News & Events


Transcultural Cities : Border-Crossing and PlacemakingTITLE: Transcultural Cities : Border-Crossing and Placemaking
AUTHOR: Hou, Jeffrey, 1967-
CALL No.: HT151.T772 2013
LOCATION: Architectural Library
SUMMARY: Transcultural Cities uses a framework of transcultural place making, cross-disciplinary inquiry and transnational focus to examine a collection of case studies around the world, presented by a multidisciplinary group of scholars and activists in architecture, urban planning, urban studies, art, environmental psychology, geography, political science, and social work. The book addresses the intercultural exchanges as well as the cultural trans-formation that takes place in urban spaces.

Human experience and place : sustaining identityTITLE:Human experience and place : sustaining identity.
AUTHOR: Brislin, Paul.
CALL No.: NA2542.4 .H918 2012
LOCATION: Architectural Library
SUMMARY: Exceptional architecture stands in the face of the negative aspects of commercial globalization by celebrating the spirit of individual place; and by being rooted in its culture, its geography and in the experience and value systems of the people that have created it. By drawing from work across the world, this issue of AD will demonstrate that it is possible for architects, designers and engineers to design outstanding buildings that sustain a sense of local identity, both in terms of cultural heritage and the conservation of the environment.

Designed for Habitat : Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity.TITLE:Designed for Habitat : collaborations with Habitat for Humanity.
AUTHOR: Hinson, David (David W.)
CALL No.: NA2543.S6 H665 2013
LOCATION: Architecture Library
SUMMARY: If you're looking for ways to give back to your community, then this book, the first to profile thirteen projects designed and built by architects and Habitat for Humanity, will help. Detailed plans, sections, and photographs show you how these projects came about, the strategies used by each team to approach the design and construction process, and the obstacles they overcame to realize a successful outcome. The lessons and insights, presented here will aid you, whether you're an architect, architecture student, Habitat affiliate leader, or an affordable housing advocate. Located all across the United States, these projects represent the full spectrum of Habitat for Humanity affiliates, from large urban affiliates to small rural programs. These cases illustrate a broad range of innovative approaches to energy performance, alternative construction strategies, and responses to site context. And each house demonstrates that design quality need not fall victim to the rigorous imperatives of cost, delivery, and financing.

Hotel design : planning and developmentTITLE:Hotel design : planning and development
AUTHOR: Penner, Richard H.
CALL No.: NA7800 .P413 2013
LOCATION: Architecture Library
SUMMARY: This edition, updated to include significant hotels developed internationally in the last ten years, outlines essential planning and design considerations based on the latest data, supported by technical information, 60 Line drawings, 59 Tables, 429 full-color images, and many original floor plans. The authors describe and illustrate different types of hotels, at different locations--downtown, suburban, airport, roadside--with different mixes of facilities--casino hotels, convention hotels, conference centers--and provide analysis and theory to support each of the major trends, highlighting how the designers' work fits into the industry's development as a whole. They give increased attention to interior design psychology and the design process. The design guide includes specific information on space allocation programs and details on planning public areas, guestrooms and suites, and back-of-house facilities, as well as the newest developments in design practice and software. Extensive case studies showing best practice examples of hotel design demonstrate how a successful new concept is developed.

Designer drafting and visualizing for the entertainment worldTITLE: Designer drafting and visualizing for the entertainment world.
AUTHOR: Woodbridge, Patricia, 1946-
CALL No.: T357 .W883 2013
LOCATION: Architecture Library
SUMMARY: This book provides you with the basic tools and principles of scenic drafting and visualization, beginning with pencil sketching, "soft drafting", finished drafting and culminating with the latest information on CAD drafting, digital 3D modeling, digital and hand/digital rendering, and digital graphics for emerging set designers, art directors and production designers. Full of photo and graphic examples from all areas of entertainment, this book builds on basic principles of designer drafting and visualization to give you the most comprehensive knowledge on the subject, and also illuminates scenic career paths with insights from professional set design artists who discuss their education and varied career progressions.

Sustainable facades : design methods for high-performance building envelopes TITLE: Sustainable facades : design methods for high-performance building envelopes
AUTHOR: Aksamija, Ajla.
CALL No. : TH2235 .A315 2013
LOCATION: Architecture Library
SUMMARY: Sustainable Facades focuses on the strategies and approaches for designing sustainable, high-performance building facades, and provides technical guidance for architects and designers. This timely and useful guide presents strategies and technical guidelines for designing environmentally sensitive, energy-efficient facades based on scientific principles. It provides climate-specific approaches for minimizing energy consumption, analyzes the thermal behavior of different facade systems and materials, and illustrates with case studies how these approaches have been implemented on architectural projects. It also discusses emerging facade technologies, materials, and systems.

Basic perspective drawing : a visual approachTITLE:Basic perspective drawing : a visual approach
AUTHOR: Montague, John, 1944-
CALL No.: NC750 .M759 2013
LOCATION: Architecture Library
SUMMARY: Basic Perspective Drawing, Sixth Edition gives artists, illustrators, designers, and architects an accessible guide for developing a firm and thorough grasp of the important principles and techniques for perspective drawing. Logically moving from simple concepts to specific tools and methods, the book provides clear step-by-step illustrations on how to construct perspective views with graphic examples covering every part of the process. With the same attractive, easy-to-follow style that made previous editions so popular, the new, streamlined Sixth Edition contains must-have content for students and instructors in art and design, architecture, and interior design programs. Illustrations are updated to reflect the most current drawing styles and examples, and supplementary tutorial videos provide live-action demonstrations of some of the key topics discussed in the book.

An introduction to design and culture : 1900 to the present.TITLE:An introduction to design and culture : 1900 to the present
AUHTOR: Sparke, Penny
CALL No.: NK1390 .S736 2013
LOCATION: Architecture Library
SUMMARY: This third edition of An Introduction to Design and Culture has been revised and updated throughout to include issues of globalization, sustainability and digital/interactive design. New for this edition is a chapter which covers key changes in design culture. Design culture has changed dramatically in the 21st century, the designer-hero is now much less in evidence and design has become much more interdisciplinary. Drawing on a wealth of mass-produced artifacts, images and environments including sewing machines, cars, televisions, clothes, electronic and branded goods and exhibitions, author Penny Sparke shows how design has helped to shape and reflect our social and cultural development. This introduction to the development of modern (and postmodern) design is ideal for undergraduate students.

Ecohouse : A Design Guide.TITLE:Ecohouse : a design guide
AUTHOR: Roaf, Susan
CALL No.: TH4812 .R628 2013
LOCATION: Architecture Library
SUMMARY: Ecohouse provides design information about the latest low-impact materials and technologies, showcasing the newest and best ‘green’ solutions. Revised and updated, this edition also includes new case studies inspiring readers with more real-life examples of how to make an ecohouse work.

Interior design materials and specificationsTITLE: Interior design materials and specifications
AUTHOR: Godsey, Lisa.
CALL No. TX311 .G589 2013
LOCATION: Architecture Library
SUMMARY: This complete guide to the selection of materials for interiors has been updated to reflect recent changes to the industry. Written from the viewpoint of the working designer, Interior Design: Materials and Specifications describes each material's characteristics and teaches students how to evaluate, select and specify materials.

Back to Top