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1918-1997

Paul Rudolph passed away in a hospital in New York City in August of 1997. He died from cancer caused by asbestos exposure possibly at Brooklyn Navy Yard in World War II and the Yale Art & Architecture building in the early sixties.

Frederick Clifford Gibson worked side by side with Paul Rudolph in 1989/90. Mr. Rudolph's intense passion for architecture and his lifetime of accomplishment showed Frederick that great architecture was possible. His pioneering ideas have had a tremendous impact on modern architecture. His work and ideas will live on.

Yale Art & Architecture Building
23 Beekman Place
New York, NY 10022

"Architecture is a personal effort, and the fewer people coming between you and your work the better...If an architect cares enough and practices architecture as an art, then he must initiate design - he must create rather than make judgments."

"Perhaps the greatest change in my own attitude is the feeling that space is the really important thing, not structure."

"I always knew that I wanted to be an architect - at least from the time I was six years old. My father, who is a Methodist minister, was involved with building a church, and I saw the drawings and models and they made a profound impression on me."

"Architecture, at least for me, is to a degree an art, and I feel fundamentally that it's the business of art to always question, to always turn everything upside down so that one sees it anew. It seems to me that this is the real business of art, though it is very disconcerting to most people; it gives them nothing to hold onto." 

 

Collaboration with Paul Rudolph

Frederick Clifford Gibson worked in Paul Rudolph's office for one of the most inspiring years of his architectural career prior to starting his own firm. Their desks were side by side looking out onto 57th street. In the midst of honking from the street and the ever changing views of the populace below, Frederick watched and learned from a great architect whose passion for architecture set the studio on fire every day. On the following projects Frederick was the job captain doing most of the drawings and working directly with Paul Rudolph by interpreting his design sketches and in many cases extending the design beyond the sketch to greater detail:



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