The informed use of materials is a driving force in architectural design, art, and engineering. An understanding of technology, innovation, and resolution of detail is central to the inspired use of these materials. The purpose of the Materials Resource Center is to present a unique resource for Washington University students, faculty, and alumni by providing a centralized location for material samples and digital databases. Located in Givens Hall, the center will be a resource for art and architecture design studios, engineering and technology courses, and research as well as architecture and art history course work. It is envisioned as a living, changing, dynamic source for information and research, as well as a catalyst for cross-disciplinary collaboration and experimentation.

If you have questions about the Materials Resource Center, contact lecturer Hannah Roth.


Browse the Materials Resource Center Collections:

Building Case Studies