Sarasota School Architect Gene Leedy Has Died
Florida architect Gene Leedy, FAIA, has died at the age of 90. Leedy, who worked with Paul Rudolph before starting his own firm in Winter Haven, Fla., was considered a pioneer of the Sarasota School of architecture. In his letter of support for Gene’s elevation to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Paul Rudolph wrote the following: If one word can be used to describe his work it would be “honesty.” He has never allowed the swinging pendulum of changing stylistic winds to interfere with straightforward problem solving. Out of this attitude comes a valid architecture for Florida.”
Below is a tribute from architect Max Strang’s office. Leedy designed a house for Max’s parents in 1966.
Winter Haven – Gene Robert Leedy (90) passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2018. An original member of the world renowned…