Thank you most sincerely to our generous donors during the 2016 Giving Challenge. Your support and enthusiasm are critical to SAF’s mission to help preserve Sarasota’s midcentury architecture treasures through our ongoing education, awareness and advocacy programs.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at SarasotaMOD in November. Sarasota Architecture Does Matter!

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SAF's 2016 Giving Challenge Tally: 47 Gifts = $5,000
The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

Victor Lundy, Modern Architecture’s Inspired Outsider
From sketchbook musings to inspired design, Lundy's work showcased the
genius of an eclectic thinker

By Patrick Sisson, Curbed

Victor Lundy Blue Pagoda 1956

Photo © Jenny Acheson

"When I think thoughts, I draw thoughts." Lundy was an inveterate artist and drawer, constantly creating and communicating his artistic and architectural visions on endless sheets of paper.

Umbrella House Construction Completed
This time-lapse video shows the construction phase of the meticulously rebuilt pool canopy of architect Paul Rudolph’s 1953 Umbrella House in Sarasota, Florida from October to November 2015. "Architectural Digest" described the Umbrella House as “one of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) celebrates the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, and advocates to preserve the midcentury modern structures that exemplify its forward-looking principles.

SAF's "Sarasota Architecture Matters" campaign features five of the most important Sarasota School structures. The Umbrella House, designed by architect Paul Rudolph in 1953, is currently undergoing a meticulous restoration by the homeowners.

Thank you to filmmaker and producer Craig Worsham, 82º West Marketing,, Raeanne Malone, Bob Essner, Carl Abbott, Dr. Barry LaClair, Janet Minker, Christopher Wilson and Dan Snyder.

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Upcoming Events

2016 SarasotaMOD Weeken

SAF's 3rd Annual Architecture Festival

Celebrating Architect Victor Lundy
Tours, Film, Presentations, Parties
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MOD SQUAD Volunteers Needed
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Congratulations to the 2016
SAF-Paul Rudolph Scholarship Winners!

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Carl Abbott, FAIA

"In/Formed By the Land:
The Architecture of Carl Abbott"

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