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1958 Paul Rudolph School in FL threatened

Postby nichols » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:19 pm

Sarasota Plans to Demolish Paul Rudolph School

Story by Margaret Foster / Apr. 20, 2006


The Sarasota County school board has decided to raze Riverview High School, the first public building by Paul Rudolph, father of the Sarasota school of architecture. (Tim Ross)


A 48-year-old Florida high school designed by modern architect Paul Rudolph could be torn down for a parking lot.

Riverview High School, located in Sarasota, Fla., was the first important commercial building designed by Rudolph (1918-1997), the father of the Sarasota school of architecture. Owned by the Sarasota County school board, the steel-frame structure's concrete sunshades were removed years ago, and the flat roof was replaced with a metal hip one...

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There is an AIA Tampa Bay petition you can sign, so please do!
You will find it on this page: http://www.aiatampabay.com/ev_news.html

There is also with recent updates on the situation:










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1958 Paul Rudolph School in FL threatened

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Rudolph's Riverview Hish School

Postby RTClapp » Wed May 24, 2006 8:56 am

There is now a web site (blog) that gives updates of the Riverview issue and shows ways individuals can help - petition, contact school board, etc.

Go to http://saveriverview.blogspot.com/ for more information.

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SAVE Riverview Petitions

Postby RTClapp » Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:21 pm

Thank you to all that signed and delivered petitions in support of saving the Paul Rudolph buildings at the Riverview High School campus in Sarasota, FL.

Approximately 700 signatures were turned in to the school board this morning at a School board workshop held to discuss Riverview options.

More information will be posted soon at the Save Riverview blog-site http://saveriverview.blogspot.com/

At the present time it does not appear favorable that the buildings will be saved. The school board decision will likely be made on June 20.

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Again, more articles from the Herald Tribune:

TODAY'S NEWS:






OPINIONS:


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Thanks to for pointing to another Sarasota News site: the .
Here is a selection of related articles from that news site:









And from today's "OPINION" section of the Sarasota Herald Tribune:

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Sarasota School Board Decision

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Postby Futura Girl » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:31 pm

this is heartbreaking.
reminds me of our own city throwing millions away to tear down some of our historic libraries so they add 50 square feet and wifi.

huh?

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Postby MD² » Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:18 pm

Again, from , has written to the Sarasota County School Board.




Sarasota Herald Tribune's June 24th, 2006 column:

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From Sarasota's Pelican Press - 2006.06.28:

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Postby So_Cal_Native_in_Texas » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:43 pm

You know, the Sarasota School Board members need to have their homes bulldozed, just for laughs.

Then we can tell them to get over it. "After all, it's JUST a building! It's not like it matters!"
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Postby MD² » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:43 pm

There's a great column by Harold Bubil in today's Sarasota Herald Tribune:

...and also this: (Luzier is the leader of the SAF).

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National Trust to Review Rudolph Buildings in Sarasota

Postby RTClapp » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:24 pm

Today the Sarasota School Board voted 4-1 to accept the offer made by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to facilitate an independent review of the Rudolph buildings on the Riverview site.

The review will likely be a three-day workshop at no cost to the community or the Sarasota County School Board and will focus on the feasibility of rehabilitating the original Paul Rudolph courtyard buildings and incorporating them into the campus of the new 21st-century Riverview.

The SAVE Riverview group is pleased that the School Board took this step.

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Postby MCMAdmirer » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:52 pm

so is there still hope?

*just finished reading this for the first time tonight, still in shock that there would be thoughts to destroy this gorgeous building!* (so excuse me for not thinking coherently if it is obvious that there's still some hope for this building to survive!)

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Postby mod cats » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:16 pm

Tell one, tell ALL ... the time has come for creative people to step up and present a plan that will preserve Riverview High School....



Design Competition RFQ for Creative Preservation of Riverview’s Rudolph buildings

Sarasota, FL (July 30, 2007) — The Sarasota Architectural Foundation has sent out a Request For Qualifications, initiating a competition for a design and financial plan to provide alternative use and preservation of Paul Rudolph’s historic buildings at Sarasota’s Riverview High School, built in 1958, which are currently scheduled for demolition.

The RFQ is seeking up to five qualified architect and developer teams with demonstrated experience in creative planning and implementation of projects that include the use of historic buildings. Their design and financial proposals must include plans for revitalizing the Rudolph courtyard buildings for alternative use, financing the work and the long-term preservation of the buildings, and compensating for the parking lot and playing fields currently scheduled to be built in that area.

SAF’s Riverview Committee has engaged Bill Liskamm, internationally renowned architect and environmental planner, as a professional advisor and facilitator for the competition. Liskamm has led more than 60 design competitions and has served on the National Endowment for the Arts’ Competition Advisory Panel.

“This process has been successfully used in other parts of the country to preserve important historic architectural landmarks by giving them new uses,â€￾ Liskamm says. He will manage the distribution of the RFQ to over 2,000 architects, AIA chapters and developers nation-wide.

Liskamm emphasizes the importance of saving these buildings, produced in Rudolph’s first public building design project, which incorporate a visual and spatial richness that characterized American Modern architecture.

The RFQ will be due by September 14, and finalists will be announced on September 17.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be available in mid-August, and a preproposal on-site briefing will be held on August 14. This will give interested architects and developers a chance to visit the buildings and have questions answered by Liskamm and Riverview Committee members.

Proposals will be due in November 2007, with a midpoint review scheduled for October 15. The Riverview Committee will be working with the Sarasota County School Board to refine and finalize the selected adaptive use and financing plan, to ensure that it meets the school district’s objectives before the school board’s March 16, 2008 deadline.

The Riverview Committee is conducting a campaign to raise funds for the competition. The initial drive focuses on matching a $25,000 grant awarded by the World Monuments Fund, with the goal of raising an additional $50,000. This project has been made possible in part by the “World Monuments Fund ‘Modernism at Risk’ program, founding sponsor Knoll.â€￾

For further information on The Riverview Committee’s search for an acceptable solution that will save this icon of Modern architecture, contact Les Fishman, Chair of SAF, at 941.365.4723, or write to James Bowen, Chair of The Riverview Committee (james@bowenarchitecture.com). To download the RFQ or to make a tax-deductible contribution, visit the SAF Website: www.sarasotaarchitecturalfoundation.org <http://www.sarasotaarchitecturalfoundation.org/> .

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Urgent Need for Support of Riverview HS

Postby johnnyapollo » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:51 pm

Wanted to revive this thread based on an email forwarded to me today from Tom Little, president of the local DOCOMOMO chapter:

Hi All:

Sorry for the "crisis mode", but SAF needs
e-mails of your support for the Riverview HS
reuse by this Friday, June 13th when SAF
will submit its proposal. The Board will make
its final decision on Tuesday, June 17th.

If you can spare just a moment, please
address statements of support to:

School Board of Sarasota County, Florida
and send your e-mail to: RVGarvin@comcast.net

Many thanks,
Bill

Bill Liskamm, FAIA

The link to the blog here: http://saveriverview.blogspot.com/

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