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Architecture & Urban Design: Los Angeles and Southern California

This Library Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information related to architecture in Los Angeles and Southern California.

Getting Started

Guidebooks and Directories

Case Study Houses

Southern California Buildings, Landscapes, Places, Styles, and Urban Design

Southern California Architects

Interventions and Installations

Relevant Subject Headings

If an individual building has enough prominence to have had an entire book written about it, then you can search the name of the building as a subject, e.g.: Schindler House (Los Angeles, Calif.) in the UCLA Library Catalog. If not, search a subject such as a building type, subdivided by California and the name of the city where the building is located, or subdivided by California, Southern.

Relevant subject headings:

Architecture and climate--California.
Architecture and energy conservation--California.
Architecture, Domestic--California, Southern.
Architecture, Domestic--California--Los Angeles.
Architecture--California, Southern--History--20th century.
Architecture--California, Southern.
Architecture--California--Los Angeles.
Architecture--California--Palm Springs.
Architecture--California--Pasadena.
Architecture--California--San Diego.
Architecture--California--Santa Barbara.
Architecture--Study and teaching--California.
Art deco (Architecture) - California.
Church architecture--California--Los Angeles.
Eclecticism in architecture California.
Hillside architecture--California.
Interior architecture--California.
Interior decoration--California.
International style (Architecture)--California, Southern--Case studies.
Landscape architecture--California, Southern.
Library architecture--California.
Modern movement (Architecture)--California.
Regionalism in architecture--California, Southern.
Theater architecture--California.
Vernacular architecture--California.