Ralph Rapson, 1914–2008

Midwestern Modern: Ralph Rapson died over the weekend at his Minneapolis home at the age of 93. He went to the office to work on Friday, rode his bike on Saturday and had plans to go to the theater on Sunday. The architect of the original Guthrie Theater was hard-working, self-assured and razor-sharp.


  1. my husband and i had the wonderful pleasure of meeting mr. rapson at
    his office in jan. to discuss the
    potential of having a home designed for our family. he was friendly, humorous, warm, and kind - a genius but very down to earth. we are saddened to learn of his passing...

  2. sad that these kinds of things never seem to reach mainstream news channels, really like the photo you posted!