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

Balthazar Korab 1926 - 2013


One of the greatest photograhers of American modernism Balthazar Korab died this week. Korab was born in 1926 in Budapest but emigrated via... read more
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prints and drawings

Eero Saarinen: Athens Airport


Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) began the design for Athens Airport (1960-69) after his more famous airport terminal buildings for TWA in New York... read more
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archives

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Archive


Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, one of Canada’s most renowned landscape architects, has realised projects including public and private gardens... read more
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publications

Temporary Funerary Architecture


In Europe, just as the royal triumphal entry into a city was celebrated through pageantry and with temporary structures and decorations, so... read more
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artefacts and media

Expo 67 Puzzle


The occasion of Montréal’s Expo 67 created a vast market for memorabilia, and many of the souvenir items created for the occasion reflect... 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