2019 Annual Meeting & Dinner

  • 07 Nov 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236



November 7, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

1100 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236


Presentation of Annual Report

2020 AIA Florida Gulf Coast Board Elections

Guest Speaker will be Kenneth Treister, FAIA

The Court-Garden House

Kenneth Treister, FAIA, has spent a lifetime creating art and architecture. He is a Fellow in the AIA, an architect, painter, sculptor, photographer, author and lecturer.
Treister was awarded the Gold Medal by the American Institute of Architects, Florida, 2013, their highest honor and the Silver Medal and Lifetime Achievement Award, from the AIA, Miami. He was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award from the Miami Center for Architecture & Design, 2018.
Treister’s art has been exhibited in galleries and fine art museums throughout the world. He is a member of Real Academia de Belles Arts de Sant Jorge, Barcelona, Spain, established in 1849 by Elizabeth II as the Provincial Academy of Fine Arts.
Treister sculpted Miami Beach's world-famous Holocaust Memorial.
Treister has lectured at Universities in the United States, Chile, China, Israel, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Bali. He was an adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Miami and the University of Florida.
Treister has been published in over fifty journals. He has written 4 documentaries films for television on Art and Architecture: The Maya; Easter Island; Charleston, SC, for the Discovery Channel; and The Sculpture of Love and Aguish,for National Public Television, winning four prestigious national awards.
Treister has written twelve books on art and architecture:
Chinese Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Design, University of Florida Press, 1987; A Sculpture of Love and Anguish, SPI Books, 1993; Habaneros, The People of Havana,Ediciones Universal, 1997; Chapel of Light, Jewish Ceremonial Art in the Sophie & Nathan Gumenick Chapel,Union of American Hebrew Congregations Press, 2,000; Cherumbim & Palm Trees, The Judaic Art of Temple Emanu-El,KTAV Publishing House, 2003;Havana Forever, A Pictorial and Cultural History of an Unforgettable City, University Press of Florida, 2009 & second edition by Shiffer Publishing, 2017; Maya Architecture, Temples in the Sky,University Press of Florida, 2013;Easter Island’s Silent Sentinels, University of New Mexico Press, 2013;Bok Tower Gardens, America’s Taj Mahal, Rizzoli, 2013; and The Fusion of Architecture & Art, The Judaic Work of Kenneth Treister, Books & Books, 2015.
Treister’s new books are: Gardens, Architecture & Art, The Humanistic Architecture of Kenneth Treister, published by Books & Books Press, with a foreword by world-famous author Tom Wolfe, 2017; and Frank Lloyd Wright at the University of Florida,published by LibraryPress@UF, Gainesville, Florida, 2017.

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