NCSU Libraries Launches N.C. Architects & Builders Web Site

June 25, 2009
By Chris Richter


NCSU Libraries has just launched a fascinating online publication called North Carolina Architects & Builders. It’s “a growing reference work that contains brief biographical accounts, building lists, and bibliographical information about architects, builders, and other artisans who planned and built North Carolina’s architecture. As a biographical dictionary, it focuses on people and their works in the state.” The site has biographies of about 170 North Carolina architects and builders and information on hundreds of buildings. The architects behind campus buildings such as Leazar Hall and Holladay Hall are included.

The project’s editor-in-chief is Catherine Bishir, an architectural historian and curator for architectural collections at NCSU Libraries. She’s also co-author of Architects and Builders in North Carolina: a History of the Practice of Building, which is “the standard scholarly work on North Carolina architects and builders.” More than 40 authors contributed to the project, as well as staff members from NCSU Libraries.

E-mail if you have questions, corrections or updated information for the project.

(Dorton Arena photograph courtesy of the Design Library, NCSU Libraries)


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