Featured Archival Collections

Archive of the New Urbanism

The Archive of the New Urbanism was established in 2004 by Dean Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, one of founders of the New Urbanism movement, to provide a record of the initiation and evolution of the New Urbanism as seen in projects, articles, books, research, compendia, notes, and other materials.  Internationally re-knowned, the New Urbanism is an interdisciplinary movement whose goals are to promote urban reinvestment and alternatives to suburban sprawl.  The collection includes drawings, project folios, books and manuscripts, periodical publications, articles, correspondence, CDs, DVDs, audio and video cassettes, and ephemera related to New Urbanist theory, writing and design

Architectural Maps & Drawings Collection

This collection includes regional and historic maps, original drawings, plans, elevations, photographs, and blueprints of residential and commercial architecture, community project plans, city/town plans, historic restoration plans and aerial photographs.  The bulk of the materials are focused on, but, not limited to the areas of Miami-Dade, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach.

Allan T. Shulman Historic Preservation & Conservation Reports

This collection contains a series of historic preservation reports prepared by Architect, Allan T. Shulman.  The majority of the surveys are of Miami Beach architecture from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s and one report for Hialeah Park and its immediate environs. This collection holds the distinction of providing a documentation of recommendations for the preservation, restoration and conservation of the sub-tropical building environment with an emphasis on the architecture of the resort/hospitality industry in Miami Beach.

Planning Your Visit

The Architecture Research Center (ARC) welcomes researchers interested in exploring our archival collections. We encourage students, faculty and visitors alike to browse the electronic finding aids in order to familiarize themselves with the content of the collections and  strongly recommend making an appointment before visiting.  (305) 284-5282