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.

Image rights are the responsibility of the user. Unless otherwise noted, images should be credited to the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation before publishing photographs. Drawings, sketches and other materials at the Library of Congress are in the public domain, however the digital scan or photograph of the item still belongs to its creator. The copyright of any other items remains with the estate of Paul Rudolph and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Address: 144 Upland Road
City: Cambridge
State: Massachusetts
Zip Code: 02140
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 42.38661, -71.12466

Type: Residence
Status: Built/Modified

Date(s): 1913 (original construction); 1958 (Rudolph remodel); 2016 (Renovation/Remodel)
Site Area: 8,712 s.f.
Floor Area: 3 beds, 2-1/2 baths; 3,432 s.f. ground floor with a full basement (6,864 s.f. total)
Floors (Above Ground): 1
Building Cost:

Architect: Paul Rudolph (1958); Ruhl Studio Architects (2016)
Associate Architect: 
Structural: Roome + Guarracino (2016)
MEP: Vappi, Symmes & Maini (1958); ZED Mechanical Consulting (2016)

Contractor: Stanley I. Phalen (1958); S+H Construction (2016)
Subcontractor(s): Kitchen Style, Inc. (2016 - cabinetry)

McCandlish Residence

The original building was built as a commercial garage in 1913.

“The free flow of space is more often defined decoratively than structurally. The formal wall arrangement of antique plates defines the dining area. The fireplace ‘centers’ a conversation grouping. Two grand pianos are the focal point of a music ‘room.’ Where space divisions were inevitable for bedrooms and work areas, Mr. Rudolph has used the ‘bay’ divisions of the original structure. The large, central living area divides the master bedroom, dressing room and guestroom-study on one side of the house, from the children’s rooms and kitchen on the other.”
— Brazwell Evans, Edith. “What's Right with Architecture". Architectural Record 127 (Mid-May 1960)

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions



Brazwell Evans, Edith. “What's Right with Architecture". Architectural Record 127 (Mid-May 1960)