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.
Address: 1300 Westway Drive
Zip Code: 34236
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.3289, -82.58398
Floors (Above Ground):
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Hiss Residence - ‘Umbrella House’
Nicknamed the “Umbrella” house because of its distinguishing feature- large trellis structure sheltering the entire body of the house including the deck and the pool
It was listed as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century” by Architectural Digest.
In 1960, the “umbrella’ trellis over the pool was damaged during a tropical storm.
In 2015, Anne and Bob Essner renovated the umbrella, for which the building received several Historic Preservation Awards.
It was listed in the “Florida buildings I love” by Harold Bubil, the distinguished Real Estate Editor Emeritus for Sarasota’s Herald-Tribune.
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
Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, pp. 44-45.