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: 25 Staniford Street
Zip Code: 02114
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 42.36278, -71.06279
Site Area: 363,781 s.f.
Floors (Above Ground):
Client: Boston Redevelopment Authority
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Pederson & Tilney (Massachusetts Health, Education & Wellness Building); Desmond & Lord (Mental Health Center); Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott (Division of Employment Security)
Boston Government Services Center
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
“Another major project for Boston’s government service center.” il., plan. Progressive Architecture 45 (February 1964): 62-64.
Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, pp. 94-101.
Black, Carl Joh. “Vision of human space; Boston state service center.” il., plans, sec. Architectural Record 154 (July 1973): 105-116.
“Boston government center.” il., diag. Architecture D’Aujourd’hui 157 (August 1971): 88-91.
“Boston government services center.” il., plan, sec. Architecture and Urbanism 80 (July 1977): 286-291.
Boston Society of Architects. Architecture Boston. Barre, Mass.: Barre, 1976. il., map. pp. 4, 10, 12.
“Boston’s monuments.” il., plan. Architectural Review 142 (September 1967): 169-170.
“Boston’s state government center approved.” il. Architectural Record 135 (January 1964): 26.
“Centre administratif de l’etat de Massachusetts a Boston.” il., plan. Architecture D’Aujourd’hui 35 (September-November 1965): 32.
“Centro servizi publici a Boston.” il., sec. Architettura 17 (April 1972): 813-815.
“Chronological list of works by Paul Rudolph, 1946-1974.” il., plan. Architecture and Urbanism 49 (January 1975): 159.
Cook, John Wesley and Heinrich Klotz. Conversations With Architects. New York: Praeger, 1973. il. pp. 114-115.
“Coordinated architecture for government center.” il., plan, sec. Architectural Record 135 (March 1964): 195-200
Davern, Jeanne M., ed. Architecture 1970-1980: A Decade of Change. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980. il. pp. 100-101
“Drawings and sketched of Paul Rudolph.” col. il. Architecture and Urbanism 49 (January 1975): 144.
Drexler, Arthur. Transformations in Modern Architecture. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1979. il. pp. 26-27.
Goody, Joan E. New Architecture in Boston. Cambridge: M.I.T., 1965. il., plan. pp. 70-71.
Huxtable, Ada Louise. “Complex in Boston is radically designed.” il. New York Times (7 November 1963): I, 25: 2.
Jacoubus, John. Twentieth Century Architecture: The Middle Years, 1940-1965. New York: Praeger, 1966. il. pp. 194-196.
Kemper, Alfred M. Drawings by American Architects. New York: Wiley, 1973. il., sec. p. 488.
Lyndon, Donlyn. The City Observed: Boston. A Guide to the Architecture of the Hub. New York: Random House, 1982. il. pp. 84-85.
Middleton, Robin. “Disintegration.” plan. Architectural Design 37 (May 1967): 203-204.
Ada Louise Huxtable, “New Boston Center: Skillful Use of Urban Space,” New York Times, September 11, 1972, 73.
“Paul Rudolph: dal 1962 a oggi.” il. Casabella 364 (December 1973): 53.
“Paul Rudolph’s elaborated spaces: six new projects.” il., plan. Architectural Record 139 (June 1966)L 140-141.
“Das picknick des photographen: Boston government service center, Boston, Mass., U.S.A.” il., plan, daig. Werk 59 (January 1972): 40-44.
“Recherches.” il., plan, sec., elev. Architecture D’Aujourd’hui 115 (June-July 1964): 66-69.
“Drei regierungsgebaude in Boston, USA.” il., plan. sec. Deutsche Bauzeitung 69 (August 1964): 587-588.
Rudolph, Paul. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. Introduction by Sibyl Moholy-Nagy. New York: Praeger, 1970. il., plans, sec. pp. 94-101.
Interdenominational Chapel, Tuskegee Institute. Tuskegee, Alabama, 1960-69. Boston Government Service Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 1962-1971. Tokyo: A.D.A. Edita, 1973. (Global Architecture 20). il. (pt. col.), plans, sec. pp. [5-7], 22-40, [44-47].
Paul Rudolph, Dessins D’ Architecture. Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1974. il., plan, sec. pp. 126-135.
Schmertz, M. F. “County government by Paul Rudolph.” il. (pt. col.), plan, sec. Architectural Record 150 (August 1971): 83-92.
Scully, Vincent. American Architecture and Urbanism. New York: Praeger, 1969. il. pp. 204, 206.
Smith, G. E. Kidder. The Architecture of the United States. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor, 1981, v. 1. il. pp. 257-258.
A Pictorial History of Architecture in America. New York: American Heritage, 1976. il. pp. 103-105.
Stern, Robert A. M. New Directions in American Architecture. New York: Braziller, 1969. il. pp. 34-36.
New Directions in American Architecture. Revised ed. New York: Braziller, 1977. il. pp. 34-36.
Pasnik, Mark; Grimley, Chris; Kubo, Michael, "Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston", Monacelli Press, New York, 2015, pages 118-129