The Canopy Accord: Compromise reached on canopy at SMOA

The Herald-Tribune reported on March 31, 2015 that a compromise was reached which will save about 3/4 of the Paul Rudolph designed canopy that was in danger of being demolished. The newspaper reported:

"Under the agreement, about 30 feet of canopy that blocks access to space between the brick schoolhouse, Building 41, and Sarasota High’s Building 42 will be removed. This will provide access to the rear of Building 41 for construction trucks, and, after SMOA opens, caterers, loading operations and emergency vehicles."

Architecture Foundation Seeks to Save Canopies

SRQ Magazine reports on March 25, 2015 that "Architects in the region are expressing anger that renovation plans at the Sarasota Museum of Art today call for the destruction of canopies connecting the museum site with the Paul Rudolph-designed Sarasota High School. “They have work by one of the most important architects of the 20th century and they are treating it like junk,” said Sarasota architect Carl Abbott."

Plans at the Sarasota Museum of Art today call for the destruction of canopies connecting the museum site with the Paul Rudolph-designed Sarasota High School

SRQ Magazine reports on March 25, 2015 that "Architects in the region are expressing anger that renovation plans at the Sarasota Museum of Art today call for the destruction of canopies connecting the museum site with the Paul Rudolph-designed Sarasota High School." The article quotes noted Sarasota architect Carl Abbott: “They have work by one of the most important architects of the 20th century and they are treating it like junk.