Sweet Sparkman has created videos on a variety of projects to offer a closer, more in-depth look at our work. Take a look for yourself to learn more about what we do.
Ty Overmyer with Sarasota County Projects and Todd Sweet with Sweet Sparkman Architects, share about the design, sustainability and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) aspects of Fire Station #1. Sarasota County Fire Station #1 (Downtown Sarasota) and Sarasota County Fire Station #13 (Siesta Key) were selected for the competition as two of 28 distinguished examples of public safety architecture in Florida.
The Project is a 38,500 SF visual arts center for Ringling College of Art and Design. To reinforce the campus’ urban form and to establish a central north-south pedestrian axis, the design was developed in two separate volumes on each side of a public walkway. Windows on each side of the walk allow students, staff and guests to see art making processes in real time as they move throughout the campus.
This passive solar home reflects a growing trend of smaller second homes more focused on design, practicality and sustainability than square footage. Essentially a life-sized sculpture, the residence is the realization of its owners’ vision for a piece of art that optimizes every inch of space. Located in Longboat Key, Florida.
The intentional, careful harmonization of nature's twin beauty and strength is the obligation exemplary coastal design demands. The new Welcome and Discovery Center at Florida's Lovers Key State Park embodies this ethos and was carefully designed by Sweet Sparkman to meet the needs of the park's ambassadors and visitors.
Sarasota County Fire Station #13 was an exercise in using color and materials to update an existing design for a new site. Based on the county’s Fire Station #12 and #14 design, the Siesta Key station borrows the 10,500 SF two-story plan but composes the building’s exterior to match the sandy beachside location and surrounding architecture.
Sarasota County's William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library was completed in 2018. The approximately 24,000 SF structure accommodates adult, young adult and children’s programming as well as meeting rooms. The library provides PC workstations and charging stations, a multi-purpose meeting room, a conference room, a makerspace, group study rooms and tutoring rooms.
Crafting a functional, comfortable and safe home away from home for first responders is essential for fire station design initiatives. Sweet Sparkman Architecture and Interiors has prioritized this fundamental belief across its portfolio of fire station projects, which spans over a dozen structures to date.