Our primary goal is presenting thoughtful and stimulating exhibits which draw from local and regional sources as well as bring exciting information from the national and international design world to Sarasota.

Photo: Alexander Giraldo


We endeavor to provide an ongoing array of stimulating lectures in our state-of-the-art lecture hall. The lecture may be coordinated with a current exhibit or on a topic of local or regional significance related to the built environment.


Our Atelier Talks provide opportunities to visit the work spaces of practicing professionals in both architecture and special building crafts. You will be able to learn and to interact with them in an informal small group.


All Aboard!

Join Center for Architecture Sarasota for Architectural Trolley Tours led by local Sarasota historians, Lorrie Muldowney and David Baber. Tours take place on Thursday mornings from 10-12pm. Tour ‘SoDo’ Architecture South of Downtown or Sarasota Historic Neighborhoods, Northside. Be informed and entertained while you learn about our beautiful city and its rich architectural legacy.

Tours are held weekly from February through April. Tours begin and end at Center for Architecture Sarasota.

$35 Members/$45 Nonmembers

For groups of 20 or more, please contact us.

For more information, or to book over the phone, call (941) 350-5430

You MUST register in advance for all trolley tours. They sell out and there is limited room on the trolley. There are no refunds. Any cancellations will be offered a spot on a future tour if there is room. The trolley leaves at 10am so please ensure you arrive on time.

Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan


Join John McCarthy, Executive Director of Historic Spanish Point, for a walking tour of Sarasota history. John is the former historian and Director of Parks and Recreation for Sarasota County. He also served two terms as president of the Historical Society of Sarasota.

Center for Architecture Sarasota offers four separate walking tours annually.

$25 Members/$35 Nonmembers

You MUST register in advance for all walking tours as space is limited and they sell out quickly. All sales are final. Any cancellations will be offered a spot on a future tour if there is availability. The tour leaves the Center promptly at the scheduled time, so please ensure you arrive at the Center early.


These special occasions are always one-of-a-kind opportunities to view private residences that make Sarasota an architectural hub.


Our fundraising events are designed both to enjoy and help fund the work of Center for Architecture Sarasota.