In addition to the Center for Architecture Sarasota being a place for the community to learn about architecture, The Center works to provide a sustainable platform for the University of Florida graduate studies in architecture.

In August 2015, the UF School of Architecture will launch CityLab Sarasota, a Master of Architecture degree program focused on issues of emerging technology, culture and climate responsive architecture. UF CityLab Sarasota provides a unique opportunity to study architecture, urban theory and explore emergent design methodologies rooted? in the Sarasota School of Architecture. This initiative focuses on the exploration of architectural ideas within the context of coastal urbanism and engages with the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County as a learning laboratory.