Parks, Owens, Sparkman: The Evolution of Three Architects

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Three Gulf Coast architects will each present a project from their early professional life as well as a recent one, followed by an analysis of the contrast and how their development as an architect influenced the changes. The remarkable evolution of their careers will be illustrated by what they’ve learned from the design-build process, working with clients, listening to critiques and finding the inspiration that has motivated them to be who they
are today. A panel discussion and Q+A will follow the presentations.

Jonathan Parks is the principal of Jonathan Parks Architect, Sarasota, FL
Joyce Owens is director of Architecture Joyce Owens LLC, Ft. Myers, FL
Jerry Sparkman is a principal of Sweet Sparkman Architects, Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
1741 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

5:00 – 5:30 Check-in
5:30 – 7:00 Presentations, Q+A
7:00 – 8:00 Meet-and-Greet Reception

Become a member of SAF and this event is FREE!

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Pay at the door: cash, check or credit card

SAF + AIA Members: $10
Public: $15
Student: $5

Questions:, 941-364-2199

Paul Rudolph Weekend with Chris Mottalini

Chris Mottalini writes: “I was just down in Sarasota* and had the chance to photograph the skeleton of Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota High School (1959). In its current state, it feels more like a giant sculpture than a building. I’ve gotta say it was beautiful to see the building as Rudolph first envisioned it…I wouldn’t be surprised if these pictures are mistaken for being taken fifty years ago.”

* SAF had the pleasure to host Chris Mottalini March 6 – 8, 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. He gave a presentation at the Paul Rudolph-designed Harkavy House SAF Fundraiser benefiting the SAF-Paul Rudolph Scholarship; a lecture / Q&A / book signing of “After You Left, They Took It Apart: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes” at Ringling College of Art + Design; and a “Sarasota Architecture Walk and Photography Workshop” of the Umbrella House, Harkavy House, Putterman Residence, Sarasota High School Addition, Cocoon House and Cohen House.

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March 27, 2014 SAF Lecture: Le Corbusier

March 27, 2014 lecture: Corbusier and his Approach to Green Architecture

SAF Lecture: Architect Victor Lundy

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“Victor Lundy: The Expressionist of the Sarasota School”
Presented by Dr. Christopher Wilson
Architecture and Design History Professor
Ringling College of Art + Design and SAF Board Member

Thursday, January 30, 2014
5:30 – 8 pm
at the Lundy-designed South Gate Community Center
3145 South Gate Circle, Sarasota, FL
(off Tuttle and Siesta Drive)

In honor of Mr. Lundy’s 91st birthday on February 1st, there will be a cake and champagne reception following tonight’s lecture.

All admission proceeds will be donated to the South Gate Community Restoration Fund. Click to download Restoration Wish List.

SAF Member $10
Public $15
Click to pay online

Click for 1-26-14 Herald Tribune article “Happy 91st, Victor Lundy”

Rehab Update: Sarasota High School Photos 11-3-13

SAF is periodically documenting the ongoing rehabilitation progress with photos of the iconic Paul Rudolph‘s Sarasota High School classroom building #4. Harvard Jolly Architects and Tandem Construction has completed the asbestos abatement work and has thoroughly gutted the interior. The concrete shell including the dramatic sunscreens is still intact and the original roof profile has been restored.

More Info:

See 9-1-12 post regarding the Sarasota County School Board renovation plans and SAF’s recommendations for effective rehabilitation of Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota High School Addition.

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Sarasota High School campus plan by Harvard Jolly – Paul Rudolph’s classroom building top right.