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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 contribute[edit]

Improve Outline of architecture[edit]

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 articles[edit]

Expand articles[edit]

Create new articles[edit]


Help for authors[edit]

Create new articles[edit]

Using starter templates[edit]

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 articles[edit]

Use these series box templates for articles about:

WikiProject Architecture (Rated Project-class)
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Expand stub articles[edit]

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

Selecting the right category[edit]

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 resources[edit]

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

WikiProject Tasks[edit]

Develop overview and navigation pages[edit]

Architecture Peer Review[edit]

WikiProject Architecture has its own peer review process for articles:

Manor House, Sleaford
Endeavour House
Taliesin (studio)

Featured Article and Featured List Candidates[edit]

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 Candidates[edit]

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

Monitor articles for deletion[edit]

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 attention[edit]

Refer to: Wikipedia:Pages needing attention/Architecture 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 assessment[edit]

WikiProject: Assessment Department - Instructions and FAQ

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

New articles[edit]

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.

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