SAF House Tour + Talk: Revere Quality House with Guy Peterson, FAIA

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 100 Ogden St, Sarasota, FL 34242
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SAF House Tour + Talk:
Historic Revere Quality House and Companion House
Architect Guy W. Peterson, FAIA

Enjoy an informative talk presented by internationally recognized, award winning Architect Guy W. Peterson, FAIA on accurately restoring a historic structure and incorporating a new companion house that compliments the architecturally significant home on the property.

Because of the small size (935SF) of the historic Revere Quality House (RQH), 1948, designed by Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell in 1948, the RQH restoration only becomes financially feasible if a larger home is constructed in conjunction with the Revere Quality House to justify the cost of the land. Mindful of new codes and a limited available footprint to construct a new home presented a significant challenge. 

The companion house is detached from the RQH was created with a dynamic relationship between the structures. The design allows for sight lines from the existing RQH, a landscaped courtyard and terrace, and a swimming pool perpendicular to the courtyard of the RQH. As the new house emerges either east or west of the existing house, the walls become glass to take advantage of interior site views as well as views to the bayou and Gulf of Mexico beyond. The floor to ceiling heights were kept to a minimum to remain consistent with the language of the existing Rudolph + Twitchell house. The original colors on the RQH (Peacock Blue on the ceiling, Burnt Red on the lally columns and Buttercup Yellow in the kitchen) are each used once on site walls in the new composition.

Guy Wesley Peterson is an American architect based in Sarasota, Florida. Peterson is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the recipient of the AIA Florida Gold Medal for his outstanding contributions to architecture. He has designed more than 200 structures in southwest Florida, including notable private and public works and has earned more than 80 individual architectural design awards throughout his career. Peterson is a former adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning, and the author of Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson.

Having grown up in Sarasota, Peterson was highly influenced by the Sarasota School of Architecture movement. He attended college at the University of Florida, earning a bachelor's degree in design and a master's degree in architecture. Iin the late 1980s, he opened architecture office in Sarasota offering both commercial and residential design services. 

His most well-known private works are Spencer House, Theisen House, Freund/Crouse House, Ashridge House, Durbin House, Ohana, and Anaclerio House. His public work includes Girl Scout Gulf Coast Headquarters, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Critical Care Center, SPARCC Shelter, Selby Memorial, Midway Fire Station, Longboat Key Police Station, the Elling Eide Center and the Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower.

Throughout his career, Peterson has done numerous pro-bono projects for non-profit organizations, including the creation of UF CityLab Sarasota and the renovation and preservation of several historic Sarasota School designs. Peterson restored the architecturally-significant Revere Quality House in 2007 and it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places the following year. He also restored the Scott Building (designed by Paul Rudolph assistants William Rupp and Joseph Farrell), converting it into the Center for Architecture Sarasota, a community-based architecture/cultural organization. Renamed the McCulloch Pavilion, the renovated work was included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2017.

In 1998 he received the Medal of Honor for Design from the Florida AIA for his body of work. Peterson was elected into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2003. He received the AIA Florida Presidential Millennium Award of Honor for Design in 2000. Guy Peterson Office For Architecture was awarded AIA Florida Firm of the Year in 2013.

He has also been recognized for career achievement by the University of Florida School of Architecture (Ivan H. Smith Eminent Chair - Endowed Professorship, Distinguished Architecture Alumnus Award, and Dean's Faculty Service Award), the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (Lifetime Achievement Award), the American Jewish Committee (Civic Achievement Award), and in January of 2019 was elected into the Riverview High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. 

Event Schedule
12:30 PM - Check-in
1:00 PM - Talk Begins
2:00 PM - Tours of Historic Revere Quality House + Guy Peterson Companion House

Complimentary valet parking and refreshments will be available.

Images Steven Brooke Studios and Guy Peterson Office for Architecture

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