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Architecture: CA/Local

This research guide provides tools and techniques to complete research assignments in the School of Architecture.

Books and Videos on Southern California Architecture

To browse books on topics within the category of California architecture, find the section of the stacks (shelves) or oversize section of the library with books beginning with the following call numbers:

  • California architecture: NA730 .C2
  • Los Angeles architecture (guidebooks and general) NA735 .L55
  • San Diego architecture (guidebooks and general) NA735 .S34
  • Frank Gehry: NA737 .G44
  • California missions: NA5230 .C2
  • Southern California residential architecture: NA7235 .C22 S6

Examples of ways to search the WU Library catalog for books on specific local architecture topics

To find books/ebooks on the art deco movement in Los Angeles:

To find books/ebooks on apartment design & construction in Los Angeles: 

To find books/ebooks on the history of San Diego architecture:

To find books on the architecture of California missions:

 Featured Titles: Books on California architecture at WU Libraries

Articles on Southern California Architecture

See also: To search for magazine and journal articles on topics related to California architecture, see the resources on the Articles and Databases page of this guide.