Dead projects

Dead projects

Part of


  • Stirling and Gowan (creator)
  • James Stirling and Partner (creator)
  • James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates (creator)
  • Michael Wilford and Partners (creator)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)


Dead projects

Dates of creation

circa 1963-2002

Level of archival description

Sub-Series 2

Extent and Medium

  • 2.35 l.m. of textual records
  • 1 roll of drawings

Scope and Content

Sub-series documents "dead projects", by the successive firms of Stirling and Gowan; James Stirling and Partner; James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates; and Michael Wilford and Partners. These projects are those which did not lead to commissions, or the production of drawings, but were preliminary contacts or negotiations between clients and competition organizers and the architectural firms. Most of these projects were for locations in the United States, but also include locations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Iran, France, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, the Soviet Union, Canada, Austria and Switzerland. Material in this sub-series was produced between 1963 and probably 2002.

Sub-series contains textual records, such as notes, proposals, correspondence with clients or consultants, reports, building programs, contracts or agreements. It also contains maps of sites and cadastral plans used as reference, and site plans.

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Sub-series is arranged by project although a small number of files include several dead projects.

Language of material

Documents are mostly in English, with some in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish.


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