The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is an international research centre and museum founded by Phyllis Lambert in 1979 on the conviction that architecture is a public concern.

Based on its extensive Collection, exhibitions, programs, and research opportunities, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today.

Institutional Overview

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) was founded in 1979 as a new form of cultural institution to build public awareness of the role of architecture in society, promote scholarly research in the field, and stimulate innovation in design practice.
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CCA Building

The CCA building was designed by Peter Rose with consulting architect Phyllis Lambert and associate architect Erol Argun in 1989.
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CCA Garden

Designed by Montréal artist-architect Melvin Charney, the CCA Garden restores the urban fabric of an area deeply scarred by mid-20th-century highway engineering.
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CCA Partners

With the support of our exceptional partners, the Canadian Centre for Architecture continues to thrive. We are sincerely grateful for and encouraged by your ongoing support.
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