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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City: Amman
Zip Code:
Nation: Jordan
Google Maps Address:

Type: Government
Status: Project

Date(s): 1954
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Client: United States Department of State
Architect: Paul M. Rudolph
Associate Architect:
Landscape: Sasaki & Novak
Structural: Seelye, Stevenson & Knecht
MEP: Ebaugh & Gothe


New Embassy for the United States

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions



“Second Group of American Embassy Buildings”, Architectural Record, Volume 119, p.161-165, (1956)

“USA Abroad: Overseas the State Dept. Accepts the Proposition that Good Architecture is Good Government - An Idea too Little Followed Here at Home”, Architectural Forum, December, Volume 107, p.114-123, (1957)

Enseignement de l'Architecture et Condition de Travail des Jeune Architectes aux Etats-Unis, Guevrekian, Gabriel , Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, September, Volume 28, p.72-95, (1957)

Shear, John Knox. “Current Work of Paul Rudolph.” Architectural Record, February, Volume 121, p.161-176, (1957)

Tentori, Francesco. “Due edifici per l’universita.” Casabella, December, Volume 234, (1959)

Yamada, Hiroyasu. “Paul Rudolph: Away from Genealogy of the Celebrated Architects.” Kokusai-Kentiku, June, Volume 27, p.54-57, (1960)

Collins, Peter. “Whither Paul Rudolph?”, Progressive Architecture, August, Volume 42, p.130-133, (1961)

Boyarsky, Alvin. “Paul Rudolph Retrospective Exhibition.” Royal Institute of British Architects Journal, December, Volume 71, p.524-525, (1964)

Rudolph, Paul Marvin. “Paul Rudolph / A Note to the Architects of Japan.” Kokusai Kentiku, April, Volume 32, p.17-70, (1965)

Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, and Schwab Gerhard, The Architecture of Paul Rudolph, New York, (1970)

“Chronological List of Works by Paul Rudolph, 1946-1974.” Architecture & Urbanism, p. 150. (1975)

“100 By Paul Rudolph / 1946-74”, Architecture and Urbanism, July, p.1-327, (1977)

Howey, John. The Sarasota School of Architecture: 1941-1966. Cambridge, MA, (1997)

Loeffler, Jane C. The Architecture of Diplomacy: Building America's Embassies. New York, (1998)

Rohan, Timothy M. Architecture in the Age of Alienation: Paul Rudolph's Postwar Academic Buildings. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, (2001)

Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press (2002)

Stern, Robert A. M. “Secrets of Paul Rudolph: His First Twenty-Five Years”, Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism : Collected Essays, 1964-1988. New Haven, p.5-20, (2009)