The Architects Collaborative (TAC) Archives

The Architects Collaborative (TAC) was founded in 1945 by a group of graduates of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and soon joined by Bauhaus veteran Walter Gropius. TAC was well-known and highly respected for its broad range of projects, which included many public and private school buildings throughout New England, as well as a large number of hospital buildings. Many other successful firms were formed by graduates of the firm.
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In 1995, owing to financial difficulties resulting from political problems in the Middle East, TAC was forced out of business. This sudden closure prompted several Boston-area librarians to act quickly in order to rescue TAC’s records.

The microfilmed archives of TAC’s records that were once held by Rotch Library have been transferred to the MIT Museum’s Architecture and Design collection. This move rejoins the TAC drawings and office records with the microfilm collection.

For further information, email MIT Museum Reference.