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Precedent Research

Research for Precedents in Architecture. Refer to,
An plan and elevation drawing of Villa Roma by Andrea Palladio.









Written by, Andrea Palladio, Italian, 1508-1580; Illustrated by, Christoph Krieger, German, b. Nuremberg (?), d. Venice ca. 1590; Illustrated by, Johann Chrieger, German, active 16th century; Published by, Dominico de' Franceschi, Italian, active 1557-1586; Dedicated to, Giacomo Angarano, Italian; Dedicated to, Emanuele Filiberto, Italian, 1528-1580. 1570. I quattro libri dell'architettura di Andrea Palladio. Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

Global Architecture & Design History

When beginning historical research, look to databases that provide overview for person, place or point in time,

Find comprehensive information on a specific built work and develop a Precedent Study. Architecture students should have the "Ability to incorporate relevant precedents into architecture and urban design projects." (NAAB student performance criteria 11,Use of Precedents.)

Architecture & Urban Planning History - Key Sources

Citations and Academic Integrity

Writing Citations

1. Confirm the citation style such as MLA, Chicago and APA required by your professor.
2. The Purdue Online Writing Lab - Chicago Manual of Style with Citation Machine provides general guidelines how to cite different works.
3. Build your bibliography with Citation Generators such as Knight Cite; and Citation Builder or the internal reference list using MSOffice.

What needs Citations?

  • Cite Maps & Photographs of a Building - Architectural drawings and Models are subject to copyright.
  •  Images, Diagrams, and Figures: 
    • Include the following information:
      • Author (Artist or Architect); Title; Date; Location/Repository; Material/Medium; Dimensions (if applicable)
      • Write descriptive captions when including images in the text and include a bibliography entry.
  • Images from Books, Articles and Images found on the Web.
  • Include the artist's name, the year the work was created, and the institution (e.g. gallery or museum) that houses it (if applicable), followed by the city where it is located, the URL where you found the image, and when. 


Portrait of Walter Gropius taken by Josef Albers.
Albers, Josef (German-American painter, theorist, 1888-1976). 1930. Walter Gropius,
Ascona Sommer 30. Place: The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,

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Campo Baeza, Alberto. 1985. S Fermin Public School.

". . .continuing your studies across different domains prove to be beneficial in life, both in and out of architecture."- Emily O'Connell speaking about Professor Campo Baeza.



Campo Baeza, Alberto. 1985. S Fermin Public School.


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