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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 Laurentian architecture student, staff or faculty member, contact the library in advance to schedule a visit.
Hours of Operation
Browsing the Shelf
Books are organized by call numbers. Here is a quick video on how to read a call number. Architecture-related materials are generally classified under NA.
Relevant call number ranges include:
E-F – History. Historic Preservation.
GN – Vernacular Architecture
HT – City Planning. Urban Design.
KF – Architecture and Law
LB – Buildings for Education
N - Visual Arts
NA 1-60 – General
NA 100-130 – Architecture and the state
NA 190-1555.5 – History
NA 1995 – Architecture as a profession
NA 2000-2320 – Study and teaching. Research
NA 2335-2360 – Competitions
NA 2400-2460 – Museums. Exhibitions
NA 2500-2599 – General works
NA 2599.5-2599.9 – Architectural criticism
NA 2695-2793 – Architectural drawing and design
NA 2835-4050 – Details and decoration
NA 4100-8480 – Special classes of buildings
NA 4100-4145 – Classed by material
NA 4150-4160 – Classed by form
NA 4170-8480 – Classed by use
NA 4170-7020 – Public buildings
NA 4590-5621 – Religious architecture
NA 7100-7884 – Domestic architecture. Houses. Dwellings
NA 7910-8125 – Clubhouses, guild houses, etc.
NA 8200-8260 – Farm architecture
NA 8300-8480 – Outbuildings, gates, fences, etc.
NA 9000-9428 – Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
NC – Drawing and Graphic Arts
NK – Interior Architecture and Design
RA – Hospital and Health Facilities Design
SB – Landscape Architecture
TH – Building and Construction
Z 679 – Library Design
Searching the Catalogue
The catalogue is your primary tool for finding books in the Architecture Library. You can also use the catalogue to find other materials, including government publications and journals (the journals themselves--not individual articles).
You can search the catalogue by:
• Journal Title
When you know the book you are searching for, pick Title or Author; when you are searching for a topic, start with Keyword unless you know the exact Subject heading describing your topic.
More on searching the Catalogue is available in Module 5 of the Research Skills Tutorial in D2L.
WorldCat allows you to search for books worldwide. With nearly 200 million records representing titles held by nearly 75,000 libraries you will find almost any book ever published in the English language in WorldCat.
Books at Laurentian are listed in WorldCat. If we don't have it, you can request it through RACER, our interlibrary loan system with university libraries across Canada.
Search Tips: After your search, when you see a title that interests you, click on it and within the record you will see an image for "Get it @ Laurentian" :
When you click on that, you will be led to a menu which allows you to check for availability in Laurentian’s catalogue or order the item through ILL - Interlibrary Loan.
Core Architecture Journals
A + U Architecture and Urbanism = Kenchiku toToshi
Architect: The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects
Architects’ Journal (AJ)
Architectural Design (AD)
Architectural History: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
Architectural Science Review
Architectural Theory Review
Architecture and Culture
Arkitektur: The Swedish Review of Architecture
ARQ Architectural Research Quarterly
Azure: Design Architecture & Art
Detail: Zeitschrift für Architektur & Baudetail
Detail (English): Review of Architecture and Construction
Detail Inside: Zeitschrift für Architektur und Innenraumgestaltung
Energy and Buildings
Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly
Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation History, Theory & Criticism
Harvard Design Magazine
JAPA: Journal of the American Planning Association
Journal of Architectural Education (JAE)
Journal of Architectural Engineering
Journal of Architecture
Journal of Landscape Architecture
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
Journal of Urban Design
The PLAN: Architecture and Technologies in Detail
Quaderns d'Arquitectura i Urbanisme
Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes
Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD)
Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review
*Based on the AASL (Association of Architecture School Librarians) core periodical list. (Last updated June 10, 2020)
Searching for Images on the Web
The DVD collection includes DVDs screened as part of MSoA film series.
How to view
The Library loans out USB connected DVD and blu-ray Drives.
How to borrow
Ask staff at the front desk to borrow a DVD or DVD drive as the collection is located in the backroom.
How to Borrow
Ask the staff at the Library front desk.
The Architecture Library is developing a small, reference collection of core architectural building materials samples. The Materials Collection introduces 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.
External Material Collection Resources
Materia - Materia is the global network in the area of innovative materials. Materia encourages joint innovation on the road to a more beautiful, sustainable and high-quality built environment.
The University of Texas at Austin Materials Laboratory - The Materials Lab maintains the largest and most comprehensive academic material collection in the world. The ever-growing collection features 27,000+ material samples and is reflective of the current building and design markets with a particular focus on smart, emerging and sustainable materials and technlogies.
Bétocib. Peaux de béton: 65 architecture contemporaines. Paris: Dunod, 2013. Call # NA 4125 B48 2013
Canadian Portland Cement Association. Concrete Design Handbook. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Portland Cement Association, 1995. Call # TA 683.2 C576 1995
Cohen, Jean-Louis et Gerard Martin Moeller. Architectures du béton: nouvelles vagues, nouvelles recherches. Paris: Moniteur, 2006. Call # NA 4125 L5614 2006
Day, Richard. The practical handbook of concrete and masonry. New York, NY: Arco, 1969. Call # TA 670 D38 1969
Forty, Adrian. Concrete and Culture: A Material History. London: Reaktion, 2012. Call # NA 4125 F67 2012
Hall, William et Leonard Koren. Béton. Paris: Phaidon, 2015. Call # NA 4125 C6514 2015
Kottas, Dimitris. Architecture and construction in concrete. Barcelona: Links, 2012. Call # NA 4125 K68 2012
Mettler, Daniel and Daniel Studer. Made of Concrete. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, 2018. Call # TA 681.5 M33 2018
Peck, Martin. Modern concrete construction manual: structural design, material properties, sustainability. München: Institut für internationale Architektur-Dokumentation, 2014. Call # TH 1461 A85313 2014
Materials - select print resources
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
Bounoure, Guillaume and Chloé Genevaux. La paille dans l'architecture, le design, la mode et l'art. Paris: Éditions Alternatives, 2017. Call # NK 8714 G45 2017
Bounoure, Guillaume and Chloé Genevaux. Le Liège dans l'architecture, le design, la mode et l'art. Paris: Éditions Alternatives, 2017. Call # NK 4699 G45 2017
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. Call # TA 403.6 F47 2006
Foster, Michael. Architecture: style, structure and design. New York: Excalibur Books, 1982. Call # NA 2500 A73 1982
Gerber, Eckhard. Architectural Material & Detail Structure: Advanced Materials. London: Design Media Publishing, 2016. Call # TA 403 G35 2016
Hebel, Dirk, Marta H. Wisniewska, and Felix Heisel. Building from Waste: Recovered Materials in Architecture and Construction. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2014. Call # TA 403.6 B82 2014
Howes, Philip. Material matters: new materials in design. London: Black Dog Pub., 2012. Call # TA 403.6 H69 2012
Hoyet, Nadia. Matériaux et architecture durable: fabrication et transformations, propriétés physiques et architecturales, approche environnementale. Paris: Dunod, 2017. Call # NA 2542.35 H69 2017
Kottas, Dimitris, Oriol Vallès and Roberto Bottura. Matériaux: architecture et construction. 2016. Call # NA 4100 K68 2016
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
Lefteri, Chris. Materials for design. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2014. Call # TA 403 L44 2014
Lyons, Arthur. Materials for architects and builders. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. Call # TA 403 L95 2014
Murray, Scott. Translucent Building Skins: Material Innovations in Modern and Contemporary Architecture. London: New York: Routledge, 2013. Call # NA 2940 M89 2013
Spiegel, Ross. Green building materials: a guide to product selection and specification. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2012. Call # TH 455 S65 2012
Taylor, Geoffrey D. Materials in Construction: An Introduction. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education, 2000. Call # TA 403 T39 2000
Gauzin-Muller, Dominique. Architecture en terre d'aujourd'hui. Paris: Museo Édition, 2017. Call # TH 1421 G38 2017
Krahn, Tim. Essential rammed earth construction: the complete step-by-step guide. Gabriola, BC: New Society Publishers, 2019. Call # TH 1421 K73 2019
Mudgirls Natural Building Collective. Mudgirls manifesto: handbuilt homes, handcrafted lives. Gabriola, BC: New Society Publishers, 2018. Call # TH 4860 M83 2018
Rogue, Conrad. House of Earth: a complete handbook for earthen construction: cob, straw-clay, adobe, earthbags, plasters, floors, paints. [United States]: House Alive, 2015. Call # TH 4818 A3 R64 2015
Volhard, Franz. Construire en terre allégée. [Arles]: Actes Sud, 2016. Call # TH 1421 V6514 2016
Volhard, Franz. Light Earth Building: A Handbook for Building with Wood and Earth. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2016. Call # TH 1421 V65 2016
California Straw Building Association. Straw bale building details: an illustrated guide for design and construction. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2019. Call # TH 4818 S77 S87 2019
Magwood, Chris. Straw bale building: how to plan, design & build with straw. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2000. Call # TH 4818 S77 M34 2000
Aicher, Simon. Materials and joints in timber structures. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014. Call # TH 1101 M38 2014
Désveaux, Delphine. Nouvelles architectures en bois. Antony: Éditions Le Moniteur, 2016. Call # NA 4110 D48 2016
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
Hall, William and Richard Mabey. Bois. Paris: Phaidon, 2017. Call # NA 4110 W6514 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
Hudert, Markus and Sven Pfeiffer. Rethinking wood: future dimensions of timber assembly. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2019. Call # TA 666 R48 2019
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
Wilk, Christopher. Plywood: A Material Story. New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2017. Call # TS 870 W55 2017
The Chicago Manual of Style
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide made available by the University of Chicago Press, is an abbreviated, online citation guide based on the much more detailed, hard copy edition, The Chicago Manual of Style (Call # Z 253 U69 2017 Ref).
The Chicago Manual of Style is most commonly used in Humanities and Social Sciences, and is the preferred style for research papers at the McEwen School of Architecture. The most recent version of Chicago is the 17th Edition which is available at the McEwen School of Architecture Library, or you may consult Purdue University’s well-respected and up-to-date online guide.
N.B. Chicago uses two different forms: the Author-Date system and the Notes and Bibliography system. The latter is the most commonly used in humanities. Turabian Style is based on the two Chicago forms, but it does not constitute Chicago. Make sure you use the proper style and form as requested by your professor.
In the following quick reference guide, we will be using Chicago Notes and Bibliography. For the first notation, include all of the source information: author, title, and publishing data. When citing a source a second time, include the author’s last name, the abbreviated title, and the pages. If a source is cited more than two times successively, use “Ibid.” followed by the page numbers (if differing). Notes are formatted as footnotes or endnotes beginning with “1.”
N.B. Chicago style uses hanging indents in its bibliography (which is not replicated here).
|BOOK||Lastname, Firstname. Book Title. Location of publication: publisher, year.
Obama, Barack. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. New York: Vintage Books, 2006.
Lastname, Firstname. Book Title. Translated by Firstname Lastname. Location of publication: publisher, year.
De Saint-Exupéry, Antoine. The Little Prince. Translated by Katherine Woods. San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1971.
|CHAPTER IN A COLLECTED WORK||
Lastname, Firstname. “Chapter Title.” In Book Title, edited by Firstname Lastname, pages. Location of publication: publisher, year.
Barman, Jean. “Taming Aboriginal sexuality: Gender, Power, and Race in British Columbia, 1850-1900.” In In the Days of our Grandmothers: A Reader in Aboriginal Women’s History in Canada. Edited by Mary-Ellen Kelm and Lorna Townsend, 270-300. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.
Lastname, Firstname. “Article Title.” Journal Title, Volume, no.# (year): pages. Accessed Month day, year (if applicable). URL or doi.
Buchanan, Brett. “The Time of the Animal.” PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, 2 no.2 (2007): 61-80. Accessed November 7, 2012. http://search.proquest.com/docview/43243630?accountid=12005.
Lastname, Firstname. “Article Title.” Newspaper (place of publication), Month day, year. URL (if applicable).
Smith, Teresa. “Drought-Stricken Almonte Farmer Receives Much-Needed Hay from Saskatchewan.” Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa), October 31, 2012. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ottawa/Drought+stricken+Almonte+farmer...
|ONLINE PRESENTATION / CONFERENCE||
Name of presenter. “Presentation Title if available.” Presented to Name of conference and organization, place, date. URL.
Brown, Brené. “The Power of Vulnerability.” Presented to Ted Talks, Houston, June 2010. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html.
Author, screen name, or editor. “Title of page.” Website name, date last modified (if available). Date accessed (if not modified). URL.
Historica Dominion Institute. Richard Pierpoint. Historica Dominion Institute. Accessed November 8, 2012. https://www.historica-dominion.ca/content/heritage-minutes/richard-pierp...
Generally, blogs are listed in the notes and not the bibliography. However, if it is a blog of significance you may add it to your bibliography. If the title includes the word “blog” there is no need to repeat it within parentheses.
In the notes:
(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
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 Policy on Student Academic Integrity.
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One School, One Book
This initiative is designed to create a shared reading experience within our learning community. The purpose is to bring our students, staff and faculty together by reading one book over the winter term.