2014 Giving Challenge May 6 – 7


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

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