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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LOCATION
Address: 7200 North Stemmons Freeway
City: Dallas
State: Texas
Zip Code: 75247
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 32.81794, -96.86771

STATUS
Type: Commercial
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1966
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Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Harwood K. Smith
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Master Plan and Three Office Buildings for the Brookhollow Corporation

Brookhollow reflects the impossibility of Le Corbusier’s concept of large commercial office complexes set in parks, since volumes of parking need to be close to office structures. The essence of the pre-cast concrete system of construction is: (1) repetition of similar elements, (2) efficiency gained through maximum size units, thereby cutting handling time and number of joints, (3) utilization of structure as walls, spandrels and finished interior spaces.

The structure is exposed throughout, never relying on mere symbols of structure, as in most steel framed towers, where fireproofing blurs the purity of form. Sixteen corners are introduced at every typical floor, rather than the usual four, in order to have more prime ‘corner offices’.
— Paul Rudolph in Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, and Gerhard Schwab. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. P. 224

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
American Institute of Architects, Dallas Chapter. Dallasights. Dallas: American Institute of Architects, Dallas Chapter, 1978. il., map. pp. 33, 52.

“Brookhollow plaza office complex.” il. (pt. col.), plan. Architecture and Urbanism 80 (July 1977): 134, 180-183.

“Chronological list of works by Paul Rudolph, 1946-1974.” il., plan. Architecture and Urbanism 49 (January 1975): 162.

Rudolph, Paul. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. Introduction by Sibyl Moholy-Nagy. New York: Praeger, 1970. il., plan. pp. 224-225.

Paul Rudolph Dessins D’Architecture. Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1974. il. pp. 184-185.

Schmertz, Mildred R., ed. Office Building Design. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975. il., plan, sec., diag. pp. 154-156.

Smith, G. E. Kidder. Architecture of the United States. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor, 1981, v. 1. il. p. 651.

Tomlinson, Doug. Dallas Architecture, 1936-1986. Austin: Texas Monthly Press, 1985. il. pp. 114-115.

“Two projects by Paul Rudolph.” il., plan, sec., diag. Architectural Record 151 (February 1972): 94-96.