AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter                                          

Exploring Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Presented by:

Thursday, December 15

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1226 N Tamiami Trail # 202,
Sarasota, FL 34236


GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) is widely used today for both new building construction and for recladding of existing building facades.  It is lightweight, strong, durable, sustainable, and available in an almost unlimited array of shapes, colors, and textures.  GFRC allows the Architect the widest possible range of creative, artistic, and architectural expression for the most visible elements of a structure. GFRC can be manufactured to faithfully reproduce the look and feel of architectural precast and a wide variety of natural stone, at a fraction of the weight.  Interest and usage of GFRC-glass fiber reinforced concrete as a viable architectural building and design material has dramatically increased over the last several years.  Innovation in GFRC materials, manufacturing technologies, and applications offer distinct advantages.  This presentation provides an understanding of GFRC, its sustainability, and its many uses, to assure that a quality product is specified and obtained.


Lunch will be provided
Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 13
Space is limited.

Annual Holiday Party

Casino Night


Presented by

Join CSI Suncoast & AIA Florida Gulf Coast for some holiday cheer and casino fun! 

Celebrate the New Year & Holiday Season on Thursday December 8th at the Polo Grill. There will be food, drinks, Casino games, and prizes. 

ALL proceeds from the casino will go to a local charity.

Please bring your "Foster Angels" gifts that you signed up for at the Cornhole Tournament.

Fun begins @ 6 pm
Spouses, friends or significant others are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend.
Attire - cocktail/festive

Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres, drink ticket, & casino chips

Members: $50.00 ea.

Member + Guest: $90.00 

Non members: $60.00 ea. 



CSI Members Register Here

Become a sponsor!

Event Sponsor ($500):  - SOLD! Thank you Behr Pro!
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•    Sign at event
Food Sponsor($250):
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•    Verbal recognition
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1 Admission Tix
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•    Verbal recognition

AIA Florida Gulf Coast wins several awards at the 2016 AIA Florida/Caribbean Design and Honor Awards

2016 Design Award Winners from our area:

Merit Award of Excellence for New Work
    Caribbean Hillside Residence- Carl Abbott FAIA Architect/Planner

Honor Award of Excellence for Renovations / Additions
    Siesta Key Beach Pavilion- Sweet Sparkman Architects

Merit Award of Excellence for Renovations / Additions
    Sarasota High School- Solstice Architects

Honor Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation/Restoration
    Umbrella House Rehabilitation and Shade Structure Reconstruction- Hall Architects, P.A.

Merit Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation/Restoration
    T.H. Mitchell House- Seibert Architects

Honor Award for Unbuilt Design
    Nathan Benderson Park Finish Tower- Guy Peterson | Office for Architecture

Honor Award for Sustainable Design
    Verandah House- Halflants + Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture 

Merit Award for the Test of Time
    Casa Gioco- Carl Abbott FAIA Architect/Planner

Photographer of the Year
    Ryan Gamma

Honorary AIA Florida Membership
    Cynthia Peterson

Gold Medal
    Guy Peterson, FAIA

Thank You To Our Sponsors




Chapter Events

08 Dec 2016 6:00 PM • Polo Grill
15 Dec 2016 12:00 PM • SCOPE 1226 N. Tamiami Trail #202, Sarasota, FL 34236
16 Feb 2017 12:00 PM • SCOPE 1226 N. Tamiami Trail #202, Sarasota, FL 34236

Local Events

07 Oct 2016 • Center for Architecture Sarasota - 265 S. Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
08 Dec 2016 6:00 PM • Polo Grill

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

2016 Design Award Winners

AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter | P.O. Box 160 | Sarasota | FL | 34230 | | 941.315.8242

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