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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 ... continue reading

“Designing Sarasota an Architectural History” Exhibit at CFAS

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation has partnered in an exciting exhibition with the Center for Architecture Sarasota, Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation and the AIA Gulf ... continue reading

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; ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

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 ... continue reading

SarasotaMOD less than a month away!

  SARASOTAMOD IS 3 WEEKS AWAY. EVENTS ARE SELLING OUT FAST . . . GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!   Tune In: SarasotaMOD Virtual Events ... continue reading

Take a Walk on the MOD Side!

SarasotaMOD Weekend’s “Gulf and Gardens” self-guided walking tours on Lido Shores allow visitors to soak up some of the area’s most scenic landscapes, structures, ... continue reading

SarasotaMOD Weekend 2020 to continue without a hitch this November 6-8th

Expect SarasotaMOD Weekend 2020 to continue without a hitch this November 6-8, despite many other event cancellations in the community this fall. The annual ... continue reading

In Memoriam – Dr. Barry LaClair

In Memoriam Dr. Barry LaClair Jul 16, 1931 – Sep 1, 2020 We at SAF mourn the passing of architecture advocate and preservationist,  Dr. Barry ... continue reading

Flashback: Carl Abbott’s Summerhouse Restaurant, 1975

Carl Abbott’s Summerhouse Restaurant—pictured here in 1975—was a “glass pavilion set in a tropical jungle” and the height of Sarasota nightlife. Take a trip ... continue reading

Cocoon House Restoration Update

SAF, with the help of Josh Myers, recently restored 420 louvers on the Cocoon House. The 70 year-old louvers were sanded and refinished with ... continue reading

Giving Partner Challenge – SAF Thanks You!

During the recent Giving Challenge, a 24-hour long online fundraising event sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County (with matching funds from the Patterson ... continue reading

Walker Guest House Replica – 2020 Update

This spring, we completed yet another the last chapter in the life of the Walker Guest House Replica.  After its successful exhibition on the ... continue reading

Local Firms Win AIA Florida Design Awards

AIA Florida announced its Design Award winners and the following local firms were included: Leader Design Studio-Honor Award of Excellence for InteriorsBay View House, ... continue reading

Atomic Ranch Magazine highlights the Sarasota School of Architecture & SAF

“In the aftermath of the World Wars, drastic shifts occurred in the structures that architects designed and the manner in which those structures interacted ... continue reading

Palm Springs Life showcases Walker Guest House

Thanks, Palm Springs Life Magazine, Palm Springs California, for sharing 10 great things to notice about our Walker Guest House Replica! The replica, which was ... continue reading

2019 Paul Rudolph Scholarship

Congratulations to Emily Cain & Thomas James Thornal Wyatt our 2019 Paul Rudolph Scholarship Recipients! The Sarasota Architectural Foundation’s (SAF) Paul Rudolph Scholarship provides ... continue reading

Victor Lundy Historic Sarasota School of Architecture Building

We always love seeing a Sarasota School of Architecture building being used to its full potential. Skincare and wound-management company Omeza just leased this one by ... continue reading