SAF's Walker Guest House Replica©, on The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art grounds, is open daily, free admission, with SAF docent-led tours. The house will be on exhibit until April 6, 2017.

Umbrella House Construction Completed
This time-lapse video shows the construction phase of the meticulously rebuilt pool canopy of architect Paul Rudolph’s 1953 Umbrella House in Sarasota, Florida from October to November 2015. "Architectural Digest" described the Umbrella House as “one of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) celebrates the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, and advocates to preserve the midcentury modern structures that exemplify its forward-looking principles.

SAF's "Sarasota Architecture Matters" campaign features five of the most important Sarasota School structures. The Umbrella House, designed by architect Paul Rudolph in 1953, is currently undergoing a meticulous restoration by the homeowners.

Thank you to filmmaker and producer Craig Worsham, 82º West Marketing,, Raeanne Malone, Bob Essner, Carl Abbott, Dr. Barry LaClair, Janet Minker, Christopher Wilson and Dan Snyder.

2016 SAF-Paul Rudolph Scholarship Winners to be Announced May 20th
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  2015 scholarship winners

2015 Scholarship Winners Elizabeth King (University of Florida Gainesville) and Angie Aramayo (University of Virginia)

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Congratulations to the 2016
SAF-Paul Rudolph Scholarship Winners!

John Maurer and Maxwell Strauss

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 27, 2016
5:30 pm
Scholarship Presentation and Reception
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
1741 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236


Tuesday, May 31, 2016
5 - 7 pm
Thank You Walker Guest House Docents Summertime Party
Café Classico's
1341 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236


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Carl Abbott, FAIA

"In/Formed By the Land:
The Architecture of Carl Abbott"

Carl Abbott received two 2013 awards from
the American Institute of Architects Florida / Caribbean, the state’s most prestigious organization for the architectural profession.

Test of Time Award
Putterman Bayfront Residence
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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