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:
City: Charlottesville
State: Virginia
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Nation: United States
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STATUS
Type: Housing
Status: Project

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1967
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PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: Alan Glen Development Company & Magnolia Homes Manufacturing Corporation
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Armstrong Salomonsky
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Married Student Housing for the University of Virginia

The “Twentieth Century Brick” can be constructed with outward folding parts permitting the 12-foot limit in width imposed on highway transport to be increased to 28-feet. This enable two two-bedroom apartments to be incorporated in a single unit, 28X60 ft. These units are disposed in a cascading system down the hill, allowing the roof of one to become the terrace of the one above. The city fathers of Charlottesville prevented it from being built, not the trade unions, building codes, fire marshal or cost, the usual demons in such matters.
— Paul Rudolph in Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, and Gerhard Schwab. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. P. 206

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

RELATED DOWNLOADS

PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Chronological list of works by Paul Rudolph, 1946-1974.” il., plan. Architecture and Urbanism 49 (January 1975): 163.

“Married student housing.” il. sec. Architecture and Urbanism 80 (July 1977): 106-107.

Rudolph, Paul. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. Introduction by Sibyl Moholy-Nagy. New York: Praeger, 1970. il., plan, sec. pp. 206-209.

Paul Rudolph, Dessins D’Architecture. Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1974. il., plan, sec., elev. pp. 70-73.

Stern, Robert A.M. New Directions in American Architecture. New York: Braziller, 1969. il. p. 36.

Stern, Robert A.M. New Directions in American Architecture. Revised ed. New York: Braziller, 1977. il. p. 41.