New St. Pete Office to Open Its Doors
Our new office on the vibrant Central Avenue in St. Pete will officially open its doors on Friday, July 21st. A ribbon-cutting will take place that day at 4 pm to commemorate the occasion. We welcome the community to an open house from 4-5 pm after the ceremony.
We are excited to confirm our commitment to the community and its development with this new endeavor. Some of our St. Pete projects include the following:
Fresh Talent to the Team
We have recently added a diverse group of skilled new members to our design talent. Though each of our new designers varies in background, they all share the Sweet Sparkman commitment to design excellence. We are pleased to introduce:
With significant experience in architecture and design in the region, Lidiya advances our firm’s desire to create works that innovate and provide for the needs of the communities we serve with her humanistic approach to design and use of new materials.
Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Paige relocated to Tampa, FL to achieve a Master’s degree in Advanced Architecture from the University of South Florida. While studying abroad in Greece and Italy, she explored Venice, Rome, Verona, Tuscany, and lived in Florence. These travels expanded her view of the world and love of architecture.
Michael T. Euker
A Pennsylvania native, Michael has practiced in multiple Philadelphia firms over the past 25 years. He adds a vast array of experience in healthcare, education, transportation, restoration, and residential architecture to Sweet Sparkman.
Matthew brings over two decades of architectural design and project management experience to the Sweet Sparkman team with significant work on projects in healthcare, public safety, and education.
Conor received his Master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa. His modern yet functional architectural style fits well with Sweet Sparkman’s dedication to excellence in all facets of design, as well as his drive to push the boundaries of design in the field of architecture.
Raised in Israel from the age of thirteen, completing her graduate studies in the US, and recently relocating from Los Angeles, CA, Anastasya is well-travelled as well as well-versed in Interior Design. With a penchant for sleek interiors with intricate accents of color and texture, Anastasya contributes a contemporary style to the firm.
Hailing from the UK, Warren comes to us with a significant 15-year career and a breadth of experience in helping clients with commercial, civic, and residential architecture projects, such as schools, libraries, offices, leisure facilities, healthcare and home design.
Daniel Toro, Associate AIA
Daniel joins us with a unique background in Parametric Design, implementing accessibility for those with disabilities through his work at Sweet Sparkman.
Longboat Key Fire Station #92 Adds AIA Design Awards
to Its Accolades
Our firm is a recipient of the prestigious AIA Florida’s 2023 Design Awards for our work on Longboat Key Fire Station #92. This marks the third award received for this project. It’s in addition to two annual national design awards, Firehouse Magazine’s Career Stations 2 Bronze Award and The Architect’s Newspaper’s Editor’s Pick for 2022 Best of Design Awards for the Civic.
Our fire station design ensured the emergency operation standards of the vulnerable barrier island were met while incorporating the latest in cancer prevention protocols.
“Though we’ve designed several Fire Stations in the region, the community impact is never lost on us. We take very seriously the responsibility of safeguarding the heroes that safeguard our communities. To be recognized for this Fire Station is a testament to our inclusive design process.” – Todd Sweet
AIA 2023 People’s Choice Awards
We are delighted and humbled for three of our public safety projects to be nominated in the AIA 2023 People’s Choice Awards. Our work on Longboat Key Fire Station #92, Sarasota County Fire Station #1, and Siesta Key Fire Station #13 are in the running.
We hope you’ll consider voting for one of our stations at https://floridapeopleschoice.org/. The voting is open through Friday, July 28.
We find great satisfaction in serving the communities around us. It is a pleasure to show others our pursuit of inspiring designs and the impact thoughtful design can have on our region. Our firm is dedicated to forward-thinking ways we can better serve our community.
Thank you for following us in our endeavors. We look forward to continuing to share our progress. If you’d like to reach out with questions, comments, or inquiries for your upcoming projects, we encourage you to visit our contact page.
Wishing you well,
The Sweet Sparkman Team