Connoisseurship Series: Restoring a Masterpiece, Greg Hall & Robert Essner

Join architect Greg Hall and Umbrella House owner Robert Essner as they lead us through the intricate process of restoring this Modern masterpiece.

The Umbrella House

Thursday 30 November 5:30pm
The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail
$10 admission; Free for Museum donors and Ringling College students, faculty & staff
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The Umbrella House
The Umbrella House
The Umbrella House is an icon of residential architecture designed by Paul Rudolph. Built as a “spec” house in 1953, it is representative of southwest Florida’s post-World War II design movement, colloquially known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. Named for its distinctive parasol louvered shading structure, the design is indicative of the innovative passive energy systems employed by architects in the days before central cooling became standard. The structure had been compromised during a hurricane, and needed to be brought to current code, ensuring a myriad of challenging conservation, restoration and connoisseurship decisions that appropriately balance design intent, budgetary realities and safety issues. Hall and Essner will share their creative process with us, through this intimate, behind-the-scenes examination of “Restoring a Masterpiece.”


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The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail