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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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

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PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY