Long the designer's bible for architectural products.
Product and Manufacturer information and specifications for Landscape Architects and Architects.
An invaluable resource of suppliers of products and services for restoration, renovation, and new construction in traditional styles. Highly recommended to designers.
View color samples on line
Cardinal Industrial Finishes
Powder coat colors and information
Professional paint products
Many useful products including a Graffiti remover and BLACK MAX rust converter. BLACK MAX will turn a rusty red iron grate a deep brown instantly!
DESIGN AND INFORMATION
Landscape Architecture Foundation
New Performance Series resouce site designed as a central resource for information, studies and tools to help landscape professionals show the value of sustainable design solutions.
rre:Streets is a multi-disciplinary collaboration focused on the planning, design and construction of streets as a method for improving our built environment. It pushes beyond the current standards to explore the future of streets and what America's roadways would be like if they were designed for living, instead of just driving.e:Streets is a multi-disciplinary collaboration focused on the planning, design and construction of streets as a method for improving our built environment. It pushes beyond the current standards to explore the future of streets and what America's roadways would be like if they were designed for living, instead of just driving.
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Get their report on the Design recommendations for walkable neighborhoods.
Center for Urban Forest Research
The US Forest Service site for information on urban trees . Excellent resource for the latest research on urban trees, structural soils, etc. Sign up for their news letter.
American Society of Landscape Architects
ASU SMART INNOVATIONS FOR URBAN CLIMATE and ENERGY
Outstanding site dedicated to the study of, and solutions for, urban energy and climate problems .
A very important site for urban designers and planners
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Information on Historic preservation and Downtown revitalization.
Created by the publishers of Landscape Architect and Specifier News. Lots of Information relevant to landscape design / building.
INTERNATIONAL DARK-SKY ORGANIZATION
Organization devoted to combating light pollution and preserving the night sky. Excellent resource for information on dark sky friendly lighting .
U.S. Access board
Federal agency in charge of defining the Americans with Disabilities Act provisions.
Concrete Masonry Association of California And Nevada
Publications,technical information, and links relative to concrete and concrete masonry . Showcasing many award wining projects for their use of concrete and concrete masonry
Excellent resource on the economic, social, and environmental benefits of urban trees.
We highly recommend this site.
U.S. Green Building Council
The Source for green building and L.E.E.D. information.
The National Arbor Day Foundation
A collection of great information on trees in Urban environments
Urban Horticultural Institute at Cornell University
Information on urban tree selection and planting as well as Structural Soils
Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
Great information on designing with permeable pavement systems.
Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
This site features research under the direction of Kathleen L. Wolf, Ph.D. on the effects of urban landscapes on people's perceptions and behaviors. This excellent body of work should be in the armamentarium of any landscape designer or planner who needs to show the value of landscape beyond aesthetics.