Sarasota City Hall

1966 - Jack West

This important public building was designed by architect Jack West to project a commanding presence. To enhance that effect the construction site was raised up, elevating the building adding perceived importance. 

The design gives the impression of a interconnected geometric shapes and gives the impression of movement between the strong horizontal lines. This project underwent a 40% reduction in budget yet the building still resulted in a striking design despite the cutbacks. Also utilized gardens and water features to soften the line between outdoors and indoors.

A sculpture of city commissioners by Sarasota artist Jack Cartlidge was incorporated in to the design, with the humorous title Nobody's listening.




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