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Architecture: Home

This guide presents resources on various aspects of architecture including history, theory, design and technology.

Architecture Collection's Newsletter

NEW Database Resources

Birkhauser Building Types Database

Provides access to works on architecture design, including building plans and photos, and articles, covering 2002-2016.
DETAIL Inspiration

Detail Inspiration is a subscription database featuring online access to over 3000 projects from the all print versions of Detail, including the German/English/French edition, the newer English edition and Detail Green This resource provides access to the most popular features of the journal issues with photographs and documentation of recent architecture and landscape projects from around the world.


Syracuse Architecture Links

Faculty Publications








Brown, Lori. Feminist Practices. London: Ashgate, 2011. (NA2543.F45 F46 2011)




Brown, Lori. Contested Space: Abortion Clinics, Women's Shelters and Hospitals : Politicizing the Femal Body. Farnham, Surrey : Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2013 (NA2543.W65 B76 2013)


Bédard, Jean-François. Decorative Games: Ornament, Rhetoric, and Noble Culture in the Work of Gilles Marie Oppenord (1672-1742). Newark, DE: University of Delaware, 2011 (NK1449.Z9 O6633 2011)



Henderson, Susan R. Building Culture: Ernst May and the New Frankfurt Initiative. New York: Peter Lang, 2013 (NA9085.M39 H46 2013)


Lonsway, Brian. Making Leisure Work: Architecture and the Experience Economy. New York: Routledge, 2009  (NA 2543.R43.L66 2009) 

Fall 2016 Events

Materials Focus Sessions

Syracuse University Libraries Mobile Website

Syracuse University Library launched its mobile website.  Optimized for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones, the website offers quick, convenient access to core library information sources, including hours, contact information, and locations.  No extra application is necessary; simply go to from your smartphone.

  The mobile website allows users to:

                 Search the library catalog, WorldCat, JSTOR, and mobile versions of a number of Library databases

                Find the locations of all SU libraries and collections

                Get research help via text message, instant message, email, or phone

                Check library hours

                View floor maps of Bird Library

                Browse the Library staff directory and automatically email or place a call to anyone listed

                View library events

 The mobile website will continue to grow and develop based on your feedback.  Use the “Give us your feedback” link to convey your ideas and suggestions.

School of Architecture Lecture Series

Recent Books

Updates Coming Soon

Syracuse University Architecture Pinterest

Syracuse University Architecture Pinterest

Contains information about the new architecture reading room books.


SURFACE is the acronym for the Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment; in other words, it is an online database of scholarly, professional, research and creative output from Syracuse University.  Materials available under architecture include articles and other items such as book chapters published by faculty. Theses and thesis prep. submissions that have received a grade of B+ or better are among the many items on SURFACE.   

Featured Article

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Recent articles- suggested readings

Will be updated for Fall 2016.

Architecture Related News

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