Recommended Architecture Books

Ever wonder what types of books you'll be reading in architecture school? Some books will be less exciting like code or structures resource books (yuck) but others are truly inspiring! Watch the video below to see what types of books I have.

Books I recommend:

Steel Construction Manual* by Helmut C. Schulitz, Werner Sobek, and Karl J. Habermann

 

 

The Architect's Studio Companion* by Edward Allen and Joseph Iano

 

 

Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis: Opportunistic Architecture* by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. Lewis

 

 
 

Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail* by Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori

 

 

Architecture: Form, Space, & Order* by Francis D. K. Ching

 

 

Building Construction Illustrated* by Francis D. K. Ching

 

 

Building Codes Illustrated* by Francis D. K. Ching

 

 

Architectural Graphics* by Francis D. K. Ching

 

 

The Architecture of Happiness* by Alain de Botton

 

 

Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures* by Edward Allen, Wactaw Zalewski, and Boston Structures Group

 

 

Structures* by Daniel L. Schodek and Martin Bechtold