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

    • Tuesday, January 06, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Burns Court Cinemas, 506 Burns Court, Sarasota, FL 34236
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    Join SAF for a free screening of "How Much Does Your Building 
Weigh Mr. Foster?" at Burns Court Cinema with an introduction by Carl Abbott, FAIA, who was Foster's classmate at Yale University where they studied under Paul Rudolph.

    Norman Foster (b. 1935) is one of the most celebrated of living British architects, having designed projects such as the world's largest building (Beijing Airport) and the world's tallest bridge (Millau France) and London's futuristic Millennium Bridge, to name a few. This documentary is a portrait of Foster from his humble beginnings in Manchester, England and architectural school in the UK and USA (Foster and Carl Abbott were classmates and students of Paul Rudolph at Yale University) to his later world-wide successes. Directed by Norberto López Amado and Carlos Carcas, the film investigates how Foster's dreams and influences have produced simple and striking solutions to humanity’s increasing demand on its cities and built environment. Run time: 80 minutes.

    Limited Seating - Advance registration suggested
    Questions, RSVP:, 941-364-2199

    6:30 - 7:00 pm Check-in
    7:00 - 7:15 pm Introduction by Carl Abbott, FAIA
    7:15 - 8:35 pm Film Screening

    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.

    • Thursday, January 15, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Don't miss this special evening with award-winning architect and boat designer Edward J. "Tim" Seibert FAIA, in conversation with Joyce Owens, AIA, RIBA. Get the true stories about the Sarasota School of Architecture and Tim's colleagues, including Gene Leedy, Victor Lundy, Paul Rudolph and Philip Hiss. This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from one of the outstanding architects of the period and the architectural movement that put Sarasota on the map.

    Enjoy the unfiltered conversation, drinks and supper with friends.

    Read more about Tim Seibert and Joyce Owens

    Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    The Francis
    1289 North Palm Avenue
    Sarasota, FL 34236

    5:30 to 6:30 pm - Check-in, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar
    6:30 to 7:30 pm - Conversation
    7:30 to 9:00 pm - Buffet Supper and Dessert

    $50 Public
    $40 SAF Members
    $30 Students (full-time student with ID)

    Limited Tickets Available - Advance Reservations Only.
    Register, Pay Online
    RSVP, mail check, payable to SAF, to: SAF, PO Box 2911, Sarasota, FL 34230

    Questions 941-364-2199,

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