CASE STUDIES &
WHITE PAPERS

Every project is different, presenting unique challenges and aspirations. The following case studies and white papers capsulize the intricacies of design and effective resolution of issues.

Empathy In Architecture
UNDERSTANDING THE PEOPLE IN THE PROCESS
Architecture should not be about the architect. With an empathetic approach, architects can enrich the lives and experiences of occupants, not just through aesthetics but also functionality.
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COVID-19: AN ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE
Health, History and Architecture
The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching impact, extending to the profession of architecture, as well. In this paper, Sweet Sparkman looks at this phenomenon, providing perspective in the context of their primary areas of expertise.
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Siesta Key Beach Park
Design with a Respect for Nature and History
Siesta Beach, located on a key off Sarasota, Florida, is acknowledged as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. As the beach’s fame grew over the decades, so did the number of guests. In 2010, Sweet Sparkman Architecture was chosen as Architect of Record, making improvements to the 60-acre public beach park.
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The Binnacle
An Architectural “Piece of Art”
When Diane DiCarlo and Jeanne Leszczynski decided to build a winter home in Florida, they had two main requirements: that the structure be a “piece of art” and that “every inch of space be useable space.” That’s all it took for architect Jerry Sparkman to create a concept that married stunning design with ultimate practicality.
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Triangle Ranch
Designing with Respect for Nature
For more than a century, the Carlton family owned and worked Triangle Ranch. The last of the family owners, Tony and Lela Carlton, wanted the land to remain undeveloped and placed it in the hands of the Conservation Foundation to secure funding to purchase and restore the property.
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Fire Station Design
Providing Public Safety and Civic Pride
At first glance, it may seem as though designing a fire station is an easy enough task. You take a couple of boxes, put them together, then park vehicles in one and house people in the other. In truth, that supposition is far from correct.
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Brentwood Elementary
Restoring and Invigorating a Neighborhood Gem
In 2017, the School Board of Sarasota County, Florida, chose Sweet Sparkman Architecture and Interiors to make much needed improvements to Brentwood Elementary School, a 60-year-old complex nestled in the midst of single-family homes.
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