Architecture and Planning
Architecture and planning collections provide information for teaching, conducting research, and developing critical thinking skills necessary for professional practice and lifelong learning. The collection supports faculty, students, and staff within the UT School of Architecture in areas including: architectural design, theory, history, and criticism, historic preservation, building technology, landscape architecture, interior design, sustainable design, urban design, and community and regional planning. The School offers graduate education through the master’s level in interior design and urban design, and through the Ph.D. level in architecture and community and regional planning, for which areas of research focus include history of architecture and landscape architecture, historic preservation, and sustainability. Collaborative collection development efforts reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the School of Architecture.
Emphasis is placed on English, Spanish and other European languages, but other languages are collected as appropriate to support to the programs in the School of Architecture. Geographical coverage is worldwide, with special concern for Texas, the Southwest United States, and Latin America.
Electronic and print format materials are collected to meet the needs of users. The Architecture and Planning Library contains a large circulating collection, subject specific journals, special collections of rare or unique publications, and the Alexander Architectural Archives.
The Alexander Architectural Archives collects documents involved in the management of an architectural firm, the development of a design through the finished product, and the reflection of lives of architects, landscape architects, planners, designers, preservationists, historians, professors, and businesses in the industry.
Materials currently collected by the library and archives meet the curricular needs of the UT School of Architecture’s programs and enable faculty and students to undertake original research projects. The library and archives collections additionally support research in history, art history, American Studies, anthropology, and engineering.
School of Architecture collections supplement the Architecture and Planning collectionsby providing resources on the design and representation of the built environment. The Visual Resources Collection collects images to support teaching and research. The Materials Lab collects material samples to support design, research, and experimentation.
Other related collections
|Call Number Range||Subject|
|GF 90-91||Spatial studies. Landscape assessment|
|HD 101-1400||Land use|
|HF 5547.2||Office organization and management|
|HT 165.5-169||City planning|
|HT 170-320||Urban renewal|
|HT 330-360||Metropolitan and suburban areas|
|HT 388-400||UUrbanization. City and country|
|HT 388-400||Regional planning|
|KF 4310-4312||Historic buildings and monuments. Architectural landmark|
|NK 1700-2199||Interior decoration|
|NK 2775-2974||Rugs. Carpets|
|NK 2975-3174||Tapestries. Wall hangings|
|NK 3175-3374||Upholstery. Drapery|
|SB 450.9-480||Gardens and gardening|
|TH 900-2024||Systems of building construction|
|TH 2025-3300||Design and construction details|
|TH 3301-4020||Maintenance and repair|
|TH 4021-5010||Building by use|
|TH 5011-6013||Building trades. (e.g. masonry, carpentry, etc.) Fittings|
|TH 8001-9024||Decoration and decorative furnishings|
|TS 890-915||Wood technology|
|TT 387-489||Painting, finishing|