Structures

Structures

Below is a sampling of some important examples of the Sarasota Modern design philosophy. It is by no means a complete or comprehensive list. We will be adding both historic examples and newly built modern homes as time goes on.


Umbrella House

Umbrella House

An iconic example of Sarasota Modern, the Umbrella House has been described by Architectural Digest as "One of the most remarkable houses in the mid-twentyth century." Designed by Paul Rudolph and commissioned by Lido Shores developer Philip Hiss as ...


Hiss Studio

Hiss Studio

Another iconic example of the Sarasota School of Architecture is Hiss studio. Designed with the modernist principles such as a strong geometric shape, and uniquely Sarasota Modern influence of utilizing natural light, airflow, and the sub tropical Sa...


Riverview High School

Riverview High School

Paul Rudolph's first large scale public project, Riverview High School in the Philipi Shores are of Sarasota, incorporated many of the concepts of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Rudolph's design used modern geometric shapes and design features...


Sarasota High School Addition

Sarasota High School Addition

In sharp contrast to the original 1927 Collegiate Gothic design of Sarasota High School, the 1960 addition that was part of Philip Hiss's modern design school construction campaign. Again Hiss chose Paul Rudolph for design of the expansion for the s...


25 South Osprey

25 South Osprey

Designed in 1957 by Victor Lundy, 25 South Osprey is not just a piece of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement but also the new location of Murray Homes and Murray Realty. Careful renovation by Murray Homes keeps continues the Sarasota Modern ...


339 - 361 St Armands Circle

339 - 361 St Armands Circle

The undulating angles maximize visibility for retail tenants and keep pedestrians shaded from the hot Sarasota sun. Additionally the large overhanging roof allowed the retail spaces to stay cooler despite having floor to ceiling glass. The contempor...


Sarasota City Hall

Sarasota City Hall

This important public building was designed by architect Jack West to project a commanding presence. To enhance that effect the construction site was raised up, elevating the building adding perceived importance.  The design gives the impressio...


Healy Guest House

Healy Guest House

another icon of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, the Healy Guest House titled Cocoon House, illustrates the concepts of Sarasota Modern.An experimentation with new building materials, allowed for the striking curved roof. A radical desig...


Sanderling Beachhouse

Sanderling Beachhouse

A stunning example of how the Sarasota School Of Architecture has carried on. This award-winning contemporary masterpiece is located at the epicenter of the Sarasota school of Architecture in Sanderling club close to Paul Rudolph designed cabanas and...




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