Carl Abbott speaks Wednesday at Selby Library


rDolphinHouse03bSarasota architect Carl Abbott will give a presentation titled "MAYA TO MODERN: Designing with the Land" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Selby Public Library in downtown Sarasota.

The highly awarded Florida architect reveals connections in his work from studies with both ancient and modern masters. This program is presented in partnership with the Sarasota Architectural Foundation.
Abbott’s fascination with ancient design began during his student days at Yale. He is strongly informed by his experience of the sacred architecture of the ancient civilizations — the manner in which their buildings respond to the land and movement of the sun and stars.

Abbott will show connections in his architecture along with images from his recent work with National Geographic archeologists to reveal the exotic, sophisticated world of the Maya.

Abbott will sign copies of his book "IN/Formed by the Land."

Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
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