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01/18/2013

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PAUL RUDOLPH REVISITED Rudolph designed the Art and Architecture Building at Yale University, where he was dean of the School of Architecture for six years. Photo by Sage Ross/Wikipedia THE 'GRANDFATHER OF THE SARASOTA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE' CONTINUES TO DRAW A CROWD, DECADES AFTER HIS DEATH By Scott Proffitt Staff Writer About 100 people showed up for a Jan. 10 lecture in Sarasota titled, Regional Modernism: The Works of Paul Rudolph. Not only were all the chairs filled in the conference room at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, but people sat on the floor and lined the walls, an example of the importance of architecture, the arts and Rudolph himself in this city. at the University of Florida's College of Design and Architecture. He remains active both in efforts to preserve local landmarks and his 25-year-old practice, Hall Architects. Hall is at work right now on the complicated renovation of the world-famous "Umbrella" house designed by Rudolph on Lido Shores. Greg Hall, a local architect, gave the prePaul Rudolph is recognized as one sentation under the of the most original and influential auspices of the Sara- architects of the 20th century. sota Architectural Gregory Hall Foundation. Hall was Hall Architects P.A. a longtime professor "Paul Rudolph is recognized as one of the most original and influential architects of the twentieth century," Hall said at the outset of his remarks. "Begin-

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