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: 3030 East Cornwallis Road
City: Durham
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 27713
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 35.91183, -78.86939

STATUS
Type: Office
Status: Built; Partially Demolished

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1969
Site Area:
Floor Area:
Height:
Floors (Above Ground):
Building Cost:

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: Burroughs Wellcome & Company, Inc.
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: 
Landscape:
Structural: Lockwood-Greene Engineers, Inc.
MEP: Lockwood-Greene Engineers, Inc.
Site: Lockwood-Greene Engineers, Inc.
QS/PM:

SUPPLIERS
Contractor: Daniel Construction Company, Inc.
Subcontractor(s):

Burroughs Wellcome Company (USA) Corporate Headquarters

This complex climbs up and down a beautiful ridge in the green hills of North Carolina and is architecturally an extension of its site. An “A frame” allows the greatest volume to be housed on the lower floors and yet connected to the smaller mechanical system at the apex of the building. The diagonal movement of interior space opens up magnificent opportunities. Anticipation of growth and change is implicit in the concept.
— Paul Rudolph in Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. p. 233

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
Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, p. 233.

“A New Environment for Research.” Terre Haute Saturday Spectator, May 20, 1972. p. 54

de Alba, Roberto. (2003). Paul Rudolph: The Late Work. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.