AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter                                         


Local COVID-19 Updates & Resources



One Way You Can Help: 3D Printing Face Shields

Local firm Sweet Sparkman Architects is spearheading a COVID-19 3D printing volunteer response program. Whether you have one printer or three or a dozen, you can help with COVID-19 relief efforts in Tampa Bay and Sarasota area! If you have classroom 3D printers, printers in your home, office, art studio, or garage, you can help with the production of protective face shields for healthcare workers and others on the front lines of COVID-19 related work. Click HERE for more information.


Virtual CE Series


Whats New in Revit 2021

Learn how using Revit during the design and construction stages of a project can help improve, automate and optimize the use of resources and materials through simulation. and save time and money.

Learning Objectives:

  • Find out what is Generative De.sign and how it can improve the design process.
  • Learn how Revit helps to provide visual risk analysis, safety evaluations, and clash detection.
  • The course shows how Revit helps improve the coordination and collaboration between the project stakeholders.
  • Learn how to use Revit's new features help and facilitate the design process. 


Thursday, August 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1 LU


2020 Sarasota Design Conference

The 2020 Sarasota Design Conference has been re-scheduled for October 29 – November 1.

We are thankful to all our speakers, sponsors and our host venue, Art Ovation, who have all cooperated to make sure this event can be held on a new date with unchanged content and programming.

If you have already registered, your registration is valid for the new dates. You will receive an email reminding you of the details of your registration and upcoming deadlines. Although we hope you will join us, should you need to cancel your reservation, please write to

If you have not yet booked your hotel, we are offering a free valet pass for the first new hotel booking made at Art Ovation. If you have not yet purchased a conference T-shirt, now is your chance. Conference T-shirts will NOT be available for purchase during the conference and must be pre-ordered.

If you have not registered for the conference yet, registration is now open for the new date. 

After so many months of working in the smallest of circles, we look forward to seeing our architectural community gather for the Sarasota Design Conference and share their VISION.


Registration closes Sunday, October 25 at noon.

Speakers Now Confirmed - View Speakers HERE

October 30 - November 1

1255 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Book your hotel before special offer ends on October 1! (Booking link coming soon)


Only a few sponsorship opportunities remain!

Take advantage of sponsorship to set yourself apart from your competition and influence architects and allied design and construction leaders who recommend, specify and approve your products and services.


2020 Design & Honor Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting

Our Design & Honor Award winners will be honored at the Design & Honor Awards Dinner on October 29 at the Art Ovation Hotel. We will also hold our annual meeting at this event.

Thursday, October 29
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Art Ovation Hotel
1255 N Palm Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236

$75 for Individual Tickets
$675 for Table of 10
Registration closes October 26.




2018 Design Award Winners

Chapter Events

20 Aug 2020 12:00 PM • Online
17 Sep 2020 12:00 PM • The Center for Arts & Humanity, 1226 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236
08 Oct 2020 5:30 PM • Art Ovation, 1255 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
15 Oct 2020 12:00 PM • The Center for Arts & Humanity, 1226 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236
29 Oct 2020 5:30 PM • Art Ovation Hotel, 1255 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
30 Oct 2020 8:00 AM • Art Ovation Hotel, 1255 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
19 Nov 2020 12:00 PM • The Center for Arts & Humanity, 1226 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Local Events

29 Oct 2020 • Art Ovation Hotel, 1255 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Would you like to present a course to AIA Florida Gulf Coast? Click HERE for details.




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