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 info@saf-srq.org 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, January 29, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Center for Arts and Humanities, 1226 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
    Join fellow SAF Members and the Board of Directors for a
    review of 2014, learn about future events, programs and volunteer opportunities. Ask questions, share your ideas about SAF.

    Members interested in serving on the SAF Board of Directors please email info@saf-srq.org.

    5:30 - 7:30 pm Meeting

    Center for Arts and Humanities Conference Room
    North side, rear entrance, first floor
    1226 North Tamiami Trail
    Sarasota, FL 34236

    This is a free event for SAF members. The public is invited to join SAF and become a member at the meeting.

    SAF Annual Membership
    www.saf-srq.org/membership
    Individual $50; Family (2 people) $90; Student $35

    Questions
    941.364.2199, info@saf-srq.org
    • Tuesday, February 03, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Court, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Join SAF for a special screening of Sydney Pollack's documentary about the life and work of his friend – architect Frank Gehry. In addition to interviews with fellow friends and admirers, Pollack is afforded special access to Gehry to examine the architect's unique creative process and his rise to prominence in the architectural world.

    "Enormously gratifying… an incisive portrait… spend an hour-and-a-half with an artistic giant."
    – Variety

    Tonight's introduction is by Mark Weston, AIA, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL where he teaches graduate courses in design, technology and is currently charged with developing a state of the art digital fabrication laboratory and its associated curriculum. Having previously worked at Gehry Partners, Mark will share insights and stories about the amazing Mr. Gehry.

    Limited Seating - Advance payment, registration only.
    Questions, RSVP: info@saf-srq.org, 941-364-2199

    6:30 - 7:00 pm Check-in
    7:00 - 7:15 pm Introduction by Mark Weston AIA
    7:15 - 8:42 pm Film Screening
    8:42 - 9:00 pm Q + A

    Suggested donations support the SAF - Paul Rudolph Scholarship Fund.
    All contributions to SAF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and awareness of the Sarasota School of Architecture. A copy of our official registration and financial information #SC-1050 may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-Free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. FEIN 04-3699738.

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Court, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    A fascinating and informative introduction to the work of Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), one of the 20th century’s most influential architects, combining his classic buildings with observations from architecture superstars, including Rem Koolhaas, Elizabeth Diller and Phyllis Lambert, plus comments from his biographer and family. Mies’ entire body of work (more than 70 buildings) and modernist and minimalist style reflect his motto that “less is more”.

    "Delightfully thoughtful and sensual... is itself a model of design. Cinematographer Francois Dutil lavishes tracking shots on Mies landmarks [and] highlights lustrous details, always attuned to the interplay of light, shadow and rain with Mies' glass, steel and concrete. Ramachandra Borcar's superb jazz score cues the eye to spatial rhythms in Mies' facades and plazas. The architectural experts on hand...prove to be adept wordsmiths in their aptly edited soundbites. A lens for looking at Mies' modernist and minimalist style."
    — Chicago Sun-Times


    Limited Seating - Advance payment, registration only.
    Questions, RSVP: info@saf-srq.org, 941-364-2199

    Introduction by Jean Renoux, art and architecture lecturer, film maker, interior designer and tour guide. Jean has conducted many tours of Mies' buildings in both Europe and North America and will share stories of those visits.

    6:30 - 7:00 pm Check-in
    7:00 - 7:15 pm Introduction by Jean Renoux
    7:15 - 8:15 pm Film Screening
    8:15 - 9:00 pm Q + A


    Suggested donations support the SAF - Paul Rudolph Scholarship Fund.
    All contributions to SAF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and awareness of the Sarasota School of Architecture. A copy of our official registration and financial information #SC-1050 may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-Free 800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. FEIN 04-3699738.


    Photo above: Mies van der Rohe by Frank Scherschel, courtesy Time Life Pictures, Getty Images

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to the preservation and awareness of the Sarasota School of Architecture.
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