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Professional Organisations

AASL: Association of Architecture School Librarians 
This North American association was established in 1980 to advance academic architectural librarianship, to develop and enhance the role of architecture school librarians in the advancement of architectural education, and to promote a spirit of cooperation among members of the profession.

AIA : American Institute of Architects
The AIA website features a Building Products Directory, Rizzoli Bookstore, AIA members on the web and includes a link to Profile - a listing of 20,000 US architecture firms.

ARLIS/UK and Ireland
An independent body promoting all aspects of the librarianship of the visual arts including architecture and design.

International Union of Architects 
UIA is an international non-government organisation aiming to serve the needs of the global architectural community.
The website includes sections on competitions, events, journals, museums etc

RIAI: Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

RIAS: Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

RIBA : Royal Institution of British Architects
RIBA's site now includes the latest directory of practices

Miscellaneous Organisations

British Architectural Library
Details of the collections and services of the UK's largest architectural library

Civic Trust
Home pages of the charity which campaigns to promote the highest standards of architecture, civil design and town planning. The website includes details of the Civic Trust Awards and of Heritage Open days.

CABE: Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
UK Government department which includes responsibility for the built heritage, royal estates and tourism.

Department for Transport 

English Heritage
This is the website of the British Government's official advisor on all matters relating to heritage and includes details of funding inititatives, research and conservation projects. 
The RCHME: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England now forms part of this site.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Gateways and Collections of links

Project Adam
An information gateway to quality assured resources on the internet in art, design, architecture and media
US based service particularly helpful for company and product information and details of both hardware and software suppliers

A collection of web sites focused on architecture in Ireland with emphases ranging from history and preservation to current architectural development and issues.

This claims to be the most popular architecture and design website in the UK

Architecture and Building: Net Resources
This is probably the most comprehensive collection of architectural links available produced by Jean Brown, University of Nevada.

RUDI: Resource for Urban Design
A multi-media information resource for research and teaching in the field of Urban Design in the Western Cultural Context


Centre for Education in the Built Environment 
The Centre is part of the new Learning and Teaching Support Network and aims to promote high quality learning and teaching within the disciplines of architecture, planning, Landscape, Building and Surveying.

RIBA Education Centre
Maintained by RIBA- includes lists of recognized Schools of Architecture both UK and world-wide.

Electronic Journals

An increasing number of journals are now published over the Internet - some have a corresponding printed version - others are only published in electronic format. Try out the following:-

Originating from Kent State, this is architecture's first electronic journal. Its scholarly and refereed and seeks to explore the new ranges of architectural communication available through digital media.

An intriguingly titled international journal of Architectural Theory

GreenClips is available via a free EMail subscription. It aims to be an efficient and convenient way to stay informed on sustainable design news.

WAM: Web Architecture Magazine
WAM claims to be an international, interactive medium of knowledge, opinion and information aimed at architects, students and documentalists. Its full-text articles are available in both English and Spanish.