SAF Events

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation features lectures, house tours and film events.

The Lecture Series features presentations and discussions by distinguished architects and designers. Topics include "Mid-Century Modernism", "Regional Modernism: The Florida Work of Paul M. Rudolph" and "Modernism and World's Fairs: from London to Shanghai".

SAF House Tours enable members and guests to tour architecturally significant homes and talk with architects, designers, contractors and homeowners while enjoying wine and light fare.

Questions call 941.364.2199 or to reserve.
Admission costs vary and are payable online with PayPal and at each event, cash or check.
All media inquiries call 941-487-8728.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 04, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ringling College of Art + Design, Academic Center Auditorium, 2699 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota, FL 34234

    Discover the Creative World of Carl Abbott FAIA

    Join SAF for a captivating evening with Carl Abbott, as the highly awarded Florida architect reveals connections between his work and his many years studying the ancient and modern masters. Abbott is strongly influenced by his experiences with the exotic and sophisticated architecture of ancient civilizations, and the manner in which their buildings respond to the land and the movement of the sun. Carl will share images, stories and insights from his recent trips to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Angkor Wat, and discuss the importance of looking to the past in order to inform what we build today.

    "Carl has a boundless enthusiasm to share his passion for architecture." — Lord Norman Foster

    "Carl's talk was spellbinding…his images tied the bold simplicity of his architecture to the strong statements of the Maya." — Ken Miller, architect

    A reception, book sale and signing of Carl Abbott's "In/Formed by the Land" immediately follows tonight's lecture.

    • Friday, August 05, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Allyn Gallup, 1288 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art presents

    "Summer Abstractions"

    August 5 - October 1John Howey Talk August 5, 2016

    SAF Opening Reception
    August 5th
    5:30 to 7:30 pm
    Featuring Talk by
    Architect John Howey FAIA

    This exhibit features abstract works by
    John Chamberlain, Syd Solomon, Ron Rumford,
    Josette Urso, Sonia Smith, David Shapiro, Helen Shulman and John Henry.

    Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents "Summer Abstractions," featuring abstract paintings, prints and sculpture by John Chamberlain, Syd Solomon, Richard Roblin, Josette Urso, Sonia Smith, David Shapiro, Helen Shulman, and John Henry. The exhibit is curated by Mark Ormond.

    The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) will present an opening reception talk with architect and author John Howey, FAIA, on Friday, August 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. The opening reception is free to the public.

    For more information, call
    941-366-2454 or visit
    The gallery is at 1288 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota.

    John Howey, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, has practiced architecture in the Tampa Bay region in Florida since 1965. His interest in Sarasota's modern architecture began in college and grew as he met Sarasota architects while serving as an intern in the area in the early 1960s. In the 1990s, he began writing and lecturing about Sarasota architecture, culminating in the 1995 publication of his book, The Sarasota School of Architecture, 1941-1966.

    About Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art
    Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art was established in 1991. Since then, the gallery has earned the reputation as the leading place in southwest Florida to view contemporary art. The gallery’s collection includes paintings, sculptures, mixed-media assemblages, works on paper and prints by mid-career artists with well-established exhibition records. The gallery also occasionally showcases works by promising emerging artists. Visit

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