SAF Events

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation features ongoing lectures, tours and film events.

The Lecture Series features presentations and discussions by distinguished architects and designers. Topics include "Mid-Century Modernism", "Regional Modernism: The Florida Work of Paul M. Rudolph" and "Modernism and World's Fairs: from London to Shanghai".

SAF House Tours enable members and guests to tour architecturally significant homes and talk with architects, designers, contractors and homeowners.

Admission costs vary and are payable online and at each event, depending on availability, by credit, cash or check.

Questions: 941-364-2199,
Media inquiries call 612-578-0952.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, October 23, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Ringling College of Art + Design, Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium, 2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota FL 34234
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    Paul Rudolph 99th Birthday

    Please join SAF as we mark Paul Rudolph’s 99th Birthday with a cake and champagne celebration at Ringling College of Art + Design.


    TALKS by Architects Carl Abbott, FAIA, Gregory Hall, AIA and Joe King, co-author of “Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses”.

    PHOTOGRAPHS of Rudolph's famous Florida buildings including the Umbrella House, Sarasota High School, Milam House and Walker Guest House.

    FILM SCREENING of the 1982 documentary "Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph"

    Free - SAF Members, Ringling Students and Staff

    $10 - Public

    Photo: Paul Rudolph and his 1953 Umbrella House

    Ringling College of Art + Design
    Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium
    2363 Old Bradenton Road
    Sarasota FL 34234

    Questions:, 941-364-2199

    No campus parking restrictions after 5 pm.
    Download Ringling College Campus Map
    The Academic Center is #28 on map

    • Friday, October 27, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BOTA Center, 1570 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
    MOD 2017 Kickoff Party10-27-17 Festive SarasotaMOD Kickoff Party

    Join SAF and fellow architecture and design enthusiasts for a preview of the 2017 SarasotaMOD architecture festival, this year celebrating acclaimed Sarasota School architect Edward J. “Tim” Seibert, FAIA. SarasotaMOD 2017 runs from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12, tickets at

    Click to RSVP, Buy Tickets to the BOTA Celebration, October 27th

    Enjoy light bites, wine and beer while you tour the recently renovated BOTA Center. Originally built as the Badcock Furniture showroom in 1957, the glass-walled, terrazzo-floored structure was purchased by Latitude 27 Properties’ Howard Davis with the vision of transforming it into a bright, modern retail and work space. Along with Mr. Davis, principals from Sweet Sparkman Architects and Hive Architects will be on hand to discuss the challenges of renovating a 60-year-old structure while retaining its unique midcentury character.

    MOD Artist Chair Auction: Ten of Sarasota’s most creative artists have each paintedArtist Chair Auction an iconic Eames© chair to be auctioned in support of SAF programs, including our annual scholarships and preservation efforts. The chairs will be on display at the BOTA Center party and later at the Home Resource contemporary furniture showroom. The online auction will go live beginning Friday, October 27 and continues through SarasotaMOD Weekend. Winners will be announced Sunday, November 12th at the SarasotaMOD Rosemary District Walking Tour. Learn more about the artists – Carl Abbott, Jean Blackburn, Jorge Blanco, Olivia Craig, Eric Cross, Grace Howl, Tim Jaeger, Laine Nixon, John Pirman and Nathan Skiles – by visiting

    Join in the festivities and experience the restored glamour of the most distinctive midcentury modern building in Sarasota’s Rosemary District. We look forward to seeing you at the BOTA Center and at SarasotaMOD!

    $20.00 - Public
    FREE - SarasotaMOD Sponsors, Speakers, Homeowners and Volunteers

    BOTA Party Sponsor: Howard Davis, Latitude 27 Properties
    MOD Artist Chair Auction Sponsors: Home Resource and Herman Miller

    Questions: 941-364-2199;

    Click to RSVP, Buy Tickets to the October 27th MOD Kickoff Celebration
    • Friday, November 10, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 12, 2017
    • 10:00 PM
    • Sarasota, FL

    SarasotaMOD Weekend 2017

    Fourth Annual Midcentury Modern Architecture Festival

    Celebrating Edward "Tim" Seibert, FAIA

    With Tours, Presentations, Parties

    SAF's Art + Architecture Lifetime Achievement Award
    Presented to Tim Seibert

    Tickets On Sale:

    Download MOD Schedule

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SAF is a
not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that celebrates the Sarasota School of Architecture movement
and advocates to preserve the midcentury modern structures that exemplify its forward-looking principles.
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