Rudolph: The Florida Houses Exhibition
by Florida Southern College
Fla. (August 26, 2002) — “Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses Exhibition”
will be on display at Florida Southern College from Sept. 1 through
Oct. 8 in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room, Thad Buckner Building
on campus. Christopher
Domin and Joseph King, authors of “Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses,”
will give the opening lecture and attend the reception Sept. 6 at
an architect and educator, teaches design studios, contemporary
architecture culture, and upper division history/theory seminars
at the University of Arizona. King is an architect practicing on Florida’s west coast.
He specializes in regional issues of sustainability in design
and development and restoration of postwar modern architecture.
Rudolph (1918-1997) was a modernist architect best known for his
major public and academic projects.
He received his master’s degree in architecture from Harvard,
and served as chair of the School of Architecture at Yale from 1957-1965.
Rudolph began his career designing modest homes in Florida.
He was heavily influenced by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright
and visited the campus during the years Wright's buildings were
exhibit, sponsored by FSC’s Frank Lloyd Wright Programs, focuses
on Rudolph’s early residential work of the 1940s and 1950s, relatively
unknown to many architects today.
The houses were built economically and designed to harmonize
with natural surroundings. The exhibit includes scale models of a few houses, reproductions
of drawings from the Paul Rudolph Archives, and period photography
by Ezra Stoller.
exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sundays from
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For
further information, please contact the alumni office at 680-4110.
Florida Southern College
Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal arts college
affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
The college offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and
a master of business administration degree accredited by the Commission
on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Located in Lakeland, Fla., the college is home to the largest,
single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the