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Creative Arts Center, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 1963-1966


“The scale of the building is increased by emphasizing the top floor, which is supported on three-story high columns. The intervening space is filled with volumes which reflect the needs of the interior. Thus the building reads from a great distance across the magnificent, rolling hills in which it is placed. Automobiles and townspeople enter from the lower level through the porte-cochere, which is focused on the gold dome of the church at the top of the hill. Students will arrive by a bridge from the top of the hill down to the roof, and from there into an exhibition area at the center. The building recognizes the broad expanses and distant views on one side, the inward looking hill aspect on the other, and the importance of the roofscape.”
Paul Rudolph in Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. p. 166.

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