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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Architect: Paul Rudolph
Christian Science Student Center at the University of Illinois
Demolished in 1987.
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
McCahill, E. (1965, October 12). Finish New reading Room. Chicago Daily Illini, p. 3
“Paul Rudolph’s elaborated spaces: six new projects.” il., plans, sec., elev. Architectural Record 139 (June 1966): 146-147.
“Architecture strongly manipulated in space and scale: a Christian Science student center.” il. (pt. col.), plans, diags. Architectural Record 141 (February 1967): 137-142.
“Implied space".” il. plan. Architectural Review 142 (September 1967): 171.
Koeper, Frederick. Illinois Architecture From Territorial Times to the Present. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1968. il. pp. 284-285.
Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, pp. 138-141.
Paul Rudolph. Introduction and notes by Rupert Spade. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. il. (pt. col.), plan. plates 82-87, p. 127.
Marlin, William. “Paul Rudolph: drawings.” sec. Architectural Forum 138 (June 1973) 48-49.
Paul Rudolph, Dessins D’Architecture. Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1974. sec. pp. 120-121.
“Chronological list of works by Paul Rudolph, 1946-1974.” il., plan. Architecture and Urbanism 49 (January 1975): 159.
“Christian Science organization building.” Architecture and Urbanism 80 (July 1977): 130, 240-241.
Religious Buildings by the editors of Architectural Record. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979. il. plan, sec. pp. 26-31.
Riley, Robert B. “Light and texture in a student center.” col. il. AIA Journal 68 (September 1979): 84-85.