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Access to legacy information has never been more critical for preservation, and today's architects, realtors, owners, sellers, and buyers don't have an easy way to research and view prior magazine press coverage. Once complete, this will be the largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines in the world with approximately 1.4 million searchable, downloadable pages.

Why are architecture magazines important?  All across America, these visual works of art are rotting in attics, basements, libraries, and offices - if they haven't already been thrown away. These brilliant publications chronicled the best of Modernist architecture and their talented, progressive architects.  Many mid-century Modernist architects and original Modernist homeowners have died.  The rest are rapidly passing away. Their house designs are largely forgotten -- and often needlessly destroyed. You can be part of this breakthrough documentation project by contacting us to:

a) point out dead links or link errors
b) contribute missing magazines
c) contribute better scans of magazines we have

d)
donate (tax-deductible)
e)
become a US Modernist research sponsor (tax-deductible)

Click a link to view a magazine in PDF format.  In Windows, right-click to save and download.  The magazine files are large.  Depending on your connection speed, access may take a few minutes.

Major magazine donors include: the Palm Springs Museum of Art, Cranbrook, the Baltimore Museum of Art, AIA Chicago, AIA National, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Smithsonian Institution.





The Journal of the American Institute of Architects (JAIA) began in 1913, replacing the AIA Quarterly Bulletin. It was retitled The Octagon in 1928 and returned to JAIA in 1944. In 1957, it was renamed AIA Journal and yet again in 1983 to Architecture.  In 1996, Architectural Record became the AIA's official magazine, and Architecture continued as an independent publication. In 2006, Architecture closed and was absorbed by
Hanley Wood which publishes the current monthly AIA magazine Architect.

1913-1928

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Oct Nov
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Jul Aug Sep Nov Dec
1960: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1961: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug-1 Sep Oct Nov Dec
1962: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1963: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1964: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1965: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1966: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1967: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1968: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1969: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1970: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1971: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1972: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1973: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1974: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1975: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1976: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1977: Jan Mar Apr Apr-S May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct  Dec
1978: Jan Feb Mar Apr May-S Jun Jul Aug Aug-S Sep Oct Nov Dec
1979: Jan Feb Mar Apr May May-S Jun Jul Aug Aug-S Sep Oct Dec
1980: Jan Feb Mar May May-S Jun Jul Aug Aug-S Sep Oct Nov Dec
1981: Jan Feb Mar Apr May-S Jun Jul Aug Aug-S Sep Oct Nov Dec
1982: Jan Feb Mar Apr May May-S Jun Jul Aug Aug-S Sep Oct Nov Dec
1983: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1984: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1985: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1986: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1987: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Dec
1988: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1989: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1990: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1991: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1993: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1994: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1995: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1996: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1997: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1998: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1999: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2000: Jan Feb Mar Apr May May-H Jun Jul Aug Aug-H Sep Oct Nov Dec
2001: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2003: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2004: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2006: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct

Since October 2006, the official monthly AIA magazine is Architect, published by Hanley Wood.



House and Home Magazine, later called Housing, was about the home construction industry. It folded in the 1980's.

1952:
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1953: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1954: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1955: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Catalano
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Feb Mar Apr Jun Jul Sep Nov Dec
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1966: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1967: Jan Feb MarApr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1968: Jan Feb Mar Jun Jul Aug
1969: Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1970: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1971: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1972: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1973: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1974: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1975: Jan Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Oct Nov Dec
1976: Feb May Jun Aug
1977: Jul
1978: Sep
1982:
Oct




Peter Blake, formerly the editor of Architectural Forum (1965-1972) and Paul Grotz founded Architecture Plus in 1973. The magazine folded in 1975.

1973:
Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1974:
Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-Jun Jul-Aug Sept-Oct Nov-Dec
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Metro Magazine was a monthly full-color city/regional publication founded and published by Bernie Reeves in Raleigh NC.  In addition to opinion, politics, arts, and entertainment, Metro Magazine had the area's best regular architecture and design coverage, following the pattern of Reeves' earlier publications, Spectator and Triangle Business Journal.  Metro ended in 2013.

1999: Dec-Jan
2000: Feb-Mar Apr May Jun Jul-Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec-Jan
2001: Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul-Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec-Jan
2002: Feb-Mar Apr May Jun Jul-Aug Sep Oct Nov
Dec
2003: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2004: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2006: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2007: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2009: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug-Sep Oct Nov Dec-Jan
2010: Feb Mar Apr May Jun-Jul Sep Oct Nov Dec-Jan
2011: Mar Apr May Jul Aug-Sep Oct Dec-Jan
2012: Apr Jun Jul Aug Sep-Oct Nov Dec
2013: Feb Apr


DesignLife, formerly called Design Influence, is the magazine for the NC State University College of Design, formerly called the School of Design:

Fall 2017 * Fall 2015 * Fall 2014 * Winter 2014 * Spring 2013 * Spring/Summer 2012 * Fall 2011 * Spring 2009 * Fall 2008 * Spring 2008 * Fall 2007 * Spring 2007 * Fall 2006 * Spring 2006 * Fall 2005 * Spring 2005 * Fall 2004 * Spring 2004 * Fall 2003 * Spring 2003 * Fall 2002 * Spring 2002 * Fall 2001 * Spring 2001 * Winter 2000 * Summer 1999 * Winter 1998 * Summer 1998 * Spring/Summer 1995 * Winter 1994

1968 NCSU School of Design Curriculum

The NCSU School of Design Student Publication was established to honor the memory of Matthew Nowicki, the first head of the architecture program under Henry Kamphoefner at NC State University's School of Design. The publications quickly grew to encompass all of the school's design disciplines, not just architecture. Between 1950 and 1985, there were 58 issues.  The numbers refer to volumes and issues, so 9-2 is Volume 9, Number 2.

1-2, 1-3, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-2, 3-3, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 8-1, 8-2, 8-3, 9-1, 9-2, 10-1, 10-2, 11-1, 11-2, 12-1, 12-2, 14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 14-4, 14-5, 15-2, 17-2, 18, 19-1, 19-2, 20-2, 21-1, 21-2, 25, 27, 28, 29



Home of the Month
was a collaborative effort between the News and Observer (Raleigh NC) and the NC State University's College of Design's Home Environments Design Initiative administered by Georgia Bizios. The series ended in December 2010.

2006:  JanFeb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2007:  JanFeb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008:  JanFeb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov---
2009:  
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Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
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2010: 
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun --- Aug Sep Oct --- Dec


Other Architecture Magazines:

Global Architecture Houses (GA Houses)

Carolina Architecture:
1940 1942

Southern Architect:
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Apr May Sep     
1930:
Oct

AIA Virginia (INFORM): 
1971:
Feb 
1992:
Fall
1993:
Three
1997:
One Two Three Four
1998:
Three
1999:
One Two Three Four
2009:
Jan
2011:
Mar
2012: One

Architecture:
1929:
Jul

The Architect:
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Mar Jun Oct Nov
1930:
Mar

Architectural South:
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Jan

South Carolina Architect:
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