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The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Online Resources

Links to materials for the students, faculty members and staff of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

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Online Exhibition | Postcards from Under NY

In its first-ever online exhibition, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Archive presents images from the Joseph Covino Postcard Collection. The postcards in this exhibition document New York City's underground transit system at its inception. 

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Online Exhibition | Stanley Prowler: Expo '67

This online exhibition presents photographs by the architect Stanley Prowler of Expo '67 in Montreal. Prowler's remarkable collection of mid-20th century photographs documenting built environments worldwide is held by the Architecture Archive. 

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Online Exhibition | One to One | 1:1

One to One | 1:1 is a literal and conceptual parallel between Ja Architecture Studio's space in Toronto and the School of Architecture’s 3rd floor hallway gallery. This digital exhibition re-presents the work through photographs by Maeve FitzHoward paired with the text panels and captions featured in the original presentation.

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