Glory days for architectural groups
First, the Center for Architecture Sarasota completed its $500,000 renovation of the 1960 Scott Building on Orange Avenue, and is sharing the award-winning structure, renamed for lead benefactor Nathalie McCulloch, with the University of Florida’s CityLab master’s degree program and the local office of the American Institute of Architects. //Read More
Rare look at a North Casey Key compound with architectural pedigree
The Center for Architecture Sarasota held a tour Saturday at the Burkhardt-Cohen compound on private North Casey Key Road as part of its Architecture and Design Month schedule. //Read More
Story Project Spotlight: Toshiko Mori Lecture and Reception
The October Celebration of Architecture and Design continues at Center for Architecture, as we present programs to educate and inspire our community about the significant value that good design brings to our lives. This weekend internationally-known architect and Harvard Graduate School of Design Professor Toshiko Mori joins us for a Reception and Lecture on Friday, October 16, 5 to 7:30 pm at the Center. On Saturday from 11am to 2 pm, she will guide a tour through the Burkhardt/Cohen house on Casey Key that she was asked to enhance with two additional buildings. Ms. Mori’s exhibit, Dialogue in Details, officially opened on October 1 will be on view in the Gallery through December 15. This unique exhibit, originally designed by invitation for the international arts exhibition Venice Biennale, highlights architectural elements of her work that she was asked to design alongside the work of Paul Rudolph, Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Mies van der Rohe. To attend the lecture and/or the tour, registration is required as space is limited. For more information and to register, please see CFASRQ.ORG. The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public Tues, Thurs, Fri: Noon to 5pm, Wed: Noon to 8pm and Sat: 10am to 2 pm. The Center is located in the McCulloch Pavilion at 265 S. Orange Ave. //Read More
Business Q&A: Architecture – Toshiko Mori Speaking at CFAS
Harvard professor and world-class architect Toshiko Mori will be in Sarasota for a special lecture Friday at the Center for Architecture Sarasota. Tickets cost $25 for CFAS members and $30 for non-members; students attend free. In advance of the event, SRQ Daily spoke with Mori about what people can expect. //Read More
SRQ Story Project Spotlight: Walking Tour of Sarasota Architecture
At Center for Architecture, October is Architecture and Design Month ? a month-long celebration of our built environment designed to educate and inspire our community about the importance of thoughtful planning and building. A highlight of the month is internationally-renowned architect Toshiko Mori’s exhibit ?Dialogue in Details? on display at the Center and her lecture and house tour on October 16 and 17.
This weekend we bring the conversation closer to home with a very special tour. Celebrating some of Sarasota’s important historical buildings in and around the Center’s own neighborhood, “Walking Through 130 Years of Architecture” will lead guests to some of Sarasota’s most iconic architecture. Local historian John McCarthy has been leading historic tours in Sarasota since 1982, and on Saturday, October 10 from 9 to 11 AM he will lead us on a tour around the Center. John will share his diverse knowledge of local history, architecture and urban planning in this historically-rich neighborhood that will take us from the pioneer era to the present day. This is the kind of tour that will change your perspective on Sarasota’s heritage and our architectural legacy. Attendance is limited and comfortable shoes are suggested. //Read More
Center for Architecture Sarasota teaches LEGO architecture
Children and parents were able to explore their inner architects with the help of a mountain of LEGOs at the Center for Architecture Sarasota’s educational event. //Read More
Bubil: Research, the joy of discovery
If you do research, either for a living or as a pastime, you know the thrill and satisfaction of discovery.
Architectural archivist Cindy Peterson of Sarasota, for whom research is an important part of her schedule, is sharing that excitement this month with ?A Building a Day,? an online presentation of the Center for Architecture Sarasota. Each day during October, which CFAS celebrates as Architecture and Design Month, important buildings and structures throughout the state are featured at the website CFASrq.org/buildingaday. //Read More
The architect’s role is more than pretty facades
Architects have a keen sense of the world around them, and in Toshiko Mori, we find an excellent example.
The prominent New York architect has made a number of trips to Sarasota in the past 15 years, mostly in her role as the designer of two notable, although secluded, houses on Casey Key. She’ll make yet another trip in less than two weeks for her Oct. 16 lecture as part of the Center for Architecture Sarasota’s Architecture and Design Month.
The following day, she will present a CFAS members-only tour of her additions to the Burkhardt-Cohen estate on the private, limited-access section of North Casey Key Road. //Read More
Architect Guy Peterson is a 21st century modernist. He’s often called a “minimalist,” but he ducks that label. He prefers to call himself an “essentialist.” Less is more isn’t exactly his style. Enough is enough is more like it. Strip away the frills and get down to the essence. That’s his style.
“Naked,” the current exhibit at The Center for Architecture, offers a retrospective of Peterson’s residences and the design philosophy animating his work. The exhibit comprises 3-D models and stunning photographs, most of real-world projects, although a few (in photorealistic computer renderings) are yet to be born.// Read More
Sarasota Welcomes CityLab Inaugural Class
At an open event last night in the McCulloch Pavilion Center, Center For Architecture Sarasota officials were joined by partners, donors and enthusiastic community members, all convening to celebrate the arrival of the University of Florida CityLab Sarasota and welcome the inaugural class. A satellite graduate program of the University of Florida School of Architecture, CityLab offers a two-year master’s program in the heart of Sarasota and at the nerve center of its architectural endeavors. With seven students comprising this first class, two international, each was awarded a scholarship at last night’s event. // Read More