Principal Architecture Librarian/Archivist
Martin Aurand is Architecture Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University, Archivist of the Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives, and head of the University Libraries’ Arts Library and Special Collections department. Aurand holds an M.A. in American Studies and Historic Preservation from George Washington University, and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
As the University Libraries’ liaison librarian to the School of Architecture, Aurand provides library services including collection development, reference and research consultation services, and a curriculum-based program of library instruction. He also contributes to the School through studio project reviews and classroom lectures.
As Archivist, Aurand manages all aspects of the collections and operations of the Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives, a repository of architectural drawings and other records documenting the architects and architecture of Pittsburgh and its vicinity, including the Carnegie Mellon campus. The Archives sponsors digital projects, publications, exhibits, and other activities.
Aurand is author of two books: The Spectator and the Topographical City (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006), and The Progressive Architecture of Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr. (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994); a research guide: Pittsburgh Architecture: A Guide to Research; and a number of articles on Pittsburgh architects and architecture.
He is a member of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL).