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Jean Renoux will present a lecture on Le Corbusier and “green” architecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Community Room, 1741 Main St., Sarasota.

The event is presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

Le Corbusier (born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965), was a leading architect of the 20th century. He was a proponent of sustainable concepts utilizing green roofs, local weather patterns, cross-ventilation principles, sound insulation and vibration suppression.

“Corbu” promoted the economy of means and materials without compromising the efficiency or security of a building, Renoux said. “Just like Paul Rudolph and his fellow ‘Sarasota school’ architects, the work of Le Corbusier reflected an understanding of the human form with proportionate and sustainable building design — important lessons in today’s built environment,” Renoux added.

The program is accredited for CE credits for architects and interior designers.

Renoux is an interior designer, lecturer and tour guide. His tours explore the architecture, décor, furniture, art, music, food, history and culture of Europe and northern Africa.

A wine reception will follow the presentation. Admission is $10 for SAF members, $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Pay online, or at the door. Information:; 941-364-2199.


The home-building and development company Taylor Morrison will open its Esplanade at Artisan Lakes, in Parrish, with a barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. today.

The event features food, music and arts and crafts activities for children and adults. Visitors may tour the furnished model homes, and enter drawings for a new car and other prizes.

“Esplanade communities are all about living an active lifestyle; about the convenience of playing and relaxing where you live,” said Cammie Longenécker, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison West Florida. “Residents can choose to be as busy as they want to be, and enjoy a range of activities and amenities without leaving their neighborhood.”

The 800-acre development in northern Manatee County is near Interstate 75 and I-275 for commutes to regional cities.

Esplanade at Artisan Lakes joins sister communities in Lakewood Ranch and south Sarasota that offer resort-style living and maintenance-free homes.

Phase One will include a 6,000-square-foot amenity center with a lagoon-style swimming pool and adjacent fire pit, tot lot and dog park. When complete, the community will have a lifestyle director.

Information: (941) 882-5077 or visit

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