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Architecture--General
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. AIA's goal is to serve as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for its members in service to society.
"Archiplanet is a community-constructed collection for all the buildings, building users, and building creators on planet Earth. 'Community-constructed" means we are creating this site together.... Archiplanet uses the same easy open source MediaWiki software as the famous Wikipedia. Any registered user can edit or create almost any page at Archiplanet, with helpful support from the Archiplanet staff. Comprehensive change-tracking and community reciprocality back up this open collective-creation content approach." (from website)
Subtitled The Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present, this website presents digitized versions of over 35,000 historic structures and sites from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.
"The Cities and Buildings Database is a collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web...Researchers can now search for buildings by country, city, style, title, architect, date of construction, as well as other fields." (from website)
"This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects with photographic images and architectural drawings, integrated maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds. For up-to-the-moment coverage of the latest buildings, designers, and ideas, GreatBuildings.com is richly cross-linked with ArchitectureWeek, the leading architecture magazine online, and Archiplanet, the community-created all-buildings collection." (from website)
This housing research organization strives to make housing more durable and affordable. Created in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the organization helps push new building technologies into the residential market through their integrated consulting service.
Barrier-Free and Universal Design
ADA design standards and regulations and links to ADA publications can be found here.
"The IDEA Center is dedicated to improving the design of environments and products by making them more usable, safer and appealing to people with a wide range of abilities throughout their life spans." (from web site)
CUD promotes universal design and accessible design in housing,commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products.
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements for multi-family housing units. The program offers comprehensive and detailed instruction programs, useful online web resources, and a toll-free information line for technical guidance and support.
As an AARP consultant, this nonprofit works to show how to appy the principals of universal and accessible design to existing and new housing.
The Universal Design Alliance (UDA) is a nonprofit committed to creating awareness and expanding the knowledge of universal design for all ages, sizes, and abilities through education, services, and resources. (adapted from website)
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