Chris Gallagaher

Chris Gallagher, a partner with HOYT Architects, has 30 years of experience in design, planning, and construction. He is the designer of the acclaimed Citrus Square, a three-story, mixed-use, authentically-detailed, pedestrian-friendly project in downtown Sarasota. Citrus Square was awarded the Best New Low-Rise Development in the US in 2011. Planning Edges called Citrus Square: “the most important building in Sarasota”.  HOYT specializes in complex urban projects and 3D Visualization, and is responsible for some of Sarasota’s most memorable buildings: Selby Library, Ed Smith Stadium, The Jewel, One Palm and Patriot Plaza.

Mr. Gallagher is also Headmaster Emeritus of the New Gate Montessori School. Under his leadership the school opened a new 100-acre campus, achieved accreditation through the American Montessori Society and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and expanded programs to include toddlers and high school.

He is member of the City of Sarasota Planning Board and is the immediate past chairman of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Gallagher holds a B.S. in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) from the University of Colorado College of Design and Planning.

Why the Women’s Sports Museum?

“As immediate past Chairman of the Grater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, and the father of an athletically minded 20-something daughter, I cannot think of a more exciting and inspiring attraction for the City of Sarasota than The Women’s Sport Museum. With Sarasota’s ever-increasing sports tourism emphasis, the WSM is a perfect complement to our more active sports amenities. The Women’s Sports Museum will serve as source of inspired motivation for young women, local and travelers alike, seeking to build successful lives.”