ArchiFest Sarasota: "A unique concept"

Jerry Sparkman AIA.

Jerry Sparkman AIA.

Sarasota architect Jerry Sparkman, first up on ArchiFest Sarasota's interview line at 10:05 a.m. Saturday, weighs in on the significance of the event.

"ArchiFest is quite a unique concept for Sarasota," said Sparkman, a principal of Sweet Sparkman Architects. "It offers the public an opportunity to engage in dialogue with our design community in an open forum.

"Broad perspectives regarding the design of the urban environment will be discussed, as well as opportunity to ask questions that may be of personal interest. It enables discussion at a wide range of scales. ArchiFest should be a unique educational experience, and really enjoyable for all who attend."

The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or maybe a little later) on the covered plaza of the Herald-Tribune building, 1741 Main St., Sarasota. Presented by the Herald-Tribune, admission is free and open to the public. I'll be hosting/moderating with the assistance of the well-known Sarasota community theater performer Kathryn Parks.

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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