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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A game of hockey

Opened on July 4th 1959 with a speech from Richard Nixon denouncing communism, the ultimately unloved Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena hosted... read more
about photographs

prints and drawings

The Alessandro Poli Fonds

Architect and artist Alessandro Poli (born in Fiesole in 1940), whose name is associated with the radical Italian architecture movement that... read more
about prints and drawings


Cedric Price Archive

Cedric Price (1934-2003) was one of the most challenging figures in the field of architecture in Britain during the second half of the 20th... read more
about the archives


Streets in the sky

Park Hill in Sheffield is the best known of the estates built under city architect Jack Womersley because it is the largest structure to have... read more
about publications

artefacts and media

21st International Eucharistic Congress, Montreal, 1910

Eucharistic Congresses are large-scale gatherings of clergy and laity held under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Church. These major events... read more
about artefacts and media

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