Listening to Diverse Voices

Architect Javi Suárez on His Puerto Rican Heritage, His Art and Making a Home in Sarasota

Suárez's new art exhibition, "Sarasota Icons," celebrates those who left their mark on Sarasota, from more obscure names to ubiquitous ones.

08/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Tamiami Pick Me Up

A New Mixed-Use Project is Coming to the North Trail

The long-empty lot across from the 14th Street roundabout just north of downtown Sarasota will be home to Whitaker Lofts, a new, 19-unit condo project with retail space on the bottom floor.

07/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public works

Sweet Sparkman Architecture Unveils Six New Projects We'll All Be Using

From Palmetto to Venice and beyond, check out the Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors' public projects in the region.

07/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Raw Walls

Check Out The First Completely Cast-in-Place Concrete Home in Sarasota

This house's concrete walls were all poured and cast on-site. Here's how local architect Damien Blumetti turned it into a home.

07/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Expansions

Fawley Bryant Architecture Launches New Sports Division

The firm has appointed Kirk Bauer as director of sports and hired Shane Johnson as senior project manager.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Sweet Sparkman Hires Two Architects

They are Richard W. Kuhn and Ram Venkat.

04/07/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Sweet Sparkman Has Hired 10 New Staffers Since Pandemic Began

Company leaders credit the growth to a variety of factors, including a red hot housing market and an expansion of the firm’s scope of services.

08/25/2021 By Staff

Second Serve

Bath & Racquet Club Will Become A New Live, Work and Play Community

The new design includes a new fitness center, residences, retail space, and a public park and trail.

04/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Education

New College 'Pei for the Future' Campaign Receives $50,000 Match

The New College Foundation is currently raising $15 million to restore the college's I.M. Pei-designed dormitories.

03/15/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Fawley Bryant Adds New Senior Project Manager, Architect

Aaron Jacobson has joined the firm as a senior project manager and Nicholas Bosman as architect.

02/22/2021 By Staff

Architecture

Venice Theatre Taps Sweet Sparkman for Redesign of Three Buildings

Redevelopment initiatives for the buildings are expected to start on May 3, 2021; they will be scheduled over a three-year period.

02/18/2021 By Staff

New hires

Architecture Firm Hires Two New Staffers

Sweet Sparkman Architects & Interiors recently welcomed a new project designer and a new interior designer.

11/19/2020 By Staff

Architecture

Fawley Bryant Completes Batting Tunnel for the St. Louis Cardinals

The project served as a catalyst for upcoming improvements, additions, and renovations to the Cardinals’ spring training complex.

10/27/2020 By Staff

Awards

Sweet Sparkman Wins Four Design Awards

The awards recognize restoring a Sarasota School of Architecture building and a Myakka farmhouse, among projects.

10/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Fawley Bryant Announces Two Staff Changes

Amanda Parrish has been promoted to chief administrative officer and Nicholas Carolla has been hired as senior project manager.

10/12/2020 By Staff

Home Tour

Take a Look at This Huge Yacht-Inspired Home Going Up Near Lido Beach

If you've been out to Lido recently, there's no way you haven't seen this project.

09/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Design

Sweet Sparkman Will Design 'Touchless' Bathrooms at SRQ Airport

The move will help the airport continue to modernize and improve its restrooms and inhibit the spread of germs.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Education

New College Foundation Raises $1 Million to Strengthen Fundraising Infrastructure

The funds were generated from six current and former college trustees and foundation board members.

06/08/2020 By Staff

Past and Present

Home Tour: A Thoroughly Modern House With a Midcentury Spirit

The owners' desire was to blend the best of the past with the best of the present.

06/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Architecture

The Zigzag House Wins State Architecture Award

Seibert Architectures rescued the midcentury-modern Lido Shores residence from years of neglect.

05/12/2020 By Ilene Denton