Architects

Carl Abbott

Carl Abbott

Carl Abbott is an original practitioner of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Over the four decades of his Sarasota practice, Abbott has adapted the thinking behind Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture to designs appropriate to the subtropics. He is the honorary chairman of Sarasota MOD Weekend.

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Donald C. Chapell

Donald C. Chapell

Don Chappell (1944-1999) graduated from the University of Texas in the late 1960s and as a young architect worked as an apprentice for Paul Rudolph.

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Joseph Farrell

Joseph Farrell

Joseph Farrell (b. 1932) was born in Gastonia, North Carolina. His family moved to Sarasota in 1947 and he subsequently and he subsequently attended the University of Florida, graduating with a B. Arch. in 1959.

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Philip Hiss

Philip Hiss

Philip Hanson Hiss (1910-1988) was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 20, Hiss independently toured South America on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and in the 1930s sailed around the world. As an amateur anthropologist and photographer, Hiss published books describing the customs, art and architecture of Bali (1941) and the Dutch Antilles (1943).

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Victor Lundy

Victor Lundy

Victor A. Lundy (b. 1923) was born in New York City to Russian immigrant parents. Talented in painting and drawing as a child, Lundy studied architecture at New York University before World War II. After the war, Lundy completed his studies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, which at the time was being run by German émigré and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius.

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Paul Rudolph, 1950

Paul Rudolph

Paul Rudolph (1918-1997), born in Elkton, Kentucky, was the son of a Methodist minister. He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (later Auburn University) in 1940, and worked with Sarasota architect Ralph Twitchell during the summer of 1941 before attending Harvard University and studying under Walter Gropius.

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William Rupp

William Rupp

William Rupp (1927- 2002) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B. Arch. degree from the University of Florida in 1953, after which he worked in the office of Paul Rudolph until 1955, when he established his own office in Sarasota.

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Edward "Tim" Siebert

Edward “Tim” Seibert

Edward J. “Tim” Seibert (b.1927 – d. 2018) was born in Seattle, Washington, and his family moved to Sarasota in 1942. After studying art at Stanford University between 1947-1950, Seibert then attended the University of Florida, receiving a B. Arch. degree in 1953.

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Frank Folsom Smith

Frank Folsom Smith

Frank Folsom Smith (b. 1931) was born in Philadelphia, and his family subsequently moved to Virginia Beach in 1932. Smith is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has made an indelible mark on Sarasota’s cityscape.

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Ralph Twitchell

Ralph Twitchell

Ralph Twitchell (1890-1978) was born in Mansfield, Ohio, and first became acquainted with Florida when his mother brought his family down south every winter.

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Jack West

Jack West

Jack West (1928-2010) graduated from Yale University Architecture School in 1949 and came down to Sarasota to work in the office of Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph.

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News About Architects

Carl Abbott

Carl Abbott: Architect of Time

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…

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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…

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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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