Architect Magazine: June 2015

June 16th, 2015

Sarasota, Fla., Opens Architecture Center

A midcentury furniture showroom now houses the Center For Architecture Sarasota.

Add Sarasota, Fla., to the growing list of cities that boast their own architecture centers. And appropriately enough, the Center for Architecture Sarasota occupies a prime example of that city’s eponymous midcentury modern movement: a 1960 furniture showroom designed by Joseph Farrell, AIA, and the late William Rupp, who ran Paul Rudolph’s local office before founding his own practice. Sarasotan Guy Peterson, FAIA, whose Office for Architecture was named firm of the year in 2013 by AIA Florida, conducted the renovation. The 7,000-square-foot center now houses a gallery and studio space for the University of Florida’s CityLab Sarasota. // Read More