Exhibit: Carl Abbott FAIA, Architecture: A Life Within. Photo Credit: Ryan Gamma.

About Center for Architecture

We envision a world in which everyone appreciates the value of good design and the role it plays in our everyday lives.

Our mission is to heighten understanding of and appreciation for innovative architecture, good design, and sensitive urban planning.

The Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2013 in partnership with the University of Florida School of Architecture and the County of Sarasota.

The Center’s home in the Scott Building (as it was originally known) was designed in 1960 by award-winning and nationally-recognized architects William Rupp and Joseph Farrell both protégés of the renowned architect Paul Rudolph. Their legacies as important masters in the Sarasota School of Architecture remain preserved in this building which received its historic designation in 2016.

The Center’s large open gallery space in downtown Sarasota is used for exhibits, programs, and events. We also have a multi-media lecture hall, and a meeting space used by the Center for Architecture and the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. We offer weekly Architectural Trolley Tours led by noted experts, Harold Bubil and Lorrie Muldowney and Walking Tours with John McCarthy.

Since our inception, more than 5000 people have enjoyed our 97 world class lectures, programs, exhibits, tours, talks and programs that feature leaders in innovative architecture, good design and sensitive urban planning.

Your donation to Center for Architecture supports these existing programs, provides resources for us to develop new initiatives, and helps us to provide FREE public access to our exhibits.

Thank you for your support!