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This guide is specially curated by by your Architecture & Environmental Design Librarian to provide basic architecture research guidance PLUS key resources closely related to built environment research.

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This guide is intended for all levels of students studying architecture ("plus" related disciplines) at Cal Poly.  Feedback is welcome and encouraged:

Architectural Resources Focused on Black, Indigenous and People of Color

Corporate search engines like Google and databases such as those provided by Kennedy Library will, to varying degrees, return results that reflect the dominant whiteness and hetero-centricity of American and western culture.  This problem can appear in the articles and images themselves, in skewed rankings from biased algorithms (formulas that decide the relevance of results) and in outdated or offensive keyword filters or subject terminology.  In an effort to counter this problem, this box contains a working list of references to architects and firms identifying as black, indigenous or people of color.