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Research & Scholarship

Addressing the Needs of the Comprehensive Design Studio

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The introduction to the syllabus for Architecture 409: Integrative Building Design Studio states “ARC 409 aspires to address the deployment of building systems, materials and processes in ways that express a coherent set of values and objectives achieved through architecture and its effects, as well as optimally perform their technically measurable tasks.” As such, this […]

Birkhauser Building Types Database

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The Birkhauser Building Types Database is now available from the Syracuse University Libraries. Building Types Online provides access to works on architecture design, including building plans and photos, and articles, covering 2002-2016.

Enhancing Learning through Video: New Resources in Architecture

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Teaching with technology is now the norm. The use of video can enhance the learning experience in almost every discipline, including architecture. Video often allows the subject to be presented without further interpretation. In order to strengthen the Libraries’ resources in this area and go beyond our feature film holdings, we now subscribe to the […]

Bringing Focus to the Materials Collection

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The first blog post on the topic of the (Physical) Materials Collection housed in the Architecture Reading Room was produced almost a year ago. This unique collection is jointly supported by the Syracuse University Libraries and the School of Architecture. Since then, programming has been added. Scheduled vendor visits have been introduced to help promote […]

Barbara Opar to speak at AASL 2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Architecture Librarian, Barbara Opar, will participate in the Materials Collections Discussant Panel at the Association of Architecture School Librarians Conference 2014 in Miami, FL. In June 2013, the IMLS-funded symposium Materials Education and Research in Art and Design: A New Role for Libraries was held at Rhode Island School of Design to address questions and propose solutions surrounding […]