Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Architecture

Resources for researching architecture and architects.

California Room

To find information about California architects and architecture, use books, journals, and materials in the regular Library collections, the Library's 5th floor Special Collections, and in SJPL's 5th floor California Room.

Journal Literature

History journals and local newspapers can be helpful for finding information about local architecture.  For example, a useful journal for researching California builders and buildings is called California History.  

The Art & Architecture Source database can be searched using the keyword "California" to locate information on California architecture.

Newspapers

Online Reference Tools