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: 31 High Street
City: New Haven
Zip Code: 06510
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 41.30705, -72.93073
Floor Area: 6,402 s.f.
Floors (Above Ground): 3
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Rudolph’s first permanent home in the Northeast was in New Haven, Connecticut, at 31 High Street—situated near Yale’s architecture school (where he was chairman of the department)
This was the home of the Colonial Funeral Home of Hayes and Pierce (as of 1939).
He acquired an 1855 Victorian Italianate villa (part of which he used for his architectural office). To this he added a two-storey brick & glass pavilion, which served his residential needs (completed in 1962.)
Such projects help to begin tracing an evolution in Rudolph’s work: from the hefty forms of masonry and concrete, to the more ethereal qualities of glass and frame.
Carefully calibrated architecture set next to (or on top of) existing buildings gave Paul Rudolph the physical context within which he composed complex and subtle interior variations, often within relatively simple—rectilinear—exterior volumes.
Significant modifications were made on 2009, after the occupancy of Yale’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings
DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings
DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings
PHOTOS - Project Model
PHOTOS - During Construction
PHOTOS - Completed Project
PHOTOS - Current Conditions
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