John Bryant, AIA, LEED AP


After receiving a degree in music at Grinnell College, John received his Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2007. At the University of Maryland, he received the Dean’s Thesis Award and the 2007 David M. Schwarz Traveling Fellowship, which allowed for thesis research in Japan.

No one benefited more than Sweet Sparkman Architects when John and his family decided to move to Sarasota. His design and project management skills have been successfully utilized in projects such as the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion, Fruitville Elementary, and the New College Master Plan. He is also heading the Ringling College of Art and Design's new Visual Art Center. His work with the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion has earned (2) awards: 2015 Florida Association of AIA: Merit Award for an Object for the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion’s picnic shelter and a Finalist for the SRQ Magazine: Building of the Year.

John is active in the community through the USGBC and he was president of the 2014 Gulf Coast Chapter of the AIA. Besides being active in the community, John loves playing guitar and hanging out with his beautiful wife, their son and their brand new baby girl.