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Architecture Thesis Research (GRAD)

Overview of Architecture

The Architecture Library is a branch of the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame and is located within the Matthew and Joyce Walsh Family Hall of Architecture. The library is comprised of over 36,000 volumes and hundreds of periodicals on the built and planned environment. Collection strengths include classical & traditional architectureAmerican architectureItalian architectureLatin American architectureNew Urbanismsustainable design & planning, and urban planning. The Architecture Library supports the research and instructional needs of the School of Architecture's NAAB-accredited programs including the five-year undergraduate program and its two- and three-year Master of Architecture and Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism programs. 

Graduate Thesis Checklist

Item

Deadline Date

Signatures needed

Thesis Proposal

**2022/2023 dates added soon**

Advisor, DGS

Research Meeting with Librarian

 

Library

Initial 3D Modeling Consultation   Morgan 

Tech Packet - Building Systems Drawings

 

Advisor, Tech Committee

Draft of Thesis Text (PDF)

 

Advisor, DGS

Image Formatting Consultation:

Thesis Image Formatting Best Practices

Optional, but HIGHLY recommended

OIT

Bibliography review

 

Library

Complete thesis text, without images, for format review (PDF)

 

DGS

3D Model Submitted   Morgan

Submission of full thesis with images (PDF)

 

DGS, Library

Final version (PDF) to Library

May 5th

Library

Thesis Uploaded to CurateND

May 13th

Library

Beginning Thesis Research

Once your topic is approved you should set a meeting with the librarian to plan your research and precedent study. The library will help you to acquire materials needed for your project. Precedent study should include location, building type, and programmatic resources. Once a research plan is in place follow these steps:

  1. Search for Books using WorldCat
  2. Search for Articles
  3. Search for Local/Regional Resources
  4. Order Books & Articles
  5. Acquire Maps & Images
  6. Organize Citations