Guy Peterson Office For Architecture

Guy Peterson Office For Architecture Guy Peterson | Office for Architecture’s design studio is located in Sarasota, Florida. OFA is a Led by the firm’s founder and principal, Guy W.
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Peterson, FAIA, the studio has received over 60 design awards and honors for their work including 40 design awards from the American Institute of Architects. The high quality and originality of their work over an extended period of time has raised public awareness of the value of an architecture based upon honesty and simplicity. The springboard for OFA’s work has been the regional modernism of th

e “Sarasota School of Architecture," a recognized movement in architecture, which spanned from 1941-1966. The “Sarasota School” blended the cultural, vernacular and tropical influences of traditional South Florida architecture with the philosophies of the Bauhaus. Through their use of color, indigenous materials, light and shadow, Guy Peterson | OFA has derived a softened Bauhaus aesthetic, which results in a clear, sustainable and delightful architecture. Their architecture achieves this delight by orchestrating a sequencing of spaces that hold one’s interest through a process of discovery. OFA’s commitment to advancing the cause and public value of architecture derives from a long standing belief in “essentialism”, a concept which demands design by analysis and reduction rather than by stylistic imitation and embellishment. This idea is perhaps best expressed by this quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery: A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

"I would rather do a house that people don't like than one they don't notice," architect Guy Peterson said following the...
03/11/2017
FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE / HAROLD BUBIL: The Spencer House

"I would rather do a house that people don't like than one they don't notice," architect Guy Peterson said following the completion of the bold, dramatic and controversial Spencer House in 2013.

For architects, there is a fate worse than having their work rejected by clients or criticized by the public.It is having their work ignored.“I

Thanks to SRQ Magazine for the great feature of our Robinson House renovation in their November issue!
11/13/2016

Thanks to SRQ Magazine for the great feature of our Robinson House renovation in their November issue!

Our November issue is all about aspirational living—sit back, relax and let us take you inside the high walls of some of the area’s most spectacular homes. Begin with the horseshoe-shaped renovation on Lido Shores, a neighborhood known for its odes to the Sarasota School of Architecture. A Guy Peterson design gets enhanced by the owner’s expansive collection of pop art, from a massive Jim Morrison mugshot to Warhol portraits and Chinese appropriations of Roy Lichtenstein favorites. Head down the street and you’ll find Paul Rudolph’s iconic Umbrella House, showcased through the eyes of its new owners. Finally, take a trip south to wooded Osprey, where we get an insider view into a hidden compound designed by Hall Architects that embodies the Japanese ideal of wabi-sabi.

After taking in the sights of these resplendent residences, give your tastebuds a chance to experience the same bouts of wonder with dishes from, two newcomers to the Sarasota culinary scene, Boca Kitchen, Bar & Market and The Coolinray. While at Lelu Coffee Lounge, get the SPAM you’ve dreamed of. And don’t forget to dive into the Louies Modern kitchen with Chef Jose Rojas.

As if all that weren’t enough, we’ve also checked in on the progress of the Sarasota Museum of Art, going inside the building for an exclusive look at what is coming. Fashion designer Camilyn Beth lets us into her studio to talk about ‘60s inspirations, the modern woman and how she fuses New York sensibilities with Floridian aesthetics, while landscape architect Robert Davie reclines amidst his designs in the newly completed Community Aids Network garden.

In other news, we get down and dirty in the laboratory with the next generation of Mote Marine scientists, and jumped across the pond to monitor the effect of Brexit on the Gulf Coast in. We bring it back home with a symposium focusing on attainable housing in Sarasota, tapping the knowledge of three local housing experts.

Get swept away this November!

10/05/2016
CFAS Kicks Off Architecture Month - SRQ Daily Oct 4, 2016

We are excited to be part of Center for Architecture Sarasota's October Architecture and Design Month celebration with Elling Eide Center Tour - Join today for this Member event. See the article by SRQ Magazine for more information on the tour and other CFAS events this month highlighting the built environment.

In conjunction with The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Gulf Coast chapter, the Center for Architecture Sarasota (CFAS) hosts a month-long celebration of Florida's architectural heritage, with a calendar full of events dedicated to the best design the state has to offer. To kick off t...

Join us on October 8th at 10 AM or 2 PM for an exclusive Center for Architecture Sarasota members-only tour of the newly...
10/04/2016

Join us on October 8th at 10 AM or 2 PM for an exclusive Center for Architecture Sarasota members-only tour of the newly-constructed Center, a 17,000-square-foot building that houses the Eide Asian and American art collection, archives and the Elling O. Eide Library, believed to be the largest private collection of Asian literature in the US including an important collection of rare books and maps. Guests will tour the interior of three-story building with short talks by myself, interior designer David K. Lowe, and landscape architect Michael Gilkey. The Eide Center officially opens on October 19 but will not be open to the general public.

Register at cfasrq.org

See us mentioned in the Center For Architecture Sarasota October newsletter for the Gold Medal and Honorary AIA title aw...
10/04/2016
cfasrq.org

See us mentioned in the Center For Architecture Sarasota October newsletter for the Gold Medal and Honorary AIA title awarded by AIA Florida.

Two Petersons and Gold Honored by AIA Florida: At this summer’s annual AIA Florida Conference, both Guy and Cynthia Peterson came home with high awards and Martin Gold, UF CityLab Sarasota Director and Associate Professor, received an honor as well.

SOLVING X, X=THE INTANGIBLE Exhibit is up through Friday, September 30th at the Center For Architecture Sarasota! You wo...
09/28/2016

SOLVING X, X=THE INTANGIBLE Exhibit is up through Friday, September 30th at the Center For Architecture Sarasota! You won't want to miss the last chance to view this exhibit...

Join us for "Solving X, X= the intangible" Lecture on September 15th at the Center For Architecture Sarasota
09/28/2016

Join us for "Solving X, X= the intangible" Lecture on September 15th at the Center For Architecture Sarasota

Join us for an exhibit of our work at the Center For Architecture now until September 30th.
09/08/2016

Join us for an exhibit of our work at the Center For Architecture now until September 30th.

Guy Peterson, FAIA, will receive the 2016 Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed by the American Institute of Architects...
08/18/2016
Architect Guy Peterson Wins Major Award

Guy Peterson, FAIA, will receive the 2016 Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed by the American Institute of Architects Florida/Caribbean Chapter, at a ceremony in Palm Beach July 23.

Already the recipient of more than 80 national, state, and regional design awards, including several awards of high distinction from AIA Florida such as the Presidential Millennium Award of Honor for Design in 2000, Peterson was elected into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2003, and his firm was named the AIA Florida Firm of the Year Award in 2013.

He receives the Gold Medal from the AIA Florida/Caribbean Chapter for his acclaimed body of work.

Architect Guy Peterson, recipient of the 37th Gold Medal from the Florida-Caribbean chapter of the American Institute of...
08/18/2016
Herald-Tribune to honor Peterson with panel, reception - Real Estate

Architect Guy Peterson, recipient of the 37th Gold Medal from the Florida-Caribbean chapter of the American Institute of Architects, will be the guest of honor at a reception and panel discussion presented by the Herald-Tribune from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Reception, panel discussion honors Guy Peterson, FAIA

08/13/2016

Herald-Tribune Media Group Hosts a Tribute to Guy Peterson

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Guy Peterson, who received the 37th Gold Medal from the Florida-Caribbean chapter of the American Institute of Architects on July 23, will be the guest of honor at a reception and panel discussion presented by the Herald-Tribune from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the ground-floor Community Room at 1741 Main St., Sarasota.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited; call 361-4065 for reservations.

Harold Bubil will host the event and interview Peterson before moderating a panel discussion that will include Sarasota architects who also won design awards at AIA Florida’s convention. They are Jerry Sparkman of Sweet Sparkman Architects, Michael Halflants and John Pichette of Halflants + Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture, Jonathan Parks of Solstice Architects, Carl Abbott of Carl Abbott Architect and Planner, Sam Holladay and Michael Epstein of Seibert Architects, Greg Hall of Hall Architects and Peterson.

An exhibit of Peterson’s work will be repeated at Center for Architecture Sarasota, 265 S. Orange Ave., starting Aug. 15.

Congratulations to Guy for receiving AIA Florida’s Gold Medal to be awarded at the AIA Florida annual convention. He is ...
06/29/2016
Big honors for architect Guy Peterson and photographer Ryan Gamma - Real Estate

Congratulations to Guy for receiving AIA Florida’s Gold Medal to be awarded at the AIA Florida annual convention. He is only the second “Sarasota architect” to receive that honor; Paul Rudolph was a gold medalist in 1989.

Two Sarasotans have received particularly noteworthy honors from the Florida-Caribbean chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Architect Guy Peterson will receive AIA Florida’s Gold... Read more »

Join us with the Center for Architecture Sarasota on Friday, May 13th from 1-4 PM for a tour of the Revere Quality House...
05/10/2016

Join us with the Center for Architecture Sarasota on Friday, May 13th from 1-4 PM for a tour of the Revere Quality House, originally designed in 1948 by Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph. Guy will speak on the history and preservation of the Revere Quality House and the companion home he designed in 2005.

Reserve your tickets at TheModernShow.com

ArchiFest Sarasota with Herald-Tribune Media Group
05/09/2016

ArchiFest Sarasota with Herald-Tribune Media Group

A one-day celebration of design, with the goal of bringing licensed architects, landscape architects, interior designers and others together for the benefit of the public, the inaugural ArchiFest Sarasota was presented by the Herald-Tribune Media Group and Michael Saunders & Company on May 7th.

Participants included: Sweet Sparkman Architects, White Buildings, Solstice Architects, Sarasota Architectural Foundation, Halflants + Pichette / Studio For Modern Architecture DSDG, Inc. Architects, Center for Architecture Sarasota, Guy Peterson Office For Architecture, UF CityLab, Carlson Studio Architecture, JNW Studios, Hall Architects, PA, Architecture Joyce Owens LLC, Del Vescovo Design Group, ASID Florida West Coast Chapter, Holly Dennis Interiors, DWY Landscape Architects AIA Florida Gulf Coast, Universal Design Coalition.

Great article on the International Venice Architecture Biennale. We are excited to be sponsoring this exhibit.
04/18/2016
Sarasota architecture firm uses refrigerator doors as easels

Great article on the International Venice Architecture Biennale. We are excited to be sponsoring this exhibit.

Sweet Sparkman Architects of Sarasota has been invited back to the prestigious Venice Biennale in Italy following a 2012 exhibit that celebrated Siesta Key beach sand. This time around, the firm focuses on storytelling by using classic refrigerator doors as easels, just as countless American familie…

The Naked Exhibit is going in at the Miromar Design Center
04/06/2016

The Naked Exhibit is going in at the Miromar Design Center

Aquadisia, a 1999 Guy Peterson project is now on the market! One of a kind, because of the nearly 4 acres of land behind...
04/06/2016
AQUADISIA: Inside an $18 million campus of resort-like architecture and high-priced real estate...

Aquadisia, a 1999 Guy Peterson project is now on the market!

One of a kind, because of the nearly 4 acres of land behind the gates of the high-end Siesta Key enclave known as the Sanderling Club. And, because of its 550 linear feet of sandy Gulf-front property lined with a 1960s-era rock revetment to protect against storms. And, because of its two guest houses and exemplary main house that was designed in 1999 by Guy Peterson, with new interiors by David Lowe and award-winning landscape architecture by David W. Young.

It is one of the most intriguing properties on the Gulf Coast. First, because of the name, Aquadisia, derived from “aphrodisia.” Surrounded by the... Read more »

On Friday, University of Florida graduate and renowned architect Guy Peterson will speak to an audience about modern arc...
04/06/2016
Six Gainesville homes featured on tour of modern architecture

On Friday, University of Florida graduate and renowned architect Guy Peterson will speak to an audience about modern architecture and his new book.

Peterson, a Distinguished Alumni award-winner from UF’s School of Architecture, has been working in the Sarasota area for more than 35 years, Forest said. His new book, "Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson," analyzes architectural elements and will play into his Friday discussion of minimalist modern architecture, he said.

Peterson’s lecture, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday at UF's Fine Arts Auditorium B, are $35 for general admission and $15 for students. He will sign books at a cocktail reception for those in attendance following his presentation.

Fifteen dollars can buy you an afternoon in six modern marvels of local real-estate in a celebration of architecture and design at the Fourth Annual Gainesville Modern Weekend.

Architect and author Guy Peterson is getting "naked" March 17 during a free lecture at Richlin Interiors in Miromar Desi...
04/06/2016
Getting 'Naked' this St. Patrick’s Day - Along the Gulfshore - March 2016 - Naples, FL

Architect and author Guy Peterson is getting "naked" March 17 during a free lecture at Richlin Interiors in Miromar Design Center. Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson is the title of the Sarasota architect’s new book and an exhibit of his original architectural models, drawings and sketches that emulate the minimalism and simplicity of the famed Sarasota School of Architecture’s mid-century modern style. Peterson’s lecture is at 5:30 p.m., followed by a book signing. The exhibit will remain on display at the design center through May 31. Reservations are required by calling (239) 659-3007 or registering online at miromardesigncenter.com.

It's not what you think. See what Miromar Design Center has in store.

Lecture and Book Signing at Miromar Design Center, March 17
04/06/2016

Lecture and Book Signing at Miromar Design Center, March 17

2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Preview EventWe are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring the International Venice...
04/06/2016

2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Preview Event

We are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring the International Venice Architectural Biennale exhibition.

Join us to preview the exhibition, "Human Tales on Refrigerator Doors." Sweet Sparkman Architects have teamed with the CityLab Sarasota, the University of Florida's Architectural Master's program to put this incredible exhibit together.

Friday, April 8 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

1560 Boulevard of the Arts,
Sarasota, FL 34236

We have two exciting events coming up this week! Please join us!Lecture and Book Signing at Miromar Design CenterThursda...
03/15/2016

We have two exciting events coming up this week! Please join us!

Lecture and Book Signing at Miromar Design Center
Thursday, March 17 at 5:30 PM
Estero, FL

Lecture and Book Signing at University of Florida
Friday, March 18 at 6:00 PM
Gainesville, FL

Sarasota Magazine takes us inside a 1994 home we designed in the Harbor section of Longboat Key that's currently for sal...
01/04/2016
For Sale: A Chic, Modern Home on Longboat Key

Sarasota Magazine takes us inside a 1994 home we designed in the Harbor section of Longboat Key that's currently for sale.

"This house has so many interesting things going for it that it’s hard to know where to start. First of all, it’s a very early design by prominent architect Guy Peterson and it shows him not letting his imagination run wild but rather working under the constraints of a strict building code in the Harbor section of Longboat Key. In spite of the restrictions—no flat roof, etc.—he came up with a house that is part Greek temple, part Palladian villa, yet at the same time very modern and blends seamlessly with its more traditional neighbors."

Our Real Estate Ju**ie takes us inside a chic Guy Peterson-designed on Longboat Key that's currently for sale.

Please join us on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 pm at Bookstore1Sarasota on Main Street where Guy will be signing his ...
11/18/2015
Guy Peterson | Bookstore1Sarasota

Please join us on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 pm at Bookstore1Sarasota on Main Street where Guy will be signing his monograph "Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson."


This landmark volume documents the stunning work of Guy Peterson, who has spent his life pursuing and developing a rich architectural vision carefully tuned to the demands and opportunities afforded by the unique features of Florida and his design-by-removal process that has produced some of America's greatest coastal architecture.

A modernist in his approach, the language of Peterson’s architecture is honesty and simplicity. His work is poetic, human, evokes emotion, and comes from the heart. Through his use of color, indigenous materials, light and shadow, he has derived an aesthetic that results in a clean, sustainable and delightful architecture.

To date, Peterson has received nearly 80 design awards and special recognitions for his work since the inception of his practice in 1980. In 1998, he became one of the youngest architects in Florida to win the Medal of Honor for Design from the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.

Peterson himself will be on hand to chat and to sign his book. Please join us for this rare opportunity.

A modernist in his approach, the language of Peterson’s architecture is honesty and simplicity. His work is poetic, human, evokes emotion, and comes from the ...

Guy Peterson will be at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, October 17th at 2:00 PM for a book signing for his monograph "Nake...
10/13/2015
LEGO Architecture Studio Event With Special Guest Architect Guy Peterson

Guy Peterson will be at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, October 17th at 2:00 PM for a book signing for his monograph "Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson" in conjunction with their LEGO Architecture Studio Event. This LEGO event is for adults and teenagers (ages 14 and up) to build with LEGO Architecture Studio blocks, discuss the inspiration for their build and explore how they can use basic architecture shapes and principles to influence it. Guy will be moderating this event so you won't want to miss it!

Join us for this unique event! Registration required through Barnes and Noble on 4010 S. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL.

Special guest architect Guy Peterson will moderate this event. His book Naked: The Coastal Architecture of Guy Peterson will be available for signing. This LEGO event is for adults and teenagers (ages 14 and up) to build with LEGO Architecture Studio blocks, discuss the inspiration for their build a…

An exhibit highlighting the portfolio of work by Guy Peterson, FAIA is at the Center For Architecture Sarasota from Sept...
09/25/2015

An exhibit highlighting the portfolio of work by Guy Peterson, FAIA is at the Center For Architecture Sarasota from September 1 - 25, 2015. Photos by Ryan Gamma Photography

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Rooftop post tension slab poured today with Gerdes Construction on Siesta Key Beach. Parapet and block walls up next!

Contractor: Gerdes Construction, Inc.
Design Architect: Guy Peterson Office For Architecture
Architect of Record: Lunardi Architecture
Structural Engineer: Snell Engineering Consultants
First floor post tension slab in place with Gerdes Construction on Siesta Key Beach. Columns and elevator shaft being formed for pour! Second floor
slab coming next.

Contractor: Gerdes Construction, Inc.
Design Architect: Guy Peterson Office For Architecture
Architect of Record: Lunardi Architecture
Structural Engineer: Snell Engineering
Just starting the grade beams with Gerdes Construction on Siesta Beach. Columns up next. Stay Tuned…

Project: Siesta Beach House
Contractor: Gerdes Construction
Design Architect : Guy Peterson Office For Architecture
Architect of Record : Lunardi Architecture
Structural Engineer: : Snell Engineering Consultants

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We are so grateful to have just been awarded the highest honors by ASLA Florida Chapter at their annual Design Awards—the Award of Excellence in the Residential Category, and the Frederic B. Stresau Award for “best in show” at this year’s gala! What a testimony to the power of collaboration. Thank you Guy Peterson Office For Architecture, Damien Blumetti Architect, Murray Homes and Ryan Gamma Photography! We are so proud!!
💎 So much appreciation for this design. Guy Peterson Office For Architecture
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Honored and excited to be a part of The Cultural Landscape Foundation Garden Dialogue series, coming up in March.

This wonderful organization "educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards." Proceeds from the events support this non-for-profit organization and its missions.

Come join us March 29!

And thank you to our clients & homeowers, generously inviting this group into their private garden spaces.

DWY Landscape Architects Leader Design Studio Sawa Design Studio LLC Guy Peterson Office For Architecture

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DWY Landscape Architects is celebrating 20 years this Fall!
We've collected some of our favorite recent works to share with you.
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Leader Design Studio (Citrus Ave)
Sawa Design Studio LLC (Citrus Ave)
Halflants + Pichette / Studio For Modern Architecture (Verandah House)
Hive Architects Inc. (Shibusa)
David K Lowe (Aquadisia)
Guy Peterson Office For Architecture (Hawthorne, Warbler Lane, Mourning Dove, Modern Garden, Modern Garden II, Aquadisia)
Solstice Planning and Architecture (Hidden Harbor)
Seibert Architects PA (Acadia Drive)
Wilson Structural Consultants, Inc. (Two Palms, Aquadisia)
Aquatic Consultants Inc. (Aquadisia, Coastal Modern)