Sarasota Architectural Foundation focuses on Louis Kahn

The Phillips Exeter Academy Library, Exeter, New Hampshire (1965–72), designed by Louis Kahn.

The Phillips Exeter Academy Library, Exeter, New Hampshire (1965–72), designed by Louis Kahn.

December is Louis Kahn month for the Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

SAF's Film Series continues with "My Architect: A Son's Journey," from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Ringling College of Art+Design's Academic Center Auditorium, 2699 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota.

Nathaniel Kahn's award-winning documentary describes the work of his father Louis Kahn (1901-1974), one of the twentieth century's leading architects, and also explores the son's unusual family dynamic -- his mother had a long relationship with Kahn while the architect was married to another woman.

The film will be introduced by Carl Abbott, FAIA.

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Register online at

SAF's Lecture Series continues the theme with a talk about Kahn's career by Robert Cassway, AIA, an award-winning architect and fine art photographer. The event is from 5:30  to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Sarasota Herald Tribune Community Room, 1741 Main St., Sarasota. Admission is $10 for SAF members and $15 for nonmembers. Students with ID are admitted at no charge.

Cassway was a student of Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania. His overview will highlight Kahn's revolutionary body of work, including the Yale University Art Gallery, Salk Institute of Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and the National Assembly Building in Bangladesh.

A complimentary wine reception will following the presentation.

Register and pay online at At the door, pay by cash, check or credit card.

Questions:, 941 364-2199



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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