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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Beneath the Eiffel Tower

Taken on this day 101 years ago, the news footage of Franz Reichelt’s jump from the Eiffel Tower first shows him modeling his home-made parachute... read more
about photographs

prints and drawings

Competition for the League of Nations Building, Geneva

Founded at the conclusion of World War I and precursor to the United Nations, the League of Nations was the first permanent international... read more
about prints and drawings


Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna, Blumberg Architects Archive

The Toronto-based firm of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB) was founded in 1987 by four partners who had been colleagues in... read more
about the archives


Robert Valturio: Opera de facti e precepti militari

Opera de facti e precepti militari, a fortification study by Robert Valturio (1405-1475), illustrates the close relationship between wartime... read more
about publications

artefacts and media

Norman D. Stevens Collection of Library Architecture

This collection of mixed materials, dating from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century, documents the library as a building type. Approximately... 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