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Canadian Centre for Architecture
Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism

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The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is an international research institution based on the fundamental premise that architecture is a public concern. It promotes the understanding of architectural ideas and practice through research, exhibitions, publications, conferences, and other programs. The resources of the CCA’s library, including nearly 200,000 monographs and over 1,500 current serial subscriptions, and the CCA’s collections of prints and drawings, photographs, and archives offer scholars and specialists a wealth of primary and secondary material for research on the history, theory, and practice of architecture. Through its Visiting Scholars Program, the CCA supports innovative, advanced research on the history, theory, and criticism of architecture and design from a broad transdisciplinary perspective. Candidates should submit a research proposal that takes into account the mandate of the CCA and the scope of its library and collections. The CCA emphasizes certain research themes considered to be relevant to the contemporary discourse on the built environment, such as media archaeology and digital processes of design and communication, the transformation of professional practice, and environmental histories. Applicants must either hold a Ph. D. or have an equivalent proven record of professional accomplishments. Residencies are granted for two months during the summer. Approximately four to six visiting scholars are appointed each year by an international jury and they receive stipends, a private office, and administrative support. During their residency at the CCA, they pursue individual research projects and will present once in a public seminar series. The call for applications is published on the CCA website in the spring, for residencies taking place the following year.

Centre Canadien d'Architecture | Canadian Center for Architecture
Study Centre
1920 rue Baile
Montréal, Québec H3H 2S6 
Tel: (514) 939-7000
Fax: (514) 939-7020