Principal Architecture Librarian & Archivist
Martin Aurand is Architecture Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University and Archivist of the Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives. Martin 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, Martin offers reference and research consultation services, provides curriculum-based research instruction, acquires and manages information resources, and engages issues around scholarly communications. He also contributes to the School of Architecture through studio project reviews and classroom lectures.
As Archivist, Martin manages 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.
Martin is the 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); and a number of articles and web-based resources on Pittsburgh architects and architecture.