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Architecture and Urban Design

This Library Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information about architecture and urban design topics.

Subject Heading Searches - Biographical Sources and Directories

To locate books about architects and design firms, search the UCLA Library Catalog using the architect's name or the firm's name as a subject.

Search the catalog using the following subject headings to locate additional biographical sources:

To locate articles, consult the Avery Index and other articles databases listed under the Article Indexes and Databases tab.

Researching Architects

Biographical dictionaries and encyclopedias provide biographical data (such as birth and death dates and lists of works), bibliographies and essays that are authored by experts in the field.

Membership directories usually list contact information for architects or firms and might also include lists of projects, bibliographic references and more.

Selected Architects