Marcel Breuer

Navigating the Archive

The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive represents a collaborative effort headed by Syracuse University Libraries to digitize over 70,000 drawings, photographs, letters and other materials related to the career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects and furniture designers of the twentieth century. The first phase of this NEH-funded project culminated in the UNESCO headquarters designed by Breuer in the mid-1950s. The second phase of the project was committed to the digitization of materials related to the second half of his career (1953-1981). The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive is now providing access to over 120,000 digital images covering the whole of the life’s work of Marcel Breuer.

An interdisciplinary team of librarians, archivists, scholars, programmers and vendors were involved in the development of the MBDA. We would like to thank Brett Barrie, Jean Francois Bedard, Barry Bergdoll, Anthony Carbone, Michele Combs, Matthew Dames, Michael Dermody, Amy Dygert, Daniel Hanks Jr, Teresa Harris, Hudson Microimaging, Isabelle Hyman, Dale King, Pamela McLaughlin, Jonathan Massey, Sebastian Modrow, Lucy Mulroney, Nicholas Nosko, Sarah Pohley, Suzanne Preate, Sean Quimby, Daniel Rice, Charles Russo, David Seaman, David Stokoe, Suzanne Thorin, our dedicated student workers and all our contributing partner institutions.

Explore the Archive allows you to browse the entire collection or search by keyword and further filter the results. You can find detailed information about specific projects or people by searching the Project List or Name List. Click on any logo at the bottom of the page to learn more about Syracuse's partners and their contributions to the digital archive.


There are 379 projects. You are looking at projects 1 through 6.
Furniture (1920) Haus am Horn, Interiors (1922) Apartment House, Project (1923) Small Metal House (Kleinmetallhaus), 1925-26 Type (1925) Bauhaus Building, Interiors (Dessau) (1926) Bauhaus Masters' Houses, Interiors (Dessau) (1926) Grote House (1926) Piscator Apartment, Interiors (1926) Thost House, Interiors (1926) Wilinsky Apartment, Interiors (1926) BAMBOS Houses, Types 1, 2 and 3 (1927) Apartment Hotel (1928) Apartment-House Complex, Competition, Spandau-Haselhorst (1928) Breuer Apartment, Interiors (1928) Heinersdorff House, Interiors (1928) Hospital for 1,100 Beds, Competition (1928) Potsdamer Platz (1928) Berger Apartment, Interiors (1929) De Francesco Apartment (1929) Dwelling (Wohnhaus) I and II (1929) H. Fuld and Company Telephone Factory, Competition (1929) Harnischmacher Apartment, Interiors (1929) Harnischmacher Office, Interiors (1929) Heydt Apartment, Interiors (1929) Lewin House, Interiors (1929) Schneider House (1929) Strobel Interiors (1929) Sun Tower/Platform (1929) Weekend House, Types I and II (1929) Apartment for a Gymnastics Teacher (1930) Boroschek Apartment (1930) Haus M (Melder House) (1930) Jewish Hospital for 220 Beds, Competition (1930) Leiser Stores (1930) Paris Werkbund Exhibition (1930) Singer Apartment (1930) Ukrainian State Theater, Competition (1930) Bauausstellung (1931) Cork Exhibition (1931) Duve Apartment (1931) House for a Sportsman, Building Exhibition (1931) Reidemeister Apartment (1931) Selver-Wittgenstein Interior (1931) Seventy Square Meter Apartment (1931) Harnischmacher House I (1932) Wohnbedarf Stores (1932) Boelcke Interior (1933) Spring Trade Fair, Competition (1934) Doldertal Apartment Houses (1935) Gane House (1935) Gane's Pavilion (1936) Garden City of the Future, Model (1936) Heal's Exhibition (1936) London Theatre Studio (1936) Motley's Fashion Studio (1936) Rose House (Shangri-La) (1936) Schmitt Cottage (1936) Ventris Apartment, Interiors (1936) B. 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Chemical Company (1937) Gropius House (Lincoln) (1937) Hans Falkner Ski Lodge (1937) Isokon Bar (1937) Macnabb House (Sea Lane House) (1937) Bryn Mawr College,  Dormitory Furnishings (1938) College of William and Mary, Festival Theater and Fine Arts Center, Competition (1938) Hagerty House (1938) Margolius House (1938) Two Houses for Masters, Eton College (1938) Wheaton College, Art Center, Competition (1938) Black Mountain College, Lake Eden Campus (1939) Breuer House (1939) Fischer House and Studio (1939) Ford House (1939) Frank House (1939) Pennsylvania State Exhibition, World's Fair (1939) Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-02-18) Abele House (1940) Chamberlain Cottage (1940) Weizenblatt House (1940) Aluminum City Terrace (1941) Yankee Portables (1942) California Arts and Architecture/Pepperell Manufacturing Company House, Competition (1943) Plas-2-Point House (1943) South Boston Redevelopment Plan (1943) Postwar House for Ladies' Home Journal (1944) Stuyvesant Six: A Redevelopment Proposal (1944) War Memorial (Cambridge Honor Roll) (1944) Apartment House, Project for Bert Geller (1945) Binuclear House (1945) CCI (1945) Eastern Air Lines Ticket Office (1945) Geller House I (1945) Long Beach Hospital, Nurses' Residence (1945) Maas House (1945) Smith College, Dormitories, Competition (1945) Tompkins House (1945) Apartment House, New York (1946) Bandler House (1946) Duplex-Apartment Complex (1946) Fischer House, Guest Cottage (1946) Martine House (1946) Realistic House in Georgia: Competition Sponsored by Progressive Architecture/Rich's Department Store (1946) Tandem Tennis Courts and Club (1946) Ariston Club (1947) Breuer House, New Canaan I (1947) Kniffin House (1947) Lawnhurst House (1947) Mills House (1947) Robinson House (1947) Scott House (1947) Thompson House (1947) Breuer Cottage (1948) House in the Museum Garden, Museum of Modern Art (1948) Kepes Cottage (1948) MoMA Intl.Competition for Low-Cost Furniture (1948) Sandor House (1948) Airport Terminal Buildings (1949) Herrick House (1949) Hooper House I (1949) Potter House (1949) Rand House (1949) Rockville Centre House (1949) Roof Coping Project (1949) Standard House (1949) Tilley House (1949) Weintraub Agency (1949) Clark House (1950) Englund House (1950) Lauck House (1950) Marshad House (1950) Smith House (1950) Stillman House I (1950) Vassar College, Ferry Cooperative Dormitory (1950) Wolfson Trailer House (1950) Abraham and Straus, Exterior (1951) Breuer House, New Canaan II (1951) Grosse Pointe Public Library (1951) Hanson House (1951) Pack House (1951) Sarah Lawrence College, Art Center (1951) Witalis House (1951) Caesar Cottage (1952) Knoll Showroom (Brussels) (1952) Levy House (1952) Robinson (George) House (1952) Scarves by Vera, Showroom (417 5th Avenue) (1952) Tibby House (1952) Torin Corporation (Ontario) (1952) UNESCO, Headquarters (Porte Maillot) (1952) Aufricht House, Addition (1953) Crall House (1953) Frameless Glass Sliding Window (1953) Harnischmacher House II (1953) Model Bathroom (1953) Northfield Elementary School (1953) Saint John's Abbey and University Complex (1953) Saint John's Church and Campanile (1953) Snower House (1953) Stillman (Edgar, Jr.) Cottage (1953) Baltimore Garden Apartments (1954) Bantam Elementary School (1954) Grieco House (1954) Litchfield High School (1954) O.E. McIntyre, Inc. (1954) Saint John's Monastery Wing (1954) Starkey House (Alworth House) (1954) Boston and Maine Railroad, Locomotive and Passenger Cars (1955) Connecticut Junior Republic (1955) De Bijenkorf Department Store Complex (1955) Halvorson Pool (1955) Karsten House (1955) Laaff House (1955) New Haven Railroad, Locomotives and Passenger Cars (1955) New Haven Railroad, Passenger Station (New London, CT) (1955) New Haven Railroad, Passenger Station (Rye, NY) (1955) Torin Corporation (Van Nuys) (1955) Torrington High School (1955) Train Exhibit (1955) UNESCO, Headquarters (Place de Fontenoy) (1955) Gagarin House I (1956) Levy House, Addition (1956) McGinnis Penthouse Apartment (NSIBP) (1956) Pack House, Addition (1956) Annunciation Priory of the Sisters of St. Benedict (1958) Scott House, Addition (1958) UNESCO, 4th Building (Place de Fontenoy) (1960) Breuer Cottage, First Addition (1961) Breuer Cottage, Second Addition (1967) Grand Central Tower (1967) Armstrong Rubber Company, Headquarters (1968) De Bijenkorf Department Store Parking Garage (1970) American Press Institute Conference Center (1972) Neumann House, Pool House (1973) Bratti House (1975)