Center for Architecture Sarasota began as a dream of Guy and Cynthia Peterson. Guy Peterson, FAIA is a well-known architect who has won many awards for his designs. In addition to his distinguished architectural career, he also served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Florida School of Architecture. His wife, Cynthia, is a Certified Archivist and the former curator of the University of Florida Architectural Archives.
We are housed in the restored Scott Building on S. Orange Avenue in downtown Sarasota. In 2014-15, CFAS restored the beautiful and minimal modernist aesthetic of the building so eloquently expressed by Rupp and Farrell in 1960, turning these spaces into a museum-quality gallery and lecture hall with state-of-the-art presentation technologies.