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New Practices in Hong Kong Architecture: A Symposium - March 01, 2019
at the Center for Architecture

Please join us for a symposium presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey, and convened by Barry Bergdoll and Seng Kuan. Taking Rudolph’s work as a jumping off point, “New Practices in Hong Kong Architecture: A Symposium” will focus on the innovative design and architectural solutions implemented in present-day Hong Kong.

The reordering of the globalized world and the emergence of a new generation of young talent in Hong Kong have contributed to a surge of creative energy in the region. On a local level, Hong Kong has seen a rise in public interest in architecture, land use, urban development, preservation, and ecology. Designers, architects, and planners are responding to Hong Kong’s new social and cultural contexts, which are vastly different from the conditions Rudolph faced over 30 years ago. The program will facilitate international dialogue between architects in Hong Kong and New York City, allowing both sides to be exposed to ideas and issues that may influence the way they design cities in the future.

Each panel will build off a key motif extrapolated from Rudolph’s design methodology and will focus on an aspect of Hong Kong’s current design culture, exploring perspectives on the evolution of design thinking and practice in the city and the region.

The exhibition Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey was organized by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

Panel 1: Section and Ground

Mark Lee, Principal and Founding Partner, Johnston Marklee; Chair of the Department of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jing Liu, Principal and Co-Founder, SO-IL
Esther Lorenz, Assistant Professor, Director of the Architecture Undergraduate Program, School of Architecture, University of Virginia
James von Klemperer, FAIA, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Panel 2: Nature

David Erdman, Chairperson of Graduate Architecture, Pratt Institute

Angela Y. Pang, Principal, PangArchitect
Calvin Tsao, FAIA, Co-Founder, Tsao & McKown Architects
Billie Tsien, AIA, Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners
Tod Williams, FAIA, Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners

Panel 3: City and Region

Seng Kuan, Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Tokyo

Laurent Gutierrez, Co-founder, MAP Office
Doreen Heng Liu, Principal, NODE; Adjunct Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dorothy Tang, Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong; Doctoral Student, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University


Paul Rudolph: Influences & Opportunities - December 20, 2018
at the Center for Architecture

Paul Rudolph considered an allowance for growth in his architecture and once said his buildings “took on a life of their own” after they were designed. 

The Center for Architecture, in association with the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation, present a panel speakers influenced by the richness of Paul Rudolph’s architectural legacy. The program will present stories by those who have had the the opportunity to adapt his work to present-day needs.

Kelvin Dickinson, President, Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Kate Wagner, Founder, McMansionHell
Eric Wolff, Owner, the Fullam Residence
John Wolstenholme, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Wolstenholme Associates LLC
Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA, Principal, Bernheimer Architecture
Robert Miklos, FAIA, Founding Principal, designLAB architects
Ben Youtz, AIA, designLAB architects
Kelly Haigh, AIA IIDA, design LAB architects


Paul Rudolph: A Way of Working - December 14, 2018
at the Center for Architecture

For Paul Rudolph, architecture was “a highly personal affair involving a considerable degree of emotion and which needs a great strength of personal conviction, assuredness and passion.”

The Center for Architecture, in association with the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation, present architect and exhibition curator Nora Leung, who will talk about her experience working with Rudolph on several projects in Hong Kong. Other former employees will discuss what it was like to work in such a dedicated and often challenging office.

Kelvin Dickinson, President, Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Roberto de Alba, Author
Nora Leung, Curator, Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey

Panel Discussion:
RD Chin, Feng Shui Master and former Paul Rudolph employee
Rocco Leonardis, Architect and former Paul Rudolph employee
Nora Leung, Consultant Architect for Paul Rudolph in Hong Kong
Jeremy Moser, Founder, Studio Mnemosyne, and former Paul Rudolph employee

Roberto de Alba, Author


The Legacy of Paul Rudolph - November 10, 2018
At the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

"His [Rudolph] buildings have always connected on an emotional level. They were always designed to appeal to you viscerally in some way. To appeal to the senses, not just to the intellect."

SarasotaMOD 2018, Celebrated the Centennial of architect Paul Rudolph. Keynote speaker, Paul Goldberger: Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and, currently, Vanity Fair.


Cocoon House - October 23, 2018

A look at Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell's groundbreaking guesthouse completed in 1950. Restoration and preservation done by the SAF (Sarasota Architectural Foundation) in collaboration with the current homeowners.


Concretopia - April 21, 2018

A short documentary exploring the modernist architectural movement of Brutalism. Shot on location at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Concretopia showcases the visionary beauty of Paul Rudolph’s 1963 design for the SMTI (now UMass) campus.

A meditation on the significance, influence, and progressive ideals behind Brutalism, the film takes viewers on a hypnotizing journey through abstract concrete environments, while celebrating this uncompromising architectural style. The soundtrack, produced by RabbitSquirrel, is a haunting industrial soundscape composed using field recordings of the film’s environments.


Wellcome - November 13, 2017

After 25 years of being forgotten, an architect's masterpiece gets rediscovered.

Director: Bryan Soderlind
Editor: Joshua McWilliams
Narrator: David H. Schroeder
Skaters: Rob Wootten and Ben Horan


Diagonal Movement - September 12, 2016

By Griffin Lee Kaiser, this video was filmed with permission at the Elion-Hitchings building formerly know as the Burroughs-Wellcome headquarters.

Built in 1972, this structure was designed by famed architect, Paul Rudolph. It was later renamed the Elion-Hitchings building in honor of the Nobel prize-winning chemists. The facility is one of the most recognizable landmarks in pharmaceutical history.

You may also recognize the building from the movie, Brainstorm, with Christopher Walken and the late Natalie Wood. (Her final film, the movie was released almost two years after her Wood’s death.)


Miracle of Modernism: Paul Rudolph’s New York Apartment - 2016
at the Center for Architecture Sarasota

Interior designer Richard Geary shares insights gained from his photographic documentation of Paul Rudolph's Beekman Place apartment in this interview with Sandra Timpson Motto. Video by the Center for Architecture Sarasota.


Healy Guest House by Paul Rudolph - 2015

Completed to fulfill in part the course requirements for ARC 456 Animation & Simulation Methods, Fall 2015. George Proctor, Professor of Architecture. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Department of Architecture

Film by Kyle Ng and Christina Younger
Music by


The Architecture of Paul Rudolph by Timothy Rohan - October 7, 2014

Book trailer for The Architecture of Paul Rudolph by Timothy Rohan, published by Yale University Press.

Equally admired and maligned for his remarkable Brutalist buildings, Paul Rudolph (1918–1997) shaped both late modernist architecture and a generation of architects while chairing Yale’s department of architecture from 1958 to 1965.

Directed by Todd Tue
Animation and Editing - CJ Arellano
Music - Michael Bond
Produced by Yale University Press and Todd Tue for Milk Products Media


The Life and Death and Life of a Great American Building - October 1, 2014
at the New Haven Preservation Trust

The 53rd annual meeting of the New Haven Preservation Trust. Robert A.M. Stern, Architect and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture presents his talk "The Life and Death and Life of a Great American Building" about the Yale Art and Architecture building designed by Paul Rudolph.


Spaces in the Sun: Paul Rudolph in Florida and Asia - February 27, 2013

East West Dialogues: Modernism in Florida

Joe King, AIA, Principal
King Architecture

Organized by the University of Miami School of Architecture
Sponsored by the James Deering Danielson Foundation
Co-sponsored by the Wolfsonian-Florida International University and DoCoMoMo US/Florida


Architect Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota High School - 2012

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation organized a symposium on architect Paul Rudolph's Sarasota, Florida legacy in 2012 at the Ringling College of Art + Design. Architect Carl Abbott, FAIA, spoke about the importance of Rudolph's Sarasota High School buildings and why they need to be preserved.


Site Specific: The Legacy of Regional Modernism - June 24, 2008

At a time when designers and architects are thinking more and more about sustainability issues in their practices, they often ignore or are ignorant of past examples, such as the important work done by the Sarasota School in the days when architects naturally built to climate.

Paul Rudolph's Riverview High School is a case study, a beautiful expression of climate sensitive architecture. This film advocates a thoughtful evaluation of the building and the ideas designed into the school such as day-lighting, natural ventilation, sun-screens, and shade-giving plantings.

A Film by Metropolis magazine and Matthew Kohn.


RUDOLPH AND RENEWAL: Paul Rudolph and the Architecture of the Model City - 2008

This short documentary was produced by American Beat in 2008 for the Yale School of Architecture, as part of their exhibit, "Model City: Buildings and Projects by Paul Rudolph for Yale and New Haven", to celebrate the renovation and expansion of Rudolph's Art + Architecture Building at Yale.

The film features interviews with a number of Paul Rudolph's former students, colleagues, and co-workers; archival images of Rudolph and his work in New Haven; and archival films of the city of New Haven as well as former mayor, Richard Lee, from the earliest period of urban renewal in New Haven. The film also features commentary by Doug Rae, a New Haven historian, placing Rudolph's work into the larger context of the city's renewal period during the late 1950s through the 1970s.

Produced in collaboration with the Yale Digital Media Center for the Arts.
Produced by Elihu Rubin
Directed and Edited by Stephen Taylor


Umbrella House - 2008

A video by Rion Philbin. From a 2008 Landscape Design Studio with Rob Trumbour, this was his first video project. A study of Paul Rudolph's the "Umbrella House", located in Sarasota, Florida.


An American Legacy: Sarasota School of Architecture - 2001

A 2001 documentary about the Sarasota School of Architecture. Paul Rudolph is a founding member of the Sarasota School.

"Everyone came to Sarasota because of Paul Rudolph." - Gene Leedy

©2001 The Fine Arts Society. Sponsored in part by Comcast Cable Company and the Goldsmith-Greenfield Foundation. Produced and directed by Heather Dunhill and Bill Wagy.


A Tribute to Paul Rudolph - November 18, 1999
at the Embassy of the United States of America in London, UK

The University of Luton and Author Tony Monk present a tribute to Paul Rudolph. The event, hosted at the American Embassy in London, features a lecture by Tony Monk followed by a debate between Charles Jenks, Lord Norman Foster, Martin Pawley and Tony Monk on the influence of Paul Rudolph on his graduates and the evolution of modern architecture.

Philip Lader, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Tony Monk, Author and Architect

Charles Jenks, Author and Architectural Theorist
Lord Norman Foster, Architect and former Paul Rudolph student
Martin Pawley, Author and Architectural Critic
Tony Monk, Author and Architect


Paul Rudolph: The DNA Of Architecture - September 2, 1995
at the Southern California Institute of Architecture

Founded in 1972, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is an independent school offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in architecture. It is recognized internationally not only as a center for design innovation, but as a forum for debating new ideas in architecture. From the beginning, SCI-Arc actively engaged the community with public programs, including a lecture series, which started in 1974 and still happens Wednesday nights. Most of their videos document public events held at SCI-Arc.