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 while enjoying wine and light fare.

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 941-487-8728.

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, December 11, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Venice, FL

    Please join SAF for a self-guided tour of five midcentury modern homes in historic Venice, Florida. 

    5 Houses for $40
    1 to 4 PM

    Advance ticket holders names are on a check-in list and may begin the tour at any of the houses (addresses below) and receive a wristband and tour map. There are no actual tickets.

    Limited day-of-tour tickets will be available on December 11th from 1 to 3 pm at 425 S. Nassau Street only.

    535 Serata Street(1947) 

    Magee House
    Designed and built by Christopher Magee

    Magee had worked under Frank Lloyd Wright building Florida Southern College, yet the house he designed shows more influence of the German Bauhaus movement.

    425 S. Nassau Street (1959)

    Renovated 2015

    Featured in Atomic Ranch Magazine's Renovation Issue 2016
    Renovation architect: Jon Barrick
    Builder: Rob Dynan Construction
    Landscape design: Dane Spencer

    512 Valencia Road (1956)

    Renovated 2008 − 2010
    Architect/builder Jack Bailey
    Renovation architect: Greg Hall, AIA, LEED, AP, Principle, Hall Architects, PA

    616 Valencia Road (1953)
    Hudson House
    Architect: Ralph Twitchell

    500 Sante Joseph Street (1955)

    Renovated 2009
    Architect: Jack Monteith, Birmingham, MI
    (photo shown above by David Ortins)

    • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Ringling College of Art + Design, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium, 2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota FL 34234
    • 180

    The Days' transformed British design after World War II with striking furniture and textiles that signaled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. Robin’s revolutionary furniture designs introduced materials such as plastic, steel and plywood to homes, offices and schools. His stacking polypropylene chair endures as an icon and now graces a Royal Mail postage stamp. Lucienne’s abstract textile designs brought accessible elegance into the homes of postwar British consumers.

    The film traces the Days' careers over more than eighty years from their long heyday as Britains leading designing couple to their recent rediscovery by new generations of design aficionados.

    77 minutes
    Photo above, 2010 installation courtesy Textile Museum, Washington, DC

    Ringling College of Art + Design
    Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium
    2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota FL 34234

    Questions:, 941-364-2199

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and advocates to preserve the midcentury modern structures that exemplify its forward-looking principles.
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