This past Saturday the Paul Rudolph Foundation was visted by Nora Leung, a Hong Kong architect who worked as the project manager for Paul Rudolph on the design on the Lippo Centre - known then as the Bond Centre. Mrs. Leung, who worked closely with Mr. Rudolph from 1983 until his death in 1997, was fascinating in her recollections of what it was like to work with him on various projects in and around Asia.
In addition, Mrs. Leung gave the Foundation permission to reproduce material from her book "Experiencing Bond Centre" which is about the building's design and what it was like for her to work with Paul Rudolph during its construction. We are excited to have her invaluable assistance in putting together the archival materials of not only the Bond Centre, but her knowledge about the other buildings Mr. Rudolph designed during the last two decades of his life.
One of the more interesting stories told by Mrs. Leung was of Paul Rudolph's lectures to architects in Taiwan and China. The fact that Mr. Rudolph was given the opportunity to deliver a speech in China was a rare honor during a time when not many Western architects were studied in the country. With her assistance, we are working to assemble records of his travels and lectures.
The Paul Rudolph Foundation is thankful to Mrs. Leung for her offer to add materials to the archives and help "fill-in" missing information regarding the later work. As soon as we are finished - a link to the material will go up on the archives page of the Paul Rudolph Foundation's website - www.paulrudolph.org