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Landscape Architecture

This research guide will provide you with starting points for finding information on landscape architecture.

Find Plans in Books

Books are excellent starting point to find floor plans, drawings and sections.

Use LibrarySearch to find books about an architect or building, and include the keyword "plans".

See the examples below:


Key reference books

These books contain floor plans, illustrations, photos and text relating to exemplar buildings from around the world.

Find Plans and Drawings in Journals & Magazines

Using the Avery database is a quick way of locating floor plans, cross-sections, elevations, photos and images of buildings in academic journals and magazines. Follow the steps below:​


See the below video for a short demonstration of searching the Avery database for journal and magazine articles containing architectural plans, drawings, sections, elevations and more.

                           RMIT University. (2019, July 24). Finding architectural plans and drawings with the Avery database [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/N5fLS_mh7gI


Not looking for floor plans of a specific building but wanting inspirational examples of floor plans? Browsing the library's print journal collection will provide plenty of choices. Below are a few key journal titles that provide plans of innovative architecture from around the world.

RMIT Building Plans

There are a range of ways to find images, plans and floor plans of RMIT buildings. Try these resource below:

Historic Building Plans

See these collections for plans, photographs, drawings and other information on Melbourne buildings: