academic material collections

Arizona State University: Materials Resource Center

Ball State University: Architecture Building Material Samples Collection

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: Materials Collection

California College of the Arts: New Materials Library

Harvard University: GSD Materials Collection 

Kingston University: Rematerialise, Sustainable Materials Library 

Parsons New School: Angelo Donghia Materials Library

Pratt Institute, Center for Sustainable Design Strategies: Resource Center

Rhode Island School of Design: Material Resource Center

Syracuse University: Architecture Materials Library

University of Houston: Materials Research Collaborative

University College London: Institute of Making

University of Michigan Materials Collection 

other material collections and databases

ArchHello

ArchiExpo

Architonic: Products and Materials

Crib Candy

Designer Pages

Futation 

Happy Materials (Czech Republic)

GreenSpec Product Guide

Materfad (Barcelona Materials Centre, Fostering Arts and Design)

Material Lab (Johnson Tiles)

Materia

Material Biblioteket

Material Connexion (access via UT Library databases)

Material Project - Wiki

matériO

raumPROBE

Stylepark

Sweets 

Trade Only Design Library

MATERIAL publications & blogs

Best of NeoCon

Hello Materials

Material Lab

Material Stories

Transmaterial

material research

Association for Material Science (Bond voor Materialenkennis, BvM)

CASE (Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, Rensselaer SOM)

DAMADEI (Design and Advanced Materials As a Driver of European Innovation)

Danish Design Center

M2i (Materials Research Institute)

MaDE (Materials and Design Exchange)

MatWeb 

material re-use

National Community Wood Recycling Project

PlanetReuse

RE-USE Consulting

The ReUse People of America

Trash for Teaching