SCHOOLS

We have worked on a variety of educational facilities, from Fruitville Elementary to the Ringling College of Art + Design’s Basch Visual Art Center. In each project, we draw on our strengths of thorough research, evaluation of options, and understanding of costs to make the most of a budget and give educational institutions and communities facilities in which they can be proud.

“We loved the horizontal corbeling of the brick that provided depth in the field, thus creating shadow and interest. This building deserves praise for being an inviting place for education.”

AIA Florida Jury for Fruitville Elementary School

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN BASCH VISUAL ARTS CENTER
A showcase for creativity.
In two separate spaces split by a walkway, the Center houses a ceramic and glass art studio, an art gallery, six classrooms, and other fine arts studios, and was designed to express the importance of art in the community.
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RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN ALFRED R. GOLDSTEIN LIBRARY
Fueling inspiration and reflection.
This new library is a vibrant venue for learning at the heart of Ringling’s expanding campus, an iconic form that embodies and supports the College’s creative community with spaces for activity as well as quiet pursuits.
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LAUREL NOKOMIS SCHOOL
Four projects in the books.
This was one of four major HVAC replacement and interior updates to schools in Sarasota County done by Sweet Sparkman Architecture. All were multi-phased projects on campuses with ongoing operations, which created unique challenges.
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SOAR LEARNING CENTER: NEW CAMPUS BUILDING
Creating new spaces for at-risk pupils.
Currently operating in a converted residence, the community-based learning program for at-risk students K-3 soon will have a 1000 sq.-ft., four-room facility with a covered entry, a playground, and shade structure in the courtyard.
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BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Upgrading an educational complex.
The scope of work for this multi-phased project included replacement of an undersized/over-utilized cafeteria, classroom renovations, and new HVAC equipment, as well as other facility upgrades and campus beautification.
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Fruitville Elementary School
A new classroom, renovations and upgrades.
Fruitville Elementary School in Sarasota is composed of a range of historically unique buildings on its campus. Sweet Sparkman Architecture provided the design and construction administration for this new project.
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