Collections

The UNLV Architecture Studies Library contains a reference section, periodicals, hardbound periodicals, oversized items, and a Special Collections. In total, there are over 40,000 items.

Some of the subjects covered are:

  • Architecture
  • Architecture -- [Century]
  • Architecture -- [Country]
  • Architecture -- Aesthetics
  • Architecture -- History
  • Architecture and climate
  • Architecture and energy conservation
  • Architecture and technology
  • Architectural drawing
  • Architectural photography
  • Computer-aided design
  • Interior decoration
  • Interior decoration -- [Country]
  • Interior decoration -- Health aspects
  • Landscape architecture
  • Landscape architecture -- [Country]
  • Landscape architecture -- Designs and plans
  • Landscape architecture -- Environmental aspects
  • Landscape architecture -- History
  • Landscape architecture -- Pictorial works

Reference Materials

This collection is located to the left of the customer service desk, in front of the main stacks area. 

Materials include:

Atlases; dictionaries of art and gardening; encyclopedias of world art, architecture, and interior design; building costs and codes; studio companions; and handbooks of professional practice, among other subjects.

These books cannot be checked out but are available to use within the library.

Periodicals

In total, the ASL subscribes to 58 different periodicals. They cannot be checked out but are available to use within the library.

Here is a full list:

  • A+T
  • AA Files
  • Abitare
  • American Bungalow
  • Arch+
  • Architectural Digest
  • Architectural Record
  • Architectural Review
  • Architecture Australia
  • Architecture Minnesota
  • Ark
  • Arkitektur
  • Arkkitehtuurikilpailuja
  • Bauwelt
  • Blueprint
  • Builder
  • Contract
  • Crit
  • Design Solutions
  • Detail
  • Detail: Inside
  • Detail: Green
  • Detail: Structure
  • Domus
  • Dwell
  • Faith & Form
  • Fine Homebuilding
  • Frame (Fram3)
  • Friends of Kebyar
  • GA Document
  • GA (Global Architecture) Houses
  • Harvard Design Magazine
  • Hospitality Design
  • House Beautiful
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Design: Homes
  • Japan Architect
  • Landscape Architecture Australia
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Lighting Design + Application
  • Lotus
  • Mark
  • Metropolis
  • OZ
  • Perspecta
  • Plan
  • Planning
  • Preservation
  • Public Art Review
  • Space
  • Texas Architect
  • Topos
  • Urban Land
  • Volume
  • Wallpaper
  • Water Environment & Technology
  • Wood Design & Building
  • World of Interiors

Hardbound Periodicals

This collection contains periodicals that have been bound together to form volumes.

Notable titles are:

  • Architectural Digest
  • Architectural Record
  • Architectural Review
  • Blueprint
  • Detail
  • Domus
  • Dwell
  • Environment and Planning
  • GA Document
  • GA Houses
  • Interior Design
  • The Journal of Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Perspecta
  • World of Interiors

 See a complete listing of the hardbound periodicals that are offered.

Oversized

Oversized items are located to the left of the circulation desk, near the main stacks.

Special Collections

The Special Collections area is available to view by appointment only. If you are interested, please visit the appointment webform and select Architecture Studies Library under ‘Which library do you wish to visit?’ When you describe your reason for the visit, please write that you wish to visit Special Collections. Staff will review all requests received and notify you through email if your visit has been approved.