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Designing Sarasota, An Architectural History

  • Wed, March 24, 2021
  • Sat, March 27, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • Wed, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wed, March 24, 2021, 3:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Sat, March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM (EDT)
  • Center of Architecture, 265 S. Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Travel through time to see SRQ grow from Native American beginnings to the present world-class architectural city. 

*Current CCSM Member only Event is SOLD OUT*

The first in-person event of the 2020-2021 season!

Ever wonder what is unique about Sarasota architecture?  How did the environment influence how and what was built?  How has our city evolved and who were the movers and shakers who made the decisions?  Get a glimpse of our historic neighborhoods, which remain preserved today.  Sign up and learn over 100 years of our history as seen through the evolution of our buildings.

An exhibit of Sarasota’s unique architecture, from the earliest native Americans, through the settlement and early development of Sarasota to the international fame of the Sarasota School of Architecture and today’s talented architects. This exhibit is designed for visitors and area residents alike. See how environmental factors helped create a unique type of architecture. Get acquainted with the historic neighborhoods, which remain preserved today. Admire the beauty and clarity of the Sarasota School of Architecture, a movement that brought world-wide recognition to Sarasota. Understand the multi-generational mentorship of architects that continues today.

Follow the timeline to see what else was happening in the world outside Sarasota.

The Center for Architecture Sarasota presents this exhibit in partnership with the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, the Sarasota Architectural Foundation and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the AIA.

The exhibit is set up to accommodate social distancing and uses QR codes for further “enlightenment” about what is taking place. There is a staff person on hand for any questions. The whole exhibit is designed to be as contactless as possible. The Center recommended is Kaspersky free QR reader available at both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store ( If you have never used a QR reader, please experiment a bit before you arrive.

The facility opens at noon on Weds. so early arrivals can just get started to go through the exhibit.

Masks are required. Please wear your Cornell name tag.

One guest allowed per member.

1. Wed, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2. Wed, March 24, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3. Sat, March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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