Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857 with nearly 300 state and local chapters
AIA sponsors continuing education, sets the industry standard in contract documents, provides web-based resources for emerging architecture professionals, market research, sponsors awards and conferences, and provides advocacy for the profession.
Independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. Works to increase social equity, diversity & minority participation. Promotes sustainable business practices by identifying & sharing innovative methods.
Non-profit, non-partisan & independent organization established in response to the climate change crisis by architect Edward Mazria in 2002. 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the U.S. & global Building Sector from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate change, energy consumption & economic crises.
Our goal is straightforward: to achieve a dramatic reduction in the climate-change-causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the Building Sector by changing the way buildings and developments are planned, designed and constructed.
By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time & expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction & development services where they are most critically needed.
Each year 25,000 people directly benefit from structures designed by the Open Architecture Collaborative. Our advocacy, training & outreach programs impact an additional 60,000 people annually. We channel the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make a difference locally. From conception to completion, we manage all aspects of the design and construction process. Our clients include community groups & organizations, housing developers, government agencies, corporate divisions & foundations.
USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
Discusses the intrinsic factors (style, construction, form) and extrinsic factors (economic, political, social) that must be evaluated in order to establish beginning and ending dates and characteristics of periods in the history of American housing.
Period Architecture Books
Many out-of-print books that supplement the course text have been digitized and made available online.
Book - The American House-Carpenter; A Treatise upon Architecture, Cornices and Mouldings, Framing, Doors, Windows, and Stairs. Together with the Most Important Principles of Practical Geometry by Robert Griffith Hatfield, originally published 1852 (328 pages)
Book - The Modern Builder's Assistant, or, A Concise Epitome of the Whole System of Architecture by William Halfpenny, John Halfpenny, Robert Morris & Timothy Lightoler, originally published 1757 (236 pages)
Book - Cottage Residences : A Series of Designs for Rural Cottages and Cottage Villas and their Gardens and Grounds, Adapted to North America by Andrew Jackson Downing, originally published 1856 (271 pages)