Listed below are RESOURCES designed to assist you in your path to become an architect; specifically, it includes the following: Associations, Books, and Websites.
By no means is list is exhaustive. Contact a local architecture firm, an area architecture program in architecture, or your local library for more. If you find a valuable resource, please let us know and we can add.
American Institute of Architects - Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.
American Institute of Architecture Students - is an independent, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched progressive programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture - is a nonprofit, membership association to advance the quality of architectural education.
National Architectural Accrediting Board - accredits professional degrees in architecture offered by institutions accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency.
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards - NCARB members are the architectural registration boards of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
- The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition (2019).
- Introduction to Architecture by Francis D. K. Ching (2012).
- Why Architecture Matters by Paul Goldberger (2011).
- Architect Magazine
- Architectural Record
- Design Disciplines, Whole Building Design Guide
- Discover Design: A Student Design Experience
- Madame Architect
- Portfolio Design