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.

LOCATION
Address:
City: Tuskegee
State: Alabama
Zip Code: 36088
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 32.430903, -85.710413

STATUS
Type: Academic
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1982-1987
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Building Cost: $18.6 million (1987)

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client:
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Associate Architect: Millkey & Brown Associates
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SUPPLIERS
Contractor:
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General Daniel "Chappie" James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education

  • The building, along with the commemorative aircraft in the Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza, was dedicated as the culminating event during the visit by President Ronald Reagan of the annual Mother's Day Commencement Program in May 1987.

  • The building is named for Tuskegee University's distinguished graduate, General Daniel "Chappie" James, the first Black American to achieve the rank of Four-Star General in the United States military.

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
Tuskegee University website

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