List of building types

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This is a list of building types, useful for ideas when building up a community.

Agricultural buildings

  • Barn
  • Chicken coop or chicken house
  • Farm house
  • Farms by types
    • Dairy farm
    • Fish farm
    • Fruit farm
    • Horse farm/ranch
    • Plantation/hacienda
    • Poultry farm
    • Prison farm
    • Ranches
    • Tree farm
  • Farmstead
  • Farmyard
  • Field
  • Garden
  • Granary
  • Greenhouse
  • Hay loft
  • Horse mill
  • Market garden
  • Orchard
  • Pasture
  • Pigpen or sty
  • Root cellar
  • Shed
  • Stable
  • Station (agriculture, usually found in Australia and elsewhere)
  • Storage silo
  • Storm cellar
  • Tide mill
  • Vineyard
  • Water well (Well house)
  • Watermill
  • Wind mill

Commercial buildings

  • Antique store
  • Arcade
  • Auction house
  • Bakery
    • Bread store
    • Cake shop
    • Pie shop
    • Pastry shop
    • Cupcake shop
    • Cookie shop
  • Bank
  • Bar, Pub, Tavern
  • Barber
  • Bowling alley
  • Brothel
  • Butcher
  • Car mechanic
  • Car sales lot
  • Car rental lot
  • Casino
  • Commodity exchange
  • Dentist's office
  • Doctor's office
  • Forum
  • Gas station
  • Hair Stylist, Salon
  • Hotel
    • Bed and Breakfast
    • Inn
    • Motel
    • Resort hotel
  • Markets
    • Convenience store
    • Grocery store
    • Supermarket
    • Delicatessen
    • Farmer's market
    • Flea market
  • Nightclub
    • Jazz club
    • Dance club
  • Office building
  • Pawn shop
  • Real estate office
  • Restaurants
    • Coffee shop/diner
    • Dinner club
    • Fast food/Drive through restaurant
    • Fine Dining restaurant
    • Ice cream parlor/shop
    • Italian restaurant
    • Mexican restaurant
    • Pizza parlor
    • Seafood restaurant
    • Thai restaurant
  • Skyscrapers
  • Shops/stores
    • Bicycle store
    • Bookstore/bookshop
    • Candle shop
    • Candy store/shop
    • Clothing store
    • Coffee stand
    • Comic Book store
    • Flower shop
    • Furniture store
    • Game, Tackle, Bait store
    • Glass shop
    • Hardware store
    • Hobby store
    • Jewelry store
    • Liquor store
    • Newsstand
    • Pet store
    • Pharmacy
    • Print store
    • Quilt shop
    • Record, Music, Instrument store
    • Sewing shop
    • Toy shop/store
  • Seamstress/Tailor
  • Shopping mall/center
  • Stock exchange
  • Video rental


Dwellings

  • Apartment block
  • Asylum
  • Condominium
  • Dormitory
  • Duplex
  • House
  • Manor
  • Mansion
  • Nursing home
  • Psychiatric hospital

Educational buildings

  • College
    • Classroom Building
    • Dormitory
    • Gymnasium
    • Students' union
  • School
  • Library
  • University

Arts, culture, and entertainment buildings

  • Art gallery
  • Amphitheater
  • Concert hall
  • Museum
    • Museum of fine arts
    • Museum of history
  • Opera house
  • Symphony
  • Sports venues
    • Arena
    • Ball field
    • Stadium
  • Theater
    • Movie theater
    • Performing arts theaters (or center for the performing arts)

Government buildings

  • Capitol
  • City hall
  • Consulate (Consular office)
  • County courthouse
  • Courthouse
  • Embassy
  • Federal (or equivalent if any) courthouse
  • Fire station
  • Palace
  • Parliament
  • Post office

Law enforcement buildings

  • County jail
  • Jail
  • Police administrative headquarter
  • Police station
  • Prison
  • Sheriff's office
  • State (or equivalent if any) police headquarter
  • State (or equivalent if any) police posts

Industrial buildings

  • Brewery
  • Coal mine
  • Coal power plant
  • Factory
  • Foundry
  • Lumber mill
  • Lumberyard
  • Machine shop
  • Manufacturing plant
  • Mill
  • Mine
  • Nuclear power plant
  • Oilfield
  • Oil rig
  • Paper mill
  • Power plant
  • Refinery
  • Shipyard

Military buildings

  • Barracks
  • Bunker
    • Blockhouse
  • Castle
  • Citadel
  • City gate
  • Defensive wall
  • Fort
  • Fortification
  • Tower

Parking and storage

  • Aircraft hangar
  • Barn
  • Boathouse
  • Parking garage
  • Garage
  • Shed
  • Storage silo
  • Warehouse

Religious buildings

  • Church
    • Basilica
    • Cathedral
    • Chapel
    • Oratory
  • Mosque
  • Monastery
  • Fire Temple
  • Pyramid
  • Shrine
  • Synagogue
  • Temple
  • Pagoda

Transit stations

  • Airports/Airfields
    • Airports by types
      • International airports
      • Municipal airports
      • Regional airports
    • Airport terminal
  • Bus station
  • Metro (subway, underground) station
  • Train station
    • Signal box

Other

  • Aqueduct
  • Arcology
  • Bathhouse
  • Burial sites
    • Cemeteries
    • Graveyards
  • Hospital
  • Low-energy buildings
  • Marina
  • Triumphal arch