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Since 1932, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the bedrock design reference for generations of architects, builders, and engineers. Take a look at its distinguished timeline of development.

Architectural Graphic Standards Highlights   Architecture Landmarks
  1910 Pennsylvania Station, New York, New York (McKim, Mead and White)
John Wiley & Sons publishes Architectural Details, a prototype for Architectural Graphic Standards 1924  
  1929 La Villa Savoye, Poissy, France (Corbusier)
  1930 Chrysler Building, New York, New York (William Van Alen)
Wiley publishes first edition of Architectural Graphic Standards 1932  
  1934 Fallingwater, Bear Run, Pennsylvania (Frank Lloyd Wright)
10,000th copy sold 1936  
100,000th copy sold 1947  
  1949 The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut (Philip Johnson)
Fourth edition published: changes in building technology trigger 80% increase in length over prior edition 1951  
Fifth edition published: final edition prepared by Charles Ramsey and Harold Sleeper 1956  
  1958 Seagram Building, New York, New York (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)
  1966 Salk Institute, La Jolla, California (Louis Kahn)
Sixth edition published: first edition edited by American Institute of Architects; incorporates Uniformat organization 1970 John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois (Bruce Graham/Skidmore Owings and Merrill)
  1973 AIA Headquarters, Washington, DC (The Architects Collective)
  1977 Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano)
  1978 National Gallery of Art East Wing, Washington, DC (I.M. Pei)
  1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC (Maya Lin)
Ninth edition published: incorporates ADA guidelines; new material on building systems and energy-efficient design 1994  
First digital version of Architectural Graphic Standards released as CD, version 1.0 1996 J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California (Richard Meier)
  1997 Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (Frank Gehry)
1,000,000th copy sold 1999  
Tenth edition of book and version 3.0 of CD published 2000  
Graphic Standards franchise expands with the release of Interior Graphic Standards 2003  
In conjunction with American Planning Association, Planning and Urban Design Standards is released 2006  
Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards publishes 2006  
To celebrate its 75th Anniversary, Eleventh edition of book and version 4.0 of CD published

John Wiley & Sons celebrates 200th anniversary

The American Institute of Architects celebrates 150th anniversary