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AASL Core Reference List: NAAB Criteria

Association of Architecture School Librarians Core Reference List

II.1.1 Student Performance Criteria - A. Critical Thinking & Representation

1. Communication Skills

American Institute of Architects. The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice. 14th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009. 

Hargie, Owen, ed. The Handbook of Communication Skills. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Nicol, David, and Simon Pilling, eds. Changing Architectural Education: Towards a New Professionalism. New York: E & FN Spon, 2000.

2. Design Thinking Skills

Allen, Stan. Practice: Architecture, Technique, and Representation. Expanded 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Bilodeau, Denis. Precedents and Design Thinking in an Age of Relativization: The Transformations of the Normative Discourse on the Orders of Architecture in France between 1650 and 1793. Delft, the Netherlands: Publikatieburo Bouwkunde, 1997.

Blossom, Eve. Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement. New York: Metropolis Books, 2011.

Cross, Nigel. Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work. New York: Berg Publishers, 2011.

Johnson, J., Katerina Alexiou, and Theodore Zamenopoulos. Embracing Complexity in Design. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Lawson, Bryan. How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified. 4th ed. Burlington, MA: Elsevier/Architectural, 2006.

Martin, Roger L. The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage. Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009.

Rowe, Peter G. Design Thinking. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.

White, Edward T. Ordering Systems; An Introduction to Architectural Design. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona College of Architecture, 1973.

3. Visual Communication Skills

Baldwin, Jonathan, and Lucienne Roberts. Visual Communication: From Theory to Practice. Lausanne, Switzerland: AVA, 2006

Kenney, Keith. Visual Communication Research Designs. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Smith, Ken, ed. Handbook of Visual Communication: Theory, Methods, and Media. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Tufte, Edward R. Envisioning Information. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1990.

Tufte, Edward R. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 2001.

Tufte, Edward R. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1997.

Tufte, Edward R. Visual and Statistical Thinking: Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1997.

4. Technical Documentation

Ching, Frank. Architectural Graphics. 5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Ching, Frank. Building Construction Illustrated. 5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014.

Dernie, David. Architectural Drawing. Portfolio Skills. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2010.

Neufert, Ernst, Johannes Kister, and Peter Neufert. Architects' Data.  4th ed. Chichester, UK: Wiley, 2012. 

Watson, Donald, and Michael J. Crosbie. Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design: Technical Data for Professional Practice. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

5. Investigative Skills

Cainer, Matteo. Investigate, Ask, Tell, Draw, Build: 3XN Architects. London: Black Dog Publishers, 2007.

6. Fundamental Design Skills

Allen, Edward, and Joseph Iano. Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design. 5th ed. New York: Wiley, 2012.

Ching, Frank. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

7. Use of Precedents

Clark, Roger H., and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture: Analytic Diagrams, Formative Ideas, and Partis. 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2012.

French, Hilary. Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century: Plans, Sections, and Elevations. 1st American ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008.

Weston, Richard. Key Buildings of the 20th Century: Plans, Sections, and Elevations. 2nd ed. London: Laurence King, 2010.

8. Ordering Systems Skills

White, Edward T. Ordering Systems; An Introduction to Architectural Design. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona College of Architecture, 1973.

9. Historical Traditions and Global Culture

Adamson, Glenn, Sarah Teasley, and Giorgio Riello eds. Global Design History. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Ching, Frank, Mark Jarzombek, and Vikramaditya Prakash. A Global History of Architecture. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Crouch, Dora P., and June G. Johnson. Traditions in Architecture: Africa, America, Asia, and Oceania. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. 

10. Cultural Diversity

Anthony, Kathryn H. Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

Buck, David N. Asia Now: Architecture in Asia. London: Prestel, 2006.

Kaplan, Victoria. Structural Inequality: Black Architects in the United States. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

Khan, Hasan-Uddin. Contemporary Asian Architects. New York: Taschen, 1995.

Torre, Susana. Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1977.

Wilson, Dreck Spurlock, ed. African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, 1865-1945. New York: Routledge, 2004.

11. Applied Research

Geiser, Reto, ed. Explorations in Architecture: Teaching, Design, Research. Boston: Birkhauser, 2008.

II.1.1 Student Performance Criteria - B. Integrated Building Practices, Technical Skills and Knowledge

1. Pre-Design

Allen, Edward, and Joseph Iano. Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design. 5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2012.

2. Accessibility

ADA / ABA Handbook: Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities. Los Angeles: Building News, 2004.

Sorensen, Robert JamesDesign for Accessibility. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979.

3. Sustainability

Bainbridge, David A., and Kenneth L. Haggard. Passive Solar Architecture: Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Daylighting, and More Using Natural Flows. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2011.

Hegger, Manfred. Energy Manual: Sustainable Architecture. Boston: Birkhäuser, 2008. 

Kibert,  Charles JSustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2013.

Kwok, Alison G., and Walter T. Grondzik. The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK: Architectural Press/Elsevier, 2011.

Leed 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Green Building Council, 2010. 

Meisel, Ari. LEED Materials: A Resource Guide to Green Building. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.

4. Site Design

Burns, Carol J., and Andrea Kahn, eds. Site Matters: Design Concepts, Histories, and Strategies. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Dinep, Claudia, and Kristin Schwab. Sustainable Site Design: Criteria, Process, and Case Studies for Integrating Site and Region in Landscape Design. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Marcus, Clare, and Wendy Sarkissian. Housing as if People Mattered: Site Design Guidelines for Medium-Density Family Housing. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1986.

Simonds, John Ormsbee, and Barry W. StarkeLandscape Architecture: A Manual of Land Planning and Design. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. 

5. Life Safety

NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. 2009 ed. Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association, 2008.

6. Comprehensive Design

Allen, Edward. How Buildings Work: The Natural Order of Architecture. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Bachman, Leonard R. Integrated Buildings: The Systems Basis of Architecture. Edward Allen. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2003.

Dekay, Mark, and G.Z. Brown. Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Watson, Donald,  and Michael J. Crosbie. Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design: Technical Data for Professional Practice. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

7. Financial Considerations

Architects, Contractors, Engineers Guide to Construction Costs. Minneapolis, MN: A.C. & E.E. Pub. Co., 1969- . (Serial; annual).

Balboni, Barbara, edRSMeans Estimating Handbook: The Essential Reference Required for Construction Estimating and Cost Analysis. 3rd ed. Kingston, MA: R.S. Means Co., 2009.

Bledsoe, John D. From Concept to Bid: Successful Estimating Methods. Kingston, MA: R.S. Means Co., 1992.

Dell'Isola, Michael D. Architect's Essentials of Cost Management. New York: John Wiley, 2002.

Peterson, Steven J., and Frank R. Dagostino. Estimating in Building Construction. 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2015.

8. Environmental Systems

Banham, ReynerArchitecture of the Well-Tempered Environment. 2nd ed. Sydney: Steensen Varming, 2008.

Hausladen, Gerhard. Climate Design: Solutions for Buildings That Can Do More With Less Technology. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser, 2005.

Lechner, NorbertHeating Cooling Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects. 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014.

Moe, KielThermally Active Surfaces in Architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.

9. Structural Systems

Ching, Frank. Building Construction Illustrated. 5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2014. 

10. Building Envelope Systems

Brookes, Alan J., and Chris Grech. The Building Envelope: Applications of New Technology Cladding. Boston: Butterworth Architecture, 1990.

Herzog, Thomas, Roland Krippner, and Werner Lang. Facade Construction Manual. 1st corrected reprint. Boston: Birkhauser, 2008. 

Lerum, VidarHigh-Performance Building. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. 

Wigginton, Michael, and Jude Harris. Intelligent Skins. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.

11. Building Service Systems

Grondzik, Walter T., Alison G. Kwok, Benjamin Stein, and John S. Reynolds. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings. 12th edHoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

12. Building Materials And Assemblies

 

Brownell, Blaine Erickson, ed. Transmaterial 1: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine Our Physical Environment. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006.

 

Brownell, Blaine Erickson, ed. Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine Our Physical Environment. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2008.

 

Brownell, Blaine Erickson, ed. Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine Our Physical Environment. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.

 

Herzog, Thomas, Julius Natterer, Roland Schweitzer, Michael Volz, and Wolfgang WinterTimber Construction Manual. 1st corrected reprint. Boston: Birkhauser, 2008.

 

Pfeifer, Gunter. Masonry Construction Manual. Boston: Birkhauser, 2001.

 

Spiegel, Ross, and Dru Meadows. Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification. 3rd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

II.1.1 Student Performance Criteria - C. Leadership and Practice

1. Collaboration

Kitao, Yasunori. Collective Urban Design: Shaping the City as a Collaborative Process. Delft, Netherlands: DUP Science, 2005.

McClure, Wendy R. and Tom J. Bartuska, eds. The Built Environment: A Collaborative Inquiry Into Design and Planning. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Pearson, Jason. University-Community Design Partnerships: Innovations in Practice. NEA Series on Design. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2002.

Poggenpohl, Sharon and Keiichi Satō, eds. Design Integrations: Research and Collaboration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

2. Human Behavior

Broadbent, Geoffrey, Richard Bunt, and Tomás Llorens Serra, eds. Meaning and Behaviour in the Built Environment. New York: John Wiley, 1980. 

Canter, David V. Psychology for Architects. New York: Wiley, 1974. 

Gutman, Robert. People and Buildings. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2009.

Krasner, Leonard. Environmental Design and Human Behavior: A Psychology of the Individual in Society. New York: Pergamon Press, 1980.

Lang, Jon T. Designing for Human Behavior: Architecture and the Behavioral Sciences. Stroudsburg, PA: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 1974.

3. Client Role in Architecture

American Institute of Architects. The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice. 15th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014.

Pressman, Andy. The Fountainheadache: The Politics of Architect-Client Relations.  New York: Wiley, 1995. 

Walton, Thomas. Architecture and the Corporation: The Creative Intersection. New York: Macmillan, 1988.

What Clients Need: A Study of Business and Institutional Clients' Expectations of Architects. Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects, 1993. 

4. Project Management

Boyle, Griff. Design Project Management. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003.

Ramroth, William G. Project Management for Design Professionals. Chicago: Kaplan AEC Education, 2006. 

Stasiowski, Frank, and David Burstein. Total Quality Project Management for the Design Firm: How to Improve Quality, Increase Sales, and Reduce Costs. New York: J. Wiley, 1994.

5. Practice Management

American Institute of Architects. The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice. 15th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014.

Kliment, Stephen A. Writing for Design Professionals: A Guide to Writing Successful Proposals, Letters, Brochures, Portfolios, Reports, Presentations, and Job Applications for Architects, Engineers, and Interior Designers. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 2006.

Koren, David. Architect's Essentials of Marketing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.

Linton, Harold, Laura Clary, and Steven Rost. Marketing for Architects and Designers. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2005.

Pressman, Andy. Professional Practice 101: Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006. 

Segal, Paul. Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs Into Buildings. New York: W.W. Norton, 2006.

Stitt, Fred A., ed. Design Office Management: Handbook. Santa Monica, CA: Arts & Architecture Press, 1992.

6. Leadership

Swett, Richard N., and Colleen M. Thornton. Leadership By Design: Creating an Architecture of Trust. Atlanta, GA: Greenway Communications, 2005.

7. Legal Responsibilities

American Institute of Architects. The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice. 15th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014.

8. Ethics and Professional Judgment

American Institute of Architects. The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice. 15th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014.

Wasserman, Barry, Patrick Sullivan, and Gregory Palermo. Ethics and the Practice of Architecture. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

9. Community and Social Responsibility

Aquilino, Marie J., ed. Beyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignity. New York: Metropolis Books, 2010.

Architecture for Humanity. Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises. New York: Metropolis Books, 2006.

Architecture for Humanity. Design Like You Give a Damn [2]:  Building Change from the Ground Up. New York:  Abrams, 2012.

Bell, Bryan. Good Deeds, Good Design: Community Service Through Architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.

Bell, Bryan, and Katie Wakeford, eds. Expanding Architecture: Design as ActivismNew York: Metropolis Books, 2008.

Cary, John, and Public Architecture. The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories About Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients. New York: Metropolis Books, 2010.