Patriot Plaza has been voted as one of the top three winning buildings recognized in the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects People’s Choice Competition for 2016.
Patriot Plaza, a 2,800-seat amphitheater located at Sarasota National Cemetery, received more than 30,000 online votes during the competition.
“When The Patterson Foundation conceptualized Patriot Plaza, the goal was to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and embrace freedom in our region and beyond,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of the Patterson Foundation, which funded Patriot Plaza’s $12-million design and construction.
“The volume and dedication of online voters from around the world is a testament to Patriot Plaza’s ability to convey the experiences of our service members and their families in a way that transcends traditional barriers. It’s humbling to know that it has already become a part of the architectural legacy for which Sarasota is renowned, and we’d like to congratulate the other beautiful structures recognized in the competition,” Jacobs said.