Welcome to Van Alen Institute's Design Archive
The Design Archive presents a unique selection of architectural drawings, photographs, and institutional records from over a century of design excellence at Van Alen Institute. Showcased here are more than 3,000 images dating from the Institute's origins at the turn of the twentieth century through the dawn of the twenty-first: a trove of competition entries from both practicing and student designers that speak to architecture's visionary spirit as well as Van Alen's formative impact on architectural education in America. We're pleased to launch this beta online collection as just the beginning of our work to make the Design Archive a rich public resource. Dig in, explore the archive, and enjoy a first look at this living history of architecture and design innovation.