Center for Architecture Sarasota Inc
PO Box 598
Sarasota FL 34230-0598
The Center for Architecture Sarasota (CFAS) promotes understanding of and appreciation for innovative architecture, good design, and sensitive urban planning. 
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair David K. Lowe
Board Chair Affiliation D K Lowe Interior Design
General Info
Organization DBA
Center for Architecture Sarasota
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2013
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Sept 2018
State Registration Yes May 2018
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement

In 2017, our programming efforts, community support and recognition increased significantly.

Specifically, CFAS offered 5 Historic Neighborhood Walking tours, and 38 programs and lectures including one by special guest, Manny Diaz from Miami. We presented a City Lab student Bayfront Sketches Exhibit, The Landscape Architecture of Dan Kiley Exhibit, an exhibit of Wendy Evans Joseph's work--"The Mind is its own Place", an exhibit of Guy Peterson's work entitled x=the intangible, and produced our weekend fundraising event: The Modern Show which included performances by the newly formed Moderns, a performing group of architecture and designer musicians. We also awarded several City Lab student scholarships and received an historic designation for our building.
Our goals for 2018 are to:
1. Raise $100,000 in new donations to support a robust programming plan and operational need
2. Launch our weekly architectural trolley tour program
3. Increase our Board size by adding 3-5 new Members
4. Expand our STEM education programs with the Sarasota School District to encourage young people to pursue architecture/design careers
5. Host two key exhibits--one internationally acclaimed from Brooks & Scarpa called, Ordinary and Extraordinary featuring 100+ works from their body of architecture, and one local- The Sarasota Bayfront, Past, Present and Future
Needs Statement

Funding for Programs and Services: More than 5000 people have enjoyed our gallery exhibits, lectures, tours, and programs since we opened our doors 4 years ago. We wish to expand programming to include a weekly architectural trolley tour for local residents and tourists who are interested in learning more about Sarasota's rich architectural history ($10,000), launch a Tiny House Design contest is a new program that will be developed in 2018 and provided in 2019 ($25,000 to develop this program), and finally, we are seeking $50,000 to develop a teacher's professional development initiative to help them integrate design and architecture principles into their STEAM curriculum standards and teaching materials. We wish to begin that partnership that will help them utilize our Center as a learning lab. Our total program needs are $85,000.

Funding for Scholarships:  The Center for Architecture Board is proud to award scholarships to the CityLab Sarasota graduate students annually.  We are in need of a minimum of $10,000 per year for scholarships. 
Funding for Expanded Operations:  The Center has hired its second Executive Director to replace our Founder and CEO Cindy Peterson. To support our robust programming growth, we wish to hire a part-time Program Manager and a part-time Marketing/Communications Manager. the cost is $75,000.
Background Statement

Several years ago, a need was articulated by community leaders, educators, professionals and enthusiasts for a place that would serve as a destination for those individuals and groups who seek to elevate the importance of architecture and design, to foster the public's understanding of the influence of architecture in enriching Sarasota and the region, and to advance appreciation for the region’s rich architectural history and the professional practice of architecture. 

During this same time, the UF School of Architecture chose Sarasota as a location for their CityLab graduate program but as yet had no space for the program. Through discussion and collaboration between UF and a leadership team drawn from Sarasota’s local citizens, design professionals, stakeholders and community advocates, the Center for Architecture Sarasota was established. This group found the historically-important 1960s building in the style of the Sarasota School of Architecture that was owned by Sarasota County but soon to be vacated. The Center’s representatives worked with Sarasota County and reached an agreement whereby UF and The Center would lease the building and The Center would take responsibility for the necessary renovation. Thus, the collaboration between UF School of Architecture, Sarasota County and the Center for Architecture Sarasota was created. 

The CityLab Sarasota program:
· engages students in service-learning design projects drawn from local needs and initiatives that also address larger issues of sustainability, economy and the environment
· brings together students, educators, community leaders, municipal agencies, citizens and professionals in visioning exercises and community workshops with public exhibitions of the outcomes

 The Center’s programming:
· directs and promotes community education initiatives
· advances public engagement
· supports industry professionals
· fosters design excellence
· encourages professional communication and collaboration
· engages community members and visitors

The facility provides a shared space for activities relating to:
· education for people of all ages
· professional practice
· scholarship
· community relations
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Manatee
FL- Hillsborough
Areas Served Comments We are based in Sarasota but serve the region,  and the state and are known nationally as experts in the buildings/design and architecture network as leaders in our field. Many visitors to our Center are internationally known and recognized leaders in Architecture and Design and seek us out.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Employment
Tertiary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The Center for Architecture Sarasota is an initiative formed in 2013 that educates and advocates for the built environment in Sarasota.  For the first time in our community the organization provides a platform for all the participants who affect and have an interest in shaping this environment, including the general public and professionals in the architecture, design, construction, real estate and development communities.

Sarasota has a rich and renowned architectural history and we want to advocate for its preservation, yet look to the future for innovative and sensitive solutions for the development and future planning of our community. The Center is in an historic midcentury building, and we have put our advocacy into action by preserving this historic structure and providing a community space for education and interaction for Sarasota and surrounding communities.  Our application is pending for inclusion on the National Historic Registry.

Our partnership with the UF CityLab Sarasota program provides a unique opportunity for Sarasota to have graduate architecture students explore in a studio setting the design and urban planning issues and challenges facing Sarasota.  They work with the community to listen to their issues and challenges and then present their creative solutions for review and discussion by the public.

The Center is a hub for creative thinking, exploration and discussion on the impact architecture and design have on our community and we are confident this venture holds great potential for shaping the future of our built environment.  Education, information and an open dialogue with our community are primary to our mission.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
CFAS is entering its 5th year of providing awe-inspiring exhibitions which are offered free of charge, inspiring lectures, enjoyable tours, and innovative education programs for the community. More than 5000 people have enjoyed our programs and more than 500 people have joined CFAS as Members.
As we celebrate our past and look to our future, we are seeking support to grow our programs and services so that we inspire young people to pursue architecture, design and urban planning as a career choice, provide weekly regular programming for anyone who is curious about the history and legacy of our Sarasota buildings, and put Sarasota on the map as a leader in the Tiny House Design movement.

The Center offers educational programs to:

  • Foster the public's understanding of the influence of architecture in enriching Sarasota and the region, advancing appreciation for the region’s rich architectural history and strengthening the professional practice of architecture.
  • Stress the appreciation for, and the value of, the built environment and teach the importance of preservation and future sustainability in age-appropriate applications by hosting lectures, exhibits, symposia, tours, films and K-12 programs.

UF CityLab Sarasota Program offers:

  • A Master of Architecture degree at its CityLab Sarasota within the building. The program engages students in service-learning design projects drawn from real-time local needs and initiatives, engaging them with civic leaders on specific projects.
Budget $150,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Architecture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Adults K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success
  • An historically significant midcentury modern structure has been preserved, renovated and celebrated as part of our architectural heritage.
  • The Center becomes a community space for community programs including lectures, films, exhibits and symposia, and the UF CityLab Sarasota studio is now activated for the graduate architecture program.
  • The first class of graduate students arrived in August 2015. Approximately ten graduate students moved to Sarasota for their graduate architectural education. They came from a wide range of locations, including Italy and Sweden.  We hope that some will decide to stay and become citizens in our communities.
Long Term Success
  • The building is historically preserved as a structure of importance in our community’s architectural heritage. The building was designed in 1960 by renowned architects William Rupp and Joseph Farrell as an example of midcentury modernism in what is described as the Sarasota School of Architecture movement.
  • Educational programs on the importance of the built environment are held and members and attendees have a greater understanding of its impact on their daily lives. The public, including K-12 children, will engage with many of the programs to develop an appreciation for their surrounding community.
  • The UF CityLab Sarasota graduate architecture students will explore and visually articulate design issues in our community. Their creative solutions will not only enrich their education but the community will benefit by having these issues solved utilizing unique and innovative approaches.
Program Success Monitoring

Monitoring the success of The Center is of the utmost importance to our organization. We strive to make a positive impact in our community with our programs and public engagement and ensure that we continue to have an open and positive dialogue with our participants. 

  • We have been rewarded by the attendance at events, which has consistently grown over the course of the last two years, resulting in a rapidly growing number of visits to the Center. 
  • We have also been deeply appreciative of the financial support we have received from foundations, corporations and individuals who understand and value our contribution to the community and the region and show their support through their generous donations.   
  • In addition, our graduate students will survey the participants when engaging in design issues with their clients and the survey results will be an important part of their creative solutions to these issues.
  • Results are evident in the constant feedback we hear from the many members and guests who attend our programs.  They consistently tell us how much they have learned about the community and now believe that design and planning responsibilities lie with all of us, and how we can make our communities better by more civic participation bringing about positive change.
Program Success Examples
  • We initiated and negotiated with Sarasota County for the long-term lease for the preservation of the historic Scott building at 265 South Orange Avenue, Sarasota, FL.
  • We have developed a membership of 500.
  • We have raised over $750,000 since our inception in July 2013.
  • We have had over 3,000 attendees at our lectures, tours and events.
  • We have developed a mailing list of 2,600 interested in our programs and events.
  • We have built alliances with professional organizations that share our mission including the AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.
  • We have earned the respect and trust of a number of foundations and individuals demonstrated by the generous grants we have received to support our mission -- the most outstanding single grant of $250,000 was given by Sarasota resident Nathalie Warren McCulloch that was earmarked for the building's renovation.

The Center hosts lectures, exhibits, tours and special events throughout the year that focus on the importance of our built environment and our past, present and future architectural heritage.

  • Our partnership with the UF School of Architecture provides access to guest lecturers that participate in the university’s fall and spring lecture series. Important national and international architects, designers and scholars travel to Sarasota to provide educational lectures to our local community that inform the audience of the most current architectural works being completed worldwide and their impact to their communities.
  • The Center hosts curated and traveling exhibits and UF CityLab Sarasota graduate architectural students work in the Don Chapell Exhibit Hall. 
  • A 100-person lecture hall hosts visiting scholars, lecturers and presenters. 
Budget $8,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Architecture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified US& International
Short Term Success

In the past year, the Sarasota Magazine-sponsored lecture series by world-renowned architects and planners that are shaping our environment was enthusiastically received. Lecturer Vishaan Chakrabarti, director of Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) and partner at SHoP Architects, stated that of the three lectures he gave in Florida in 2013, the Sarasota audience was the most engaged, informed and inquisitive and that he received more questions from the Sarasota audience than the other two lectures combined.

We were able to develop two exhibits in our pre-renovation space at The Center: “The Building Itself Teaches," on Sarasota County's 1950s school construction program and the UF Graduate Architectural Lighting Design “Light Work” exhibit. Thirty-two UF graduate students studied and proposed creative lighting designs with graphics and analysis for The Center that were on display to the public.

Long Term Success

As one of few cultural institutions in Florida dedicated to the built environment, The Center’s exhibits and lectures provide a meaningful and educational focus for the region. Residents and visitors traveling to Sarasota are able to visit The Center and gain an appreciation for our past, present and future architectural heritage and realize its importance not only to Sarasota but worldwide.

Program Success Monitoring

Success of our programs is determined by the number of attendees at each event and the monitoring of repeat participants. Most important, we believe that these programs help build awareness, educate and bring about positive change to our community's built environment. 

Program Success Examples

A large number of our attendees were repeat participants in our lecture series which has encouraged us to offer a Series Package in our upcoming lecture schedule.

We also determined that interest in our lectures and exhibits were making an impact regionally when a large number of our attendees were from other counties and cities in Florida including Pinellas, Hillsborough and Charlotte Counties.

New York Landscape Architect Thomas Balsley was a spring lecturer in our program who spoke about his stunning accomplishments of  creating parks and public spaces around the world.  Since then, the Bayfront 20:20 group invited Mr. Balsley to return to Sarasota to speak to their audience concerning the planned changes in the city's bayfront property -- making a clear statement about the relevance of our programs to the community.


The Center provides access and tours of significant architecture in Sarasota and surrounding communities including the homes and buildings of the modern legacy of the Sarasota School of Architecture and the widely acclaimed current architecture that is being developed in Sarasota by today’s architects and designers.

  • The tours provide exclusive access to historical and contemporary buildings.
  • An opportunity to meet and learn from noted preservationists, scholars, architects and designers who are preserving, developing and shaping the built environment.


Budget $3,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Architecture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults US& International US& International
Short Term Success

During the tours, historical and contemporary architectural sites are visited and their significance and context in Sarasota’s architectural heritage is presented in an enjoyable and informative way. Participants get to learn about and experience the most interesting historical and contemporary architecture from knowledgeable experts who have studied or designed these structures.

Long Term Success

A distinct appreciation for our built environment is developed by experiencing historical and contemporary architecture first hand. Participants get to hear from experts who have extensive knowledge of the built environment in our community from its historical past to the current architectural developments.

The preservation of significant historical structures including the Sarasota School of Architecture buildings will be celebrated and the engagement of the participants in the current building culture to better shape our community will be encouraged.

Program Success Monitoring

The success of our programs is determined by monitoring the number of attendees, monitoring the number of repeat participants and from feedback from our participants. The Center encourages all participants to provide information and feedback on the tour they have attended in order for us to learn how to make their learning experience even more enjoyable.

Program Success Examples

Since the formation of The Center in July, 2013 we have held five house tours of modern architecture. All five tours were sold to capacity with a waiting list and we received considerable positive feedback from our attendees.

The Center limits our tours to only the most interesting and significant architecture in our community. We also limit the number of tours we do in order to provide the most exclusive access with the most knowledgeable experts. Our tours, when announced, are sought after and sold to capacity in a short period of time.


The Center hosts films related to architecture and design films in our 100-person lecture hall.  We also support the original production of films related to architecture and design locally, statewide and nationally.

  • Provided funding for the locally produced film on Tim Seibert, FAIA, a renowned architect and member of the period of architecture in Sarasota historically known as the Sarasota School of Architecture movement.
  • One of the first assignments to the inaugural class of UF City Lab students was to create a video of their first impressions of Sarasota.  CFAS streamed these videos in the Don Chapell Gallery during their first months at CityLab. 
  • The Center encourages architects, designers and related disciplines to self-publish visual representations of their work and will provide a venue for the viewings.
  • Commercially and privately-produced Architecture and Design films will complement our lectures and exhibits in our exhibit hall. 
Budget $5,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Architecture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified US& International
Short Term Success

The community will be entertained and educated by the addition of the film series to enhance our lectures and exhibits. They will discover the human story and inspiration that contribute to the creativity, vision and importance of architecture, design and the built environment locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.

Long Term Success

Architecture and Design films will not only complement our planned exhibits and lectures but they will provide another medium in which our audience will be able to engage with spaces and environments. They will deepen the conversation among the participants at The Center and provide another opportunity to educate, entertain and engage all those interested in architecture, design and the built environment. In addition to learning the history of the buildings or designs and their social context, the sources of inspiration and the human story can be discovered and celebrated in the film series.

The self-published visual representations of the work of architects, designers and other related disciplines will be encouraged and will provide an archival visual history of the built environment in our community.

Program Success Monitoring

The program’s success will be monitored for audience participation and repeat attendance at the film series. The Center encourages and solicits from our participants in survey form their feedback and suggestions to enhance and engage future patrons.

Program Success Examples

The program’s success will be determined by audience participation and the creation of visual representations by architects, designers and other related disciplines in our community.

The Center has also provided significant funding for the final completion of the locally produced film on the renowned architect Tim Seibert, FAIA, a member of the architecture movement in Sarasota historically known as the Sarasota School of Architecture.

In the fall of 2015, we hosted our first Kids at the Center program, where 20 children, ages 5-9, spent three hours at the Center working with a teacher trained in the Lego Bricks4Kids program. The group was divided into several "committees" and each group was assigned to work together to construct a "city" of their own design. Concentration abounded, but so did laughter and screams of delight. Everyone went home with new lego bricks they had traded, a goodie bag, new friends and a new experience. We received uniformly positive feedback from all who attended.  Parents and kids alike were very satisfied with the experience. In 2018 we are working with the Sarasota School District to develop teacher training programs, build a core group of teacher advocates and partner with them to develop innovative STEAM programs for students at the Center!

Budget $2,500
Category Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success This program is designed to encourage young people to dream about what they would like their environment to look like.  It  teaches them the value of participating in the process of creating our homes, neighborhoods and cities, and also teaches them that the environment they build can have lasting effects on the community. Naturally it also helps build skills in art, match, design and building and in working together toward a common goal -- thus putting their creativity into a real result. We have put more of these programs in our plan for 2016-17 and hope to also add an appropriate program for slightly older students ages 10+ through high school with after school, weekend and summer events. 
Long Term Success  The program is designed to further inspire young people to notice our built environment, dream about what they would like it to look like and then learn how to work together to create their "ideal world."  It  teaches them the value of participating in the process of creating our homes, neighborhoods and cities, and also teaches them that the environment they build can have lasting effects on the individual, community and the world.
Program Success Monitoring  As we develop the program in the coming year, we will build in formal monitoring structures that will help us track and measure our success.
Program Success Examples Because we are a young organization and have done only one of these sessions, we are unable to report results at this time.
Program Comments by Organization

The Center continues to produce wonderfully engaging and diverse programs.  Since our inception, we have held 14 lectures, 11 house tours, 5 exhibits, 9 atelier talks, a children's program, Kids at the Center and 13 events. We have sold out many of these events to capacity and have hosted more than 5,000 attendees in our programs and gained a membership of 500 and a contact list of over 4,600 members and leaders.

We also provided significant funding for a locally-produced film on the renowned architect Tim Seibert, FAIA, that archives his oral history as one of the significant members of the architectural movement in Sarasota historically known as the Sarasota School of Architecture.  We hope this will be the first of many oral histories of our architectural heritage that The Center will be able to support.
Now that our building located at 265 S. Orange Avenue is beautifully renovated, we look forward to enhancing and expanding these programs with traveling exhibits, lectures, community panel discussions and architecture tours with an ever-expanding number of members, community leaders, professionals and visitors.

We are dedicated to engaging, enlightening and serving our community and the region on understanding the importance of our built environment. 

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start Apr 2018
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Tamara Hauser Aug 2017 - Apr 2018
Cindy Peterson Jan 2017 - Aug
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 4
Volunteers 25
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
The Center and its partners encourage collegial communication, open exchange of ideas and collaboration between individuals, allied professions, organizations and interested members of the community.

The Center’s key alliances are with the University of Florida School of Architecture and the County of Sarasota.

Another important collaboration involves AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, which has a presence in our building.

In addition, The Center aspires to build close relationships with several design, arts and liberal arts academic programs in the area, such as Ringling College of Art and Design (, New College of Florida ( and State College of Florida ( The Center’s activities will attract students and faculty from these institutions, many of whom are expected to become active participants and collaborators in The Center’s programming.
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County2016
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Honor Award for Historic Preservation/Restoration, presented to Guy Peterson OFA for Center for Architecture Sarasota McCulloch PavilionAIA Florida/Caribbean2015
Regional Winner-Commercial Remodel, presented to Michael K. Walker & Associates, Inc. for Center for Architecture Sarasota McCulloch PavilionChrysalis2016
Gold Award-Commercial Remodel, presented to Michael K. Walker & Associates, Inc. for Center for Architecture Sarasota McCulloch PavilionProfessional Remodeler2016
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Management Comments by Organization
We are delighted to have been able to find and hire Tammy Hauser, CEO of Blue Sky Thinking to take our small organization to its next level of development. Tammy and her team are managing the operations of CFAS and work closely with the Board and its committees to ensure that our programs and services are delivered with skill, professionalism and integrity. We are also grateful to our Founder, Cindy Peterson who  continues to support CFAS and will provide programming expertise as well build our Advisory Council to help CFAS strengthen its profile throughout the country.
The organization is fortunate to have a pool of individuals who gladly and willingly volunteer their time and talents when called upon, but the rapid growth and success of the organization's programs has demanded time and effort from each Board member well beyond normal expectations. 
We are in the process of bringing on board additional board members. We have also completed a Board Retreat and identified three strategic priorities for 2018-- Raising $100,000 in new funding to support our programs and operations, growing our Board by 3-5 members, and leading our field by offering WOW programming inside our gallery and in our community. 
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Founded in 2013, the Center for Architecture Sarasota is an exciting initiative to engage with the community on the importance of the built environment.  Our partnership with the University of Florida CityLab Sarasota graduate architecture degree program provides us with an opportunity to work collaboratively on important community design issues locally, statewide and nationally.
In addition to the UF CityLab Sarasota design studio, we host educational programs including lectures, exhibits, symposia, tours and K-12 programs.
Board Chair
Board Chair David K. Lowe
Company Affiliation D K Lowe Interior Design
Board Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Cheryl Gaddie CG Interiors
Renea M. Glendinning CPAKerkering, Barberio & Co.
James W. Keaton Gardner Keaton Inc.
David K. Lowe D K Lowe Interior Design
Patricia Tan Coldwell Banker
Michael K. Walker Michael K. Walker & Associates Inc.
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 4
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 86
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Governance Comments by Organization The Board of Directors presently consists of eight members, each of whom  possesses knowledge and skills that are vital to the success of the organization. This Board is a working Board and, as such, each director chairs a committee that draws on his/her professional experience and background.  Each is responsible for all duties and responsibilities of the committee, and although we have been fortunate to build a group of enthusiastic volunteers to support us, the rapid growth and success of the organization's programs have demanded time and effort from each Board member well beyond normal expectations.  In order to keep these valuable Board members, we have determined that one of our top priorities must be to procure an endowment for a full-time experienced non-profit Executive Director.  We are currently in the process of identifying a source for this funding.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $225,000.00
Projected Expenses $200,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$97,826$147,273$12,135
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$5$3
Membership Dues$11,720$12,750$10,420
Special Events$48,670$10,798$0
Revenue In-Kind$1,000$1,000$351,605
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$98,508$100,798$19,628
Administration Expense$18,340$12,963$10,743
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.452.1412.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%89%65%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,051,820$997,735$544,954
Current Assets$166,653$105,440$390,915
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,988$0$110
Total Net Assets$1,049,832$997,735$544,844
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $97,826Contributions, gifts, grants $147,273In-Kind Donations $351,605
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $48,670Architectural Exhibits $54,055Program Lectures/Tours $17,090
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembershipDues $11,720Program Lectures $17,455Contributions, gifts, grants $12,135
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities83.83--3553.77
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization The Center was founded in 2013 to
bring better community appreciation for and understanding of the value of
architecture, design, planning and preservation. Equally important was to provide space for
our partner, the UF CityLab Sarasota graduate architectural degree program. We
are proud to have now achieved our initial goal: the renovation of the 1960 Scott building in
downtown Sarasota to serve as our base. Thanks to the generosity of so many,
which provided funds and in-kind services toward the renovation of the
building, the McCulloch Pavilion was completed and dedicated in March 2015. We
are deeply grateful to the community for helping us achieve our goals and feel
a great responsibility to be good stewards of this historic building.  We are dedicated to serving our region by providing a high level of public education and
awareness. This is now our priority each year when we establish our financial
goals and annual budget.
The Center has established a
reputation for its many high-quality programs and events for the benefit of its
members and the general public. These programs have been very popular. We now have
some 500 members and have welcomed 5,000 visitors to the building.We are now focused on creating and
funding the same level of high-quality programming, learning programs and
scholarships that we have established. Our goal is to surpass our early achievements
and continue to serve and strengthen our community. This can only happen if we
continue to build and protect a sound financial base. We understand that this requires
constant attention and a high level of planning and execution. We are dedicated
to reaching this goal.

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal tax returns.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Tax return and financial compilations reconcile.  Gifts in kind are included in income computation.
Nonprofit Center for Architecture Sarasota Inc
Address PO Box 598
Sarasota, FL 34236 0598
Phone 941 225-8810