Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.

Unless otherwise noted, all images and drawings are copyright © The Estate of Paul Rudolph and The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to get permission to use any drawings or photos. Drawings, sketches and other materials produced by Rudolph’s architectural office at the Library of Congress are maintained there for preservation, but the intellectual property rights belong to the Paul Rudolph Estate and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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LOCATION
Address: 628 East Samford Avenue
City: Auburn
State: Alabama
Zip Code: 36830
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 32.598487, -85.469763

STATUS
Type: Residence
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1940
Site Area:
Floor Area: 3 beds 2 baths 1,520 s.f.
Height:
Floors (Above Ground): 1
Building Cost: $5,500

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: T.P. Atkinson
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: E.B. van Keuren
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Structural:
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SUPPLIERS
Contractor:
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  • Paul was just 22 years old when he designed the Atkinson Residence and overlooked its construction.

  • Incorporated technical innovations such as central heating, corner windows and a copper standing seam roof

  • labelled as a 'builder's house' by several residents due to its similarity to local builder's advertisements in the 1950's

  • the 6'-0" high x 10'-0" wide ornamental mural most likely resulted from Rudolph attending a required class #447 on 'Mural Design'

  • mural was inscribed in a 'v'-shaped groove

  • listed for sale at $179,900 in 12/1/12

  • sold for $160,000 in 5/20/13

This was the first of many innovative experiments with new materials, the hallmark of Rudolph’s early work.
— Rohan, T. (2014). The architecture of Paul Rudolph. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press.

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

RELATED DOWNLOADS

PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Curbed. (2015). 21 First Drafts: Paul Rudolph's Atkinson House. [online] Available at: https://www.curbed.com/2015/8/11/9931854/21-first-drafts-paul-rudolphs-atkinson-house [Accessed 3 Jun. 2018].

Rohan, T. (2014). The architecture of Paul Rudolph. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press.

Bjone, Christian. (2002) First House: The Grid, the Figure and the Void. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Academy.

Howey, John. The Sarasota School of Architecture: 1941-1966. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997, p. 29.