The fifth annual Midcentury Modern Architecture Festival, SarasotaMOD Weekend, takes place November 9_11, 2018, honoring architect Paul Rudolph’s Centennial including house + walking + trolley tours, cocktail + beach parties and photography exhibition. Tickets on sale August 15, 2018: SarasotaMOD.com
November 6 – 8, 2015
SAF’s Walker Guest House Replica @ The Ringling officially opened to the public during SarasotaMOD© Weekend, November 6 – 8, 2015. MOD 2015 celebrated architect Paul Rudolph’s legacy with tours, lectures, dinners and parties in midcentury homes.
SarasotaMOD Weekend 2015 At-a-Glance
Friday, Nov 6, 2015
12 to 2 pm, Mildred Sainer Auditorium, New College
Presentation 1: Twitchell and Rudolph, $40
2 to 3:15 pm, Mildred Sainer Auditorium, New College
Paul Rudolph’s first job in Sarasota was with architect Ralph Twitchell. Christopher Wilson, professor at Ringling College of Art + Design, will lead the panel in a discussion of Twitchell’s work and the complex relationship between Twitchell and Rudolph. The panel includes architect John Howey, one of Twitchell’s last partners Richard Allen, architect and author Joe King and Twitchell’s granddaughter Julie Hutchins-Wilson.
Presentation 2: The Walker Guest House and the Replica, $40
3:30 to 4:45 pm, Mildred Sainer Auditorium, New College
SAF’s replica of the Walker Guest House is the highlight of MOD this year. Author and architectural critic, Alastair Gordon and his panel will explore this remarkable structure, and the “lessons learned” in building the replica. The panel includes architect longtime admirer of the Guest House Joyce Owens, AIA, RIBA, architect and builder of the replica, Joe King, and Kutzi Preist, daughter of Elaine Walker.
Shown above: Walker Guest House illustration © John Pirman
Opening Party at the Walker Guest House Replica, $40
5 to 6:30 pm, The Ringling
Join us for the official opening and tour of SAF’s Replica of Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House, visit the exhibit Paul Rudolph: The Guest Houses in The Ringling Museum of Art, and meet the MOD speakers and special guests. Enjoy the wonderful displays of vegetables, charcuterie, artisan cheeses plus a nosh bar. Cash bar.
Sponsored by Louis Wery, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Friday Private Home Dinner Parties
7 to 10 pm
Umbrella House Cocktail Party + Harkavy House Dinner, (Paul Rudolph), $500
Sponsored by Bob and Anne Essner
Round House Cocktail Party and House Tour, (Jack West), $100
Sponsored by PNC Wealth Management
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015
Breakfast at The Francis
Included with Presentation 3
8 to 9 am, 1289 N. Palm Avenue
Start the day with a delicious Continental Breakfast Buffet… danishes, muffins, croissants plus fresh fruits, honey yogurt with toasted coconut cashew granola, fresh juices and coffee and tea.
Presentation 3: Rudolph’s Sarasota Houses, (Includes Breakfast), $50
9 to 10:30 am, The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Avenue
Co-authors of the beautiful, newly reprinted book, Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses, Christopher Domin and Joe King will present the innovative houses Rudolph designed in the late 1940s and 1950s. This primer on Rudolph’s early work is the perfect introduction for MOD’s Trolley Tours of Siesta Key, the Walking Tours of Lido Shores, and the Umbrella House.
Trolley Tours: Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota, (Includes Breakfast and Presentation 3), $90
Tours 1 & 2: 11am to 1:30 pm, (10:45 am Boarding at The Francis,1289 N. Palm Avenue)
Tours 3 & 4: 2 to 4:30 pm, (1:45 pm Boarding at The Francis,1289 N. Palm Avenue)
Trolley 1 & 3: John McCarthy tour guide
Trolley 2 & 4: Larry Kelleher tour guide
Enjoy a classic trolley tour of Paul Rudolph’s Siesta Key houses. Sights will include Sarasota High School, the Cocoon House, the Lamolithic House, the David Cohen House, the Revere Quality House and Sanderling Beach Club.
Walking Tours: Vintage Lido Shores, $35
Tours 1 & 2: Christopher Wilson tour guide
Tour 2 B: David Morrison tour guide
Tour 1: 10 am to 12 pm (Checkin 9:45 am, 1300 Westway Drive)
Tours 2 & 2 B: 2 pm to 4 pm (Checkin 1:45 pm, 1300 Westway Drive)
The Sarasota neighborhood of Lido Shores is a treasure chest of midcentury modern architectural gems from the Sarasota School movement including architects Paul Rudolph, Tim Seibert, William Rupp and Carl Abbott. Enjoy this informative and inspiring tour of some of the most significant vintage homes in the area. Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hats. Bottled water will be provided.
Walking Tours: Contemporary Lido Shores, $35
Tours 3 & 4: Harold Bubil tour guide
Tour 3 B: Jonathan Parks, AIA tour guide
Tours 3 & 3 B: 10 am to 12 pm (Checkin 9:45 am, 1300 Westway Drive)
Tour 4: 2 pm to 4 pm (Checkin 1:45 pm, 1300 Westway Drive)
Lido Shores is an architecturally rich neighborhood, full of award-winning modernist homes by prominent local architects including Don Chapell, Mark Sultana, Guy Peterson and Jonathan Parks. Join Sarasota Herald-Tribune real estate editor Harold Bubil and architect Jonathan Parks as they lead you on a walking tour of some of the most impressive and significant contemporary homes in Sarasota. Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hats. Bottled water will be provided.
Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House Timed-Tours, $40
1300 Westway Drive
Choose one of 4 timed-tours of the interior of the house. Each tour includes a brief talk about the house and Paul Rudolph by a noted Rudolph scholar.
11 am to 11:45 am — 12 pm to 12:45 pm — 1 pm to 1:45 pm — 2 pm to 2:45 pm
Sarasota High School Rudolph Celebration, (Paul Rudolph), $20
4:30 to 6:30 pm
1000 South School Avenue
The breezeway of Paul Rudolph’s 1960 Sarasota High School complex is the perfect setting for an early evening soirée. Featuring talk by Carl Abbott, FAIA and tour of the newly renovated interior and exterior. Munch on light bites, feel the school spirit with the SHS cheerleaders and enjoy the musical stylings of the Sarasota High Jazz Band.
Saturday Private Home Dinner Parties
7 to 10 pm
Sandy Hook Residence Cocktail and Dinner Party, (Tim Seibert), $150
Sponsored by J.P. Morgan
Rae Residence Retro Martini Party, (Ralph Twitchell), $100
Sunday, Nov 8, 2015
Day at The Ringling
Presentation 4: We Knew Rudolph, $40
10:30 to 11:45 am, Historic Asolo Theater, The Ringling
This panel of architects will talk about their personal experiences of learning from and working with Paul Rudolph. Larry Scarpa, FAIA, Principal, Brooks + Scarpa, 2014 Smithsonian National Design Award winner, will moderate the panel that includes Carl Abbott, FAIA, youngest member of the Sarasota School of Architecture and a student of Rudolph’s at Yale, and Roberto de Alba, the author of Paul Rudolph: The Late Work.
Picnic Lunch, $35
12 to 1:30 pm, Walker Guest House Replica, The Ringling
Build your own sandwich…turkey, pepper jack cheese and avocado mash or prosciutto and cappacola hogie with burrata or tuna “Nicoise” with capers and arugula. Plus orzo salad, potato salad, chips and cookies. Cash Bar.
Presentation 5: Rudolph After Sarasota, $40
1:45 to 3 pm, Historic Asolo Theater, The Ringling
Timothy M. Rohan, author of The Architecture of Paul Rudolph, Yale University Press, 2014, will focus his presentation on Rudolph’s work after he left Sarasota in 1958 to become chair of Yale University’s Department of Architecture. Rohan will start his discussion with Rudolph’s 1960 Addition to Sarasota High School and conclude with Rudolph’s remarkable projects in Southeast Asia.
Presentation 6: The Rudolph Legacy, $40
3:15 to 4:30 pm, Historic Asolo Theater, The Ringling
C. Ford Peatross, founding director of the architectural archive at the Library of Congress, home of the Rudolph Archive, will discuss Rudolph’s legacy with Sean Khorsandi, co-director of the Paul Rudolph Foundation, Carl Abbott, FAIA, SAF’s mentor, and Erica Stoller, director of ESTO and co-author of Ezra Stoller: Photographer.
Closing MOD Party and BBQ Supper, $60
5 to 8:30 pm, Walker Guest House Replica, The Ringling
Enjoy cocktails as the sun sets over Sarasota Bay and then get serious with the best BBQ in Sarasota. Black angus beef brisket and Southern-style pulled pork with baked beans, potato salad, creamy coleslaw plus kale caesar. Finish at the pie bar – apple, peach, blueberry and pecan – all homemade! Cash bar.
Sponsored by Latitude 27 Properties
After Hours Party, (Seibert Architects), $45
9 to 11 pm, 430 Acacia Drive, Sarasota, FL 34234
Relax, kick back and savor signature cocktails and light bites. The Tetreault-Pirman House is the perfect setting to unwind and chill out with fellow modernistas. Celebrate, take in the Sarasota vibe and have a fabulous time at the last party of MOD 2015!