Useful Architecture Web Sites
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.
Glass, Steel, and Stone
This website contains information and photos on thousand of buildings worldwide.
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.
This site has comprehensive biographies but no building photos.
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.