
History of the award, list of winners, images of projects or recent winners.

Reed Design Registry []
Search engine for locating architectural design firms in the United States. Entries provide name, address, phone, specialization.

StructureHub []
This site is a directory of architecture, interior design, engineering, urban planning, landscape architecture, and consulting firms. The user can search for firms by location and narrow results by design styles and firm size. Many entries allow the user to browse through pictures of previous projects as well. 09/09