Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Architectural Archives Database

This database contains records of over 8,000 architectural jobs with an estimated 125,000 sheets designed by more than 250 architects and engineers stretching back to the early part of the twentieth century. While the vast majority of database records are concerned with the drawings of buildings in the Houston area, there are a few structures from elsewhere in Texas and the nation. Drawings in the collection comprise a history of homes from the modest to the grand, small office buildings to recent skyscrapers, "dream palace theaters" to the Astrodome, manufacturing plants to automobile dealerships and even service stations. The architects range from the famous such as Finn, Moore, Staub, and Sullivan to the less well known. These are records of drawings, not the drawings themselves.

Performing a Search

Please fill in one or more of the following boxes. Not every field in every database record necessarily contains information. In order to broaden your search, please fill in fewer boxes.

Description (may include structure type, building name, client, design year, drawing descriptions):
Key Number (unique identifier given by the database software to each record):
Street Number (street number of the structure):
Address (name of the street(s) or intersection of the building's location):
Architect (last name of the architect whose office designed the structure):
Job Number (assigned by the architects and are not unique identifiers):
Collection Number (assigned by HMRC when available):