The Center for Architecture Sarasota hosted our third annual month-long celebration of architecture and design. Our October celebration offered our members some rare opportunities and very unique programs. Join us as we recap the month’s programs and events below.
October 1-31, 2015
Building A Day
Each day of the month a different building representing the best in architecture and design was featured on our daily email blast, website, and social media outlets. Some buildings featured this year were the McCulloch Pavilion, Plymouth Harbor, Solomon Residence and Studio, Burkhardt/Cohen House, Revere Quality House, Kiley Garden, City of Temple Terrace, Florida Polytechnic University, Historic Florida State Capitol, William Morgan House, The Atlantis, Jewel Parker House, Vizcaya, New World Center, St. Thomas More Church Center, Caspersen Beach Pavilion, Ringling Museum Waterfront Enhancement, Spencer House, and many more. For a full list of Building A Day 2015, click here.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
October Opening Night
Opening Night was celebrated at the Center with the new Toshiko Mori “Dialogue in Details” exhibit. We had live jazz, light bites and important announcements including the unveiling of the October 1st Building A Day selection. Thank you to those who joined us in the celebration of our 3rd anniversary of October – Architecture and Design Month!
Friday, October 16, 2015
Toshiko Mori Keynote Gallery Talk and Exhibit Opening: “Dialogue in Details.”
Toshiko Mori Keynote Gallery Talk and Exhibit Opening: “Dialogue in Details.” Founder and principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, New York, Ms. Mori was given the great honor to create an exhibit for the 2012 La Biennale di Venezia. This was the first time she has exhibited this extraordinary exhibit in the U.S.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Burkhardt/Cohen House Tour by Toshiko Mori
Ms. Mori lead a tour of the Burkhardt/Cohen House on Casey Key. In 2000, she was invited to design an addition to the original Paul Rudolph House and the tour provided a rare opportunity to hear her impressions and inspiration.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Architecture in the Neighborhood: Walking Tour of the CFAS Neighborhood
On Saturday, October 10, historian John McCarthy led a Walking Tour with thirty CFAS members back into early Sarasota history. He recounted some great stories from the early settlement days and also provided a tutorial in architectural designs past and present. The group walked through Laurel Park (designated a National Register of Historic Places District), Towels Court, Washington Park and Burns Court. Thank you, John. You are a treasure and we look forward to your next tour.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Kids at The Center – Architecture 101
The Children’s Lego “Bricks4Kidz” Program on Architecture: 101 was hosted at The Center on October 3. It was a magical day for the Center for Architecture Sarasota to have the building filled with the sounds of children and the lecture hall transformed into a “building zone” with LEGOS® piled high and children and parents sitting on the floor in serious contemplation.
The children, acting as architects for the day, created their visions for a special building to be constructed in “Brick City” (named by the children) that was to be created in the middle of the room. What they developed and the reasons why provided a brief window into the creative minds of these young children. We were surprised, educated and at times made to laugh with their building descriptions and sense of place.
The future of our built environment in our community, state, nation and the world resides in the creative minds of today’s youth. CFAS looks forward to future opportunities to host more programs for these future visionaries and the opportunity for all of us to explore and design together.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Atelier Talk – Jake Brady Concrete by Design
Our monthly Atelier Talk was hosted by talented Sarasota designer Jake Brady at his studio, Concrete by Design. He gave us insight into his process, inspirations, and gave us a peek of some current projects. We thank Jake for providing such a unique experience in his studio and workshop.