Allied Organizations

Center for Architecture Sarasota – Sarasota enjoys a rich architectural history that has been furthered by current talented architects and designers. The Center for Architecture was created in 2013 to ensure this legacy is appreciated and that the designers of today have a forum. The Center for Architecture is a not-for-profit member-supported exhibit space and lecture hall and is dedicated to heightening awareness of and appreciation for innovative architecture, good design, and resilient urban planning.

Sarasota Art Museum, a division of Ringling Art + Design -The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College is a contemporary art museum (known as a kunsthalle, an art museum without a permanent collection) that will open in December of 2019. Anchoring the Ringling College Museum Campus, the Museum has 15K square feet of dedicated exhibition gallery space, a café, retail shop, auditorium for educational events, performance and film, a sculpture courtyard and extensive grounds and facilities where one can engage with site-specific and site-responsive art experiences.

Paul Rudolph Foundation – The Paul Rudolph Foundation, a preservation and 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is based in New York City. Founded in 2002, its mission is to facilitate the preservation and maintenance of the remaining structures designed by Paul Rudolph through education, advocacy, preservation easements, and technical services.

Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation – The mission of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation is to spread knowledge about the profound legacy of Paul Rudolph, and to preserve the work of this great and internationally-important 20th-century architect.

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation – The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, Inc., a non-profit, publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization’s mission is to “preserve and enhance our historic places.” It was incorporated in 1985 to save architect Dwight Baum’s El Vernona Hotel, built in 1925 by owner Owen Burns, and which by the 1980s was known as the John Ringling Towers. Our highly publicized effort to save the towers during the late 1990s raised the community’s consciousness and the ire of those interested in saving the historical integrity of Sarasota, Florida.