Previous Exhibitions

Ordinary and Extraordinary – An Architecture of Heightened Awareness—opening January 27, 2108 at Center For Architecture Sarasota, then traveling throughout the USA—presents the work of Brooks & Scarpa, one of the most innovative and celebrated architecture and design practices in the USA. The show spotlights the highly influential architects who are working at the intersection of fine art and socially responsive, progressive design.

Culled from more than three decades of work, the interactive exhibit includes 150 rarely-seen models, original sketches and drawings, 3D visualizations, and short films giving visitors an unprecedented look at their design process and the power of innovative ideas to change public discourse.

Ordinary and Extraordinary In the News

Sarasota SCENE: Reception: The Works of Brooks + Scarpa Ordinary And Extraordinary Architecture of Heightened Awareness
AIA Miami: The Works of Brooks + Scarpa “Ordinary and Extraordinary”
HAROLD BUBIL: Uncommon Uses for Common Items

Carl Abbott: Architecture: A Life Within

The Center for Architecture Sarasota celebrates the lifetime work of Carl Abbott, FAIA, in his Architecture: A Life Within Exhibit. For over five decades, Abbott has pushed the definition of tropical modernism in his own direction. This CFAS exhibit features selected works from Florida, Hawaii, the Dutch Antilles- 1963 to today. Sculptural, dynamic, embracing- Abbott’s spaces manifest a life within.

Through December 31

Architecture in the Public Realm

The Center for Architecture Sarasota celebrates the role of public architecture in defining the city’s built environment in its first exhibition of 2017, “Architecture in the Public Realm.” The exhibition showcases the work of local architects to provide an intimate look at the impact architecture makes on how we experience our public spaces, with models and display boards detailing the designs in some of Sarasota’s most iconic public gathering spots.


CityLab Sarasota Bayfront Sketches

October 7 – December 30, 2016
Don Chapell Gallery

As part of a class exercise for the University of Florida School of Architecture’s CityLab Sarasota program, students in Advanced Graduate Architectural Design II course were challenged to analyze needs and design possible options for a cultural district along 42-acre Sarasota bayfront.