The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) presents “SarasotaMOD,” a celebration of the region’s iconic mid-20th-century architecture, October 9-12, 2014. This four-day festival celebrates Sarasota’s iconic mid-century architecture with guided tours, social gatherings, and presentations by prominent architects, authors, critics and designers, including Carl Abbott, Alastair Gordon, John Howey, Raymond Jungles and Lawrence Scarpa. The lineup of events includes trolley tours of "Paul Rudolph's Sarasota" and Harold Bubil's "Top Ten" Buildings in Sarasota," a guided day trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College, a live interview with John Howey, author of "The Sarasota School of Architecture," a buffet dinner at Paul Rudolph's Sanderling Beach Club, and much more. Most events take place at The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. For listings of all events, dates, locations and ticket prices, visit www.SarasotaMOD.com.
The Sarasota Architectural Foundation was incorporated in 2002 to promote, preserve and maintain Sarasota’s unique heritage of architecture and design. Since its inception, SAF has provided a highly visible stage for professionals and the general public to come together and celebrate the groundbreaking movement known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. Through its ongoing series of lectures, tours, conferences and film presentations, SAF continues to inform and inspire a loyal and diverse following. Knowing the important role of education in today’s rapidly changing and competitive world, the Foundation also grants annual SAF-Paul Rudolph Scholarships to one or more outstanding local architecture students. SAF will continue to evolve as we reach out to a larger audience, advocate for the preservation of Sarasota School of Architecture structures, and highlight the relevance of midcentury design principles in today’s built environment. For more information, visit www.saf-srq.org.