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Resources in support of first-degree and graduate studio programs in architecture

New Database Trial for Architecture!

OnArch   Trial active through November 3rd. 


An audiovisual database featuring the main trends in the field. Includes video-interviews of prominent architects from around the world and audiovisual records of their principal works, as well as installations. Features relevant information such as technical specifications, project briefs, biographies, and more.

Your feedback on this resource is greatly appreciated.

New Display! Designing for Sustainability and Recovery

Gunnin Display

There is a new display up at the Gunnin Library!

Designing for Sustainability and Recovery focuses on the anticipation of and recovery from disaster, and coincides with the timely new master’s program launched in Charleston this semester: Master of Resilient Urban Design.

Works on recovery from various types of disaster, sustainable planning and design, and resilient design are included in an arrangement intended to encourage browsing and establish connections.  Request assistance with checkout at the Gunnin Library Services Desk.

New visual resource for Architecture!


International contemporary buildings organized by type. Over 5,000 drawings, 2,000 photos, 850 case studies, and 120+ thematic articles, with extensive search options. Features high-quality technical drawings and downloadable vector-based plans from the Birkhäuser program on building types.

Check out the publisher-provided razz-ma-tazz intro video on YouTube, the online user guide, and a recent professional review of content and features.

Quick Links: Article Indexes for Architecture

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Kathy Edwards
Kathy is on sabbatical leave
July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Emery A. Gunnin Architecture Library
2-112 Lee Hall
Reference help:

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Browse the tabs on this page to learn how to find books, articles, images, standards, codes, professional practice support, and research guidance. We're here to raise your game in all your design and history/theory pursuits.

Keep in mind, though, that no one guide can cover everything on a subject--and good research is complicated, especially with so much more available to you in an academic environment. When your wheels start to spin or you're facing an important assignment, consult your subject librarian.