Every year, the Florida / Caribbean chapter of the AIA recognizes one firm in the state of Florida that has produced notable architecture for at least a decade.
This year’s recipient is the local firm of Sweet Sparkman Architects. The award was presented to Sweet Sparkman Architects on Saturday, July 20th at the annual Florida AIA convention held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
The Jury commended Sweet Sparkman’s comprehensive body of work for its consistent high quality and good variety. They complimented Sweet Sparkman for their inclusivity and authenticity. “They put people first. This is a firm involved in training and mentoring staff as well as client service and community involvement. They are not just about design, but also, service to the profession and the community.”
Todd Sweet, firm founder, states, “I hope this award says that we are providing a valuable service to our clients by developing architectural solutions that are creative, sustainable, and economical.”
Partner Jerry Sparkman reiterates this idea. “This award is a testament to our staff; their devotion to design, the built environment, and, most importantly, service to our community.”
Firm of the Year Award is the highest honor the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida / Caribbean Chapter can bestow upon an architecture firm. It is awarded to recognize a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture, has shown a commitment to the AIA and the profession of architecture, and has been a service to the community in which they are located.
ABOUT AIA: Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.
ABOUT SWEET SPARKMAN ARCHITECTS: Sweet Sparkman Architects designs comprehensive, artful places through a collaborative, creative, and professional process. The firm specializes in community oriented projects. Sweet Sparkman Architects has received national and international design industry recognition for a wide range of private and public projects including residences, offices, academic buildings, fire stations, and park pavilions. For more information visit http:// www.sweetsparkman.com.