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The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. More

Environmental Design: Precedents, GIS, Interviews

Subject Guide

Le Corbusier

Image of Ronchamp, 1955 by Le Corbusier.
Ronchamp, 1955



GIS/Spatial Data - A guide to some of the mapping resources available through the University of Manitoba Libraries.

Winnipeg Historical Maps - This Flickr collection includes maps covering Winnipeg transportation, growth and boundaries, zoning and planning, and geological engineering.



For more information please contact:
Cynthia Dietz
GIS Environmental Studies Librarian Elizabeth Dafoe Library 204-474-7134

Digital Databases

The best place to find visual precedents is in the architecture journal literature. You can browse the journals, or search the project type in the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals where these journals are indexed. 

The databases below have images by project type and ARTstor has many architectural models and drawings. 

  Search for a particular building, or go under COLLECTIONS and open the Museum of Modern Art Architectural Collection.

ARTstor Blog
Learn about ARTstor collections, tools, services & events.

Art & Architecture ePortal - over 40,000 images from publications on art and architecture

Great Buildings CollectionGreat Buildings Online Database

 Explore Architecture on by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) has an excellent building type section.

US Modernist


The Winnipeg Building Index

Image Source Books

Interviews with Architects