Programs & Events

The Paul Rudolph Foundation is excited to announce festivities in celebration of Paul Rudolph’s 100th Birthday!

Thursday, October 25th the PRF will host a fundraiser–all the proceeds of which will be used to digitize more material from the Library of Congress holdings to further scholarship of Mr. Rudolph’s work.

Friday, October 26th the PRF will host a day-long symposium with the Library of Congress.  Admission is free, but reservations are required.  Check back here for the full roster of speakers in the coming days!  RSVP REQUIRED.  TICKETS FOR BOTH EVENTS

The Schedule for the Symposium in honor of Paul Rudolph’s Centennial is as follows:

8:30 am  Security and Check-In

9:00 am  Welcome Remarks

9:15 am  Library of Congress C. Ford Peatross, founding director of the Library of Congress Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering and Tim Rohan, Author, and faculty of UMASS Amherst will discuss his use of the Rudolph collection.

10:00 am  Paul Rudolph Foundation Sean Khorsandi and Dan Webre of the Paul Rudolph Foundation will discuss the role of the Foundation and share recent research on Paul Rudolph.

10:45 am  Coffee Break

11:00 am  Keynote Robert A.M. Stern, Former Dean of the Yale School of Architecture will discuss the life and work of Paul Rudolph from his perspective as one of Paul Rudolph’s former students.

12 noon    Lunch

1:15 pm   Practitioners Andy Bernheimer, Principal of Bernheimer Architecture, Toshiko Mori, Founder of NY-based Toshiko Mori Architect and Vision Arc, and Steven Harris, Founder of Steven Harris Architects LLP will discuss their respective work responding to and intervening into Paul Rudolph residential projects.  Robert Bruegmann, Professor of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago will moderate.

2:15 pm  Assessment Kurt Forster, Director of Doctoral Studies and Professor Emeritus at the Yale School of Architecture will discuss Rudolph’s standing in architectural history and his legacy today.

3:00 pm  Birthday Cake

4:00 pm  Optional tour of Prints and Photographs Division 

Thinking of attending?  Here are some accommodations to consider:

The St. Regis
923 16th and K Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Approx. $499/night + taxes*

The Hay-Adams
800 16th St, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Approx. $449/night + taxes*

Capitol Hilton
1001 16th St, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Approx. $338/night + taxes*

Hyatt Place/White House
1522 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Approx. $259/night + taxes*

Club Quarters Hotel
839 17th St, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Approx. $224/night + taxes*

*Rates subject to change The PRF does not receive any benefit from these bookings and has only provided the list as a useful reference. The PRF does not endorse any hotel over another.

Additionally, from 2002 until 2013, the Foundation held bi-monthly open houses as well as other events at our former location, the Modulightor Building on 58th Street in Manhattan. We look forward to resuming our series of Salon talks and lectures in the near future. Check back here or follow our blog for updates on future events.

Foundation members are also available for tours, lectures and panel discussions. Please direct inquiries to


Salon Series

Eero Saarinen by Jayne Merkel (Cover)

Lecture Series

Paul Rudolph The Concourse