Saturday, March 23; 9 AM - 5 PM
SAF Tour: Gene Leedy Bus Tour to Winter Haven with Max Strang
Join SAF and Max Strang AIA as we travel to Winter Haven for a bus tour to enjoy the timeless designs of Gene Leedy.  Register online.

Sunday, March 31, 2019; 1 - 3 PM 
SAF House Tour + Talk: The Bennett Residence with Joe King
Explore the home that follows the typical Twitchell and Rudolph house type: built at ground level and open to the landscape to create an open and inviting home, while, in this case, also accommodating wheelchair accessibility as required by the client, Allen Bennett.   Register online.

Cocoon House Tours EXTENDED through March 2020!
Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House
 Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph, 1950
Limited tours available through March 2020. Register online today!
Learn more about the SAF restoration project.

The Walker Guest House Replica is in Palm Springs, California!
The structure is on loan to the Palm Springs Modern Committee and will be on display through 2019. 

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.

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Bennett Residence House Tour + Talk
with Architect Joe King

Designed in 1949 by Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph, the L-shaped design defines a private courtyard with a thin structural profile, defining walls and clerestory windows. Learn about King’s 1993 restoration.

Saturday, April 31, 2019
Bi-Monthly Cocoon House Tour 
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph's historic Healy Guest House, also known as Cocoon House. Restored by the SAF in partnership with Pansy Bayou Studios.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Monthly Umbrella House Tour
Discover the Umbrella House, Paul Rudolph's midcentury modern masterpiece.

November 8 – 10, 2019
Sixth Annual
Midcentury Modern Architecture Festival
Celebrating Sarasota in the Sixties

MOD Shop Online
The SarasotaMOD Shop features posters, note cards and t-shirts designed by award-winning illustrator John Pirman

Instagram @Sarasotamod_

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