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Podcasts on Saving Riverview High School


Thanks to Harold Bubil, Real Estate Editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for sending the link to his very informative podcasts relative to the effort to save from demolition Paul Rudolph's Riverview High School in Sarasota, FL.

"Death Knell" of Rudolph Houses included in exhibition


Photographs by Chris Mottalini document the demise of the houses of Paul Rudolph in the exhibition "Building Pictures" currently running at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago from April 4 to May 31, 2008.

Mottalini Photographs Added to Web Site


Photographer Chris Mottalini, currently exhibiting photographs documenting the demise of a number of Paul Rudolph residences at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, has graciously given permission to post selected items from the collection to this web site. Poignant last images of the Twitchell Residence in Sarasota, FL and the Micheels Residence in Westport, CT are now included here.

New Book Features Rudolph's Bass Residence

The newly published book, "Great Houses of Texas" by Lisa Germany features a beautifully illustrated 10 page chapter on the Bass Residence in Fort Worth, TX, considered by many to be Paul Rudolph's greatest residential project. The chapter features 10 color interior and exterior photographs as well as a concise but detailed history of the house.

Art and Architecture Building at Yale under renovation

An recent article published on May 21 in the New Haven Register by Michael Foley outlined the progress on the renovation of Paul Rudolph's Art and Architecture Building. "...360 construction workers work day and night on a $20 million renovation that will recapture past architectural glory." The work is scheduled to be completed in the fall when the building will be dedicated as "Paul Rudolph Hall." You can read the entire article online at the New Haven Register web site.

Interview with Chris Mottalini Reveals Obscure Rudolph Residential Projects


Check out this interview with Chris Mottalini on his interest in photographing the houses of Paul Rudolph. This article contains photographs of two very obscure residential projects of the architect; one in Larchmont, NY and the other in Newtown, PA. This is the first reference to the Fullham Residence, 1959, Newtown, PA that I have seen. Chris has been very generous in offering his photographs to be posted on this web site.

Restoration of the Art & Architecture Building by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates


Check out the web site for Gwathmey Siegel & Associates for a look at a few images of their work in renovating the Art & Architecture Building at Yale University by Paul Rudolph. Charles Gwathmey once worked as an assistant with the architect.

Kerr Residence in Melbourne Beach, Florida under restoration


The Kerr Residence, 1950 in Melbourne Beach, Florida is undergoing a restoration by the firm Spacecoast Architects, P.A. of Indialantic, FL. Lawrence Maxwell, President of the firm and Sharon Migala, Project Manager have been very gracious in sending images of the project to the web site. Original plans by Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchel will soon be available here as well as before and after images of the home. I thank them for sending this important information to us.

Update on Riverview High School. School Board to Review Plans


On June 17 the Sarasota County, FL School Board will review plans to save Riverview High School by Paul Rudolph. See Bill Hutchison's detailed artilce with accompanying images from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune from June 8, 2008.

More on Riverview High School: Renderings by Diane Lewis


Check out the drawings for the "new" Riverview High School by the design firm led by Diane Lewis in an attempt to save the Paul Rudolph building in Sarasota Florida.


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