SHS Rudolph Canopies

Further to its efforts with the School Board of Sarasota County on the renovation of Paul Rudolph’s 1960 Sarasota High School, in 2018, SAF, in partnership with the Sarasota Art Museum, worked to dedicate the concrete canopies connecting Rudolph’s building and the original 1926 high school as “Paul Rudolph Way.”
hool Additions - Paul Rudolph Way
Paul Rudolph Way Plaque
Sarasota High School Addition

Architect

Paul Rudolph, 1958-1960

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Sarasota Architectural Foundation is dedicated to increasing awareness of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, helping to preserve or rehabilitate its irreplaceable buildings and demonstrating its relevance to the contemporary built environment.
SAF's current projects, Umbrella House, Sarasota High School, Walker Guest House Replica, and Cocoon House

News about SHS Rudolph Canopies

Revere Quality House, Architect: Paul Rudolph, Photo: Wayne Eastep

Upcoming House Tours

Join us on a tour of the Revere Quality House and the Cocoon House on Saturday June 26, 2021. You can purchase your tickets below for the following tour times.…

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Exciting News for Architecture in Sarasota

We are pleased to announce that the Center for Architecture Sarasota and the Sarasota Architectural Foundation are joining forces to create one organization called Architecture Sarasota, to be led by Executive Director Anne-Marie Russell.

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Architects work with a variety of elements. Time is one of them—and Carl Abbott knows it. He was perhaps the youngest Sarasota School architect; he’s now the movement’s de facto…

Putterman Residence, Architect: Carl Abbott

Architect Carl Abbott’s nature of design

Growing up in South Georgia and Fort Myers, Carl Abbott never thought about a career as an architect. In high school, when he dabbled in painting and sculpture, his father…

Butterfield House, Architect: Carl Abbott

Still Modern. Still Here

SarasotaMOD Weekend 2020 honors Carl Abbott’s architectural legacy. The pandemic couldn’t stop it — clever thinking saved the day. Thanks to the pandemic, most folks have been huddled indoors for…

Other Designs by Paul Rudolph

Walker Guest House, Architect: Paul Rudolph, Photo: Ezra Stoller

Walker Guest House

This project was Paul Rudolph’s first after breaking his partnership with Ralph Twitchell in 1952. Because of its spatial efficiency and environmental features, it is one of the most exemplary structures of the “Sarasota School.”

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Cohen Residence, Architect: Paul Rudolph

Cohen Residence

The house was built in 1955 for former City of Sarasota Mayor David Cohen and his wife, Eleene, is a classic example of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, with glass walls that open completely to the elements.

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Deering Residence, Architect: Paul Rudolph, Photo: Ezra Stoller

Deering Residence

Constructed primarily of stacked lime blocks and exposed cypress, this two-bedroom beach house is an exercise in spatial complexity and the blending of inside with outside.

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Martin Harkavy House, Architect: Paul Rudolph

Martin Harkavy House

With broad overhangs, thin framing, delicate screens, and open carport, the original house seems both light and monumental. A two-story glass living room at the rear opens to a private garden.

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Burkhardt Residence, Architect: Paul Rudolph, Photo: Emily Cain

Burkhardt Residence

Rudolph planned this house as two units – one public and one private, which are connected by an 22-ft x 40-ft open-air living room with 12-ft-tall ceilings, full-height glass and a skylight that runs its entire 40-ft length.

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Sarasota High School Addition

Sarasota High School

A successor to Rudolph’s Riverview High School also in Sarasota (built 1958, demolished 2009), Sarasota High School is the equivalent of all the principles that Paul Rudolph developed…

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Umbrella House, Architect: Paul Rudolph, Photo: Anton Grassl

Umbrella House

Built as a speculative house for the contemporary development Lido Shores to attract attention from the road, the Umbrella House measures about 2,000 square feet…

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Cocoon House

Cocoon House

Officially known as the Healy Guest House, the Cocoon House was constructed in 1950 by the partnership of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph.

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Featured Architects and Designs

Revere Quality House
Paul Rudolph
and Ralph Twitchell, 1948
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Revere Quality House
Healy Guest House ("Cocoon House")
Paul Rudolph, 1950
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Hugh Given House
Philip Hanson Hiss, 1951
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Hugh Given House
Hiss Studio
Edward "Tim" Siebert, 1952
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Hiss Studio
Walker Guest House
Paul Rudolph, 1952
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Walker Guest House
Sanderling Beach Club
Paul Rudolph, 1952
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Sanderling Beach Club
Umbrella House
Paul Rudolph, 1953
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Umbrella House
Cohen Residence
Paul Rudolph, 1955
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Cohen Residence
DeVries/Craig Residence
Edward "Tim" Siebert, 1955
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Devries/craig residence
Martin Harkavy House
Paul Rudolph, 1957
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Harkavy House
Deering Residence
Paul Rudolph, 1957
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Deering Residence
Burkhardt Residence
Paul Rudolph, 1957
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Burkhardt Residence
Warm Mineral Springs Inn
Victor Lundy, 1958
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Warm Mineral Springs Inn
Maurice Birk House
Philip Hanson Hiss, 1959
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Maurice Birk House
Mrs. Adelia Dolan House
Philip Hanson Hiss, 1959
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Dolan House
Scott Building
Joseph Farrell
and William Rupp, 1960
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Scott Building
Plymouth Harbor
Frank Folsom Smith
and Louis F. Schneider, 1966
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Plymouth Harbor
St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
Victor Lundy, 1969
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Fellowship Hall
Casa De Cielo
Carl Abbott - 1982
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Casa De Cielo
Saul & Florence Putterman Residence
Carl Abbott, 1986
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Putterman residence
Chapell-Lifeso House
Donald C. Chapell, 2000
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Chapell-Lifeso House
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