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You employ stone, wood and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces: that is construction. Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good. I am happy and I say: "This is beautiful. That is Architecture. Art enters in..." Le Corbusier, Vers une architecture, 1923

Are you interested in architecture? Do you think it is important to impart knowledge about architecture? Then we would like to invite you to help us in this project.

This project develops ideas about how we might organise data in articles about architecture. These are only suggestions, things to give you focus and to get you going, and you shouldn't feel obligated in the least to follow them. But if you don't know what to write or where to begin, following the guidelines below may be helpful. First and foremost, we simply invite you to write articles.


This WikiProject aims to:

  1. Thoroughly explore architecture, buildings, construction globally and historically.
  2. Improve articles about architecture, architects, buildings and construction.
  3. Provide a place to discuss common issues on architecture, buildings, construction related pages.
  4. Organise and categorise Category:Architecture
  5. Ensure all pages meet the standards of Wikipedia:Cite sources. See also WikiProject Fact and Reference Check.
  6. Develop standards and templates for architecture, buildings, construction related articles.
  7. Manage editing of the Architecture WikiPortal

How to contributeEdit

Improve Outline of architectureEdit

The outline of architecture is a centralized navigation hub for the subject of architecture. It is intended to summarize the entire subject of architecture and Wikipedia's coverage of it. In turn, it is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics and pictures. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While browsing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing? (Among other things: pictures! Showcase the best buildings!)
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is intended to be a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for this WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise architectural articles. It is a hub from which to organize architecture-related topics.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Improve articlesEdit

Expand articlesEdit

Create new articlesEdit


Help for authorsEdit

Create new articlesEdit

Using starter templatesEdit

The starter templates listed below can assist you by setting up standard headings and infoboxes in your article. To use them follow this procedure:

  1. Create a blank article having first considered the information above concerning naming conventions and relevance.
  2. Copy one of the following templates and use it to start the article:
    1. Architect template for articles about architects
    2. Modern building template for articles about buildings begun on or after 1900
    3. Historic building template for articles about buildings begun before 1900
  3. Save the article
  4. Edit the article again, and add the text for your article under the headings that are created.


The starter templates above are embedded with the following infoboxes than can be inserted separately into an article - this is not compulsory - often architecture articles are better first illustrated by other means:

Templates to organise a series of articlesEdit

Use these series box templates for articles about:

WikiProject Architecture (Rated Project-class)
This article is within the scope of WikiProject Architecture, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Architecture on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
  Project  This article has been rated as Project-Class on the project's quality scale.

Expand stub articlesEdit

If your article is a stub, please add one of the following stub templates to the bottom of the article.

Selecting the right categoryEdit

Main topics are listed in Category:Architecture. Please place your article in the appropriate sub-category, not in the main architecture category, to reduce clutter

Useful resourcesEdit

External picture, drawing and media resources can be found here: here.

WikiProject TasksEdit

Develop overview and navigation pagesEdit

Architecture Peer ReviewEdit

WikiProject Architecture has its own peer review process for articles:

Manor House, Sleaford
Endeavour House
Taliesin (studio)

Featured Article and Featured List CandidatesEdit

Submit or comment on articles and lists under consideration for Wikipedia:Featured article candidates and Wikipedia:Featured list candidates.
Current Featured article and Featured list nominations :

Nominate articles here.

Featured Image CandidatesEdit

Submit or comment on articles under consideration for Wikipedia:Featured image candidates.
Current Featured Image nominations :Current Featured image candidates:

Monitor articles for deletionEdit

It is important to monitor and add your feedback to Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Architecture. This is a special page for incomplete articles about Architecture, buildings, construction, city planning and public space articles that may be removed, which needs to be maintained, updated.

Pages needing attentionEdit

Categories and articles for cleanup, expansion needed, expert attention, Wikification, neutrality in question and articles to be merged or split

Top-level articles that fail to provide an adequate overview of the subject. Most of these are hopelessly incomplete and / or unbalanced, and fail to provide even a competent guide to coverage of the subject elsewhere in Wikipedia. Wide-ranging expert knowledge and some research would be needed to get these to a decent standard.

Structural elements articles, relatively easy to put right and very much in need of attention:

Article assessmentEdit

WikiProject: Assessment Department - Instructions and FAQ

See also: {{Template:Architecture}}, above.

New articlesEdit

Please feel free to add new architecture related articles to the list (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles, or articles with more than 1,500 characters of editing, that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box of the Main Page.

New article announcements:Articles related to architecture over the past two weeks are listed automatically by AlexNewArtBot. This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

Rules | Match log | Results page (for watching) | Last updated: 2022-01-26 19:10 (UTC)

Note: The list display can now be customized by each user. See List display personalization for details.


We welcome new members for WikiProject Architecture. Please put your name on the list here.

WikiProject User BoxesEdit

Here are some templates for your use:

Code Result Usage
{{User WP Architecture}} WikiProject Architecture userbox
{{User:Evan C/Userboxes/User Architecture}}
 This user works in and/or appreciates Architecture
Userbox for those interested in architecture
{{User:Feureau/Userboxes/User Loves Architecture}}
 This user does not work in but appreciates Architecture.
Userbox for those who do not work in the field of architecture but have a love for the subject.
{{User architect}}
 This user is an architect.
Userbox for architects
{{User:Jeff dean/Userboxes/History}} Userbox for architectural historians
{{User:Jeff dean/Userboxes/Photog}} Userbox for architectural photographers


Featured contentEdit

Current Featured articles:

Architects: Matthew Brettingham, William Bruce, William Burges, John Douglas, Charles Holden, El Lissitzky, Benjamin Mountfort, I. M. Pei, Albert Speer, Rudolf Wolters. Buildings: 7 World Trade Center, Angkor Wat, Baden-Powell House, Belton House, Borobudur, BP Pedestrian Bridge, Bramall Hall, Buckingham Palace, Buildings and architecture of Bristol, Buildings of Jesus College, Oxford, Buildings of Nuffield College, Oxford, Building of the World Trade Center, Castell Coch, Catherine de' Medici's building projects, Chartwell, Chicago Board of Trade Building, Cragside, Heian Palace, Holkham Hall, IG Farben Building, House with Chimaeras, Hoysala architecture, City of Manchester Stadium, Monnow Bridge, Mosque, Michigan State Capitol, New Orleans Mint, Oregon State Capitol, Oriel College, Oxford, Palazzo Pitti, Palladian architecture, Pennsylvania State Capitol, Round Church, Preslav, Sandringham House, Sanssouci, Santa María de Ovila, Scottish Parliament Building, Sicilian Baroque, St Donat's Castle, St. Michael's Cathedral, Qingdao, St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, St Nicholas, Blakeney, Vkhutemas, The Tower House, West Wycombe Park
Featured lists
Chicago Landmarks, National Treasures of Japan (castles), National Treasures of Japan (shrines), Pritzker Prize, New churches by John Douglas, Church restorations, amendments and furniture by John Douglas, Houses and associated buildings by John Douglas, Non-ecclesiastical and non-residential works by John Douglas, Scheduled monuments in Maidstone, Works by Charles Holden, Grade I listed buildings in: Bath and North East Somerset, Maidstone, Mendip, North Somerset, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, List of tallest buildings in: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Dubai, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Providence, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Tulsa, Vancouver, Listed buildings in: Runcorn (urban area), Runcorn (rural area), Widnes

Good articlesEdit

Architects: William Adam, Eustace Balfour, Antoni Gaudí, Thomas Harrison, Zvi Hecker, Bjarke Ingels, E. G. Paley, Timothy L. Pflueger, Antonin Raymond, Kenzo Tange. Buildings: 108 North State Street, 5th Avenue Theatre, Algonquin Hotel, Andriyivskyy Descent, Arbor Hill Historic District–Ten Broeck Triangle, AT&T Corporate Center, Ballard Carnegie Library, Baths of Zeuxippus, Beaumont House, Benjaminville Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground, Blackstone Library, Boughton Monchelsea Place, The Casbah Coffee Club, Center Square/Hudson–Park Historic District, Central Troy Historic District, Chana School, Chester Rows, Chicago Spire, Chicago Theatre, Chrysler Building, Churche's Mansion, Clinton Presidential Center, Crown Fountain, Dolphinarium, Downtown Ossining Historic District, Eaton Hall, Cheshire, Édifice Price, Edinburgh Place Ferry Pier, Ellwood House, The Exchange, Bristol, Forbidden City, Harold Washington Cultural Center, Heller House, Historic Michigan Boulevard District, Hull House, Imbrex and tegula, Imperial War Museum North, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Joffrey Tower, Joseph F. Glidden House, Lafayette Park Historic District, Linton Park, Liverpool Town Hall, Louvre, Manila Hotel, Marquette Building (Chicago), Midnight Sun Mosque, Millennium Stadium, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, National Gallery, London, National Police Memorial, New Bedford Historic District, New York Court of Appeals Building, Old Louisville, Old Korean Legation Museum, One Bayfront Plaza, One Times Square, Onion dome, Oregon Public Library, Pavillon de Flore, Presidio of Santa Barbara, Queen's Pier, Rancho Camulos, Robot Building, Rock N Roll McDonald's, Roman Baths (Bath), Rookery Building, Senate House (University of London), Shamrock Hotel, South End–Groesbeckville Historic District, Sycamore Historic District, Taipei 101, Taj Mahal, TCF Bank Stadium, United States Institute of Peace Headquarters, University Mall (Little Rock, Arkansas), University of Illinois Observatory, University of Virginia, Upper Brook Street Chapel, Manchester, Valley of the Kings, Via della Conciliazione, Victoria Rooms (Bristol), Waller Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, World Trade Center. Castles and fortifications: Beaumaris Castle, Berkhamsted Castle, Bowes Castle, Buckton Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Caludon Castle, Château Gaillard, Château de Chinon, Conwy Castle, Dolbadarn Castle, Dunstaffnage Castle, Fort Greble, Fort Pasir Panjang, Fortress of Klis, Golubac fortress, Goodrich Castle, Haapsalu Castle, Hadleigh Castle, Halton Castle, Himeji Castle, Hylton Castle, Kaunas Fortress, Kenilworth Castle, Loch Leven Castle, Longtown Castle, Okehampton Castle, Oxford Castle, Peckforton Castle, Castle Rising, Roslin Castle, Smederevo Fortress, St Briavels Castle, Vilnius Castle Complex, Walls of Constantinople, Walls of Dubrovnik, York Castle. Religious buildings: Akhtala monastery, Akshardham Temple, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Bath Abbey, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Hong Kong), Chester Cathedral, College of All Saints, Maidstone, Elgin Cathedral, Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Ganting Grand Mosque, Hurva Synagogue, Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Mezhyhirskyi Monastery, Old St Paul's Cathedral, St Mary's Church, Acton, St Mary's Church, Nantwich, St Mary's Church, Nether Alderley, St. Mary's Church (Albany, New York), St Thomas the Martyr's Church, Oxford, Sunol Water Temple, Uppsala Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Zagreb Synagogue, Zhenguo Temple. Cities, countries and regions: Architecture of Denmark, Architecture of Leeds, Architecture of Madagascar, Architecture of Norway, Architecture of Scotland, Architecture of the medieval cathedrals of England, Buildings and architecture of Bath, Castles in Great Britain and Ireland, Grade I listed buildings in Somerset, Architecture of the Song Dynasty, Fatimid architecture.

Did you know (DYK)sEdit

Please feel free to add new DYKs to the list (newer articles at the top with date, please).

Featured picturesEdit

Similar WikiProjectsEdit

Parent projectEdit

Sister projectsEdit

Daughter projectsEdit

There is a task force on Historic houses

Former projects

Proposed projectsEdit

  1. WikiProject Architectural heritage
  2. WikiProject Construction
  3. WikiProject Interior architecture and design
  4. WikiProject Interior decorating
  5. WikiProject Landscape architecture
  6. Wikiproject Developers