Paul Rudolph, Architect

Updated: Jan 22

Paul Rudolph - 1918 - 1997


Education:

1940 - Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University, then known as, Alabama Polytech Institute, Auburn, Alabama

1941 - Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Cambridge, Massachusetts

1947 - Master of Architecture, Harvard University (GSD), Cambridge, Massachusetts


Fellowships:

1948 - Wheelwright Traveling Fellow in Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design


Registered:

Alabama, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island


Academic Appointments:

1950 - Lectured and taught at Yale, Harvard, Princeton and the University of Florida

1957 - Chairman of the School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


Firms:

1941 - Ralph Twitchell, Sarasota, Florida

1947 - 1951 - Twitchell & Rudolph, Sarasota, Florida

1952 - 1960 - Founded Paul Rudolph Architects, Sarasota, Florida

1962 - Offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, New Haven, Connecticut and New York City, New York


Influences:

In 1940 at the age of 22, Rudolph went with his family to see the nearby Rosenbaum Residence, a Wright Usonian house in Florence, Alabama. The emotional impact of the design left such an impression on Rudolph that he would recall the day until his death in 1997.

Walter Gropius Bauhaus Founder, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts


Professional Affiliations:

1957 - 1970 - American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter


Public Service:

1965 - Member Navy Review & Advisory Panel, Washington, District of Columbia


Military Service:

1943 - 1946 - U.S. Navy


Honors:

1940 - First Prize Rorimer Competition, American Institute of Decorators

1949 - Award of Merit, Best House of the Year Design, Healy Guesthouse (Cocoon House), American Institute of Architects

1952 - “The Good Design Exhibition” designed by Rudolf, Museum of Modern Art New York City, New York

1958 - Arnold Brunner Prize in Architecture American Academy, Arts & Letters

1964 - Award of Merit American Institute of Architects (AIA), Temple Parking Garage, Hartford, Connecticut

1954 - Outstanding Young Architect Award, Sao Palo, Brazil International Competition

1969 - Medal of Honor, American Institute of Architects (AIA)N ew York City Chapter

1970 - Work in Progress Exhibit: Architecture by Philip Johnson, Kevin Roche and Paul Rudolph, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York


Notable Works:

1949 - Healy Guesthouse (Cocoon House), Siesta Key, Florida

1951 - Watson Residence, with Architect Ralph Twitchell, Florida Park Neighborhood, Gainesville, Florida

1953 - Umbrella House, Sarasota, Floarid

1957 - Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, Florida

1958 - Sarasota High School, 2155 Bahia Vista Street Sarasota, Florida

1959 - 1963 - Art & Architecture Building (renamed Rudolph Hall in 2008) Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

1959 - 1963 - Temple Street Parking Garage, New Haven Connecticut

1960 - Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity House, University of Florida, 310 Reitz Union Drive Gainesville, Florida

1961 - Milam Residence, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

1966 - Southeast Massachusetts Technological Institute (MIT) Arts & Humanities Building, Boston, Massachusetts

1967 - Graphic Arts Center World Fair, Montreal California

1969 - Tuskegee Institute Interdenominational Chapel, Tuskegee, Alabam

1970 - Bass Towers, Fort Worth, Texas

1984 - Bond Centre, now Lippo Center, Hong Kong Island


Paul Rudolph


1940 visit to Usonian House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Florence, Alabama

1958 - Sarasota High School, 2155 Bahia Vista St. Sarasota, Florida

1959 - 1963 - Temple Street Parking Garage, New Haven Connecticut

1961 - Milam Residence, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


1959 - 1963 - Art & Architecture Building (renamed Rudolph Hall in 2008) Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


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