Princeton Architectural Press premiered the Campus Guides in 1999. We have published 33 volumes for 27 colleges, universities, and academies. The Campus Guide series will ultimately feature at least 250 of America’s finest college and university campuses.
Few places influence a person more than college. Alumni, parents, friends, visitors, and administrators value the Campus Guides for their institutional value, beauty, intelligence, and personal connection.
The Campus Guides showcase America’s premier colleges, universities, and academies in visually stunning books, maps, and apps that feature a curated tour to highlight major buildings, special places, and landmark events.
Portray, promote, and distinguish your college, university, or institution. The Campus Guide brings the campus to life in beautifully illustrated Walks that are engagingly narrated. Building by building, the Campus Guide highlights premier educational programs; pivotal leaders, educators, and alumni; and the culture, lore, and life that define the place.
Princeton Architectural Press is a world leader in architecture and design publishing, both in market share and in editorial and design excellence. With over 1,000 titles published, we have consistently sought the best in our field, and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. Celebrating our thirty-fifth year, including twenty as publisher of The Campus Guides, we’ve made our reputation in part by identifying new trends and publishing first books on emerging talents, as well as definitive works on established names, and by creating books of unsurpassed design quality and production values.
Both the Press and our books have won numerous awards, for editorial excellence and for book design. They’ve been described in professional and popular media as “visually inviting,” “elegant and charming,” “useful as well as beautiful,” “lovingly produced,” “authoritative,” “thorough and comprehensive,” and so on: we make books that are smart, beautiful, and useful.
Since 1996 we’ve been distributed in North and South America by Chronicle Books, the successful trade book publisher based in San Francisco, which dramatically increased our visibility in the non-specialist book trade and specialty retail stores. In 2011, we joined the McEvoy Group, which includes Chronicle Books, Galison/Mudpuppy, and IseeMe, all leaders in innovative visual publishing. In short: we publish the best books on subjects we believe we know best.