Aaron Britt has written a profile of Ralph Rapson (former head, Architecture) for the November issue of Dwell magazine. Rapson was the head of the former College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture from 1954-1984.
"Today, Rapson is still at work with his son Toby at his Minneapolis practice, Ralph Rapson Architects. He's working on some low-income prefab housing based on the Greenbelt House (he also contributed one of the 16 entries to the Dwell Home Design Invitational a few years back). His pace, however, has slowed. 'I have a lame back from bending over a drafting board my whole life,' he confesses with a touch of pleasure. 'But I still go in three or four days a week.'"