2016 Channel District Urban Home Tour
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

2016 Channel District Urban Home Tour

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in some of Tampa’s tallest buildings?  On November 6th, twelve homeowners in the rapidly growing Channel District will open their doors so you can see for yourself what life in the clouds might be like.  The homes are within a short walk of each other and each has unique views and unique décor.  Along the way, you can enjoy our public art and parks as well as drop in on some of our local businesses.  Please join us on November 6th from Noon to 4.for the Channel District Urban Home Tour.

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Sunday Special Historic Bike Tour
Nov
6
10:30 AM10:30

Sunday Special Historic Bike Tour

  • St. Pete Bike Co-op - 559 Mirror Lake Dr. St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (map)
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Hosted by preservationists and on the heels of our successful biking tour last April, we have set up another special bike tour for Design Week as well (limited to 15).                            

Tour goers will get a chance to see some of the best of what the downtown has to offer, including architectural favorites like the 1926 Snell Arcade and 1916 Open Air Post Office. The tour, led by SPP president & architectural historian Emily Elwyn, is sure to leave with you with a new perspective on the history and growth of the ‘Burg. Tour reservations recommended.

For more information and to register, click here

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Traces of Cuba
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Traces of Cuba

Traces of Cuba is a special exhibit that explores the historic connection between Tampa and Cuba. If you look around Tampa today, you will find traces of that connection all around you, from the foods for which Tampa is known to the architecture of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods. Visit the Ybor City Museum State Park so you can find these Traces of Cuba in Tampa for yourself!

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Tour of the Century at Le Meridien Tampa
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Tour of the Century at Le Meridien Tampa

Le Meridien Tampa will be giving the Tour of the Century during Tampa Bay Design Week’s block party on Saturday, November 5. Our century-old building will be on full display, as we whisk you back in time with architecture and design that will make you marvel.

You'll see everything we've preserved and repurposed, including the terrazzo marble in Bizou Brasserie, our witness stand turned hostess stand, and the hand-painted ceilings in the original fourth-floor courthouse.

You're sure to be delighted as we unlock the destination of Le Méridien Tampa, originally built in 1905.

The tour begins at 12 noon, and all tour goers will receive 10% at Bizou following the tour.

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PARKlet Pop-Up
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

PARKlet Pop-Up

  • 12th Street/Whiting Street (Channelside) Tampa, FL 33605 (map)
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Our third annual Pop-Up family-festival will feature Parklet installations dreamed up and built by teams of local designers, artists, engineers, and contractors.  These interactive Parklets will demonstrate how design can transform a space, taking back a parking space normally used for one car, for public use and enjoyment.

In conjunction with Art on 12th. Enjoy a fun filled day with activities for all ages, music and more! 

 

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Central Arts District Walking Mural Tour
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Central Arts District Walking Mural Tour

Central Arts District Walking Mural Tour: Experience over 38 murals in this 4 block up and back walking tour. Hear about the artists, secret meanings and about the Shine Mural Festival. Every Saturday from 10am-11:30am. Start at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave, St. Pete. $19 charge for adults, $11 for children 6-18. 

For more information and to register, click here

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St. Pete Preservation Walking Tour
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

St. Pete Preservation Walking Tour

  • Next to the entrance of the Saturday Morning Market (map)
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This tour is a great way for visitors to get an introduction to St. Pete and for area residents to learn a few things new about the 'Burg's past. The tour will take a stroll though a portion of the city's central business district and the Downtown National Register Historic District, allowing participants to see grand historic hotels, stately churches, and architectural treasures like the Snell Arcade and the Open Air Post Office.

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Bungalow Fest 2016
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Bungalow Fest 2016

Already proven to be one of Southwest Florida’s Premier Architectural Home Tours and now in its eighteenth year of continued success, this fun filled, educational and community based yearly event is guaranteed to be the best yet. Designated an Artist Enclave by the City of Saint Petersburg and recently having the honor of being awarded 1st place in the Neighborhood’s USA (NUSA) Neighborhood of the Year competition for Physical Revitalization, this year we have more to celebrate than ever before.

In addition to 12 beautifully restored craftsman homes, two artists dwellings and four incredible multi-purpose garage conversions will be featured that will be an inspiration to any budding artist or DIY-er who appreciates innovative and creative use of space, PLUS a designated gallery space displaying an eclectic array of artwork for sale by more than 15 local artist enclave members and renowned artists. There’s going to be a lot going on!

It is fun to walk our beautiful tree-lined neighborhood full of historic bunglows but for those who do not wish to walk the approximately 1.4 mile area, two city trolleys will be on hand to provide free transport. The trolleys will be available from Seminole Park and throughout the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Community providing drop-off and pick-up points.

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Traces of Cuba
Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Traces of Cuba

Traces of Cuba is a special exhibit that explores the historic connection between Tampa and Cuba. If you look around Tampa today, you will find traces of that connection all around you, from the foods for which Tampa is known to the architecture of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods. Visit the Ybor City Museum State Park so you can find these Traces of Cuba in Tampa for yourself!

More information here

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Traces of Cuba
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Traces of Cuba

Traces of Cuba is a special exhibit that explores the historic connection between Tampa and Cuba. If you look around Tampa today, you will find traces of that connection all around you, from the foods for which Tampa is known to the architecture of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods. Visit the Ybor City Museum State Park so you can find these Traces of Cuba in Tampa for yourself!

More information here

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AIA Tampa Bay's Celebrate Design Honor & Design Awards Reception
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

AIA Tampa Bay's Celebrate Design Honor & Design Awards Reception

Join us for THE architecture event of the year, celebrating great people, firms and exceptional design.  The event begins with a reception, opportunity to preview design award entries and visit sponsor displays.  At 8:15 the presentation of honor and design awards begins.  Be on hand to see which projects designed by Tampa Bay architecture firms are honored.    Hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Tampa Bay Chapter.  $55 members / $75 non-members.  

Click here for more information and to register. 

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Tampa Public Art Sunset Stroll
Nov
3
6:15 PM18:15

Tampa Public Art Sunset Stroll

Join Melissa Davies of the City of Tampa, Art Programs Division for a tour of the City’s Public Art along the newest segment of the Tampa Riverwalk. Along the walk you’ll see gorgeous sculptures, a colorful glass. installation, and murals that enhance the experience of the beautiful Riverwalk. There is no charge for this event, but RSVPs are required. Act quickly - only 20 slots are open.  Tour group meets and checks in at the Tampa Museum of Art patio outside of Sono Café. Recommended: comfy shoes and a bottle of water.   Length of tour: approximately 1 hour at a moderate pace. 

Limited space. Registration required here

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Traces of Cuba
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Traces of Cuba

Traces of Cuba is a special exhibit that explores the historic connection between Tampa and Cuba. If you look around Tampa today, you will find traces of that connection all around you, from the foods for which Tampa is known to the architecture of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods. Visit the Ybor City Museum State Park so you can find these Traces of Cuba in Tampa for yourself!

More information here

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St. Pete Preservation Design Week Downtown Lunchtime Walking Tour
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

St. Pete Preservation Design Week Downtown Lunchtime Walking Tour

As a special for Design Week, our President is hosting a special lunch-time walking tour on Wednesday, 11/2. The one hour lunchtime tour makes a great introduction for visitors or residents to the history of the city!  Tour goers will get a chance to see some of the best of what the downtown has to offer, including architectural favorites like the 1926 Snell Arcade and 1916 Open Air Post Office.

 The tour, led by SPP president & architectural historian Emily Elwyn, is sure to leave with you with a new perspective on the history and growth of the ‘Burg. Tour reservations recommended.

  For more information and to register, click here.

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Traces of Cuba
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Traces of Cuba

Traces of Cuba is a special exhibit that explores the historic connection between Tampa and Cuba. If you look around Tampa today, you will find traces of that connection all around you, from the foods for which Tampa is known to the architecture of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods. Visit the Ybor City Museum State Park so you can find these Traces of Cuba in Tampa for yourself!

More information here

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USF  SACD Fall Lecture Series
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

USF SACD Fall Lecture Series

All lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. and are located in CWY Room 109, ROTC Building. Free to attend, open to the public. Registered architects will receive 2 HSW Lu's per lecture attended. 

Speaker: Professor Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Founder, Architect, Planner, MAA, BDA - COBE_BERLIN, Berlin & Copenhagen

For more details click here

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eBoat Architecture Tour
Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

eBoat Architecture Tour

Join us for a guided tour of Tampa Architecture by boat along the the Hillsborough River. Your Architect tour guides will explain the history and architectural significance of several of our favorite structures.  The one hour tour includes light snacks and drinks.  Choose your time slot, 4-5 p.m. or 5-6 p.m.  $25 per person.

Click here to register. 

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"The Plank" Pop-Up Bar
Oct
30
1:00 PM13:00

"The Plank" Pop-Up Bar

“The Plank,” Tampa’s first waterfront pop-up bar. The waterfront bar will remain open in Curtis Hixon Park all weekend for drinks and lounging!

The name and concept are an homage to the wooden planks which were originally sold as part of the Tampa Riverwalk. The pop –up bar is a concept developed by Friends of the Riverwalk to encourage waterfront destinations along the Riverwalk.

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Traces of Cuba
Oct
30
9:00 AM09:00

Traces of Cuba

Traces of Cuba is a special exhibit that explores the historic connection between Tampa and Cuba. If you look around Tampa today, you will find traces of that connection all around you, from the foods for which Tampa is known to the architecture of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods. Visit the Ybor City Museum State Park so you can find these Traces of Cuba in Tampa for yourself!

More information here.

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Ghastly Gatsby Halloween Party
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Ghastly Gatsby Halloween Party

Ascend the historic front steps of a century-old historic federal courthouse and be transported back to the roaring twenties this Halloween. Dames and gents, don your flashiest rags and join us for our Ghastly Gatsby Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29, at Bizou Brasserie. Come haunt the marbled halls with us and the talented actors of Stageworks Theater’s “The Great Gatsby” as we eat, drink and mingle the glamorous night away. A costume contest will be underway for the best dressed individual and pair, so make sure to dress to impress.

For more information, click here

 

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"The Plank" Pop-Up Bar
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

"The Plank" Pop-Up Bar

“The Plank,” Tampa’s first waterfront pop-up bar. The waterfront bar will remain open in Curtis Hixon Park all weekend for drinks and lounging!

The name and concept are an homage to the wooden planks which were originally sold as part of the Tampa Riverwalk. The pop –up bar is a concept developed by Friends of the Riverwalk to encourage waterfront destinations along the Riverwalk.

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Art Spot: Designing Elements
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Art Spot: Designing Elements

Join us the Tampa Museum of Art’s Golding-Scher Classroom for this free drop-in art making program which offer children and adults of all ages a chance to share in a creative moment. This week explore the elements of design with Martha DeAmbrose, art educator and jewelry designer, in an art making project inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions. Program is free and no registration is required. Art Spot presented by GTE Financial. 

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Saturday Bonus Walking Tour
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Bonus Walking Tour

  • 350 Bayshore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (map)
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Hosted by St. Pete Preservationists, our tours (2 hours) offers insight into some of St. Pete's best-known landmarks and colorful history. 

Peter & Emily, Presidents past & present, give the best tours of downtown St. Pete money can buy. These preservationists are passionate about our town, which makes their tours all the more special.

For more information and to register, click here

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Central Arts District Walking Mural Tour
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Central Arts District Walking Mural Tour

Central Arts District Walking Mural Tour: Experience over 38 murals in this 4 block up and back walking tour. Hear about the artists, secret meanings and about the Shine Mural Festival. Every Saturday from 10am-11:30am. Start at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave, St. Pete. $19 charge for adults, $11 for children 6-18. 

For more information and to register, click here

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Florida Polytechnic Innovation, Science and Technology Building Tour
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Florida Polytechnic Innovation, Science and Technology Building Tour

  • Florida Polytechnic University (map)
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You are invited to a tour of Florida Polytechnic University's Innovation, Science and Technology building designed by Santiago Calatrava, FAIA with Alfonso Architects- Architect of Record on Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 a.m. The tour will be led by John White, AIA.

The building
placed in the Top 10 in this year’s AIA Florida People’s Choice Awards.  This event is a part of the Open Door event recognizing the winning projects.  

Free to attend, open to all. Registration is required here

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Traces of Cuba
Oct
29
9:00 AM09:00

Traces of Cuba

Traces of Cuba is a special exhibit that explores the historic connection between Tampa and Cuba. If you look around Tampa today, you will find traces of that connection all around you, from the foods for which Tampa is known to the architecture of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods. Visit the Ybor City Museum State Park so you can find these Traces of Cuba in Tampa for yourself!

More information here

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