USEFUL WEBSITES

WIND STUDY SITE

Ventusky is a free website used to study the wind patterns through the years for anywhere in the world. This can be used in the design process to help take advantage of wind to cool or shield amounts of wind in the design. Tutorial coming soon!

ASSIST

Assist.org is a great website to use when you are looking to transfer to a University. You can type in your Community College and University you plan to transfer to and see what classes you can take from your Community College that will count towards your degree at the University. Tutorial coming soon!

SKETCHUCATION

SketchUcation a growing community and resource center for SketchUp Design Professionals

  • Access over 800 SketchUp Extensions
  • Learn with over 500,000 SketchUp users
  • Browse hundreds of SketchUp Models, Materials and Styles

INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL

The International Code Council website has the digital catalog of all published building codes for all states and jurisdictions. It is free to read and look at but illegal to print from the website. Tutorial coming soon!

ISSUU

Issuu is a great website to use for inspiration for Presentation Boards, Case Studies, and Portfolios. Type in the search engine “Architectural” and whatever you are looking for, Issuu will have many examples.

NCARB

NCARB, in collaboration with licensing boards, facilitates the licensure and credentialing of architects to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. 

While each jurisdiction is responsible for regulating the practice of architecture within its borders, NCARB works with licensing boards and volunteers to develop and facilitate standards for licensure, including the national examination and experience program. NCARB also recommends regulatory guidelines for licensing boards and helps architects expand their professional reach through the NCARB Certificate.

SNAZZYMAPS

This website is used to create tailored maps. With this site you can eliminate information that is not applicable to your project. This site is free, it is recommended that an account is setup to remember your map settings for quick access and use. Tutorial coming soon!

CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTS BOARD

This site is useful in determining your pathway to architectural licensure.

SWEETS CATALOGUE

Sweets is the building product source for the design and construction professional: Architects, Contractors, Subcontractors, Designers, Engineers, Facility Managers and Building Owners. Sweets is like no other building product database – with comprehensive product information, CAD details, BIM objects, specs, catalogs, galleries, green product information, CEUs and more on thousands of products.

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