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Architecture & Design

Subject Guide and Course Reading Lists

About the Guide

Architecture and Design Databases

Click on any link below to open a database.  Enter NYIT ID when prompted.

Interior Design - Key Sources



AZoM The A to Z of Materials 

The Connected Collection



Cradle to Cradle

Healthy Materials Lab

Hello Materials Blog 

Lugher Texture

Material District

Material Order

Mindful Materials

Picular [Google but for colors]

Rematerialise Eco Smart Materials



Books & eBook Highlights include...

Brownell, B. Transmaterial next : a catalog of materials that redefine our future First edition.
Smart materials and technologies : for the architecture and design professions (TA418.9 .S62 A38 2005)
Interior design materials and specifications Third edition. (REFERENCE TX311 .G63 2017)
Green Building Materials (TD196 .B85 R53 2011)
LEED Materials (TH12.5 .M45 2010)
Material ConneXion : the global resource of new and innovative materials for architects, artists, and designers (TA403.6 .B4568 2005)
Material architecture : emergent materials for innovative buildings and ecological (TA403.6 .F47 2006)
McGowan, Maryrose. Specifying interiors : a guide to construction and FF&E for residential and commercial interiors projects (TH4311 .M34 2006)
Mori, Toshiko, 1951-. Immaterial/ultramaterial : architecture, design, and materials (NA2543.T43 I464 2002)

Materials for Design

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

CitationsPortrait of Walter Gropius taken by Josef Albers.

  • Confirm the citation style such as MLA, Chicago and APA required by your professor.
  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab - Chicago Manual of Style with Citation Machine provides general guidelines how to cite different works.
  • Refer to the Chicago Manual of Style Citation Quick Guide
  • Build your bibliography with Citation Generators such as Knight Cite; and Citation Builder or the internal reference list using MSOffice.
  • ALWAYS Give Credit for 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.
  • Cite 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. 
  • Cite Maps & Photographs of a Building - Architectural drawings and Models are subject to copyright.


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

Related Tutorials and Videos:

Tommaso and Franca Chieco Dean’s Atelier Studio

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.

Art & Architecture Library Tutorial - Fall 2021

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