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, December 11, 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ringling College of Art + Design, Academic Center Auditorium, 2699 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
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    Join SAF for a free night at the movies – including popcorn! We'll screen Nathaniel Kahn's 2003 award-winning documentary about his father Louis Kahn (1901-1974), one of the twentieth century’s leading architects. This is a great introduction to Louis Kahn's magnificent body of work. But you'll want to know more – don't miss SAF's Lecture on Louis Kahn the following week on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Herald-Tribune.

    Limited attendance. This is a FREE event, advance registration is required.

    Register Online:
    Questions:, 941-364-2199

    5:00 – 5:30 pm Check-in
    5:30 – 5:45 pm Introductions
    5:45 – 7:35 pm Film Screening
    7:35 – 8:00 pm Reception

    Thank You to Our Sponsors
    Community Foundation of Sarasota County
    for sponsoring SAF's 2014 - 2015 Lecture + Film Series
    Ringling College of Art + Design
    for providing tonight's venue

    Click to download the Ringling College Campus Map.

    Directors Guild of America Award-Winner
    Runtime: 110 minutes
    Country: United States
    Director: Nathaniel Kahn
    Writer: Nathaniel Kahn
    Soundtrack: Joseph Vitarelli
    Photography Director: Karl Freund & Günther Rittau
    Cast: Louis Kahn, Nathaniel Kahn, I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Frank O. Gehry
    • Thursday, December 18, 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sarasota Herald Tribune Community Room, 1741 Main Street Sarasota, FL 34236
    SAF LectureDecember 18 2014 SAF Lecture Louis Kahn
    Architect Louis Kahn: One of the Most Influential Architects of the Twentieth Century

    Presentation by
    Robert (Bob) Cassway, AIA
    Award-winning Architect and Fine Art Photographer

    Join Bob Cassway, a student of architect Louis Kahn's at the University of Pennsylvania, for a fascinating overview of Kahn's revolutionary body of work including the Yale University Art Gallery (1951, New Haven, Connecticut), Salk Institute for Biological Studies (1959, La Jolla‚ California)‚ the Kimbell Art Museum (1966, Fort Worth‚ Texas), and the National Assembly Building (1962, Dhaka, Bangladesh).

    A complimentary wine reception will follow the presentation.

    1.5 AIA CE LUs, through AIA Florida Gulf Coast chapter, will be provided. Sign-up at the event.

    Thank you to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for sponsoring SAF's 2014 - 2015 Lecture + Film Series.

    Sarasota Herald Tribune Community Room
    1741 Main Street
    Sarasota, FL

    Advance Reservations Recommended
    $10 - SAF Members
    $15 - Public

    Free - Students with ID

    Register, pay online:
    Pay at the door, cash, check or credit card

    Questions:, 941-364-2199

    Photo, top: Parliament, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1962, architect Louis Kahn, courtesy Architectural Archives, the University of Pennsylvania, photo by Rahman Khan.

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