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.
CAREER PROFILES: Read about architects in traditional and non-traditional careers.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Review scholarships from both national and local connections.
COLLEGE FAIRS / CAREER DAYS: Listing of annual Architecture College Fairs / Career Days held each fall.
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). -- Destination Architect
- The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition (2019).
- Introduction to Architecture by Francis D. K. Ching (2012).
- Your Guide to a Career in Architecture by ACSA, AIA, AIAS, NAAB, NCARB, & NOMA (2021)
- Why Architecture Matters by Paul Goldberger (2011).
- Architect Magazine
- Architectural Record
- Black Spectacles - ARE Prep & Software Learning
- Design Disciplines, Whole Building Design Guide
- Madame Architect
- Portfolio Design
- Those Amazing Architects
- Beyond the Built Environment
- Diversify Architecture
- National Organization for Minority Architects
- NCARB / NOMA Survey on Pursuit of Licensure
- The Directory of African-American Architects
YOUTH (K-12) RESOURCES
- Architecture, Building, and Construction Links for Kids
- Architecture & Design Resources for K-12 Students - Boston Society of Architects
- Architecture at Home Resources - Center for Architecture
- Architecture for Teens by Dr. Danielle Willkens (Review)
- Center for Understanding of the Built Environment
- Discover Design - Chicago Architecture Foundation
Kid Architect Goes to Columbus, Indiana by Gary Vance (2019 )
Kid Architect Goes to Indiana by Gary Vance (June, 2020 )
Kid Architect Goes to Moody Nolan Architects by Gary Vance (2021)
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- Resources for Kids: Michigan Architectural Foundation