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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The perimeter of Newark Airport

The Partnership for New York City estimated that in 2008, the congestion at New York’s JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports resulted... read more
about photographs

prints and drawings

An interior view of Notre Dame du Haut

One of the most iconic works of Le Corbusier, the chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, was vandalized late last month. Completed in 1955, Le Corbusier... read more
about prints and drawings


Teatro del mondo, Venice, 1979-1980

This small temporary building, floating on a pontoon near the Basin of St. Mark, was built in connection with an international architectural... read more
about the archives


Regina's Day of Horror

"Sunday, June 30, 1912 will go down into history as the darkest day in Regina's otherwise uninterrupted period of splendid prosperity and... read more
about publications

artefacts and media

Festival of the Chinea

Today’s sound and light shows, employing laser lights and digital technology to transform urban space and delight our senses with spectacular... 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