Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Historic American Buildings Survey
Measured drawings, photographs, historic documentation for over 35,000 historic structures in the U.S. Although not every structure includes drawings, it is possible to search by keyword under the name of the architect and the word "drawings" to find material.
Citation information: https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Great Buildings Collection
“More than 800 great buildings from around the world and across history are listed … and illustrated on this web site. The site includes photographic images, architectural drawings, discussion, bibliography, architect info etc. NOTE FROM MRS. CARLSON: "Students can use Great Buildings, but if it looks like the plans/elevations were done with "Sketch Up" & are not sufficiently detailed, then DON'T USE. " If in doubt, check with Mrs. Carlson.
Visual Resources: Architecture (from Yale University)
This is an excellent collection of visual resource links covering a wide variety of geographic regions and periods.
UNESCO World Heritage web site
The World Heritage List includes 878 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Images and documentation are included
CNU-Congress for New Urbanism
"CNU is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions."
Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, training, and more.