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TBFAD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the exploration and appreciation of architecture
and the built environment and how it influences shaping our city, our neighborhoods and our lives.

TBFAD’s mission is implemented through educational activities and public awareness events engaging citizens of all ages.

Established in 2015 with the generous support of the American Institute of Architects Tampa Bay Chapter
and the Tampa Community Design Center, TBFAD is committed to nurturing creative cooperation with community
and regional organizations to promote and celebrate architecture, the arts and the built environment.  
The Foundation’s activities focus on public education, research and scholarships.  



Board of Trustees






The Center for Architecture and Design
1315 E. 7th Ave, Ste. 105
Tampa, FL 33605



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Tampa Bay Design Week brings together designers, enthusiasts, community leaders, and citizens to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. There will be events all throughout the week ranging from film screenings and set design workshops to bike tours and gourmet culinary design experiences. 


TBFAD & FMoPA present the annual 2018 Architectural Photography Contest. The top entries will be exhibited at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. There will be a special reception announcing the winners on September 28, 2018. The images will be displayed from September 1-30, 2018. The competition is open to the general public and amateur photographers. Professional photographers are not eligible for prize money, but are welcome to participate. 

Image Courtesy of FotografiaMagazine.com

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Community Partners

USF School of Architecture & Community Design - AIAS at USF SACD - FMoPA - Downtown Partnership - Rampello Downtown Partnership School - Tampa Preservation Inc. - AIGA - CSI Tampa Bay - City of Tampa Arts - History Center - City of Tampa Division of Historical Resources - Hillsborough County - Ybor City State Museum - SMPS Tampa Bay - Urban Charrette - The Planning Commission - ABC - ULI - YCDC - TMA - The Arts Council - University of Tampa - Green Artery - APA - AGC - ASID - IIDA - ASLA 


Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture + Design