Professional Papers

Professional Papers

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


Professional Papers

Dates of creation

[ca. 1948-2004?]

Level of archival description

Series 2

Extent and Medium

  • 35919 drawings
  • 102.57 l.m. of textual records
  • 17.22 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 3479 reprographic copies
  • 565 photographs
  • 476 rolls
  • 285 ring binders
  • 278 negatives
  • 259 posters
  • 206 sets
  • 173 film reels
  • 108 panels
  • 94 textual records
  • 62 audio reels
  • 49 models
  • 37 artefacts
  • 31 videocassettes
  • 19 maps
  • 16 photomechanical prints
  • 9 printing plates
  • 4 audiocassettes
  • 3 files
  • 2 montages
  • 2 prints
  • 2 sculptures
  • 2 transparencies

Scope and Content

Series documents the professional activities of James Stirling, James Gowan, Michael Wilford, and the successive firms of Stirling and Gowan; James Stirling; James Stirling and Partner; James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates; Michael Wilford and Partners; as well as the firm of Michael Wilford GmbH. It chiefly illustrates the architectural and urban planning projects by James Stirling and the successive firms, including earlier theoretical and housing schemes, competition entries, major international commissions, as well as dead projects. The series also relates to exhibitions and publications of the firms' work, to writing and lecturing activities, to prizes, distinctions and honours received by the partners and the successive firms, and to other professional activities including participation to competition juries and teaching. Administrative and office activities are also documented in this series. Material in this series was produced between ca. 1948 and probably 2004.

Series contains a large number of reference, conceptual, and design development drawings, publication and presentation drawings and panels, working drawings and several models. Series also contains photographic materials, textual records, film reels and other audiovisual materials, and artefacts. Series is organized in 10 sub-series: Projects; Dead Projects; Exhibitions; Publications, Lectures and Writings; Awards and Honours; Professional Activities and Associations; Photographic Materials; Audiovisual Materials; Administrative Records; and Office Records. Arrangement within each sub-series is roughly chronological.

Reference Number


Language of material

Documents are in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese, with some French, Persian, Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Czech and Swedish.


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