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Designing Sarasota, An Architectural History

  • Wed, March 24, 2021
  • Sat, March 27, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • Wed, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wed, March 24, 2021, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Sat, March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM (EDT)
  • Center of Architecture, 265 S. Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • 10


Travel through time to see SRQ grow from Native American beginnings to the present world-class architectural city. 

*Current CCSM Member only Event*

Ever wonder what is unique about Sarasota architecture?  How did the environment influence how and what was built?  How has our city evolved and who were the movers and shakers who made the decisions?  Get a glimpse of our historic neighborhoods, which remain preserved today.  Sign up and learn over 100 years of our history as seen through the evolution of our buildings.

An exhibit of Sarasota’s unique architecture, from the earliest native Americans, through the settlement and early development of Sarasota to the international fame of the Sarasota School of Architecture and today’s talented architects. This exhibit is designed for visitors and area residents alike. See how environmental factors helped create a unique type of architecture. Get acquainted with the historic neighborhoods, which remain preserved today. Admire the beauty and clarity of the Sarasota School of Architecture, a movement that brought world-wide recognition to Sarasota. Understand the multi-generational mentorship of architects that continues today.

Follow the timeline to see what else was happening in the world outside Sarasota.

The Center for Architecture Sarasota presents this exhibit in partnership with the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, the Sarasota Architectural Foundation and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the AIA.

The exhibit is set up to accommodate social distancing and uses QR codes for further “enlightenment” about what is taking place. There is a staff person on hand for any questions. The whole exhibit is designed to be as contactless as possible. Directions for downloading the QR code app prior to the visit are shown below. The facility opens at noon so early arrivals can just get started to go through the exhibit. Masks are required. Please wear your Cornell nametag.

The Center for Architecture has a parking area at the rear accessible from a short street behind (Rawls Avenue off of Ringling Avenue just east of Orange Avenue). There is adequate parking for the expected number of participants each hour. There is also a city parking lot just south of the Center prior to Laurel Street.

Install a QR code reader and scanning app on your device. There are many options to choose from and are available for Android Google Play Store and iOS at Apple App Store. A recommended one is from Kaspersky Lab as it checks for insecure codes as it reads them. There are several others, all free.

Three different times, please only pick one.

1. Wed, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2. Wed, March 24, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3. Sat, March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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