Design Resources
General Built Environment Studies
  • Architecture: Form, Space & Order by Francis Ching. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979.
  • City: Rediscovering the Center by William Whyte. New York: Doubleday, 1988.
  • Common Places: Readings in American Vernacular Architecture by Dell Upton. Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1986.
  • How to Turn a Place Around Project for Public Spaces books, 2000. www.pps.org
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. New York: Vintage Books, 1961. ISBN 0-679-74195-X
  • The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1960.
  • The Power of Place by Dolores Hayden. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997. ISBN 0-262-08237-3
  • The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William Whyte. Project for Public Spaces books, 1980.www.pps.org
Books for Students
  • Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson. New York: Viking, 1995.
  • Alphabet City: Out on the Streets by Michael De Feo. Corte Madera, CA: Ginko Press, 2004.
  • AlphaBet in Color by Vladimir Nabokov. Corte Madera, CA: Ginko Press, 2006.
  • Amazing Buildings by Philip Wilkinson. New York: Dorling Kindersley Inc., 1993.
  • Ancient Egypt by George Hart, Eyewitness Books. New York: DK Childrens Publisher. 1990. ISBN: 067980742X
  • Ancient Greece by Anne Pearson, Eyewitness Books. New York: DK Childrens Publisher. 1992.
  • Ancient Rome Simon James, Eyewitness Books. New York: DK Childrens Publisher, 2004.
  • Architects Make Zigzags: Looking at Architecture from A to Z by Roxie Munro and Diane Maddex. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1986.
  • Architecture Shapes by Michael J. Crosbie and Steve Rosenthal. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993.
  • Bridges Go From Here to There by Forrest Wilson. Washington, DC: Preservation Press, 1993
  • Building by Philip Wilkinson, Eyewitness Books. New York: DK Childrens Publisher, 1995.
  • Building Big by David Macaulay. Boston, MA; Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books, 2000.
  • Buildings from Caves to Skyscrapers by Mario Salvadori. New York: Atheneum, 1979.
  • Castle by Christopher Gravett, Eyewitness Books. New York: DK Childrens Publisher. 1994.
  • Cathedral, The Story of Its Construction by David Macaulay. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1973.
  • City by Numbers by Stephen T. Johnson. New York: Viking, 1998.
  • City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David Macaulay. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1974.
  • Colour me, Pictoplasma! Pictoplasma, 2006.
  • Designing Disney's Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance Paris: Flammarion, 1998
  • Discover America's Favorite Architects by Patricia Brown Glenn. Illustrated by Joe Stites. New York: Preservation Press, 1996.
  • Eyewitness Visual Dictionary of Buildings by Fiona Courtenay-Thompson. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1992.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids by Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 1994
  • Grand Constructions by Gian Paolo Cecerani and Piero Ventura. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1983.
  • Great Map Mysteries (Grades 3-6) by Susan Julio. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1999.
  • I Know that Building! Discovering Architecture with Activities and Games by Jane D'Alielio. Washington, D.C.: National Trust for Historic Preservation Press, 1989.
  • Kid Size: The Material World of Childhood by Alexander Von Vegesack. Milan: Skira, 1998.
  • Map Skills: Grade 4 (Basic Skill Series) by Jan Kennedy. Illustrated by Pat Biggs. Grand Rapids, MI: Instructional Fair Group, Inc., 2000.
  • Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney. Illustrated by Annette Cable. New York: Crown, 1996.
  • Medieval Life by Andrew Langley, Eyewitness Books. New York: DK Childrens Publisher, 1996.
  • Mosque by David Macaulay. Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books, 2003.
  • Pyramid by David Macaulay. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1975.
  • Round Buildings, Square Buildings & Buildings that Wiggle Like a Fish by Philip M. Isaacson. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1988.
  • Scribbles: A Really Giant Drawing and Coloring Book by Taro Gomi. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2006.
  • Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1986.
  • Shelters: From Tepee to Igloo by Harvey Weiss. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.
  • Structures by Robert Bull. London: Castle & Co., 1989.
  • The 5 Senses by Herve Tullet. UK: Tate Gallery, 2005.
  • The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects by Mario Salvadori. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2000.
  • The Road to There: Mapmakers and their Stories by Val Ross. Toronto: Tundra Books, 2003.
  • This is Edinburgh by Miroslav Sasek. Universe, 2006.
  • This is London by Miroslav Sasek. Universe, 2004.
  • This is New York by Miroslav Sasek. Universe, 2003.
  • This is Paris by Miroslav Sasek. Universe, 2004.
  • This is San Francisco by Miroslav Sasek. Universe, 2003.
  • This is Venice by Miroslav Sasek. Universe, 2005.
  • Towers and Tunnels by Etta Kaner. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press, Ltd., 1995.
  • Towns and Cities (Step-by-Step Geography) by Patience Coster and Shirley Bellwood. Illustrated by Raymond Turvey. New York: Children's Press, 1998.
  • Unbuilding by David Macaulay. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1980.
  • Under Every Roof: A Kids' Style and Field Guide to the Architecture of American Houses by Patricia Brown Glenn. Illustrated by Joe Stites. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995.
  • Underground by David Macaulay. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
  • Universal Patterns (The Golden Relationship: Art, Math & Nature, Book 1) by Martha Bowles and Rochelle Newman. Bradford, MA: Pythagorean PR, 1992.
  • Up Goes the Skyscraper! by Gail Gibbons. New York: Aladdin Books, 1990.
  • What It Feels Like to be a Building by Forest Wilson. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1995.
  • When I Was Built by Jennifer Thermes. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2001.
  • Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail by Mario Salvadori. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1994.
  • Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture by Mario Salvadori. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1980.