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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.

Definition of Urbanism


In many of his public comments on architecture, Paul Rudolph referred to “urbanism” as one of the guiding principles in his work. In this 1992 article published in the Italian journal, Arca he articulates that explanation.

Advocates for the Preservation of Riverview High School in Sarasota not Giving Up


Although the Sarasota County School Board has narrowly voted against plans to rehabilitate Riverview High School designed by Paul Rudolph, advocates and preservationists have not withdrwan from the battle.
"I just want to underscore that there is much hope still for the building, and the vote was not whether to raze the building, but it was whether to move forward with adopting a site plan and the plans for the Riverview Music Quadrangle." Lenore Suttle, Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

See more on the efforts to save the building at the references below.

On Dharmala Sakti Building, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1982-1988

“I always see the site. Of course I went there. I did an interesting thing, at their suggestion, as a matter of fact. I told them that I wanted to get as clear an idea of vernacular architecture in that part of the world as possible. They took me to some villages nearby, but they also took me to a tourist park that had built about twelve structures from the Indonesian islands. They are very distinctive architectural types. New Guinea is very different, of course, from Sumatra, and very different from Bali, and so on.

On the Student Architect


Recent Book on Concrete Buildings in Toronto Presents Useful Case Study


Concrete Toronto: A guidebook to concrete architecture from the fifties to the seventies. Toronto: Coach House books, 2007.

Rudolph Designed Residence Comes to Light in Fort Myers, FL


Another residence by Paul Rudolph that had previously flown under the radar of scholars has come to light in Fort Myers, Florida. The Mahony Residence, designed in the early 1950s while the the architect was still in partnership with Ralph Twitchell has been highlighted in an article published by the Fort Myers News-Press. See article and pictures by clicking below. Thanks to the Paul Rudolph Foundation for the alert.


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