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Professional Associations, Organizations:

The American Institute of Architects
Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. [9/16]
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. [9/16]
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)
Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities. [9/16]
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Since it was founded in the early 1940s, NAHB has served as the voice of America’s housing industry. We work to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent. [9/16]
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Find out what’s going on in the architectural world in Britain! Get information on UK architecture firms, search architects by name and country, get the latest news and more. The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.  We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members - in the UK and overseas - at the peak of their profession. [9/16]
Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)
"The mission of the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) shall be to provide a professional society for all who carry an architectural license regardless of their role in the building and designing industry and to allow those individuals opportunities to unite as a common voice to work together for the betterment of the profession; the advancement of all mankind and sustainability of the environment; and foster the Golden Rule of "Architect helping Architect." [9/16]


Architectural Designs
Variety of home plans that can be searched by size, style, more.  [9/16]
Architecture Magazine Library
The US Modernist Library is America's largest free, open digital library of major US 20th-century architecture publications.  Once complete, this will be the largest such collection in the world with approximately 1.4 million searchable, downloadable pages. [2/17]
International Code Council (ICC)
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. [9/16]

Museums, Digital Libraries and Archives

Digital Archive of American Architecture
Search images of architects, building types, materials, chronology, location, styles, texts, urban planning, worlds fairs, and related links. An index and a keyword search are also available. (Prof. Jeffery Howe, Boston College- a very old website with still valid links) [9/16]
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
Library of Congress:  American Memory.  The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes, including examples as diverse as the Pueblo of Acoma, houses, windmills, one-room schools, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Images, drawings, more.  [9/16]
Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
The state agency for historical preservation and heritage programs. The site has compleet information about the agency, including a fascinating Preservation Library.   [9/16]
"WebUrbanist is a city-centric online publication about built environments and all things urban."  Authors listed on about page.  [9/16]

Last updated 201702/ AP