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Architecture Resources

Guide to architecture resources at UH

Find books, videos, and other library holdings

Search the catalog for resources held in the Architecture, Design, and Art Library, as well as electronic resources.  Click on Advanced Search to search multiple University of Houston libraries and for more robust search options.

The Best Place to Find Articles on Architecture


Avery Index

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. It contains more than 440,000 thousand entries surveying over seven hundred American and international journals. These include not only scholarly and popular periodical literature, but also publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

Find Streaming Videos


UH researchers may access an increasingly large collection of streaming videos through databases and streaming servers.  The titles may be found in the catalog or researchers may elect to search the databases themselves.  A CougarNet ID is required to view the films.  Kanopy hosts more than 350 streaming videos on architecture, including:

  • Berlin's Jewish Museum:  a Personal Tour with Daniel Libeskind
  • Deconstructivist Architects
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro - Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line
  • Environmentally Sustainable Construction
  • Frank Gehry - an Architect of Joy
  • Louis Kahn - Silence and Light
  • Making Space - 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture
  • Nakagin Capsule Tower:  Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
  • The Practice of Architecture - Visiting Peter Zumthor
  • Steven Holl:  the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bloch Building
  • Studio Gang Architects:  Aqua Tower
  • Video Acoustics - the Modernism of Julius Schulman
  • Yoshio Tanaguchi:  the New Museum of Modern Art