Center for Architecture Sarasota's reopening schedule


rCFAS15aThe Scott Building at 265 S. Orange Ave. in Sarasota is being renovated by the Center for Architecture Sarasota for use as  gallery, studio and office space.

Guy Peterson OFA is the architect, and Michael Walker the contractor. The building is owned by Sarasota County and leased to the University of Florida, which will use half the building for its CityLab master's degree program in architecture; UF will pay for building maintenance.

CFAS will sublease its half of the building from UF.

A "grand reopening"  is planned for March 26,  28 and 29. The schedule:

rCFAS15dBuilding dedication and grand opening: Ribbon cutting, 4 p m., dedication 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 265 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota.

Grand Opening Gala: 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, for VIP entry to the private exhibit of work by architect Joe Farrell; 6:30 p.m., cocktails, dinner and music; tickets are $125 per person ($250 VIP).

Lecture and Q&A: Joe Farrell, architect of the 1960 building, will lecture at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29, followed by a Q&A with Harold Bubil.

Tickets are $125 for the gala ($250 for VIP tickets). The Thursday and Sunday events are free. Information is online at

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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