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

The Fountain of the Planets


Major League Soccer has commissioned a New York firm to draft designs for a stadium on the site of the Fountain of the Planets, a pool created... read more
about photographs

prints and drawings

 

Drawing Instruments: From Pencil to Computer


In 1982 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London organised a small exhibition and published an accompanying catalogue 1... read more
about prints and drawings

archives

Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Archive


Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, based in Toronto, is internationally known for the firm’s rigorous and engaging design, sensitivity to site, and... read more
about the archives

publications

Joseph Furttenbach: Architectura privata


Joseph Furttenbach (1591-1667), a German merchant and architect, studied in Italy before settling in Ulm in 1621, where he became supervisor... read more
about publications

artefacts and media

Sunset over the Lincoln Memorial


"A child born to poverty on the edge of the wilderness; a ruler whose word became law over a continent, wide as the Atlantic; a martyr whose... 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