Join SAF for a very special evening at Ca' d'Zan, John and Mable Ringling's fabled Venetian
palace on gleaming Sarasota Bay. Enjoy a spectacular sunset from the marble terrace over
cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, then tour the home’s stately first floor as curator Ron McCarty
reveals its stories and secrets.
The three-course dinner with wine features Baby Spinach Salad, an Entree Duo of Grilled Filet Mignon and Pecan Encrusted Salmon, and finishes with Chocolate Mousse Cake.
This not-to-be-missed event honors SarasotaMOD's keynote speaker Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, and takes place immediately following Mr. Scarpa's presentation at the Ringling School of Art + Design. Mr. Scarpa's firm, Brooks + Scarpa, is the 2014 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National
Design Award Winner for Architecture.

Friday, October 10, 2014
7:30 to 10 pm
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243

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October 9-12, 2014

The four-daySarasotaMOD Weekend 2014 architectural festival, presented by SAF,  takes place in Sarasota and includes lectures and presentations by leading modernist architects, including Lawrence Scarpa, Tim Seibert, and Carl Abbott. Presenters also include architect John Howey, author of The Sarasota School of Architecture: 1941-1966; and architect Joe King, the co-author of Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses. Author, critic and filmmaker Alastair Gordon, journalist Harold Bubil, and landscape architect Raymond Jungles will also lend their insights. Guided bus, boat and walking tours will explore Sarasota’s mid-century legacy by land and sea. Many festival gatherings will take place in acclaimed modernist structures. For more information about the festival, please visit 

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May 15, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 SAF - Paul Rudolph Scholarship Recipients

The $5,000 scholarship was awarded to Katelynn Smith, a 3rd-year student at the University of Florida
School of Architecture and a graduate of Bayshore High School.

The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth King, a first year student at the University of Florida
School of Architecture and a graduate of Sarasota Military Academy.

A reception will be held Sunday, June 29, 2014.

May 13, 2014
The Walker Guest House fundraising party, graciously hosted by Dan Denton
and Ramses Serrano, raised $17,371.00. Thank you Rebecca Donelson, Susan McLeod,
Shawn Pierson, Greg and Patricia Reinhart, Felice Schulaner, Clifford and Susan Walters, John Mason, James and Patricia Lombard, Flora Major and Charles Huisking, Jr. and Lillian Huisking Donor Advised Fund for their generous donations.

May 6 - 7, 2014
During The 2014 Giving Challenge, 20 donors contributed $8,450.00, enabling SAF to continue building Sarasota's renowned architectural legacy.
Thank you to the Charlotte and Charles Perret Family Fund, Rhoda Beningson, Jarred Wilson, Julie Brogan, Marsha Roth, Wendy Hacker, Dukeana Touchton, Norman Hervieux, Jane and Rick Fine, Lynn Meyer, Trevor Cramer, Allan Hing, Christine French, Maxine Corbett, Janet Minker, Elliott Himelfarb, Debra Ahmari, Christopher Wilson, Michael Bush and Dan Snyder.

The 2014 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Charlotte Community Foundation.

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October 9 - 10 - 11
Opening Reception
Yacht Club Dinner
Tours: Walking, Trolley, Boat
Presentations, Keynote

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October 10
Ringling Museum Ca' d'Zan Dinner
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October 11
Sanderling Beach Club Sunset Supper
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October 12
Sunday Brunch at Shore Diner
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October 12
Frank Lloyd Wright Bus Tour
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Carl Abbott received two 2013 awards from
the American Institute of Architects Florida / Caribbean, the state’s most prestigious organization for the architectural profession.

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for “Outstanding architectural design of enduring significance”

Award for Renovation:
Zen Retreat for “Excellence in architectural renovation that exemplifies the highest standard of creativity and design”

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