SARASOTA — Halflants + Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture and Sweet Sparkman Architects collected a total of nine of the 12 design awards presented Tuesday night as part of Sarasota Architecture Week. The biannual competition is sponsored by the Gulf Coast American Institute of Architects. Halflants + Pichette took two Honor Awards and three Merit Awards, and Sweet Sparkman Architects of Sarasota won four awards — one Honor and three Merits.
Other winners for local projects were Solstice Planning & Architecture of Sarasota, Architects Lewis + Whitlock of Tallahassee and Shepley Bulfinch of Boston. The awards were for projects that were essentially complete by the April 2018 entry deadline.
In addition, a Champion of Architecture award was given to the Sarasota Architectural Foundation for promoting awareness of architecture in the community.
The Builder of the Year award went to Sarasota’s Josh Wynne Construction.
And Dale Parks, AIA, received the Medal of Honor for voluntary service to the chapter and furthering the cause of preservation in the community.
Announced at the Hyatt Regency, the other winners were:
• Siesta Condo Renovation; interiors; Halflants + Pichette. This was a complete renovation of an apartment in The Terrace condominium.
• Phillippi Creek Residence; new work-residential; Halflants + Pichette. On a riverfront, triangular lot, the house is designed for outdoor living.
• Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion; renovations and additions; Architects Lewis + Whitlock. The building, housing a collection of art glass, was added to the east side of the Visitors Center at The Ringling and faces Bay Shore Road.
• Alfred R. Goldstein Library; new work-commercial; Shepley Bulfinch. The Boston architecture firm was assisted by Sweet Sparkman Architecture, which provided expertise in navigating local building regulations.
• Sarasota County Fire Stations Nos. 12, 14, 16 and 17; sustainable design; Sweet Sparkman Architects. The LEED-certified buildings are built with low maintenance materials “to last a long time,” architect Todd Sweet said.
• Art Center Manatee; unbuilt; Halflants + Pichette. This proposed building would create open civic space on the ground floor that is sheltered by the art studios above.
• St. Armands Public Restrooms; unbuilt; Solstice Planning & Architecture.
• Anna Maria Residence; new work-residential; Halflants + Pichette. This unique house’s elevated pool, its exterior decorated with stone veneer, has a window in its shell.
• Venice Residence; new work-residential; Halflants + Pichette. On a 50-footwide site, this house’s view of the Gulf of Mexico is blocked by a house but the design “takes advantage of two view corridors through the setbacks of neighboring lots,” according to the firm’s website.
• Strandhus II; renovations and additions; Sweet Sparkman Architects. Strandhus I was completed in 2012 as the remodeling of a nondescript 1950s-vintage house on the non-waterfront side of Westway Drive in Lido Shores.
• Siesta Key New Public Pavilion East Concessions; new work-commercial; Sweet Sparkman Architects. During the recent redevelopment of Siesta Public Beach, Sweet Sparkman restored the 1960 pavilion and added new buildings on the west and east sides of the campus for concessions and other functions. Landscape architecture by Bill Waddill of Kimley Horn.
• Fruitville Elementary School Classroom Addition; new work-commercial; Sweet Sparkman Architects.