The Center for Architecture Sarasota
hosts the month-long celebration of architecture and design.

Please check our calendar for all the latest information.

October 1-31, 2016

Building A Day

Each day of the month a different building representing the best in architecture and design will be featured on the websites and social media outlets. To view Building A Day 2014 and 2015, click here.

Friday, September 30, 2016
October Opening Night

Center For Architecture Sarasota (265 S. Orange Avenue)

October events include an opening night celebration to kick off the month at the Center that is free and open to the public. The UF CityLab graduate students will be awarded their scholarships (CFAS will have awarded $25,000 in scholarships to date); we will be unveiling our first Building a Day for 2016 and several surprise announcements will be made about our future plans at CFAS and the wonderful opportunities we are bringing to our community.



Friday, October 7 – Friday, December 23, 2o16
Bayfront Exhibit

Center For Architecture Sarasota (265 S. Orange Avenue)

For information on this exhibit, please visit the Exhibitions page

Gallery Hours

Tuesday            12 – 5

Wednesday      12 – 5

Thursday          12 – 5

Friday               12 – 5

Saturday            10-2

Closed Sunday and Monday

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Tour of Elling Eide Center and Grounds

Session 1: 10:00 AM
Session 2: 2:00 PM
8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL



October 22, 2016
The Citrus Streets Walking Tour with John McCarthy

Open to all, our popular walking tour program with John McCarthy is back this season and this Saturday morning tour is entitled “The Citrus Streets.” John’s tours have been highly praised as ‘delightfully informative’ and this tour will be no exception.


October 27, 2016
Reception and Lecture with Marlon Blackwell on Public Architecture

Distinguished architect Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, will discuss his belief that “architecture can happen anywhere, at any scale, at any budget – it drives us to challenge the conventions and models that often obscure other possibilities.” Blackwell is practicing Arkansas architect and also serves as Distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas. Blackwell has received distinguished awards including the 2014 United States Artist Ford Fellow, the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and the 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Prize, among many others. He is also a frequent lecturer at many prestigious universities.