Join the Sarasota Architectural Foundation to watch "A Girl is a FEllow Hero: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright," a film about the legacy of the many women employed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, at a time when few architectural firms would even consider the idea. After the film, join moderator Anne-Marie Russell as she leads an informative and timely panel discussion about what it's like to be a woman working in architecture today—highlighting the challenges, accomplishments and future endeavors of the area's top women designers.
Although he has been retired for 25 years, Edward J. “Tim” Seibert, 87, is more popular than ever on the architectural party circuit.
A soft-spoken, but also outspoken, storyteller, Seibert was honored by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation at a recent dinner that included a conversation moderated by Fort Myers architect Joyce Owens.
Mixed in with a heavy dose of nostalgia at Sarasota MOD Weekend was the feeling that the architecture of the 1950s still has something to teach the house designers and consumers of today. That is, that concepts such as the honest use of materials, clarity of geometry, blending of indoor and outdoor spaces and the embracing of new technologies, which were at the heart of the Sarasota School of architecture, are as relevant now as they were 60 years ago.
Three Gulf Coast architects will each present a project from their early professional life as well as a recent one, followed by an analysis of the contrast and how their development as an architect influenced the changes. The remarkable evolution of their careers will be illustrated by what they’ve learned from the design-build process, working with clients, listening to critiques and finding the inspiration that has motivated them to be who they are today. A panel discussion and Q+A will follow the presentations.
On January 24th, join gulf coast architect and Fort Myers news-press columnist Joyce Owens, who will be speaking about mid-century modernism in southwest Florida. She will be discussing famous and masterful works in the area like the Cordove Residence by William Frizzell, the Walker Guest House by Paul Rudolph, and the Lee County Administration Building by Gundersen & Wilson in this exciting lecture about celebrating mid-century design.
On December 7th, as part of the Mid-Century Modernism in Southwest Florida exhibition, there will be a walking-tour hosted by architect and Fort Myers News-Press columnist Joyce Owens, and the American Institute of Architects Southwest Florida chapter. On the tour you'll be able to see and learn lots of information about buildings such as the Lee County Administration Building, the First Harbour Towers, and many more. Afterwards a reception and discussion will take place, all happening in Downtown Fort Myers.