Unfortunately, there is no one place to go to when looking for architectural plans. This page aims to show you some of the most likely places to try.
Please note: when making a model for an architectural history class, you do not need to know the exact dimensions of the building. What you need to do is get the proportions correct. This will require your finding, at a minimum, a floor plan and an elevation. Using reputable sources is also of the greatest importance.
If none of the options listed here helps, please contact your librarian. I am happy to help you locate a source for these sometimes difficult to find works.
Plan of St Gall Abbey. Ink on velleum, 816-817. St Gall Collection. Luna Insight.
Note: Avery Index, listed in the previous box, may lead you to print only journals in the Brown Library collection. Here are some additional print and ebook resources:
Most books on architects and architecture will include building plans. For very well known buildings, try a search in:
Plans for newer buildings or renovations may be found here:
Older building plans are kept in:
Don't forget to also check the catalogs of:
The books below may also be useful: