Metropolis Books

Welcome to Metropolis Books, the home of high-quality, relevant books on architecture, design, sustainability, and the environment. 
We make books that matter. Books that are beautifully designed. Books that inspire action! Here’s what people are saying about us: “Metropolis Books is the guidepost for the future of design.”  —Valerie Casey, founder, Designers Accord “Metropolis Books reveal the beauty and complexity of everyday design transactions…” —William R. Morrish, dean, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons the New School for Design “In a category dense with publishers, this incredible imprint—through dynamic editorial programming—educates, informs and enriches the lives of its readers… Beautifully produced and meticulously crafted, each publication resonates with a care and concern for the content that comes from an original place of genuine passion.”  —Chris Heimbuch, Practice Lead, Creative Development and Partnerships, Adobe Experience Design : XD “Metropolis Books has become a fountainhead of essential information and ideas for people who are working in the trenches with the underserved. No matter where I am—Tibet, Africa or a squatter community in the heart of Latin America— the lessons of these books are always with me, the pages dog-eared and worn from use and sharing with our clients.” —Sergio Palleroni, founder, BaSiC Initiative, and senior fellow, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University. To purchase books, visit to