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Landscaping, Construction, and Design Resources









Print & Online Media


Subscription or Membership Required

Fine Homebuilding
The highly regarded print publication

With it's feature library and online Video tips this resource is worth checking out regularly.

Fine Gardening
A respected source for the garden enthusiast

Another Taunton Press publication with great resources including garden plans, hot to articles and gardening forum.


The Magazine dedicated to celebrating and encouraging the passion of gardeners with inspirational content.



Free to Industry Members

Landscape Specifier & Architect News
The oldest and perhaps most widely read, independent publication serving the landscape architect

With it's sister publications; Landscape Superintendent, and Landscape Contractor a lot of quality articles.

Lawn & Landscape
An industry publication with lot's or resources including an extensive online video collection of interviews with landscape professionals.
Qualified Remodeler

The leading publication serving the residential remodeler



Professional Organizations


American Institute of Architects

Obtain AIA, contract documents, visit the bookstore and more at this very comprehensive site.

American Society of Interior design.

The website has a wealth of information for the professional and public as well.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

A comprehensive site with good resources for homeowners and professionals. 

National Association of Home Builders

The voice of the housing industry... has a lot of content, sometimes challenging to find what you want.

American Society of Landscape Architects

Access the ASLA bookstore, find a Landscape Architect or read articles from the prestigious industry publication Landscape Architecture

Association of Professional Landscape Designers

A site primarily for professionals but a useful Resources page for all.

U.S. Green Building Council

The leading advocate for expanding sustainable building practices in the US. 





Product Resources


Traditional Building
The comprehensive resource for restoration professionals.

The online design center is a useful tool for locating the material and services you require for a period restoration.

The McGraw Hill building products directory

A widely recognized print publication for architects has an online version. This is a resource for specifying building products.

Thomas Register
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Locate virtually any manufactured item through this exhaustive publication and search engine





CAD & Modeling Resources


SketchUp 3D Warehouse

A large repository for SketchUp 3D models available for free.


The largest collection of manufacturers drawings and details, available for free.


The digital incarnation of the magazine Cadalyst is a bounty of information.


The free 3D software from Google.






Land Use and Sustainability



A one-stop source for urban planning news


Sustainable Sites Initiative

An interdisciplinary effort to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.   






Construction                                     Gardening/Landscape


Wood Web

A substantial resource for anyone who works with wood.


The Whole Building Design Guide. An enormous repository of building information from the National Institute of Building Science. 

Garden Web

The Internet's Garden Community; The largest group of forums on the web having to do with web and garden.


A very good resource that covers the dangers and safety measures when dealing with Asbestos in renovation and construction. 

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