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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LOCATION
Address: 303 East Drive
City: East Fishkill
State: New York
Zip Code: 12533
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 41.53836, -73.82324


Type: Office
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1962-1966
Site Area: 4,309,826 s.f.
Floor Area: 500,000 s.f.
Height:
Floors (Above Ground):
Building Cost:

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: IBM Corporation
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect:
Landscape:
Structural:
MEP: Walter Kidde Constructors, Inc.
QS/PM:

SUPPLIERS
Contractor:
Subcontractor(s):

Research, Office and Manufacturing Facilities for the IBM Corporation

  • Project was designed as a home of the firm’s Component Parts Division.

  • Site was originally known as the Lepetka Farm.

  • Construction began April 3, 1963 as was expected to be complete mid-1965 with partial occupancy scheduled in Fall of 1964.

  • Sunshades originally proposed for the project were removed to save cost, resulting in the vertical stubs that appear above the top row of windows.

Paul Rudolph’s IBM building at East Fishkill, New York was conceived as a factory, laboratory, and headquarters for the Components Division (which no longer exists as such) - all in the same package. One of its most expensive features, a mechanical floor sandwiched between the two occupied floors (except where all three are used as offices) was a requirement of the client. In a last-minute effort at economy, the concrete sunshades were removed, leaving their stubs as reminders of a silhouette that might have been.
— Dixon, John Morris. "IBM Thinks Twice." Architectural Forum (March 1966)

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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PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Work Will Begin in Fall on IBM E. Fishkill Site” Kingston Daily Freeman, May 26, 1962

“IBM to Build Modern Plant” Kingston Daily Freeman, May 31, 1963

Dixon, J. M. “IBM Thinks Twice” Architectural Forum, March, p. 32-33. (1966)

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

Rudolph, Paul. Paul Rudolph: Dessins D’Architecture, Fribourg: Office du Livre (1974)

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

“Research Office and Manufacturing Facilities” Architecture and Urbanism, July, p. 162-165. (1977)

Futagawa, Yukio. Paul Rudolph: Architectural Drawings, New York, (1981)

Forsell, Mary. “East Fishkill's Old IBM Campus Will Soon Become a Hudson Valley Hot Spot.” Hudson Valley Magazine, January 18, 2018