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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Address: 1000 Stewart Avenue
City: Garden City
State: New York
Zip Code: 11530
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 40.73565, -73.59115

Type: Industrial
Status: Built

Date(s): 1960
Site Area: 8 acres
Floor Area: 160,000 s.f. (30,000 s.f. devoted to research)
Floors (Above Ground):
Building Cost:

Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: 
Landscape: Robert Zion and Harold Breen, New York
Structural: Henry Pfisterer

Contractor: Walter Kidde Constructors Incorporated, New York

Pharmaceutical Laboratory / Office / Manufacturing Building for ENDO Laboratories

  • Walls are of reinforced concrete, hand finished to exhibit a rough texture of aggregate

  • Recipient of the 1964 Award from the Concrete Industry Board as “Concrete Building of the Year”

The first floor of this block is a huge industrial areas enclosed almost entirely with a concrete wall. On the roof is placed a village-like grouping of buildings, consisting of offices, laboratories, stairs and elevators and other communal facilities, each clearly articulated. Thus dissimilar elements are differentiated rather than streamlining all functions into package. Natural light is drawn into the building via opaque bays sky-lighted above.
— Paul Rudolph in Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, and Gerhard Schwab. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. P. 142

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions



“You’re Wrong: It’s a Factory.” Van Wert Times Bulletin, January 20, 1965. p. 6

“Fulfilling a Mandate in the Arts.” Kingston Daily Freeman, April 20, 1968. p. 45

Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, pp. 142-151.