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The new student edition of the definitive architectural reference

For seventy-five years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the go-to reference for architects, builders, and engineers. Revised for the first time since 2000, Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition gives students their own handy resource.

Carefully abridged from the Eleventh Edition of Architectural Graphic Standards, this Student Edition features the same richly detailed graphics and text that have made Architectural Graphic Standards a classic, but updated and reorganized in a way that is relevant to today's student. Thousands of illustrations and a rich index offer immediate access to hundreds of architectural elements, while the wide variety of topics covered makes this work relevant throughout a student's architecture education and into the early stages of professional practice.

With a wealth of information for the student preparing for professional practice, this new edition:

Covers building standards and practices, materials and systems, and details for every type of project

Follows CSI's Uniformat, a classification system that closely matches an architect's workflow

Features completely updated content with a wide variety of standard architectural details

Offers an ancillary Web site featuring sample curriculums, student exercises, classroom projects, PowerPoint(r) slides, and more


Bruce Bassler is an Associate Professor of architecture at the College of Design at Iowa State University. He has years of experience using Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition in the classroom, and was the Student Edition editor for Architectural Graphic Standards: An Abridgement of the Ninth Edition. Professor Bassler holds a BS degree from Iowa State University and a Masters of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University.



Section 1: Building Elements.

Chapter 1: Element A: Substructure.

Chapter 2: Element B: Shell.

Chapter 3: Element C: Interiors.

Chapter 4: Element D: Services.

Chapter 5: Element E: Equipment and Furnishings.

Chapter 6: Element F: Special Construction and Demolition.

Chapter 7: Element G: Building Sitework.

Section 2: Materials.

Chapter 8: Concrete.

Chapter 9: Masonry.

Chapter 10: Metals.

Chapter 11: Wood.

Section 3: Issues of Contemporary Practice.

Chapter 12: Sustainable Design.

Chapter 13: Inclusive Design.

Chapter 14: Computing Technologies.

Chapter 15: Architectural Research.




"What also may be quickly becoming just as valuable a tool for those in training to become design professionals, Architectural Graphic Standards Student Edition, is making its case as a must-have student reference manual." (; 1/09)

"Beautifully designed and resplendent with thousands of clear architectural illustrations, this title is an indispensable resource for all architecture Students, new architects, and libraries supporting architecture programs. Highly recommended." (Choice, December 2008, Vol. 46 No. 04)