SAF Board of Directors
Anne Marie Bergevin
Dr. Michael Kalman
Immediate Past Chair
Carl Abbott, FAIA
David Brain, PhD
Gregory Hall, AIA LEED AP
Dwight E. Holmes, FAIA
Joyce Owens, RIBA, AIA
Edward "Tim" Seibert, FAIA
Sarasota Architectural Foundation Mission
SAF is proud to share that we were the recipient Champion of Architecture award from the Gulf Coast AIA during the 2018 Design Conference for our work in promoting architecture to the community.
Sarasota Bayfront Development Proposals:
SAF Position Statement
"The SAF advocates for the preservation of Sarasota’s architectural heritage with regards to these structures, especially in terms of re-purposing them for new and different uses, which would both ecologically and financially match with The Bay Sarasota’s sixth guiding principle of the planning exercise, Sustainability."
SAF proudly received the 2018 Sarasota County "Organizational Achievement" Heritage Award from the History & Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County. Congratulations to our fellow award winners. Shown above:
2018 Sarasota County "Organizational Achievement" Heritage Award from the History & Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County
2018 AIA Florida Gulf Coast "Champion of Architecture" Award
2017 AIA Florida/Caribbean Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award
The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) is the outgrowth of "An American Legacy: The Sarasota School of Architecture Tour and Symposium," a five-day showcase in 2001 of Sarasota County's unique mid-century modern architecture known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. Developed by members of the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, Inc. (FASS), the tour was attended by over 1,000 design professionals, scholars, and individuals from around the world, and comprised lectures, guided bus and boat tours, a documentary, exhibitions and social events. A core group of tour organizers subsequently formed SAF to focus on the ongoing preservation and celebration of the Sarasota School structures, and the promotion of architectural excellence within the Sarasota community.
Since SAF's incorporation in 2002, the organization has presented numerous architectural tours, film screenings, and educational events for design professionals and the general public. SAF's core membership is a diverse group of individuals, each of whom share the vision that Sarasota is an epicenter of significant architectural design. Membership in SAF supports that vision and broadens its appeal, being part of Sarasota's future, while celebrating the richness of its past.
Victor A. Lundy, FAIA
“I consider myself both [an architect and an artist]. For me, art is architecture — and architecture is art. They’re forms of creative expression in very different media, but they come from the same place.” — Victor Lundy