SAF Film Night
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
How Much Does Your Building
Weigh Mr. Foster?
Introduction: Carl Abbott, FAIA
Burns Court Cinema
Norman Foster (b. 1935) is one of the most celebrated
of living British architects, having designed projects such as the world's largest building (Beijing Airport) and the world's tallest bridge (Millau France) and London's futuristic Millennium Bridge, to name a few. This
documentary is a portrait of Foster from his humble beginnings in Manchester, England and architectural school in the UK and USA (Foster and Carl Abbott were classmates and students of Paul Rudolph at Yale University) to his later world-wide successes. Directed by Norberto López Amado and Carlos Carcas, the film investigates how Foster's dreams and influences have produced simple and striking solutions to humanity’s increasing demand on its cities and built environment.
Run Time: 80 minutes
Burns Court Cinema
506 Burns Court, Sarasota, FL 34236
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"Dazzlingly shot...stirring! The film is an architecture lover's dream. Captures the beauty and breadth of Foster's output with eye-popping swoop and grandeur." - Los Angeles Times
Links of Interest
Foster's London-based firm, Fosters and Partners
YouTube Film Trailer
SarasotaMOD Weekend The inaugural four-day architectural festival, presented by SAF, featured modernist architects including
SarasotaMOD 2014 was a phenomenal success!
A sincere “thank you” to all who attended the presentations, parties and tours, to the dedicated MOD SQUAD volunteers, and especially to our generous sponsors. Only the most extraordinary team effort could make
this happen…and it did. Sarasota’s midcentury architecture is truly fortunate to have such dedicated and passionate supporters. And there’s more to come next year. See you at MOD 2015!
Lawrence Scarpa, Gene Leedy, Tim Seibert, Carl Abbott, Frank Folsom Smith, John Howey, Joe King, Joyce Owens, Sean Khorsandi, Dan Webre, critic and filmmaker Alastair Gordon, journalists Harold Bubil and Jeff LaHurd, preservationist Christine French and landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Guided trolley, boat and walking tours explored Sarasota’s midcentury legacy by land and sea. Festive parties were held at the Sarasota Yacht Club, The Ringling Museum's Cá d'Zan terrace and Paul Rudolph's Sanderling Beach Club. sarasotamod.com
Thank You to Our SarasotaMOD Sponsors
May 15, 2014Congratulations to the 2014 SAF - Paul Rudolph Scholarship Recipients
The $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Katelynn Smith, a 3rd-year student at the University of Florida School of Architecture and a graduate of Bayshore High School.
The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth King, a first year student at the University of Florida School of Architecture and a graduate of Sarasota Military Academy.
A reception will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014.
May 13, 2014
The Walker Guest House fundraising party, graciously hosted by Dan Denton
and Ramses Serrano, raised $17,371.00. Thank you Rebecca Donelson, Susan McLeod,
Shawn Pierson, Greg and Patricia Reinhart, Felice Schulaner, Clifford and Susan Walters, John Mason, James and Patricia Lombard, Flora Major and Charles Huisking, Jr. and Lillian Huisking Donor Advised Fund for their generous donations.
May 6 - 7, 2014
During The 2014 Giving Challenge, 20 donors contributed $8,450.00, enabling SAF to continue building Sarasota's renowned architectural legacy. Thank you to the Charlotte and Charles Perret Family Fund, Rhoda Beningson, Jarred Wilson, Julie Brogan, Marsha Roth, Wendy Hacker, Dukeana Touchton, Norman Hervieux, Jane and Rick Fine, Lynn Meyer, Trevor Cramer, Allan Hing, Christine French, Maxine Corbett, Janet Minker, Elliott Himelfarb, Debra Ahmari, Christopher Wilson, Michael Bush and Dan Snyder.
The 2014 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Charlotte Community Foundation.