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.

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Tangent Series

The Tangent project was conceived in 2002 to further develop the relationship between photography and architecture by engaging contemporary... read more
about photographs

prints and drawings

An apartment tower by Oscar Niemeyer

Belo Horizonte was inaugurated on this day in 1897. Originally planned in a Beaux-Arts style, by the 1940s the city became a setting for modernist... read more
about prints and drawings


Peter Eisenman Archive

Peter Eisenman (b. 1932), architect, theorist, and educator, stands as a principal figure of reference for architectural theory in North America... read more
about the archives


Lebbeus Woods: The Epicyclarium

“I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms,” wrote Lebbeus Woods, who died on... read more
about publications

artefacts and media

The Great East River Suspension Bridge

Before the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883, a New York toy-manufacturer, Stirn & Lyon, rendered this nineteenth-century engineering... read more
about artefacts and media

selections from CCA collection

With its foreshortened perspective, this monumental image (1926-1927) is a testament to the experimentation of photographers in Soviet Russia... read more

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