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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City: Detroit
State: Michigan
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Nation: United States
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Type: Academic
Status: Project

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1966
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Architect: Paul Rudolph
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Monteith College Center for Wayne State University

Wayne State University’s proposed Humanities Building provides a sense of community for its community students by placing a series of relatively small spaces (seminar rooms, student and faculty offices, activity rooms, etc.) on a series of ramps. They encircle a skylighted central space which extends the entire height of the building. This method of circulation eliminates the usual endless halls and brings together all the occupants of the building into one great space “to see and be seen”. Lecture rooms, dining room and changing rooms are placed on the first level. The exterior of the building reveals the vertically staggered smaller spaces around the ramp.
— Paul Rudolph in Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, and Gerhard Schwab. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. P. 176

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