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The Architect must be uniquely prejudiced. If his work is to ring with conviction,
he will be completely committed to his particular way of seeing the universe.
It is only then that every man sees his particular truth.
Only a few find themselves in such a way.
— Paul Rudolph, Perspecta 7, Yale School of Architecture, 1961, p. 51-64.

The forms and spaces that Paul Rudolph created & mastered, in his own homes and buildings, extended as themes and variations throughout his career: an ever-increasing oeuvre that continued to grow until his passing in the late nineteen-nineties.

They provided an architectural vocabulary that enriched his final projects in Asia, and fed Rudolph’s unending quest to find spiritual, economical, social - and formally compelling - solutions for urbanism.

To celebrate the centennial of Paul Rudolph's birth, the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation presents two exhibitions of original drawings, sketches, photographs and personal artifacts that explore Rudolph's personal exploration of space, scale and urbanism.



October 04 - December 30, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday October 04, 6-8pm

Exhibition Hours:
Thursdays: 11am - 8pm
Fridays: 11am - 6pm
Saturdays: 11am - 6pm
Sundays: 11am - 6pm

at the Modulightor Building
246 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022

An exhibition exploring how Rudolph’s residences - designed by himself, for himself - served as his laboratories for the psychologically compelling spaces that he developed throughout his career.

Using an ever-expanding palette of experimental & lustrous materials, Rudolph designed dynamic and challenging homes for clients - courageously dramatic in their forms, organization and spaces. These visually rich explorations, of a series of architectural-spatial themes, reached their most adventurous frontiers in two projects where he was both architect and client: the Modulightor Building; and his luminous, multi-layered home-office, the “Quadruplex” on Beekman Place, both in New York City.

By taking on his solutions for others, and pushing/extending them beyond conventional boundaries, Rudolph was consciously experimenting on himself. In these personal environments - reserved for him and a few collaborators - Rudolph explored a full range of materials to create affecting, “psychological spaces.” Unhampered by clients, Rudolph resided as a means to design.

Suggested Donation: $10/person to support the efforts of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to promote and preserve Paul Rudolph's architectural legacy.

To schedule group visits or a guided tour with a member of the Foundation, please contact us at

For more information about Paul Rudolph: The Personal Laboratory, download the press release here.




November 29 - March 09, 2019

at the Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation and The Center for Architecture are pleased to present Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey, an exhibition of previously unseen drawings, sketches and renderings highlighting a fascinating chapter in the architect Paul Rudolph’s dynamic and productive architectural career. 

Curated by Nora Leung, this exhibition focuses on three significant projects in Hong Kong—one of which, The Bond Center, was built. This exhibition provides unprecedented insight into Rudolph’s thinking and working process, illuminating Rudolph’s belief that architecture can both excite and exist within the framework of functional requirements.

For more information about Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey, download the press release here.

Paul Rudolph: The Personal Laboratory and Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey are organized by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation and the Center For Architecture in New York.  For more information, contact the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation at