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 Weissenhof Estate

When Mies commissioned J.J.P. Oud to design a building for an exhibition in Stuttgart, he explained "We want to get right down to the function... read more
about photographs

prints and drawings

Peter Eisenman: Ten Houses

From 1967 to 1978 Peter Eisenman used the single-family house as a design vehicle through which to circumscribe the autonomous essence of... read more
about prints and drawings


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
about the archives


Pamphlet Literature on Defense Housing

In 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Service and Training Act into law, the first peacetime draft. The United States... read more
about publications

artefacts and media

Architecture Medals

The CCA Library is the only North American library that holds a medal from the Deutsche Bauausstellung Berlin 1931 (German Building Exposition... 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