William Rupp, was exposed to the Sarasota Modern movement as a student during an investigative field trip from Frank Lloyd Wright's campus at Lakeland. Early in his career, William Rupp ran the Paul Rudolph's Sarasota office but later started his own independent firm and a successful career.
William Rupp designed a mid-sixties home that embodies many of the concepts of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Refered to as the "Rupp Home" this house eventually fell into dis repair. Renovated and updated in 2007 by Seibert Architects, the home is a shining example of mid-century modern design. Strong horizontal planes, floor to ceiling glass, a "floating" roof, and glassed in areas of natural growing space that blend the outdoors with the indoors make this home an incredible example of many of the design solutions at work in the Sarasota Modern style.