SAF profiles three local architects


Cover photo: Casey Key Guest House, by Jerry Sparkman and Sweet Sparkman Architects.


The Sarasota Architectural Foundation is presenting a program on the "Evolution of Three Architects" at the Herald-Tribune building in Sarasota on Thursday evening.

Jonathan Parks and Jerry Sparkman of Sarasota and Joyce Owens of Fort Myers each will present a project from their early professional lives as well as a recent one, followed by an analysis of the contrast and how their development as an architect influenced the changes.

The evolution of their careers will be illustrated by what they’ve learned from the design-build process, working with clients, listening to critiques and finding the inspiration that has motivated them to be who they are today. A panel discussion and Q+A will follow the presentations.

This lecture will provide 2 CEUs to registered AIA members.

Jonathan Parks is the principal of Jonathan Parks Architect, Sarasota, FL
Joyce Owens is director of Architecture Joyce Owens LLC, Ft. Myers, FL
Jerry Sparkman is a principal of Sweet Sparkman Architects (formerly TOTeMS), Sarasota, FL

Location: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
1741 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

5:00 - 5:30 Check-in
5:30 - 7:00 Presentations, Q+A
7:00 - 8:00 Meet-and-Greet Reception

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Pay at the door
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SAF Members: $10
Public: $15
Student: $5

Questions:, 941-364-2199

Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
Last modified: April 22, 2014
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