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Researching Princeton Architecture: Home

An overview of resources relating to Princeton University's campus architecture.

Quick Links

  • Office of the University Architect
  • PU Historical PhotographsGrounds and Buildings, 1850s-1940s.
  • Princeton Lost: An online exhibition that seeks to explore the history of Princeton’s destroyed buildings and their role in the development of the campus community and beyond.
  • Grounds and Buildings category on the Mudd Library blog (see specific posts by Mudd staff)
  • Interested in works of ART instead? The PU Art Museum oversees campus sculpture. See this guide for more information.


Contacts for Further Help

Rebecca Friedman, Assistant Art Librarian, (Marquand Library)

Gabriella Karl-Johnson, Architecture Librarian, (Architecture Library)

Princeton Campus Architecture

Pei @ Princeton

Other Holdings

The Architecture Library has a collection of drawings and plans of latter 20th-century buildings, including some Princeton buildings, specifically:
Washington Oaks at Princeton
Social Dining Facility (Butler/Wilcox Hall)
Administrative Building
Married Student Housing
Swimming Pool Facility
Astrophysical Sciences Building
School of Architecture and Urban Planning Lecture Room
School of Architecture
Prospect House Restoration
Jr. Faculty Apartments
Firestone Court
Butler Housing Area
Woolworth Music Center (2)

Princeton Alumni Weekly, or PAW, may have featured campus architecture in its pages. Contact Mudd Library if interested in their physical card index to older issues, or try Google Books.