Research Tools You Can Use: UW Architecture of the Pacific Northwest Database

Seattle Art Museum, designed by Bebb & Gould, 1931 / Source: UW Special Collections, Architecture Collection

Researching history and architecture can be labor intensive and time-consuming but the rewards that come with it can be really satisfying especially when you find what you’re looking for. Architectural drawings are very useful research materials for restoration or renovation projects. Hand-drawn architectural plans can also be artworks in themselves. A great resource for plans is the University of Washington’s Architecture of the Pacific Northwest Database. You can search for drawings by building style or by architect.

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1 Response to “Research Tools You Can Use: UW Architecture of the Pacific Northwest Database”


  1. 1 Brandi February 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    “…can also be artworks in themselves.”
    My favorite is Earle Duff’s rendering of an early design for the Washington Plaza Hotel. Beautiful.


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