Useful Architecture Web Sites

General Architecture:

Great Buildings Online
Contains searchable pictures of thousands of different buildings and architects.

A Digital Archive of Architecture
From Professor Jeffery Howe at Boston College.

Architect Magazine Online

Architectural Digest

Classical Architecture:

Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America
This site has downloadable illustrations of different classical moldings and columns.

Roman Architecture and Power
Describes Roman Architecture and how it expressed power. Also discusses the influence of Roman Architecture on Western Architecture.

Palladio’s Italian Villas


Building Codes:

International Code Council
Presents news on new building codes and regulations and sells copies of the current  code book.

Building Energy Codes Program
This website offers free downloads of code checking programs through the U.S. Department of Energy.

U.S. Green Building Council
This council is a voluntary collaboration seeking to design more efficient buildings. Home of the LEED rating system.

California Building Standards Commission
Provides link to 2008 Green Building Standards Code, or CalGreen Code.

Sustainable Architecture:

Green Building

Building Green

Sustainable Architecture, Building, and Culture
This website promotes a list of Eco Materials Suppliers.

Ecohaus provides products for sustainable homes such as paints, lighting options, insulation, and flooring.