Herald-Tribune to honor Peterson with panel, reception

Guy Peterson has won AIA Florida/Caribbean's Gold Medal for 2016. Photo by Barbara Banks.

Guy Peterson has won AIA Florida/Caribbean's Gold Medal for 2016. Photo by Barbara Banks.

Architect Guy Peterson, recipient of the 37th Gold Medal from the Florida-Caribbean chapter of the American Institute of Architects, will be the guest of honor at a reception and panel discussion presented by the Herald-Tribune from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.

The event will be held in the Community Room of the media group’s headquarters at 1741 Main St., Sarasota. Reservations are required, and no seats remain.

The event’s exclusive real estate is sponsor is Michael Saunders & Co.

Harold Bubil will host the event, interviewing Peterson and then moderating a panel discussion that will include Sarasota architects who also won design awards at AIA Florida’s convention. They are Jerry Sparkman and Todd Sweet of Sweet Sparkman Architects, Michael Halflants and John Pichette of Halflants + Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture, Jonathan Parks of Solstice Architects, Carl Abbott of Carl Abbott Architect and Planner, Sam Holladay and Michael Epstein of Seibert Architects, Greg Hall of Hall Architects and Peterson.

Sarasota has had an impressive run of state architecture awards.

“We live in a different community here than my colleagues in other parts of the country and around the state, where architecture doesn’t get on the radar screen as much,” Peterson said. “I feel fortunate to be from Sarasota and practice here, because this is a community where architecture is well-respected and appreciated.

“Based on how rich we are culturally in Sarasota, the people who appreciate these cultural events also appreciate architecture because it is an art form in many ways. Our role here is healthy,” Peterson said. “We consistently have a good showing, and some younger firms are really starting to make a name for themselves. That is good for everybody.”

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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