24th annual Hall of Fame awards dinner, presented by Interior Design magazine


"The best anecdote of the night was told by Lawrence Scarpa, who worked for Paul Rudolph in New York City early in his career. A client of Rudolph’s requested a colonial-revival style house, an odd request obviously for anyone familiar with Rudolph’s work. Scarpa asked Rudolph if he intended to design such a residence. Rudolph said yes, and proceeded to design a Paul Rudolph house for the client. The client apparently loved the drawings, but asked Rudolph if it was indeed colonial revival. Rudolph assured him it was, and the client said “I’ll take it.” The humor, and the lesson, was lost on no one in the audience."

Weinberg, Larry, "The Fame Game." Interior Design, December 4, 2008