Detail View: Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections: State Project SM 83-1, Preliminary Title Sheet for the Science and Engineering Building

Identifer: 
EL1_1995_0028
Identifier (old): 
RUD 166
Title: 
State Project SM 83-1, Preliminary Title Sheet for the Science and Engineering Building
Alternated Title: 
Preliminary Title Sheet for Sceinece and Engineering Building at the Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute ( SMTI )
Date: 
June 12, 1984
Type: 
Architectural Drawings - Title Page
Format: 
Ink on vellum and adhesive lettering, 30 x 42 inches
Subject: 
Brutalist
Subject: 
Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute ( SMTI )
Subject: 
Southeastern Massachusetts University
Subject: 
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth ( UMassD )
Subject: 
architecture
Coverage: 
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Relation: 
Paul Rudolph Architectural Drawing for SMTI - SMU ( 1963 - 1984 )
Relation: 
Paul Rudolph and his Architecture, Claire T. Carney Library, University of Massachusetts at http://prudolph.lib.umassd.edu/umassd.
Is Part of: 
Paul Rudolph Architectural Drawing for SMTI - SMU ( 1963 - 1984 )
Creator: 
Rudolph, Paul Marvin
Vital Dates: 
1918-1997
Biographical Note: 
"Paul Rudolph, in full Paul Marvin Rudolph (born October 23, 1918, Elkton, Kentucky, U.S.—died August 8, 1997, New York, New York), one of the most prominent Modernist architects in the United States after World War II. His buildings are notable for creative and unpredictable designs that appeal strongly to the senses. Rudolph received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1940 and received a master's degree at Harvard University, where he studied under Walter Gropius. During World War II he served (1943–46) with the U.S. Navy as a supervisor of ship construction at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. In the late 1940s and early '50s Rudolph practiced architecture in Sarasota, Florida, first as a designer of private residences for the firm of Twitchell and Rudolph and later working independently. His early designs used the glass walls and austere geometry of the International Style but attracted attention by their ingenious construction and attractive lines. Rudolph came to believe that a building's form should develop from and be integrated with its interior uses and structure, and this led him to break up a building's masses into distinctly articulated units that are interesting from both the outside and the inside. His early orchestrations of different units were regular and rather symmetrical, as in the Mary Cooper Jewett Arts Center for Wellesley College (1955–58). From 1958 to 1965 Rudolph was chairman of the department of architecture at Yale University. His School of Art and Architecture at Yale University (1958–63), with its complex massing of interlocking forms and its variety of surface textures, is typical of the increasing freedom, imagination, and virtuosity of his mature building approach. Considered one of the most defining designs of his career, the 10-story building featured an interior that appeared seamless, flowing, and shot with light. (In 1969 the building was set on fire by student protestors.) Rudolph's Boston Government Service Center (1963) and the Endo Laboratories in Garden City, New York (1962–64), continued a trend toward complex, irregularly silhouetted, and dynamic structures that contain dissimilar but harmoniously combined masses, shapes, and surfaces. In 1965 Rudolph left Yale to practice in New York City. His practice grew in size and volume and embraced master plans for urban communities as well as designs for campuses and educational buildings, office buildings, and residential projects. Other important works by Rudolph include the IBM Complex at East Fishkill, New York (1962; with Walter Kiddle), and the Burroughs Wellcome Corporate Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, at Durham, North Carolina (1969). By the late 1960s, Rudolph's reputation had begun to decline in the United States, as his abstract Modernistic aesthetic began to be eclipsed by the growing popularity of Postmodernism's revival of historical styles and ornamentation. He continued, however, to find an audience for his designs in Asia. Working from his historic brownstone on Beekman Place in New York City, famous in design circles for the architect's controversial Modernistic renovation in the 1960s, Rudolph drafted monolithic high-rise projects for such cities as Hong Kong, Singapore, and Jakarta, Indonesia. "
Reference ID: 
500011899
Reference Source: 
AAT - Getty
Reference Source: 
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/512266/Paul-Rudolph
Creator: 
Whitney Atwood Norcross Assoc. Architects
Vital Dates: 
[ 1959 - 2012 ]
Biographical Note: 
According to the State of Massachusetts records the business was established in 1959 and closed 2012. The business was located on 321 SUMMER STREET, 7TH FLOOR, BOSTON, MA 02210 USA
Reference Source: 
http://corp.sec.state.ma.us/CorpWeb/CorpSearch/CorpSummary.aspx?FEIN=042258964&SEARCH_TYPE=1
Rights: 
No known copyright restrictions
Publisher: 
University of Massachusetts. Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections
Rights Holder: 
UMass Dartmouth
Rights Management: 
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Digital SourceID: 
18_723
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