The Chicago Athenaeum is an International Museum of Architecture and Design, appropriately based in the world's first city of modern architecture and design - Chicago. Founded in 1988, the Museum is dedicated to the Art of Design in all areas of the discipline: architecture, industrial, and product design, graphics, and urban planning.
The mission of the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles is to expose the general public to the importance of architecture and design in the community, to encourage innovative thinking in these disciplines, to stimulate an awareness of contemporary issues in architecture and design, whether to the general public, school children or the educated professional.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) was founded in 1979 as a new form of cultural institution to build public awareness of the role of architecture in society, promote scholarly research in the field, and stimulate innovation in design practice. The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern.
The National Building Museum is America's leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment.
The Branch elevates awareness of the transformative power of architecture and design.
The Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) is known as "the museum of the history of the home". MoDA is part of Middlesex University, but is also a public museum, with entry free for everyone.