Part of


  • 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)



Dates of creation

1951-[2004?], predominant 1951-1992

Level of archival description

Sub-Series 1

Extent and Medium

  • 35741 drawings
  • 88.03 l.m. of textual records
  • 10.47 l.m. of photographic materials
  • 3479 reprographic copies
  • 565 photographs
  • 474 rolls
  • 278 negatives
  • 234 ring binders
  • 206 sets
  • 94 textual records
  • 62 panels
  • 49 models
  • 27 artefactes
  • 19 maps
  • 16 photomechanical prints
  • 9 printing plates
  • 3 files
  • 2 transparencies
  • 2 montages

Scope and Content

Sub-series documents competition entries and projects by James Stirling, and by the successive firms of James Stirling; Stirling and Gowan; James Stirling and Partner; James Stirling, Michael Wilford, and Associates; Michael Wilford and Partners; and Michael Wilford GmbH. Several projects were carried out in association with other architects, including Léon Krier, Walter Nägeli, and the firms of Giancarlo de Carlo and of Marlies Hentrup Norbert Heyer. A majority of projects were designed for London, England and other locations in England and Scotland, Germany and the United States. Other projects were designed for Italy, Iran, Japan, France, Algeria, Spain, Netherlands, Kenya, Qatar, Canada, Singapore and Switzerland. Material in this sub-series was produced between 1951 and probably 2004.

The publication drawings for Stirling's projects were often drawn by Leon Krier, Russell Bevington, or Ulrich Schaad ('British Architecture Today', 1991).

Sub-series contains reference drawings, conceptual and design development drawings, publication and presentation drawings and panels, and working drawings. It also contains photographic materials, textual records, models and artefacts. Sub-series is roughly arranged chronologically by project date.

Reference Number



© © Wilford Schupp Architekten GmbH

Language of material

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

General note

  • Projects have been processed and catalogued up to approximately 1992, the date of James Stirling's death. Projects dated after 1992 are listed in the finding aid and have been processed at a preliminary level. The extents and often the dates for these projects are approximate. Consult curator for further information.

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