The ever-growing collection features 1,000+ material samples and reflects the current building and design markets with a particular focus on smart, emerging and sustainable materials and technologies. We are continually acquiring new and innovative samples.
The collection is organized by material type and cataloged to provide information about an item's manufacturer, composition, properties and industry applications. The collection is circulating, and most samples may be checked out by students and faculty.
All samples in our collection are searchable online by five categories of criteria: composition, form, process, properties, and application. Each entry includes sample images, manufacturer information, and a list of material attributes.
CCA's Materials Library is a resource for current faculty, students, staff and alumni. It is not open to the public. If you are a researcher from outside the CCA community, please contact Teri Dowling at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.