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Interior Design and Architecture

General

American Society of Interior Designers
The website for the ASID with their collective resources.

Antique Arts
A gallery of antiques and art objects. A good resource to browse for inspiration.

Architecture Visual Resources Library (SPIRO)
This is a digital slide library and therefore the images are very small, but may still be useful.

Autodesk
Autodesk company website for 2D and 3D design software.

CadKey
A wireframe 3D CAD application for PCs.

Cities/Buildings Database (University of Washington)
“A collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web.”

Dezignaré 
“Provides news and information for interior design professionals with an international list of selected designers, links to interior design magazines, a list of design centers for the trade.”

Digital Archive of Architecture (Boston College)
This source provides images of architecture from Europe, Great Britain and the United States from prehistoric to the 20th Century. The sources are not extensive, but useful.

Society of Architectural Historians Image Exchange
The website for SAH. It includes a career center, information on fellowships and grants, as well as information on the organization.

Design-Related Directories

4specs 
A directory with construction materials and facility service providers. There is also a forum for discussion and links to government codes.

AEC Daily
A continuing education site that also has directories for suppliers and construction companies.

Artcat.com
“ARCAT provides information on building materials for architects, spec writers, engineers and contractors. Including 10,500 manufacturers with thousands of their cad details, specifications, BIM families, wizards, links to every web site and other information.”

Builderspace.com

A good source for industry news that also includes directories of architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, real estate services and software providers.

Design fusion
The website for an architectural design corporation.

The Design Linc
Information and resources geared towards designing for people with disabilities and special needs.

Design resources.com

Interior Design Directory
Interior Design Link is the largest and most comprehensive online directory with over 37,000 interior design professionals and firms. Site also features design articles, job postings, and interior design school information.

Designguide.com
Another site that requires registration, Designguide.com is “a comprehensive and efficient research, communication and advertising platform for the building &design industry.”

Interior-Design.net
The website for the journal Interior Design. It contains links to products, blogs and professional development resources as well as the online format of the magazine.

Lighting.com
Information on manufacturers and designers of lighting fixtures as well as industry news and tips.

SpecSimple.com
This website contains databases for manufacturers, dealers and representatives, and news as well as a product guide and a bookstore.

Supplier Expo
A listing of sources for materials, furnishings and accents for architecture, interior design, landscaping and engineering.

Sweets.com
This site allows one to search for suppliers for construction and decorating projects.

Thomas Net
A listing of industrial products and suppliers by type.

Design Centers

Design Center of the Americas
“DCOTA is the largest design campus of its kind, showcasing over 775,000 square feet of over 100 upscale interior and design showrooms catering to any home, yacht or office project.”

New York Design Center
“NYDC houses nearly 100 showrooms [with] over 300 lines of fine, traditional, contemporary, residential and contract furniture, as well as fabric, floor covering, wall covering and decorative accessory resources.”

Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
“The West Coast’s leading resource for fine, traditional and contemporary contract furniture and design needs.”