PHOTO (From left to right): Tim Sewell, Todd Sweet, AIA, LEED AP, Jenny Buccieri RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Dan Dreier, and Forrest Wilson.

SARASOTA, Fla. – Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors (SSAI), a multi-disciplinary architecture and planning firm headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, earned top honors at the 2021 Excellence in Construction (EIC) competition in Tampa, Florida, on May 7 – taking home two Eagle Awards for a pair of projects. They included:

● 2021 Eagle Award - Charlotte County Justice CenterRenovation-Remodel with AjaxBuilding Company
● 2021 Eagle Award - City of Cape Coral Fire Station #2 with Wright Construction Group from Fort Myers, Florida

Presented by The AssociatedBuilders and Contractors (ABC), the Eagle Award honors exceptional construction projects based on vision, innovation, execution, safety, quality control and complexity.

“We’re thrilled to be the recipient of these two distinguished awards and thankful for the incredible work of our team members and partners. This would not be possible without their efforts,” said SSAI partner Todd Sweet, AIA, LEED AP. “Most importantly, we’re proud of the positive impact these public works projects have made in their respective communities.”

For the renovation and remodel of the Charlotte CountyJustice Center, SSAI, Ajax and their team of subcontractors, and partners at the Charlotte County Government worked to meet the changing needs of  Charlotte County through efficient design, construction, and critical technology upgrades. Initially completed in 1999, the Justice Center comprises a five-story building interconnected with a three-story building totaling 197,131-square-feet. The multi-phase project focused on incorporating LEED “green” building concepts and utilized Building InformationModeling. The award-winning project ushered in critical changes necessary to serve the needs of the public, including security improvements, office reconfigurations for key justice representatives, the creation of new courtroom spaces, and a new secure entryway pavilion. Most remarkably, all work was accomplished while keeping the Center in operation and successfully navigated the unique challenges of the global pandemic.

SSAI’s second Eagle Awarded project, the City of CapeCoral’s Fire Station #2, saw the replacement of the original facility, which stood for over five decades. SSAI, Wright Construction Group and its partners at the Cape Coral Fire Department undertook  the $4M project creating a facility capable of better serving the needs of the surrounding community. The resulting new10,559-square-foot city fire station was notable for its blend of form and function. The facility houses three equipment bays grounded with durable polished concrete and sleeping quarters for eight. Additionally, the fire station utilizes green features with an eye towards improved sustainability, as well as exhaust ventilation and decontamination zones to help safeguard the health of occupants. Designated a Level E essential facility, it will be available as a hardened structure in an emergency.

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About SweetSparkman Architecture and Interiors:

Sweet Sparkman Architectureand Interiors (SSAI) is a multi-disciplinary architecture and planning firmspecializing in community-oriented projects, and high-end residential, as wellas interior design. Established as  TOTeMS Architecture in 2002, the award-winningfirm has based its success on actively listening to clients’ stated goals andcareful analysis of every project parameter, including financial, physical,social, and environmental. Based in Sarasota, Florida, SSAI’s internationalteam of bold, inventive, and curious professionals propels collectivecreativity and inspires big ideas. For more information, visit

May 18, 2021