The architectural collections of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center reflect a range of the region's architectural history. The principal focus of the collections is architectural drawings but also includes correspondence, office records, job logs, specifications, photographs, shop drawings, and oral history interviews. Major series of records from architectural firms include those of Maurice J. Sullivan, Alfred C. Finn, Harvin C. Moore, Frank Meyer, and Hare & Hare, landscape architects. Dozens of other architects and architectural firms are represented. There is a significant collection of drawings for parks commissioned by the Houston Parks & Recreation Department.
A catalog of the materials held in HMRC's architectural archives can be searched using the Architectural Archives Database.
To make an appointment to view architectural materials, please contact the HMRC.