Scott Rudolph Hall is located to the northeast of Brookings Hall.
Aside from laboratories and offices, the building also houses one medium classroom, one small classroom, a computer lab, several teaching laboratories and the Matthew A. Grossman Museum of mineral specimens and meteorites. The Earth and Planetary Sciences library is also housed in the building.
The architectural firm of Tsoi/Kobus & Associates of Boston designed the four-level 150,000-square-foot structure. Keeping with the classic Collegiate Gothic style of most other buildings on campus, the structure features Missouri red granite, limestone facing and a green slate roof. It was the first LEED-certified “green” building at Washington University in St. Louis.
In 2012, Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton held a dedication ceremony to pay tribute to Scott and Pyong Rudolph for a commitment to the Chancellor’s Fund for Excellence, with funds slated for establishing the Scott Rudolph Professorship in Earth & Planetary Sciences. Scott Rudolph is a highly accomplished entrepreneur whose personal interest in geology and mineral collecting inspired him to learn more about the important work being done in Earth & Planetary Sciences.
Parents to two Washington University students, Scott and Pyong Rudolph are sustaining charter members of the Danforth Circle, Chancellor’s Level. The Rudolphs also serve as members of the Parents Council where they established a challenge gift to match donations for scholarships from parents of current students and from alumni parents. In addition to their efforts on behalf of the Parents Council, Scott Rudolph contributes his leadership and business acumen to the Board of Trustees, where he sits on the Global Engagement Committee; he also serves as a member of the Entrepreneur National Council.
In 2011, they received Washington University’s Brookings Award, a prestigious honor awarded by the Board of Trustees to recognize outstanding dedication to the institution.