COMMUNITY SPACES

When designing community spaces, we take great pride in our ability to deliver innovative and beautiful concepts while remaining mindful of budget, schedule, scope, and desired uses. Community projects are special to us, and we delve deep into the area’s history and draw upon resident perspectives to create a sense of identity for the space and enhance users’ lives.

"We have also found [Sweet Sparkman] to be sensitive to and capable of addressing issues related to historic structures and natural vegetation. In addition, the firm has been flexible in adapting plans based upon stakeholder and public input as new ideas and opportunities came to light."

John F. McCarthy, Sarasota County Government

BIENNALE FOR ARCHITECTURE VENICE, ITALY
The sands of Sarasota.
In 2012, Sweet Sparkman was invited to participate in the Palazzo Bembo auxiliary exhibition for the Venice Biennale for Architecture. Now at the Sarasota Museum of Art, the installation showcases the quartz sand of Siesta Key.
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SELBY LIBRARY IMPROVEMENTS
A breath of fresh air.
This $1.35M project included improvements to indoor air quality, finishes, and space planning, as well as design of a state-of-the-art Teen Center with a glass storefront, metal walls and exposed ceilings in a "cyber-punk" motif.
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GWIZ FAB LAB
A high tech design studio and digital fabrication lab.
The Fab Lab is a high-tech, small-scale workshop that mimics a mass production factory.
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