SAF Events

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation features ongoing lectures, 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.

Admission costs vary and are payable online and at each event, depending on availability, by credit, cash or check.

Questions: 941-364-2199,
Media inquiries call 612-578-0952.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 12, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 1033 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
    Registration is closed

    Join SAF for an exclusive tour of architect Paul Rudolph's Milam House, a true modernist masterpiece. Built in 1961, this was Rudolph's last Florida residence and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.

    Architectural Record's 1963 "House of the Year", the Milam House is a legendary example of the celebrated architect's expansive vision of architecture and served as an important segue in his career.

    The iconic house is built on a 200-foot oceanfront lot, on a high bluff near Jacksonville, Florida.

    According to Rudolph, in this house one locates oneself according to mood. 'The inglenook offers a nest, the two-story portion of the living-dining space provides a goldfish bowl, and the far end of the living area is a cave.'
    — "Four Current Projects by Paul Rudolph." Architectural Record 129, March 1961

    The Milam House is currently for sale by the original owner. The listing will be posted by Realtor Clare Berry the week of July 17.

    There are two limited ticket options available: either an all-day bus trip from Sarasota (schedule below) or a self-driving ticket.

    The Sarasota Bus Group will also have the opportunity to visit the William Morgan House in Atlantic Beach after the Milam tour. Internationally known modernist architect William Morgan, FAIA (1931-2016) studied under Walter Gropius, graduated from Harvard University, worked with Paul Rudolph and was one of the best-known and most influential Jacksonville architects of all time.

    The Morgan House is for sale and will be listed the week of July 17 by Realtor Martie Lieberman, Premier Sotheby's International Realty, 941-724-1118.

    Great article about the Milam House:

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    Questions? Call 941-364-2199 or email

    7:30 am - Registration at the Blue Pagoda, 655 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
    8:00 am - The bus departs PROMPTLY from the Blue Pagoda
    12:30 pm - Lunch break (opportunity to purchase a sandwich and drink)
    2 to 3 pm - Milam House Tour
    3 to 4 pm - Morgan House Tour
    4 to 10 pm - Return to Sarasota with stop for light dinner (opportunity to purchase dinner).

    Please note: There will be stops for lunch and dinner but the costs are not included in the ticket price. There will be complimentary water and snacks available on the bus.

    • Friday, November 10, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 12, 2017
    • 10:00 PM
    • Sarasota, FL

    SarasotaMOD Weekend 2017

    Fourth Annual Midcentury Modern Architecture Festival

    Celebrating Edward "Tim" Seibert, FAIA

    With Tours, Presentations, Parties

    SAF's Art + Architecture Lifetime Achievement Award
    Presented to Tim Seibert

    Tickets go on sale August 2017

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