Sarasota's Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors recently unveiled a slate of new public projects it designed in the region. The award-winning firm has been recognized for its arresting design of the Rancho da Flórida, a modern, energy-efficient, 6,900-square-foot farmhouse in Myakka; Brentwood Elementary in Sarasota, which involved restoring a Sarasota School of Architecture neighborhood gem; and the cantilevered Siesta Key Pavilion, among others.
Check out Sweet Sparkman's six most recent projects, which span a swath of public sector industries.
Dearborn Plaza Bandshell, Englewood
The Dearborn Plaza Bandshell is located Pioneer Park, Englewood, in the historic Dearborn District. The bandshell serves as the centerpiece of a multi-use public space that includes businesses, events, farmers' markets and live entertainment. It cost roughly $1 million.
C. V. Walton Racquet Center, Bradenton
The C. V. Walton Racquet Center at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton has 20 pickleball courts and eight underground irrigation clay tennis courts. The project cost roughly $4.8 million.
Lincoln Aquatic Center, Palmetto
The Lincoln Aquatic Center in Palmetto boasts a children’s playground, shade structures, restrooms, locker facilities and a 25-yard competition pool. Funded by multiple municipalities, the facility provides a flagship recreational facility for residents of all ages. The overall cost of building the facility was $7.4 million.
Fire Station No. 12, Cape Coral
A little farther south, Fire Station No. 12 provides emergency services to the rapidly growing population of the area. The project broke ground last year and cost $4,559,289 million.
Fire Station No. 10, Placida
The Charlotte County Fire Station #10 services barrier islands in Placida. According to public records, planning and approval kicked off in 2019 and cost a total of $3,915,504.00.