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Architecture & Design

This guide is intended to help you get started with your architecture & design research.

Selected Library Books

Time-saver standards for building types. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, c2001.
NA2760 .D43 2001 VP Arts Reference  (previous editions in circulating stacks)

Building codes illustrated for elementary and secondary schools: a guide to understanding the 2006 International Building Code. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2007
LB3221 .W56 2007

Building codes illustrated for healthcare facilites: a guide to understanding the 2006 International Building Code. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2007
RA967 .W56 2007 

Buildings for the performing arts: a design and development guide / Ian Appleton. 2nd ed. Amsterdam; Boston; London: Architectural Press, 2008.
NA6821 .A67 2008

Residential design for aging in place / Drue Lawlor, Michael A. Thomas. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2008.
NA2545 .A3 L37 2008

Building Type Basics Series

Building type basics for college and university facilities / by David J. Neuman, Stephen Kliment. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, c2003.
NA6600 .N48 2003

Building type basics for elementary and secondary schools / Bradford Perkins. New York: Wiley, c2001.
LB3218 .A1 P47 2001

Building type basics for healthcare facilities / Richard L. Kobus ... [et al.]. New York: Wiley, c2000.
RA967 .B85 2000

Building type basics for hospitality facilities / by Brian McDonough ... [et al.]. New York: Wiley, 2001.
TX911.2 .B84 2001

Building type basics for housing / Goody, Clancy & Associates ; Robert Chandler ... [et al.]. Hoboken, N.J.: J. Wiley & Sons, 2005.
NA7208.2 .B85 2005

Building type basics for justice facilities / Todd Phillips, Michael Griebel. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, c2003.
HV8827 .P55 2003

Building type basics for museums / by Arthur Rosenblatt. New York: John Wiley, c2001.
NA6690 .R67 2001

Building type basics for office buildings / A. Eugene Kohn and Paul Katz. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, c2002.
NA6230 .K64 2002

Building type basics for performing arts facilities / Hugh Hardy ; with chapters by Auerbach Pollock  Friedlander ... [et al.]. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, c2006.
NA6821 .H375 2006

Building type basics for places of worship / Nicholas W. Roberts. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2004.
BL580 .R63 2004

Building type basics for recreational facilities / Richard J. Diedrich. Hoboken, N.J.: J. Wiley & Sons, 2005.
NA2543 .R43 D54 2005

Building type basics for research laboratories / Daniel Watch. New York: John Wiley, 2001.
NA6751 .W38 2001

Building type basics for retail and mixed-use facilities / Stephen A. Kliment; the Jerde Partnership with Vilma Barr. New York: Wiley, c2004.
HF5429 .B672 2004

Building type basics for senior living / Bradford Perkins ... [et al.]. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, c2004.
HV1454.2 .U6 B85 2004

Building type basics for transit facilities / Kenneth W. Griffin. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2004.
NA6290 .G75 2004


In developing your search query, incorporating many different words with similar meanings with the OR Boolean operator can be useful.  The keywords on this page are intended to help you develop your search query.

Sample Library Catalogue searches:
Note: LIMIT to SUBJECT field.

  • E.g. 1 (health$ or medicine or medical or hospital or hospitals) and (design construction or designs plans or buildings)
  • E.g. 2 (school$ or universit$ or college$ or education$) and (design construction or designs plans or facilities or buildings)

Selected LC Subject Headings

Adult day care centers - Design and construction
Apartment houses - Designs and plans
Architecture, Domestic - Designs and plans
Architecture, Industrial - Designs and plans
Architecture and recreation
Arts facilities - Designs and plans
Bars (Drinking establishments) - Designs and plans
Building, Wooden - Designs and plans
Campus planning
Centers for the performing arts - Designs and plans
College buildings - Design and construction
College facilities - Planning
Commercial buildings - Designs and plans
Congregate housing - Design and construction
Correctional institutions - Design and construction
Country homes - Designs and plans
Dwellings - Design and construction
Elementary school buildings - Design and construction
Elementary school buildings - Planning
Health facilities - Design and construction
High school buildings - Design and construction
High school buildings - Planning
Hospital Design and Construction (Medical Subject Heading, not LC)
Hospital buildings - Design and construction
Hotels - Design and construction
Hotels - Planning
Kindergarten facilities - Designs and plans
Laboratories - Design and construction
Landscape architecture - Designs and plans
Libraries - Design and construction
Life care communities - Design and construction
Museum buildings - Design and construction
Nursing homes - Design and construction
Office buildings - Design and construction
Office buildings - Planning
Old age homes - Design and construction
Older people - Dwellings
Penthouses - Designs and plans
Physical fitness centers - Design and construction
Playgrounds - Designs and plans
Prisons - Design and construction
Research institutes - Design and construction
Retirement communities - Design and construction
Row houses - Designs and plans
School buildings - Designs and plans
School facilities
Shopping centers - Planning
Shopping malls - Design and construction
Shopping malls - Designs and plans
Sports facilities - Design and construction
Stores, Retail - Designs and plans
Stores, Retail - Planning
Tensile architecture - Designs and plans
Terminals (Transportation) - Design and construction
Theaters - Design and construction
Theater architecture
Transportation buildings - Design and construction

Selected DAAI Subject Terms

Arts and Entertainment
Arts Centres
Ballet Schools
Circus Buildings
Concert Halls
Cultural Centres
Dance studios
Exbition Buildings
Exhibition Buildings: Temporary
Opera Houses
Performing Arts Centres
Television Stations and Studios
Theatres: Design
Theatres: Schools
Theatres: Temporary
Auction Houses
Banks and Building Societies
Call Centres
Conference Centres
Convention Centres
Factory Buildings
Industrial Buildings
Hotels: Airport
Hotels: Railway
Motorway Service Stations
Newspaper Buildings
Office Buildings
Public Houses
Shopping Centres
Shops: Department Stores
Vineyards: Buildings
Academic Buildings
Auditoriums: Schools
Childcare Centres
Information Centres
Information Technology Centres
Libraries: Multimedia
Libraries: School
Multimedia Centres
Music Academies, Conservatoires, Schools, Colleges
Public Libraries
Schools: Nursery
University Buildings
Medical / Health Services
Children: Disabled: Rehabilitation Centres
Dentists' Surgeries
Doctors' Surgeries
Health Centres
Health Centres: for Hearing-Impaired Children
Hospitals: Children's
Hospitals: Children's Units
Lunatic Asylums
Medical Centres
Rehabilitation Centres: Disabled Persons
Buildings: Inflatable
Day Centres for Homeless Persons
Elderly Persons: Residential Homes
Hostels: for Students
Mentally Disabled Persons: Residential Homes
Tree Houses
Public Buildings
Community Centres
Government Buildings
Law Courts
Military Buildings
Parliament Buildings
Post Offices
Prisons and Detention Centres
Public Lavatories
Town Halls, Municipal
Visitor Centres
Jewish Cultural Centres
Religious Buildings
Religious Retreats
Retreat Houses
Research, Science, Technology
Agricultural Buildings
Aquaria and Sea LIfe Centres
Marine Observatories
Power Stations
Research Laboratories
Space Agencies: Buildings
Space Centres
Sports and Recreation
Bath Houses
Beach Houses
Beach Huts
Bingo Halls
Bowling Centres
Boxing Centres
Golf Clubhouses
Health Clubs
Leisure Centres
Lifeguard's Watchtowers
Spa Buildings
Sports: Buildings
Sports Buildings: Nursery
Stadia: Baseball
Stadiums: Baseball
Video Games Centres
Airports: Passenger Terminals
Bus Stations
Petro (Gas) Stations: Transportable
Railway Stations
Tram Stations
Truck Stops
Underground Railway Stations