About Us

The Birmingham & Five Counties Architecture Association (B&FCAA) became a Charitable Trust in 1979, with the specific aim of 'Furthering the Art and Design of Architecture'. It achieves these aims with a Book Collection of some 738 volumes relating to architectural theory, architects and architectural practice. As well as awarding a yearly Student prize known as 'The Green Book award' (dating back to 1909).

The Trusts third aim is now to be achieved through this web site of Drawings offered to Architects and Researchers. When the archive was digitised using large format overhead scanners to optimise the digital quality of the 'analogue' archives digitised thanks to the Architectus project.

The archive provides scholars with open access to over 800 unique individual assets, grouped as appropriate by author or architectural practice. This includes unique student work dating back to the 1930s and architectural designs pertaining to some of the most famous and thought provoking examples of contemporary West Midlands architecture e.g. the Selfridges Building in the New Birmingham Bull Ring and The John Madin Collection.


If you wish to become a friend of the trust or to help further the work of the B&FCAA trust please get in touch by email or post, as shown on our contact page.

If you wish to provide a donation, such as to help the archive be available for others to see, a cheque can be made payable to "The Birmingham and Five Counties Architectural Association Trust" and posted to: The Birmingham And Five Counties Architectural Association Trust, 48A Hylton Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6HN.