Save Paul Rudolph’s Riverview High School: Adaptive Use Design Competition



RIVERVIEW MUSIC QUADRANGEL by RMJM with Diane Lewis Architects and Beckelman + Capalino, LLC in association with Seibert Architects


Mack Scogin Merrill Elam, Atlanta, in association with John McAslan + Partners of London


Mark S. Kauffman, Developer, The ADP Group, Architects, Sarasota, FL


The Folsom Group and TOTeMS Architecture, Inc. Sarasota, FL




Sarasota Architectural Foundation


Open, international, 2-stage, RfQ


Sarasota, FL




12 Sep 2007 – RfQ Submission Deadline EXTENDED (arrive by 5:00 pm)

Mid Sep 2007 – Shortlist of 5 Teams

28 Sep 2007 – Brief and Site Visit

Mid Oct 2007 – Mid-point Review

08 Nov 2007 – Submission Deadline (Presentation to the Jury)

Mid Nov 2007 – Winner Announced


Development teams—that may include real estate developers, architects, landscape architects, finance specialists and others. Each finalist will be required to include a local team member (within an hour’s driving distance) of its choice, to ensure local involvement and knowledge of the site and its context.


Bert Brosmith, Project Architect for Paul Rudolph’s Riverview High School Katonah, New York

Charles Gwathmey, FAIA, Principal, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, Architects, New York

Alex Krieger, FAIA, Principal, Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, Cambridge, MA; Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design

John Tuccillo, Principal, John Tuccillo and Associates; Former Head Economist, National Association of Realtors

Toshiko Mori, Chair, Dept. of Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; Principal, Toshiko Mori, Architect, NYC

Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President, Ringling College of Art & Design Sarasota, Florida

In addition, Lord Richard Rogers has agreed to participate in the Jury deliberations.

Architectural Preservation Historian

School Board Member


Upon approval of the School Board, the competition winner selected by SAF will receive the opportunity to negotiate an agreement to implement their proposal.




Paul Rudolph’s famed Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida is threatened with demolition to make room for a parking lot. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) has won a reprieve until March 2008 from the School District to find a viable design and financial alternative that meets the School District’s objectives and preserves this significant work that helped pioneer modernism. To this end, SAF is sponsoring an international adaptive use design competition that will have teams of architects and developers make design and financial proposals for school building reuse, campus plan and development, including parking for the school.

Following an RfQ, SAF will invite up to 5 development teams to present their visions for how the buildings should be used. SAF is seeking teams whose proposed design approach demonstrated experience and financial resources are most appropriate for the specific needs and opportunities presented by the projec


Submissions must be shipped or hand-delivered to:

c/o Bowen Architecture

513 Central Avenue

Sarasota, Florida 34236

Tel (for delivery companies only): 941.955.9010

Questions VIA EMAIL ONLY to:

Bill Liskamm, FAIA, Competition Advisor