Voting is now OPEN for the 2019 People’s Choice Awards! Every year the Bay's top firms submit their projects for the Honor and Design Awards. Now is your chance to vote for your favorite! People's Choice voting is unlimited and closes on October 31st at midnight. Note: Only one vote per IP address
All Tampa Bay area artists with a passion for architecture, design and music are invited to enter the 2nd Annual TBFAD ‘ART on HART’. The program is made possible with support from the Gasparilla Music Foundation and the Vinik Family Foundation.
This initiative will transform a standard transit bus into a thirty five foot long rolling art canvas for a full year, showcasing new and original works of art to the over 1.3 million - and growing - residents of Hillsborough County using existing routes and facilities. The winning artist will receive a $2,000 grand prize!
All artists interested in participating are requested to register their intent by Friday, September 27, 2019. Complete submissions are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019. Click the link below to complete your intent to submit form.
Join us at The Center for Architecture and Design for the closing night of our current exhibition Terra, Mare, Caelum: Land, Sea, and Sky— Self Explored and Imagined by Alex Torres. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Alex Espalter-Torres is a Cuban-American artist born in New Jersey and raised in Florida. His great passion for history and arts, coupled with growing up in a tropical environment built the foundation for his natural creative tendencies. Alex captures the beauty and emotions evoked by the natural world through washes of color and texture in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, and graphite.
Come join the Tampa Bay Foundation of Architecture & Design, in partnership with Tampa Theatre and AIA Tampa Bay, for an evening of networking, artistic inspiration, and a special screening of The Proposal, Jill Magid’s enthralling documentary about Luis Barragán: the architect who became a diamond. This event is sponsored by Florida Business Interiors
Known as “the artist among architects,” Luis Barragán is among the world’s most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world’s view. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán’s life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself — a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.
2018 / 1h 23m / Unrated / Documentary
Networking begins at 6:00pm, and the film screening begins at 7:00pm.
Want to create gourmet dishes along with the top chefs in Tampa Bay? Join TBFAD at Caspers Food Service Company for TASTE OF DESIGN on Thursday, August 22nd.
Teams of 8 will work together with the professional chefs and with state-of-the-art kitchen tools to create a unique tasting menu complete with expert wine pairings
An open tasting will determine the winning team via popular vote and one team will be chosen as Taste of Design Champions 2019. The cooking class begins at 3:00 p.m. and the event will open to the public for a wine and food tasting at 5:30 p.m.
$75 – Individual Chef, $500 Full Team of 8, $40 Wine and Food Tasting Reception
This summer Hip Hop Architecture Camp is coming to Tampa!
Kids will learn what it takes to become an architect and use hip hop as an inspiration to design a community. This is a free camp for kids ages 11 - 17 from the Ybor/ East Tampa Area.
At Hip Hop Architecture Camp kids will...
- Design a city
- Create a 3D model using 3D printing
- Learn about the principles of architecture and urban planning
- Record a song and video presenting their work (select students)
This program is partially funded by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners
Dating back to 1931, the Ball is the year’s premier social event highlighting the architecture and construction profession. It brings together architecture students, professors, and professionals for a night of dancing and dining, with the goal of fostering new relationships and strengthening the local design community.
The AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) is a national, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization governed by university students whose goals are to enrich educational experience, build lasting relationships with the professional community, and enhance the greater discipline of architecture.
Join Florida Sun Coast APA, USGBC Tampa Bay, TBFAD and the Tampa Downtown Partnership to celebrate Tampa Bay Design Week with a pop-up party along Marion Street in Downtown Tampa. There will be food vendors, art, music, games, and much more. Come hang out for a few minutes or a few hours to experience the potential for Marion Street to be a hotspot within Downtown Tampa. Grab lunch or just chit chat with fellow party goers and enjoy your Friday!
Tampa Bay History Center and Design Week Tampa Bay have teamed up to present The Armature Works Walking History Tour; a glimpse into the past of the historic Armature Works building and the surrounding Tampa Heights community.
Explore the rich history of Tampa Heights and the Armature Works building with the Tampa Bay History Center. Curators from the History Center will lead this talk and tour of the historic Armature Works building and grounds.
The event kicks off in the Show + Tell space inside of Armature Works with a 30-minute presentation, followed by a guided tour of the building. This event is part of Tampa Bay Design Week and is free and open to the public. Space is limited and preregistration is required.
The 2019 Innovative Solutions to Attainable Housing Summit is jointly hosted by the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women and the University Area Community Development Corporation. It strives to bring together a diverse group of community leaders, professionals, and stakeholders, across many jurisdictions and specialties, to address this critical community-wide issue. Attainable housing is a goal of the entire community and not the responsibility of a single entity or agency. Summit participants are encouraged to be part of the conversation and provide input, including innovative ideas and solutions, to build on existing resources and include external partners in this ever-challenging community-wide issue.
For Tampa Bay Design Week 2019, The Young Architects Forum is visiting BUILT a custom design and fabrication studio where many creatives, architects, makers & artists form a passionate team and create timeless and exceptional pieces with great attention to detail. Come join us and get to know the men & women behind the magic
Join the City of Tampa, Art Programs Division for a tour of the City’s Public Art in and near the new Julian B Lane Park. Along the walk you’ll see gorgeous sculptures, a colorful glass installation, and murals that enhance the experience of the riverfront. 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 Julian B Lane Community Center. Recommended: comfy shoes and a bottle of water. Length of tour: approximately 50 minutes at a moderate pace.
UPDATE: We are so close— help us reach our fundraising goal for our Architecture Summer Camp! Tickets are now Buy One Get One Half Off. 2 Tickets to the White Party for only $150! ** Offer limited to one BOGO Half Off Ticket Set PER customer **
The design and art community and their allies will celebrate TBFAD Inaugural Gala: “The White Party” with a creative affair to raise funds for programs at The Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture & Design with Hors d‘oeuvres provided by one of Tampa’s premier catering companies, Salt Block. Network with Tampa’s design community while sipping cocktails, savoring epicurean bites, dance and enjoying unique live entertainment. All tickets include open 2 hr. bar*, Hors d ‘oeuvres, and valet parking. *This event is 21+ only.
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Join us at the Center for Architecture and Design to celebrate diversity with the design community!
The Tampa Pride Diversity Parade will be on March 30, 2019, in historic Ybor City, also known as the GaYBOR District. This has become a historical and annual spring event when Florida weather is most enjoyable!
The parade will wind its way east from the corner of Nuccio Parkway and E 7th Avenue, down E 7th Avenue to N 20th Street where it will turn north to disperse.
The parade will start at 1:00 pm
This year for Tampa Bay Design Week 2019 we will be hosting the Tampa Bay Architecture People’s Choice Contest. Our 11 award winners from the AIA Tampa Bay Honor and Design Awards will be put to a public vote to select Tampa Bay’s favorite!
Voting opens on Friday, March 29th and closes on Friday, April 5th. The winner will be announced at the TBFAD Inaugural Gala- The White Party.
Join us for a weekend packed full of the arts, free to the public! More than 250 visual artists will showcase their work alongside performing artists in Curtis Hixon Park and Kiley Garden in downtown Tampa. Please join the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design to enjoy our exhibits as well as our interactive installations on Kiley Gardens.
GALLERYAIA opening reception:
Art By Architects
This exhibit showcases pieces by local architects and designers whose work explores the ways in which we relate art and architecture into our daily routine.
"ArtTALK" 6:00 p.m.
On view during business hours through March 22nd.
Visitors can make a voluntary ‘pay-as-you-will’ donation to support the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design.
Free to attend, open to all. Enjoy light refreshments.
Join HART and TBFAD as we team up to unveil a rolling art display. This project is part of TBFAD's initiative which places artists' one-of-a-kind designs in highly accessible and visible public spaces.
This 40-foot moving art canvas brings together art, music and public transportation onto the streets of our communities in Hillsborough County!
To RSVP please email Communications@goHART.org
NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 23
Shop unique, one-of-a-kind items!
Support the talent of local artists while contributing to non-profit TBFAD. 20% of all proceeds will benefit the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design. All items are under $100!
Can’t make it to our gallery? Check out the 2018 Holiday Shop Online!
Stop by the Center for Architecture and Design from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for 'Color Tampa Bay'– children of all ages welcome! Kids will have the opportunity to color iconic buildings from all around the Bay Area. Snacks and balloons available too!
Parents will get the chance to browse the 2018 Holiday Shop packed with work from dozens of local artists, all under $100. 20% off select Items!
This event is free to all who attend!
Shop unique, one-of-a-kind items while enjoying free wine and snacks!
Support the talent of local artists while contributing to a local non-profit— TBFAD. All proceeds will benefit the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design. All items are under $100 with select items 20% off!
Can’t make it to our gallery? Check out the 2018 Holiday Shop Online!
Attending the City Snow Holiday Parade at Ybor City this weekend? Stop by the Center for Architecture and Design from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the first ever 'Color Tampa Bay'– children of all ages welcome. Kids will have the opportunity to color iconic buildings from all around the Bay Area. Snacks and balloons available too!
Parents will get the chance to browse the 2018 Holiday Shop packed with work from dozens of local artists, all under $100.
This event is free to all who attend!
Save the date for the Annual Holiday party and 2018 Holiday Shop Grand Opening!
If you are an artist interested in having your work at the shop, please fill out this form:
Check out our latest AIA Gallery exhibit featuring entries from the 2018 Architectural Photography Competition. The AIA Tampa Bay Women in Architecture Committee will also hold their kick-off event, Archtoberfest, featuring AIA Florida President, Kim Headland, AIA who will present Unfinished Business: Lessons learned from my adventures as a mid-career, sometimes-architect.
Food and Drinks provided, free and open to all.
Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture & Design & The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) presented the annual 2018 Architectural Photography Contest. The Center for Architecture and Design is hosting this special exhibit showcasing the work of local professional and amateur photographers; visit us and experience architecture through the lenses of these talented group.
Featured Photo: 2018 Architectural Photography Honorable Mention by Dr. William Carson
Visit AIA Tampa Bay Behance to cast your votes for your favorite In Tampa Bay Architecture 2018 Design Awards Submissions!
Vote by liking your favorite project’s Behance page (Thumbs Up at the Bottom of the Page) from October 1st through the 31st. The winner will be announced at Celebrate Design on November 2nd. Just as a reminder: Only one vote per IP address. To vote multiple times please do so from different devices/ wifi networks.
Winner will be announced on November 2nd at the Celebrate Design Awards Ceremony.