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The Center for Architecture Sarasota, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, fosters dialogue and education for all those interested in the built environment. The Center will call to action resources that advocate for the preservation of our rich and diverse architectural heritage and encourage and promote innovative new design and sensitive urban planning.

The Center for Architecture Sarasota seeks to foster the public’s understanding of the influence of architecture in enriching the Sarasota region. A place where students, design professionals, community leaders and the public can admire, discuss and debate our built environment. A design studio. A classroom. An exhibit space. A lecture hall. The Center aspires to advance public interest and education in architecture and design through a program of tours, exhibitions, lectures and special events.

Our Mission

The Center for Architecture Sarasota works to provide a sustainable platform for the University of Florida CityLab-Sarasota graduate studies in architecture program, to advocate for the historical preservation of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and to call to action resources that promote and educate Sarasota and its visitors to the legacy of the founding architects of the Sarasota School of Architecture and the history of the built environment.

Together with our members, we can preserver the history of innovative architecture in Sarasota while helping to shape the future of the profession through education.