CFAS gets $10,000 donation


Center For Architecture Sarasota has received a donation of $10,000 from Mel </CF>and Gary Schmidt.

Gary Schmidt, P.E., is senior vice president of Ardaman & Associates, an engineering firm with offices throughout Florida and Louisiana.

This donation will help fund the Center for Architecture Sarasota’s scholarship for the UF CityLab-Sarasota program, in addition to supporting the building fund to renovate the historic Scott Building at 265 S. Orange Ave. in Sarasota. The future home of CFAS will include a museum-quality exhibition space and a lecture hall.

"Mel and I feel the repurposing of such an important piece of our architectural history is important,” said Gary Schmidt.

Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
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