Paul Rudolph, A.I.A.

Born: October 23, 1918 in Elkton, Kentucky
Died: August 08, 1997 in New York City

Education

  • Alabama Polytechnic Institute - 1935-1940

  • Bachelor of Architecture - Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1940

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design - 1940-1943

  • Architectural Fellow - Harvard University, 1941-1942

  • Master of Architecture - Harvard University, 1947

  • Doctor of Arts (Honorary) - Colgate University, 1966

  • Doctor of Fine Arts (Honorary) - Southeastern Massachusetts University, 1970

  • Doctor of Fine Arts (Honorary) - Florida State University, 1970

  • Doctor of Humanities (Honorary) - Auburn University, 1972

  • Doctor of Humanities (Honorary) - Emory University, 1981

Experience

  • Officer-in-Charge, Ship Construction - U.S. Naval Reserve, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1943-1946

  • Ralph Twitchell - Sarasota, Florida, 1941-1947

  • Twitchell & Rudolph - Sarasota, Florida, 1947-1951

  • Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship in Architecture - Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1948-1949

  • Paul Rudolph, Architect - New Haven, Connecticut; Cambridge, Massachusetts and Sarasota, Florida, 1952-1958

  • Visiting Critic - Cornell, Tulane, Harvard, Princeton, University of California, University of Pennsylvania - 1951-1956

  • Visiting Lecturer - Yale, Cornell, Toronto, Tulane, Harvard, Princeton, Smith College, Clemson College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Institute of Design of Illinois Institute of Technology, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, University of Florida, University of Pennsylvania, University of California - 1951-1958

  • Chairman, Department of Architecture - Yale University, 1958-1965

  • Paul Rudolph, Architect - New York, New York, 1966-1997

  • Invited Participant - International Conference of Architects, Tehran, Iran, 1970

  • Participant - Various architecture conferences - 1985

Architectural Registration

  • New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Alabama, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Georgia

Honors and Awards

  • First Prize - Rorimer Competition, American Institute of Decorators, 1940

  • Selected to design a model house by the Revere Copper and Brass Company, 1948

  • Award of Merit for Best House of the Year - American Institute of Architects, 1949

  • Designs selected for inclusion in the annual habitations edition of L’Architecture d’aujourdhui as representative of the best new residential architecture in the USA, 1950-1951

  • Included among 21 architects whose work was featured in a special edition of young architects in the Magazine of Building, 1951

  • Two designs selected for inclusion among 42 examples of significant post-war architecture featured in the book Built in the USA, published by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY, 1953

  • Outstanding Young Architects Award - Sao Paulo (Brazil) International Competition, 1954

  • Residence selected by the Architectural Record as one of the fifty most significant buildings completed since 1900, 1956

  • Arnold Brunner Prize in Architecture - American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1958

  • Included in the book Masters of Modern Architecture, 1958

  • Award of Merit, Homes for Better Living Awards - American Institute of Architects in cooperation with House & Home and McCall’s, 1959

  • Architectural Award for Commercial Building Category (Blue Cross Blue Shield Building) - Boston Arts Festival, 1961

  • Award of Merit for Sarasota High School - American Institute of Architects Honor Awards Program, 1962

  • Honorable Mention - Gold Medal Committee, Architectural League of New York, 1962

  • Residence selected as one of the Record Houses of 1962 by the Architectural Record, 1962

  • Award of Excellence for House Design (Milam Residence) - Architectural Record, 1963

  • First Honor Award for Art and Architecture Building - American Institute of Architects, 1964

  • Award of Merit for Temple Street Parking Garage - American Institute of Architects, 1964

  • Annual Award for Endo Laboratories - Concrete Industry Board of New York, 1964

  • Citation for Outstanding Collaboration between Architecture and the Allied Arts - Gold Medal Committee, The Architectural League of New York, 1965

  • Honor Award for Design Excellence (Crawford Manor) - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1966

  • Medal of Honor - New York Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1969

  • Fellow - American Institute of Architects, 1970

  • Honor Award (Arts & Humanities Building at Southeastern Massachusetts University) - New England Regional Council, American Institute of Architects, 1970

  • Invited by the government of Iran to participate in an International Conference of Architects in Tehran, Iran

  • Award of Merit for Tracey Towers - Concrete Industry Board of New York, 1973

  • Honor Award for Services to Architecture - La Federacion Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos, 1975

  • Honorary Member - El Instituto de Arquitectos de Puerto Rico, 1975

  • Fellow - American Society of Interior Designers, 1976

  • Honorary Professor - La Universidad Nacional “Federico Villarreal”, Lima, Peru, 1977

  • Elsie de Wolfe Award - American Society of Interior Designers, 1977

  • Walter Gropius lecturer at Harvard University, 1982

  • Invited by the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies to participate in a symposium for architects held at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1982

  • Plym distinguished professorship in architecture - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983-1984

  • Emmy Award for ‘Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph’, 1984

  • Invited under the auspices of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture to participate in a regional seminar on ‘Architecture and the Role of Architects in Southern Asia’, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1985

  • Architectural drawings acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York as part of the ‘Architectural Drawings Collection’, 1985

  • Invited by the Associazion a Degli Industrali della Provincia di Firenze to participate in the international conference ‘Firenze Nuova Primavera’ in Florence, Italy, 1986

  • Creative Arts Award - Brandeis University, 1986

  • Invited by the Singapore Institute of Planners to deliver the keynote address for the International Convention on Urban Planning, Housing and Design in Singapore, 1986

  • Guest Lecturer in a symposium panel ‘New York: Is There a Place For Architecture?’ at Montana State University School of Architecture, 1987

  • Guest Lecturer at ‘Architecture in Context - Paul Rudolph’ at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1987

  • Invited by Grupo Panorama to participate in the International Congress ‘Cities of the Future 1987’ in Sao Paolo, Brazel, 1987

  • Academician of the International Academy of Architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1987

  • Guest Lecturer at ‘Dreams and Details’ - The Steelcase Design Partnership, 1989

  • Guest Lecturer at ‘Paul Rudolph: Drawings towards Architecture’ - Roger Williams College, 1992

  • Guest Lecturer at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1993

  • Guest Lecturer at the National Institute for Architectural Education (NIAE), 1993

Memberships

  • American Institute of Architects

  • Advisory Board, RCA Advanced Designing and Styling Center, 1960

  • Citizens Advisory Committee for Federal Participation in the New York World’s Fair, 1961

  • Architectural League of New York

  • Museum of Modern Art

  • American Society of Interior Designers

  • National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1970-1997

Exhibitions

  • ‘Built in USA: Post-War Architecture’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1953

  • ‘National Gold Medal Exhibition of the Building Arts’ - Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley College, 1960

  • ‘Architecture-USA’ - United States Department of State for exhibition abroad, 1965

  • ‘Work in Progress: Architects by Philip Johnson, Kevin Roche and Paul Rudolph’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1970-1971

  • Modular Housing Exhibition, 1973

  • ‘Transformations in Modern Architecture’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1979

  • Kelmscott Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1982

  • Taman Ismail Marzuki Exhibition - Jakarta, Indonesia, 1984

  • Max Protech Gallery, New York, New York, 1986

  • Exhibition at the Burroughs Wellcome Corporate Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1986

  • ‘Space: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph’ at Montana State University, School of Architecture, 1987

  • ‘Architecture in Context - Paul Rudolph’ at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1987

  • ‘Paul Rudolph: Drawings for the Art & Architecture Building at Yale 1959-1963’ - Yale University School of Architecture, 1988

  • ‘Dreams and Details’ - Steelcase Design Partnership, 1989

  • ‘Paul Rudolph: Drawings towards Architecture’ - Roger Williams College, 1992

  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, New York, 1993

  • ‘Paul Rudolph: Explorations in Modern Architecture 1976-1993’ - National Institute for Architectural Education (NIAE), 1993-1994

  • ‘Open Ends’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2000-2001

  • ‘The Changing of the Avant-Garde: Visionary Drawings from the Howard Gilman Collection’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2002-2003

  • ‘Tall Buildings’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2004

  • ‘Architecture and Design Drawings: Inaugural Installation’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2004-2005

  • ‘75 Years of Architecture at MoMA’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2007-2008

  • ‘Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2008

  • ‘Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2008-2009

  • ‘194X-9/11: American Architects and the City’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2011-2012

  • ‘Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2015-2016

  • ‘From the Collection: 1960-1969’ - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2016-2017

  • ‘Paul Rudolph: The Personal Laboratory’ - Modulightor, New York, New York, 2018-2019

  • ‘Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey’ - Center for Architecture, New York, New York, 2018-2019