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Architecture Research Guide

This guide offers information about sources and services for architecture on the internet and in the University Libraries. Please contact the architecture librarian for further assistance.



Precedent Study


Design Projects


Historical Research


Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon


Subject Specialist

Martin Aurand
Hunt Library 408


Online access to International (ICC) building codes, related standards from ASHRAE, ASTM, NFPA, etc., USGBC LEED Reference Guides and Study Guides, and Wiley’s Graphic Standards via  Please logout when you are finished!

Carnegie Mellon users have full access to the ULI Development Case Studies produced by the Urban Land Institute. New approaches and best practices.

A Carnegie Mellon Libraries subscription provides full access to BuildingGreenSuite, a web site about environmentally responsible building. Includes case studies, Environmental Building News, etc.

ARTstor is a digital image library of more than 500,000 images pertaining to art, architecture, archeology and photography. ARTstor also provides software tools that enable a variety of educational uses.


CumInCAD is a cumulative index to papers about computer-aided architectural design, and includes full-text access to papers from journals and conferences such as ACADIA, CAADRIA, ECAADE, SIGRADI, CAAD Futures and others. Access to full text papers is available to Carnegie Mellon users at most Carnegie Mellon IP-addresses by creating a CumInCAD login.