The CCA holds one of the world’s foremost international research collections of publications, conceptual studies, drawings, plans, models, prints, photographs, related artefacts and ephemera, archives and oral histories of individual architects.

The Collection now comprises over half a million examples that testify to the diverse ways in which architecture has been imagined, conceived, observed, and transformed for the past six centuries.

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Researchers may consult the Collection in the Library Reading Room by contacting Collection Reference. For information about reproductions from the Collection, contact Rights and Reproductions.

For information on loans of objects for exhibitions, please see the Policy on Lending CCA Objects for Temporary Exhibitions.

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photographs

The Photographs of Julius Shulman


For nearly seven decades, renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman (1910-2009) created a comprehensive visual chronicle of the modern... read more
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prints and drawings

An unbuilt government centre in Qatar


British engagement in building in the Middle East has changed. Last month, the UK-based architecture firm you&me won a competition to design... read more
about prints and drawings

archives

Ernest Cormier Archive


In 1981 the archives of Montréal architect Ernest Cormier (1885-1980) became the first 20th-century fonds in the CCA Collection. After studying... read more
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publications

 

Publications about Architecture and Urbanism of the United States


The CCA Collection includes strong coverage of architecture throughout the United States from colonial times to the present. The CCA owns... read more
about publications

artefacts and media

Tadashi Kawamata: Urban Interventions


The Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata (b. 1953) creates small structures or huts that straddle the line between installation and architecture... read more
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selections from CCA collection

In November 1973 Gordon Matta-Clark was invited by curator Paolo Minetti of Galleriaforma to exhibit in Genoa, Italy. Minetti offered him... read more

In 1951 the mayor of Ahmedabad, Chinubhai Chimanbhai, invited Le Corbusier to design a new house for the mayor on a site on the west bank... read more