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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Floors (Above Ground):
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Riverview Junior/Senior High School
Riverview High School was one of Paul’s first major public project in Florida.
It was a two-story structure which sheltered classroom blocks, a cafeteria and a library, while enclosing an inward focused courtyard which was the central public space. The courtyard had a sky-lighted gymnasium and auditorium on the south, and the administrative block and medical clinic on the west.
An angular steel colonnade girded the structure and there was a series of canopies that shaded the east side of the building.
Paul had included passive ventilation, natural day lighting and sun-shading plan throughout the structure. Precast concrete sunshades have been placed to shade the exterior of classroom blocks and to protect the spaces from direct solar gain.
Major modifications had been made to accommodate air conditioning units.
After it was threatened with demolition in 2006, there were several protests by preservationists that captured international attention and it was picked for Florida Trust for Historic Preservation's list of the most endangered historic sites, was nominated for the National Trust for Historic Preservation 2007 list of the America's Most Endangered Places and was on the World Monuments Fund 2008 list of 100 Most Endangered Sites.
Despite all the efforts, the school was demolished in June 2009.
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. 58-61.