An Exhibit of Guy Peterson | OFA, ?Solving X, X=The Intangible’

August 16 – September 30, 2016
Don Chapell Gallery

“Architects are problem solvers. In all architectural assignments there are the known variables and there are unknown variables. Through the manipulation between the known and unknown intangible variables, which I refer to as ‘X,’ architecture is created. Solving X is how passion, poetics, and human emotions reveal architecture.”

– Guy W. Peterson, FAIA

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April 15, 2015
Don Chapell Gallery

This highly-esteemed New York architect and designer is particularly well known for her cultural work with museums, cultural and public spaces, including a renovation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Inn at Price Tower and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum with I.M. Pei. She has designed major museums and museum exhibits around the country and has strong ties to the design and art world as well.


The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

January 16 – March 15, 2015
Don Chapell Gallery

Dan Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century. During his extensive career, he worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons. This traveling photographic exhibition and retrospective features forty-five vibrant photographs, which chronicle the current state of 27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 projects worldwide.


UF CityLab Student Work

January 6 – January 13, 2015
Don Chapell Gallery

This exhibition highlights the work of the inaugural class of six students in the CityLab Sarasota satellite program of the University of Florida Graduate School of Architecture. Under the mentorship of program director Martin Gold and renowned architect Guy Peterson, the group was assigned two projects. This will be an inside look at their first year body of work. The Exhibit will be in our Gallery through mid-January.




Toshiko Mori “Dialogue in Details”

October 1 – December 15, 2015

Don Chapell Gallery


This exhibit was first presented at the prestigious Biennale di Venezia 2012, a major invitation-only contemporary art exhibition in Venice, Italy. Sculptural representations of five architectural Masters: Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph, Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson make up the exhibit. The exhibit is a series of ?dialogues? with these five American masters whom Ms. Mori was asked to work next to, in addition to, or in reference to their creations. These cross-sections, called ?totems,? represent an architectural detail of the master’s structure and a similar detail Ms. Mori used in her own design on or near the original structure. This was the first time the exhibit had been on display in the U.S. Toshiko Mori has a distinguished background in both the practice of architecture and academia.



Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson

September 1 – September 25, 2015

Don Chapell Gallery

The exhibit furthers the discussion and exploration of Peterson’s career from a young architect who boldly experimented and then firmly established his own physicality of architectural language. This language is deeply rooted in the experiential approach to his designs that provide surprise and discovery as one proceeds through the spaces. The exhibit features photographs, architectural models, architectural drawings including original hand-drawn presentation drawings, sketches and progress drawings that display the creative process from conception to reality. The exhibit celebrates the publication of his book, Naked ? The Architecture of Guy Peterson.



The Complete Work of Joseph Farrell, AIA

March 28, 2015
Don Chapell Gallery

Joe Farrell is one of the two original architects commissioned in 1959 to build the historic Scott building, now the McCulloch Pavilion housing the Center for Architecture and CityLab Sarasota. A native of Sarasota and graduate of University of Florida, Farrell spent his earliest years in architecture working under Paul Rudolph. The exhibit demonstrates how his love of architecture began, with early projects with Rudolph, his work with William Rupp including the historic Scott Building and his exemplary career with Architects Hawaii Ltd (AHL). Farrell became a Principal at AHL in 1969. His projects have received more than 40 design awards and honors, including the Governor of Hawaii’s Architectural Arts Award, which recognized architects who have produced projects that define ?Hawaiian Architecture.?