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For over three decades, AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter has hosted the Sarasota Design Conference, a unique event in a unique city. The Conference aims to be motivational for both attendees and speakers and has created a history of featuring design-innovative speakers both established and up-and-coming who are able to interact with their attendees in a casual setting that encourages dialog and learning. This biennial event is well attended by industry professionals, primarily architects in the Florida Caribbean region.

Past Sarasota Design Conferences

1988
Antoine Predock 
Peter Eisenman 

1989
Paul Rudolph 

1994
Hugh Newell Jacobsen
E. Fay Jones
Michael Sorkin

1996
Stanley Tigerman
Thom Mayne

1998
Tod Williams & Billie Tsein 
Enrique Norten

2000
Mack Scogin 
David Chipperfield

2002
Rafael Viñoly
James Stewart Polshek 

2004
Eric Owen Moss 
Thomas Phifer 
Alex Krieger 
Chad Oppenheim 

2006
Lake Flato: Ted Flato 
MLS Architects: Brian Mackay-Lyons
Brooks+Scarpa: Lawrence Scarpa
Translucent Concrete: Aron Losonczi

2008
Design with a Conscience
Jamie Lerner 
Public Architecture: John Peterson 
Studio Gang: Jeanne Gang
Estudio: Teddy Cruz
  

2010
Blurring the Lines of Architecture
BIG: David Zahle
GLUCK+: Peter Gluck 
Artist: Ned Kahn

2012
Craft
Koning Eizenberg: Julie Eizenberg 
Kieran Timberlake: Billie Faircloth

2014
What's Next
Futurist: David Houle
Wilkinson Eyre: Chris Wilkinson
Artist: Stacy Levy
MASS Design Group: Alan Ricks

2016
Designing to the Challenge
Snohetta: Elaine Molinar
Rogers Partners: Robert Rogers
BuroHappold Engineering: Craig Schwitter
MaryAnn Thompson Architects: Maryann Thompson
Eric Cesal: Post-Disaster Expert
Tezuka Architects: Takaharu Tezuka

2018
Designing for Change
Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Elisabetta Trezzani, 
Dr. Sherry Ahrentzen, School of Building Construction, University of Florida
WXY architecture+urban design: Claire Weisz
Dr. Dickson Despommier, Columbia University
Waechter Architecture: Ben Waechter
Grimshaw Architects: William Horgan
Salty Urbanism-Sarasota Workshop: Jeff Huber, Keith van de Riet, Tim Rumage
Panel Discussion: Changes to Our Practice


2018 Sarasota Design Conference Photo Gallery

2016 Sarasota Design Conference Photos


AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter | P.O. Box 160 | Sarasota | FL | 34230 | info@aiagulfcoast.org | 941.315.8242

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