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The Architecture Library is located on the second floor of the McEwen School of Architecture at 85 Elm Street in downtown Sudbury.
If you wish to access the Architecture Library and are not a LU architecture student, staff or faculty member, please contact the library (email: email@example.com or telephone: 705-675-1151, extension 7273) in advance to schedule a visit.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
9 AM - 8 PM
9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday
1 - 5 PM
Library hours are subject to change on short notice. For an up-to-date view of our library hours, go to laurentian.ca/library-hours.
Library staff on the move...
Picking up the J. P. Carlhian collection in Concord, MA, USA.
Mies Van Der Rohe in Detroit
Cindy and Dorothy at the AASL conference in Detroit touring Mies Van Der Rohe in Lafayette Park.
Note: Most book materials may be referenced at Laurentian University’s McEwen School of Architecture Library.
Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL)—Core Reference List:
For a list of key architectural reference materials recommended by AASL, see: http://woodbury.libguides.com/content.php?pid=576715. Note that the list has an American orientation and that Laurentian does not carry every title.
Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL)--Core Periodicals List:
For a list of key architectural periodicals recommended by AASL, see http://www.architecturelibrarians.org/page-1364618. Note that Laurentian does not carry every title. A list of the architecture-related holdings through Laurentian University is forthcoming.
Architecture: An Introduction
Jacobsen, Max. Invitation to Architecture: Discovering Delight in the World Built Around Us. Newtown, CT: The Taunton Press, 2014. Call # NA 2550 J33 2014
Simitch, Andrea and Val Warke. The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know. Beverley, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2014. Call # NA 2550 S56 2014
Roth, Leland M. and Amanda C. Roth Clark. Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning. 3rd ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2014. Call # NA 2500 R68 2014
Architectural Theory: (western emphasis)
Davies, Colin. Thinking About Architecture: An Introduction to Architectural Theory. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2011. Call # NA 2500 D38 2011
Mallgrave,, Harry Francis, ed. Architectural Theory, 2 vols. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2006-<2008>. Call # NA 2500 A7115 2006 vols. 1 & 2 (This is an anthology.)
The American Institute of Architects. The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014. Call # NA 1996 A726 2014
Cuff, Dana. Architecture: The Story of Practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1992. Call # NA 1996 C84 1992
Delaney, Miriam and Anne Gorman. Studio Craft and Technique: the Architecture Student’s Handbook. Dublin: University College Dublin, 2011. Call # NA 2708 D45 2011
Pressman, Andrew. Professional Practice 101: Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006. Call # NA 1996 P76 2006
Cole, Emily. A Concise History of Architectural Styles. London: Herbert Press, . Call # NA 204 C66 2003
Kalman, Harold. A History of Canadian Architecture. Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press, 1994. Call # NA 740 K35 1994 vols. 1 & 2
Ricketts, Shannon et al. A Guide to Canadian Architectural Styles. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2004. Call # NA 740 R53 2004
Smith, Roger T. An Illustrated History of Architectural Styles. London: Omega Books, 1987. Call # NA 200 I55 1987
Architectural Drawings (available at the McEwen School of Architecture Library) - lists:
Biographical: (Note: perform a subject search in library catalogue using the terms “architects” and “biography” to retrieve expanded biographical resources.)
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada from 1800-1950 http://www.dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/introduction
Canadian Encyclopedia (thru the Web)
Grierson, Joan et al. For the Record: The First Women in Canadian Architecture. Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2008. Call # NA 1997 F67 2008
Jodidio, Philip. 100 Contemporary Architects. Hong Kong: Taschen, 2013. Call # NA 680 J567 2013 vols. 1 & 2
Van Vynckt, Randall, ed. International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture. Detroit, MI: St. James Press, 1993. Call # NA 40 I48 1993 vols. 1 & 2
-----LAL Visions in Canadian Design Inaugural Lecture Series (2013)
Using the keywords above, search YouTube for the six available videos.
Building Types: General Resources
Clark, Roger H. and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. 2nd ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1996. Call # NA 2750 C55 1996
Pevsner, Nikolaus. A History of Building Types. London: Thames and Hudson, 1976. Call # NA 4170 P48 1976
Phaidon Press. Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. [London]: Phaidon, 2004. Call # NA 680 P378 2004
Vellinga, Marcel, Paul Oliver, and Alexander Bridge. Atlas of Vernacular Architecture of the World. Abingdon, Oxon; Routledge, 2007. Call # NA 208 V45 2007
www.OntarioArchitecture.com, see Building Styles
Bloom, Jonathan M. and Sheila S. Blair, eds. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture. Oxford: OUP, 2009. Call # N 6260 G75 2009 vols. 1-3
Campbell, Gordon, ed. The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture. Oxford: OUP, 2007.
Hourihane, Colum P., ed. The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art & Architecture. New York: OUP, 2012. Call # N5965 G76 2012 vols. 1-6
Graphic and Time-Saver Standards:
Harris, Charles W. and Nicholas T. Dines, co-eds. Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture: Design and Construction Data. NY: McGraw Hill, 1998. Call # SB 475.9 S72 T55 1988
Pressman, Andrew. Architectural Graphic Standards. 11th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. Call # TH 2031 A84 2007
Watson, Donald and Michael J. Crosbie, eds. Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design: Technical Data for Professional Practice. NY: McGraw Hill, 2005. Call # TH 151 T55 2005 + CD-ROM
See Local History Collection housed in the Mary C. Shantz Room on the (basement) Reference Level of the Greater Sudbury Public Library’s Main Library, 74 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury, ON P3C 4X8
See also Laurentian’s J. N. Laurentian University Library & Archives
The Architecture Library is developing a small, but useful materials library. Materials are available for loan, introducing students to a range of materials that can be used in the design and construction of the built environment.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals - Vendor: ProQuest
“The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation” (http://library.columbia.edu/locations/avery/avery-index.html).
Art & Design Database:
Art & Architecture Source - Vendor: Ebscohost
Description: “A useful resource for art and architecture research…Content includes over 750 full-text journals and more than 220 full-text books…with detailed indexing and abstracts…as well as an Image Collection” (https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/art-architecture-source).
Historical Abstracts - Vendor: ABC-CLIO
Description: Historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present.
ASTM Standards (American Society for Testing and Materials) - Vendor: ASTM Int.’l.
Description: Electronic edition of nearly every ASTM book, paper, or chapter from nearly every piece of work published by ASTM. The new ASTM Digital Library provides over 30,000 papers and chapters and more than 400,000 pages of information.
Useful, All-Round Database:
JSTOR - Vendor: JSTOR
Description: “JSTOR is a shared digital library” including “more than 2,000 academic journals…along with thousands of monographs and other materials relevant for education…[T]he content on JSTOR comes from a broad range of disciplines, predominantly in the humanities, social sciences and field sciences”
Visual Resource Database:
Artstor Digital Library - Vendor: ARTstor
Description: “the Artstor Digital Library shares 1.8 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from outstanding museums, photo archives, photographers, scholars, and artists” (http://www.artstor.org/mission).
Visual Resource Database
Searching for Images on the Web
Sources for Architectural Drawings
Architectural Drawings (at the McEwen School of Architecture Library) - lists:
Artstor Database (available through Laurentian University's catalogue): http://library.artstor.org/library/
Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal): http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/search
Canadian Architectural Archives (University of Calgary): http://asc.ucalgary.ca/collections/archival/architectural
The Architecture Library is developing a small, reference collection of core architectural building materials samples. The Materials Collection introduce students to a range of materials that can be used in the design and construction of the built environment.
CSI MasterFormat Divisions
The Materials Collection is organized by the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) MasterFormat to familiarize students with industry standards before entering the design profession.
CSI MasterFormat is the standard for organizing construction specifications of commercial and institutional building projects in the U.S. and Canada.
MasterFormat is a product of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada.
Allen, Edward. Fundamentals of building construction: materials and methods. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014. Call # TH 145 A417 2014
Berge, Bjørn. The Ecology of Building Materials. Oxford: Architectural Press, 2000. Call # TA 403.6 B456613 2000
Brownell, Blaine. Material strategies: innovative applications in architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2012. Call # TA 403.6 B76 2012
Brownell, Blaine. Transmaterial next: a catalog of materials that redefine our future. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2017. Call # TA 403.6 T153 2017
Ching, Frank. Building construction illustrated. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2014. Call # TH 146 C52 2014
Dernie, David. Material Imagination in Architecture. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. Call # NA 2750 D38 2016
Fernandez, John. Material architecture: emergent materials for innovative buildings and ecological construction. Boston: Architectural Press, 2006. TA 403.6 F47 2006
Foster, Michael. Architecture: style, structure and design. New York: Excalibur Books, 1982. Call # NA 2500 A73 1982
Howes, Philip. Material matters: new materials in design. London: Black Dog Pub., 2012. Call # TA 403.6 H69 2012
Kultermann, Eva. Construction materials, methods, and techniques: building for a sustainable future. Boston, MA: Delmar, Cengage Learning, 2017. Call # TH 145 K85 2017
Lefteri, Chris. Making it: manufacturing techniques for product design. London: Laurence King Pub., 2007. Call # TS 183 L44 2007
Lyons, Arthur. Materials for architects and builders. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. Call # TA 403 L95 2014
Spiegel, Ross. Green building materials: a guide to product selection and specification. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2012. Call # TH 455 S65 2012
Canadian Portland Cement Association. Concrete Design Handbook. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Portland Cement Association, 1995. Call # TA 683.2 C576 1995
Day, Richard. The practical handbook of concrete and masonry. New York, NY: Arco, 1969. Call # TA 670 D38 1969
Kottas, Dimitris. Architecture and construction in concrete. Barcelona: Links, 2012. Call # NA 4125 K68 2012
Peck, Martin. Modern concrete construction manual: structural design, material properties, sustainability. München: Institut für internationale Architektur-Dokumentation, 2014. Call # TH 1461 A85313 2014
Wingender, Jan Peter. Brick: an exacting material. Amsterdam: Architectura & Natura Press, 2016. Call # NA 1148.6 B74 2016
Kottas, Dimitris. Architecture and construction in metal. Barcelona: Links, 2012. Call # NA 4133 K68 2012
Peter, John. An international review of aluminum in modern architecture. Louisville, KY: Reynolds Metal Co., 1958. Call # NA 4138 I58 1958
Aicher, Simon. Materials and joints in timber structures. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014. Call # TH 1101 M38 2014
Forest Products Laboratory. Wood handbook: wood as an engineering material. Madison, WI: U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2010. Call # TA 419 W66 2010
Galindo, Michelle. Wood architecture & design. Salenstein: Braun, 2012. Call # NA 4110 G26 2012
Glasner, Barbara. Wonder wood: a favorite material for design, architecture, and art. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2013. Call # NK 9604 G53713 2013
Green, Michael. Tall wood buildings: design, construction and performance. Boston: Birkhäuser, 2017. Call # TA 666 G74 2017
Hansen, Hans Jürgen. Architecture in wood: a history of wood building and its techniques in Europe and North America. New York, NY: Viking Press, 1971. Call # TH 1101 H2913 1971
Herzog, Thomas. Timber construction manual. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2004. Call # TA 666 T472 2004
Hoadley, R. Bruce. Understanding wood: a craftsman’s guide to wood technology. Newton, Conn: Taunton Press, 1980. Call # TT 180 H59 1980
Jeska, Simone. Emergent timber technologies: materials, structures, engineering, projects. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2015. Call # TH 1101 N42213 2015
Jodidio, Philiip. 100 contemporary wood buildings. Cologne: Taschen, 2015. Call # NA 4110 J635 2015 V.1 & V.2
Lennartz, Marc Wilhelm. New architecture in wood: forms and structures. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2016. Call # NA 4110 L45713 2015
Mayo, Joseph. Solid wood: case studies in mass timber architecture, technology and design. New York: Routledge, 2015. Call # NA 4110 M29 2015
McLeod, Virginia. Detail in contemporary timber architecture. London: Laurence King Pub., 2010. Call # NA 4110 M354 2010
Meyhöfer, Dirk. Touch wood: the rediscovery of a building material. Berlin: Braun, 2008. Call # NA 4110 T68 2008
Monies, Finn. Wood in architecture. New York, NY: F.W. Dodge Corporation, 1961. Call # NA 1218 M613 1961
Norman, Anne. Made in wood: l’art de construire en bois. Bruxelles: Mardaga, 2014. Call # NA 4110 N675 2014
Pryce, Will. Architecture in wood: a world history. London: Thames & Hudson, 2016. Call # NA 4110 P79 2016
Schwinn, Tobias. Advancing wood architecture: a computational approach. New York: Routledge, 2017. Call # NA 4110 M456 2017
Steiger, Ludwig. Basics timber construction. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2007. Call # TA 666 S685 2007
Bell, Michael. Permanent change: plastics in architecture and engineering. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2014. Call # TA 668 P46 2014
Faircloth, Billie. Plastics now: on architecture’s relationship to a continuously emerging material. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. Call # TA 668 F35 2015
Kottas, Dimitris. Architecture and construction in plastic. Barcelona: Links, 2012. Call # NA 4145 P53 K68 2012
Kottas, Dimitris. Architecture and construction in glass. Barcelona: Links, 2012. Call # NA 4140 K88 2012
Vellay, Dominique. La Maison de Verre. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007. Call # NA 7348 P2 V456 2007
Zegarac Leskovar, Vesna. Energy-efficient timber-glass houses. London: Springer London, 2013. Call # NA 2545.3 Z43 2013
Yates, Marypaul. Fabrics: a guide for interior designers and architects. New York: Norton, 2002. Call # TS 1767 Y38 2002
Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing About Art. Boston, MA: Pearson Education Inc., 2015. Call # N 7476 B37 2015
Ewald, Thorsten. Writing in the Technical Fields: A Practical Guide. Donmills, ON: Oxford University Press, 2014. Call # T 11 E93 2014
Lange, Alexandra. Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2012. Call # NA 2599.6 L36 2012
Schmaltz, Bill. The Architect's Guide to Writing: for Design and Construction Professionals. Mulgrave, Victoria: The Images Publishing Group, 2014. Call # NA 2540 S34 2014 Ref.
Strunk, William. The Elements of Style. New York, NY: SoHo Books, 1920. Call # PE 1408 S772 1959 Ref.
Wiseman, Carter. Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment. San Antonio, TX: Trinity University Press, 2014. Call # NA 2540 W67 2014
Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. New York, NY: Collins, 2006. Call # PE 1429 Z5 2006 Ref.
The Chicago Manual of Style
*The preferred style for research papers at the McEwen School of Architecture.
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide made available by the University of Chicago Press:
Description: Abbreviated, online citation guide based on the much more detailed, hard copy edition, The Chicago Manual of Style (Call # Z 253 U69 2010 Ref).
The Colgate Visual Resources Library is an excellent guide for citing images.
Academic Integrity for Students at Laurentian University
While working on your research papers and various written assignments, please be mindful to cite your sources and protect yourself against plagiarism. Please consult the Academic Integrity for Students at Laurentian University policies.
(recommended by LU Library staff and freely available through the Web)
Description: “…a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials” (Wikipedia).
Link to Zotero User Guide
How to Print
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Greater Sudbury Public “Pop-up” Library
During the fall term each year, the staff of the Greater Sudbury Public Library visit the McEwen School of Architecture and stage a “Pop-up Library” for the first year class, highlighting aspects of the public library’s collections (satellite, planning, zoning and historical maps and resources) and services that might capture the imagination of design students and providing the opportunity to sign up for a public library card.
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