SarasotaMOD: Inspired, Iconic, Irresistible

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SarasotaMOD October 9-12, 2014

SarasotaMOD Weekend Tickets on Sale

Tickets now on sale!
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This four-day architectural festival takes place in Sarasota, and includes lectures and presentations by leading modernist architects, including Lawrence Scarpa, Tim Seibert, and Carl Abbott. Presenters also include architect John Howey, author of The Sarasota School of Architecture: 1941-1966; and architect Joe King, the co-author of Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses. Author, critic and filmmaker Alastair Gordon, journalist Harold Bubil, and landscape architect Raymond Jungles will also lend their insights. Guided bus, boat and walking tours will explore Sarasota’s mid-century legacy by land and sea. Many festival gatherings will take place in acclaimed modernist structures.

Presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Lead Sponsors: RGB-Architects and Vue Sarasota Bay
Media Sponsor: Sarasota Magazine
Community Sponsors: City of Sarasota and Visit Sarasota

For more information about the festival, please visit www.sarasotamod.com

2014 Giving Challenge May 6 – 7

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In March 2015, the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) will begin constructing a replica of architect Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House on the grounds of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. The reproduction of the mid-century modern Florida home, also known as the Cannonball House, is scheduled to be open to visitors in summer 2015. After its display at The Ringling, the structure will be disassembled and transported to select museums and venues around the country. The fund raising goal for the project is $150,000 and SAF has raised $98,000 to date.

Donate to SAF’s Walker Guest House Project through the 2014 Giving Challenge
www.givingpartnerchallenge.org

On May 6th, starting at Noon, the website will go “live” and donations will be accepted for 24 hours. Search for Sarasota Architectural Foundation using the search box on the home page. We’ll also email the direct link as soon as the website is live on May 6th.

The minimum online gift is $25 and every gift is100% tax-deductible. Each donor will receive an immediate confirmation of their donation with a tax receipt via e-mail.

Just Announced!
SAF’s Board of Directors has personally pledged $2,000 in matching funds, essentially doubling donations up to a total of $2,000.

Please mark your calendars and help continue building Sarasota’s renowned architectural legacy.

Thank you – we really appreciate your support!

Questions: info@saf-srq.org, 941-364-2199

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!

RSVP, pay online www.saf-srq.org/events
Pay at the door: cash, check or credit card

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

Questions: info@saf-srq.org, 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.”
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* 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