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Urban Design and Architecture Studies

This research guide serves as an introduction to research resources in the fields of Urban Design and Architecture Studies

Urban Design and Architecture Studies (UDAS) at NYU Overview

The Urban Design and Architecture Studies (UDAS) program at NYU offers an interdisciplinary analytic approach to urban design and architecture within the department of Department of Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The program provides both a broad, humanistic perspective on the physical aspects of the city and pre-professional training for future architects, city planners, public administrators, and writers on urban problems.


A watercolor and pen and brown ink drawing of the fa├žade of the main building of the University of the City of New York in Washington Square. The building has crenelated walls and a large central window like that of a cathedral.

University of the City of New York, Washington Square (Façade of main building); Artist and architect Alexander Jackson Davis; Designed by Ithiel Town; Designed by James Harrison Dakin ca. 1883 (The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps and Pictures, Metropolitan Museum of Art).

Spotlight on: Built in America

A line drawing of a row of historic brownstones.

Chapline Street Row Historic District, 2301-2319 Chapline Street, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey.

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) digital collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types, engineering technologies, and landscapes.

NYU Libraries, Consortium, & Affiliate Locations for Research in Architecture and Urban Design

NYU students and faculty have access to many different libraries in New York City for Architecture and Urban design research. Use the links below to access information on each library's hours and services.