Oct 9 - Oct 12
1289 N Palm Ave Sarasota, FL 34236
SarasotaMod Week(end) is a four-day celebration of Sarasota's iconic mid-century architecture with guided tours, social gatherings and presentations. Prominent architects, designers, historians and authors will explore why Sarasota, Florida became the nucleus of an internationally significant architectural movement.
SarasotaMOD Week[end]'s speakers will include such leading modernist architects as Carl Abbott, author of Informed by the Land; John Howey, author of The Sarasota School of Architecture: 1941-1966; Joe King, co-author of Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses; Lawrence Scarpa, pioneer of sustainable design; and Tim Seibert, designer of many iconic Sarasota School of Architecture structures.
Presenters will also include acclaimed landscape architect Raymond Jungles and author, critic and filmmaker Alastair Gordon. Guided trolley, boat and walking tours will explore Sarasota's mid-century legacy by land and sea. Many of the festival's events will take place in acclaimed modernist structures. Festival participants will experience the region's rich heritage of modern buildings, the thinking behind those stunning structures, and the qualities of light and landscape that inspired the Sarasota School architects in the first place.