ARCHIFEST SARASOTA 2017. The Herald-Tribune's architectural "marketplace of ideas" is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at 1741 Main St. in Sarasota. The theme is the renovation, remodeling and reuse of architectural gems, as well as recognition of some outstanding new work. We are pleased once again to have Michael Saunders & Company as the major sponsor. If you are a licensed architect, landscape architect or interior designer, a contractor who works with architects, thinking about hiring an architect, or just a fan of our region's architectural excellence, this event is for you. Admission is free. Watch the Herald-Tribune and heraldtribune.com for more details.
Panel discussions (schedule subject to change):
10 – Welcome: Harold Bubil, Kathryn Parks. Brief comments with preservation board member Debra Flynt-Garrett
10:05-10:35 – “Residential Success Stories,” featuring the Umbrella House, 1340 John Ringling Parkway, Strandhus, 775 Tyler Drive and other examples of historic/architecturally significant houses that have been renewed rather than demolished. Mark Sultana, Greg Hall, Jerry Sparkman, Clifford Scholz, Drew Smith. Talking points: What makes a house a good candidate for renewal rather than demolition? Real estate considerations? Architecture and construction considerations? Moderator: Harold
10:45-11:15 – “Commercial Reuse Case Studies,” featuring the Scott Building (headquarters of the Center for Architecture Sarasota) and the Michael Saunders & Co. rehab of the Ellis Bank ground floor. Cindy Peterson, Guy Peterson, Michael Saunders. How is the commercial equation different from the residential when deciding to update or renew a commercial building? What were the particulars of this case? How is a non-profit’s decision different from a for-profit business’s? Moderator: Harold
11:30-noon – “School/Public Success Stories,” featuring Sarasota High School’s Building 4 renovation and the Siesta Beach Pavilion restoration and addition. Architects Jonathan Parks, Todd Sweet. Iconic architecture, large government institutions: making it work. Moderator: Kathryn.
12:30-1:10 – “Bayfront 20:20 and the Quay: What to do with the Van Wezel and all that land.” Bayfront 20:20 rep TBA, architects Jonathan Parks, Dale Parks. Moderator: Harold
1:15-1:45 – “New Projects,” featuring the Seminole House, the Eide Center and the BLVD condominium. Architects Michael Halflants and Damian Blumetti, developer Kevin Daves, interior designer Anne Folsom Smith. When it makes sense to tear down, here’s what is being done to advance local architecture. And, what role does the interior designer play? Moderator: Kathryn
1:50-2:20 – “It Takes a Team: How clients can get the best results with their architects and builders.” Architect Mark Sultana, builders Josh Wynne, T.J. Nutter and Joe Angeleri, architect Michael Halflants. Moderator: Harold
2:25-3 p.m. – “Renewal in Practice: Lido Shores.” The iconic “mecca of modernism” is constantly changing, with restorations, renovations and replacements lifting the standards of architectural expression. Residents Carrie Cox and Bob Garvin, architect Jonathan Parks and preservation board member Debra Flynt-Garrett. Moderators: Harold and Kathryn.
Parking is in the lot at the rear of the building off Second Street.