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Bryant promoted to Principal at Sweet Sparkman Architects

05 Jul 2018 5:59 PM | Anonymous

Sarasota-based Sweet Sparkman Architects has promoted architect, John Bryant, AIA, LEED AP to firm principal.

After receiving a degree in music at Grinnell College, John received his Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2007. At the University of Maryland, he received the Dean’s Thesis Award and the 2007 David M. Schwarz Traveling Fellowship, which allowed for thesis research in Japan.

John joined Sweet Sparkman Architects in 2012. He served as the project manager for the recently completed Basch Visual Arts Center at Ringling College of Art + Design and Fruitville Elementary Classroom Building Addition. John was also the project manager for the Siesta Key Beach Improvements project which included two new concession buildings and a restoration of the historically designated Siebert Beach Pavilion. John currently serves as the project manager for the new Venice Library.

John is active in the architectural community through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He served as president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the AIA in 2014.

Todd Sweet, AIA, LEED AP, firm founder stated, “We are thrilled to have John as a principal and partner in the firm. John’s tireless efforts to date have elevated our practice of architecture.” Jerry Sparkman, AIA, NCARB expounds, “John’s talents are simply too numerous to note, but one in particular stands out. His ability to direct a project towards success is uncanny. It’s an honor to have John become a partner in our firm, and we look forward to seeing what new design frontiers he explores in the years ahead.”


Formed in 2002, Sweet Sparkman Architects is an architecture and planning firm specializing in community oriented projects. Projects include residential, large mixed-use buildings, civic and community projects.

Sweet Sparkman Architects has received national and international design recognition, including the distinguished 2018 AIA Florida Firm of the Year. For more information visit

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